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Today's News

  • Perriello fights to continue funding for police officers and emergency personnel

    Last week, an unspeakable tragedy shook Central Virginia. Christopher Speight is accused of killing eight people near his home in Appomattox County, including three teenagers and his four-year-old nephew. The 24 hours surrounding these horrific events are frightening to say the least, but also a testament to the bravery and skillfulness of our Virginia police force.

  • Helping the people of Haiti

    Since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit on January 12th, the world has

    tearfully witnessed the devastation unfold in Haiti, the poorest country

    in the Western Hemisphere.  The images of newly motherless children,

    people trapped under fallen buildings, and deceased Haitians lying in

    the streets have moved Americans into action.  Across our nation we have

    rallied to help the people of Haiti - gathering together supplies to

    donate to relief efforts, hosting fundraisers to send money, and coming

  • Getting down to business

    As the second week of the legislative session began, our newly inaugurated Governor, Bob McDonnell, quickly got down to business. In an address to a joint session of the General Assembly on Martin Luther King Day, he laid out his priorities.  As stated during his campaign, he made clear that job creation and economic growth would be the chief focus of his new administration for the year ahead.

  • Gov. McDonnell abandons transportation

    Virginia now has a new governor in Robert Francis McDonnell. If the state’s roads and highways could make audible sounds, we would probably hear them moaning.

        It’s pretty clear that this governor has no serious intention of doing much of anything about the pressing transportation problem in this state.

  • Matmen stand out at LCA

    County grapplers invaded Lynchburg’s Liberty Christian Academy this past weekend and came away the richer for it.

  • JF, SR handle Minettes

    It appears that the Liberty lady hoopsters won’t win the title of tops in the county this season.

  • Sports commentary: Time for a re-org

      Without the use of a playoff system, Alabama has been crowned, and there is no real argument about the Tide’s merit.  Cincy proved to be a phony.  Boise State and TCU showed themselves to be very solid programs that are not yet title-worthy.

  • Kaine seeks to have Soering transferred

        For more than five years, Major Ricky Gardner, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, lived through the prosecution of Jens Soering for his role in the 1985 killings of  Derek and Nancy Haysom  at their Boonsboro home.

  • Helping Haiti

    Bedford area people helped pack a couple of tractor-trailer rigs full of help for Haiti, Friday.

        The effort was a collaboration between Spirit FM, God’s Pit Crew and World Help. According to Dave Clark, who co-hosts the radio station’s morning show with Linda Armstrong, the effort was put together in about five hours on a Wednesday afternoon, the day after a major earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.

  • MLK event focuses on youth

    The memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. was kept alive in a rousing program held at the Washington Street Baptist Church last Sunday afternoon. A near-full house showed up at the church to listen to speeches, music and poetry. 

        The theme of the event  was “Future Youth Leaders.”  Based on the talent that was on display, Bedford should have little worry about those future leaders.

        The highlight of the two-hour ceremony was a sermon delivered by preaching prodigy Edwin Taylor.