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Today's News

  • Top dogs

    If Jefferson Forest’s game with Rustburg is any indicator, 2009 should be a very exciting year, indeed.

  • SRHS students put learning to work

        A group of Staunton River High School (SRHS) students made a real world application of what they’ve learned in government classes.

        Thursday night, Brice Moon, representing the school’s senior class, spoke before the Bedford County School Board. The issue was a senior exemption from midterms.

  • Wish list

    Bedford County has made out its economic stimulus wish list and Internet broadband coverage is on it.

        In fact, according to County Administrator Kathleen Guzi, this is at the top of the list. Guzi notes that broadband coverage is spotty in the county. Some areas simply don’t have the population density to make it economically viable for private business to make this service available. The county’s mountainous topography adds to the challenge.

  • Woman accused of killing boyfriend

        A 48-year-old Bedford County woman has been charged with killing her boyfriend last Wednesday.

        Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from Tammy Spencer on Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m. reporting a shooting at her home at 1050 Forestland Drive in Bedford County. Bedford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the address and found Charles E. Pagans, 47, lying on the sofa dead from a gun shot, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Sheriff’s Office.

  • A witness to history

        When Handley Fields first applied to be a part of the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference almost two years ago, she didn’t even know who the candidates running for president would be.

        But now that she’s been accepted and will be attending the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President, Fields is excited about being a part of the historic event.

  • Supervisors approve campground

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors agreed, Monday night, that Garland Simmons’ request for a special use permit to build a campground on a portion of his farm would have been a simple process had he followed the rules. In the end, however, the supervisors approved the request.

  • Red Cross honors SRHS

        Staunton River High School’s (SRHS) students were honored for their efforts to raise money for the Historic Virginia Chapter.

  • People to People

        Several area middle school students will be part of a delegation from Virginia participating in a People to People Leadership trip to Australia this summer.

  • Budget hearing draws requests for fewer cuts

        Virginia’s General Assembly convenes today in its biennial “short session” in which it tweaks the two-year budget adopted the previous year.

  • Bedford Alzheimer’s support group folds

        Bedford’s Alzheimer’s support group has folded. The group held its last meeting in November, according to Cindy BonDurant. BonDurant is regional director for the Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

        BonDurant said that the Bedford group, which held meetings on the third Monday of each month at 3 p.m., had zero attendance month after month for the last two years. That mystifies her.