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Today's News

  • Seminole looks up for grabs in girls' hoops

        Every season, so the theory goes, the district title is up for grabs in just about any sport.

        This season, it appears that the theory is accurate.  With Brookville having graduated its dominance, the crown could fall upon any of the solid candidates’ heads.

        The three Bedford County teams bring a mix of old and new to the fore, and each has a shot of being in the thick of things.

  • Ingrate

        As we gather round the table this Thursday, we’ll be certain to give thanks for those blessings which we have received during the year.

        For me, the bounty has been plentiful.   I will not, however, mention the following in my thanks to the Almighty:   

  • Breaking: Chervan to close the majority of its Bedford plant

    Frank Chervan, Inc. has announced the closure of several operating units located at its Bedford plant.

        The company today notified about 90 affected workers that operations will be closed in early February.  The company will still operate a rough lumber mill in Bedford that will likely employ around 30 people.

  • Bedford's pie lady to be parade grand marshal

        Ruth Crouch has been the manager at D. Reynolds for 32 years, but she's known about Bedford as the pie lady. As a sideline, she bakes pies to order.

        “I made six this morning before I came to work,” she said when interviewed the day before Thanksgiving. 

        All told, she's baked 220 this year. That includes more than 40 for Main Street United Methodist Church's bake sales in July and August. Each year she contributes at least 40 for this fundraising event.

  • Labor of Love

    The Shepherd’s Table served its annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, feeding 106 people turkey with dressing and gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.

        It’s a labor of love. The Shepherd’s table provides free hot lunches to people in Bedford who are in tight financial circumstances.

  • Accidental shooting claims county teen

    An accidental shooting claimed the life of a county teen early Monday evening.

        “We first got the call about 5:22 yesterday evening,” said Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office in a phone interview Tuesday morning.

  • Let the shopping begin

    Dire economic news doesn’t appear to be changing most people’s Christmas shopping plans in this area.

     

        “Overall, the year has been pretty decent,” said Jim Messier, owner of Arthur’s Jewelry.

     

        Messier said that, as Christmas approaches, traffic to his store has been normal. He attributes this to his regular clientele and keeping customers happy.

     

  • Remaining charges dropped against Bedford man

    A Bedford man, acquitted in September on three felony sex offense accounts, won’t face any more trials on the remaining nine charges he faced. He will, however, spend more than three years in prison on a domestic felony assault and battery conviction.

  • County Nursing Home rates rise

        The daily rates that Bedford County Nursing Home residents pay will go up, but not as much as originally advertised.

        According to County Administrator Kathleen Guzi, Medicaid will reimburse the county at a higher daily room rate than what the supervisors set earlier this year. Without raising the room rate the nursing home stood to lose $75,000 in Medicaid money. The supervisors had set a daily rate of $155 for a semi-private room, $160 for a private room with a shared bathroom and $169 for a private room.

  • Earnest’s trial delayed until June

    The murder trial of a Moneta man accused of killing his wife last December in Forest has been delayed until June.

     

        Wesley Brian Earnest, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, in connection with the Dec. 19, 2007, death of his estranged wife Jocelyn Earnest at her home.