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Today's News

  • Making them Bee-lieve

     

    This was how autumnal Friday nights are supposed to be.

    The air was crisp, the stadium was electric and the football...well, the football was perfectomundo, at least from a Jefferson Forest perspective.

    How perfect was it?  Well, the Cavs pounded Brookville, 34-14.  

    The win was good for them from a number of perspectives.

    a)  They beat Brookville.  There are some in Forest who would take a 1-9 season if that one win came against the Bees.  Guess what?  This isn't a 1-9 season.

  • BMH moving ahead under ownership of Centra

    There have been town halls, meetings with local organizations and input from neighbors.

        There has been construction, an IT makeover and the addition of new staff.
        Bedford Memorial Hospital is now a full-fledged member of the Centra family and millions of dollars are being spent to bring it up-to-date and make its services more effective.

    Upgrades underway
        

  • Grand jury to help with case

        Investigators have named a second person of interest in the abduction and slaying case of two sisters in 1975 in Montgomery County, Maryland, and a special grand jury convened Friday in Bedford County Circuit Court to help with the investigation.

        As many as a dozen witnesses were expected to appear before the grand jury.

  • 297 M-Market sold

    297 Minute Market is metamorphosing into a Go-Mart today.

        Rixie Lineberry, who owned the gas station and convenience store for 31 years, sold the business to the West Virginia chain and the store will close on Oct. 15 for the changeover. It reopens Oct. 16.

  • Individual affiliated with Thaxton Elementary diagnosed with TB

    An individual affiliated with Thaxton Elementary School has tested positive for tuberculosis (TB).

    The division was notified by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) at approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday following positive laboratory test results. A joint letter from Bedford County Public Schools and the Department of Health will be sent to all parents at Thaxton Elementary on Monday, October 13 that provides additional details regarding this situation.

  • Redistricting plan unveiled

    Bedford County Public Schools has released a proposed redistricting plan for students in the Staunton River attendance zone affected by the closing of Body Camp Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Board won't reconsider closing Body Camp Elementary

        An attempt to get the Bedford County School Board to revisit plans to close Body Camp Elementary School—and possibly Thaxton Elementary—failed due to lack of support during Thursday night’s meeting.

  • Judge: Graves won't be moved

        A request by Bank of the James to move a small graveyard on U. S. 460, just east of Applebee’s, was denied by Judge James Updike last week.
        An initial hearing was held in late July, but people who believe they have relatives buried in the graveyard objected.  A final decision was postponed until Oct. 1 to give Dr. Charles Boyd, of Radford University Forensic Science Institute, a chance to examine the site using ground-penetrating radar.

  • Intruder at FES leads to increased security at school

        Bedford County Public Schools officials are working to increase security at Forest Elementary School following reports of an intruder who entered the school Sept. 19.
        According to school officials, an African-American man, bald and apparently in his 20s, went to the school and requested to have lunch with a first grade student.

  • YOVASO moves to middle school

        YOVASO, an organization that has been in Bedford County high schools, is moving to the middle school level. YOVASO stands for Youth of Virginia Speak Out. Its purpose is to get teens involved promoting traffic safety to their school mates.

        A large YOVASO event for middle schoolers was held at Jefferson Forest High School, Friday, with JFHS YOVASO members serving as youth leaders for the middle school students. They led sessions on peer leadership and successful youth traffic safety programs.