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Today's News

  • Competent to stand trial

        A Bedford woman, charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son, has been declared mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Goodview man sentenced for accident that took life of his friend

        A 22-year-old Goodview man will spend 12 months in jail for an involuntary manslaughter conviction involving a single-vehicle accident that killed a Bedford man.

        Durham Westley Falabella received a 10-year-sentence with all but 12 months of that sentence suspended, on the involuntary manslaughter conviction. He also received a 12 month sentence on a misdemeanor driving under the influence conviction, which runs concurrently with the other sentence.

  • Liberty men fall, ladies roll at Beacon

     

    One Liberty team picked up a moral victory.  The other picked up a plain, old win.

    Such were the results of Saturday afternoon tilts at the Beacon Classic, held at E.C. Glass.

    The Liberty boys and girls basketball teams continued along their divergent paths this season.

    In a pair of partially concurrent games, the Lady Minutemen topped Appomattox, 61-33, to stay unbeaten, at 4-0.  Meanwhile, the M-Men were being bested by Tunstall, 56-55, to remain winless, at 0-5.

  • Fire department volunteers donate hams to BCM

        Many less fortunate families in Bedford will have a Christmas ham at their dinner table this Thursday as a result of actions taken by the Bedford Fire Department.

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved funding in the Department of Fire & Rescue’s budget for volunteer appreciation. County fire & rescue officials chose to purchase hams with this appreciation funding to give to the volunteers.

  • What to do with BMS?

        Within the next couple of years a new middle school will be built to replace Bedford Middle School in the Liberty zone.
        While there will be much excitement about opening the new school—once it is built—the current middle school building will then become vacant. So what will its future be?
        Bedford Town Council has selected a group of local individuals to help guide that decision.

  • Even at 88, county woman keeps up the pace

        Jean Baum is a remarkable person.

        While Jean now resides in Bedford County, most of her life was spent in Wisconsin where she first taught chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and then raised three children.
         She was also instrumental in the foundation of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association in Wisconsin.  And at 88 years old, Jean Baum is still active showing her walking horse, ‘Walk on Command’ at breed horse shows throughout the Southeast.

  • Mature Driver Law change goes into effect Jan. 1

        Beginning January 1, Virginia law requires drivers age 75 and older to visit a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer service center every five years to renew their driver’s licenses.
        These drivers do not need to renew their licenses until their current licenses are set to expire. At each renewal, they will have a vision screening, which is the standard for all individuals renewing in person.
        Currently, drivers 80 and up renew their licenses in person every eight years.

  • BRWA develops strategic plan

    Staff reports
        
        The Bedford Regional Water Authority has released its first strategic plan that will guide the Authority over the next few years.
        “It’s been an exciting process to go through for the Authority. After operating for a year and a half, we are ready to take the next step of planning for the future to ensure that we are the most efficient and effective water authority we can be,” stated Brian Key, Authority executive director.

  • Project provides benches for Welcome Center

    Thomas Maxwell decided to build benches, for the Welcome Center, for his Eagle Scout project.

        Maxwell is a 17-year-old Liberty High School junior who plans to become an engineer — it’s a line of work that goes along with his love of math and science. He’s a member of Troop 183, Bedford’s oldest Boy Scout troop, founded in 1957.
        Along with math and science, Maxwell is pretty good at woodwork, something he comes by naturally. His father owns Maxwell Furniture in Bedford.

  • Property gets new tenant

    “They are wonderful,” commented Julie Swanson, president of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia (LFSVA).

        Swanson was referring to the four residential cottages of Bedford County’s former group home. LFSVA is renting them and now has residents in three of them. The county is completing improvements in the fourth.