Today's News

  • Man charged with Walmart robbery

    A suspect has been charged in the Nov. 26 robbery at Bedford Walmart.

        On Friday, December 8, investigators from the Bedford Police Department obtained warrants on Sherman Romel Jones, 37, of Roanoke, charging him with two counts of robbery.
        The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible, authorities state.
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        It appears Jones has been tied to other robberies.

  • 7th graders receive intro to tech careers

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored an event this fall to help acquaint seventh graders with technical career possibilities.

  • Elvis tribute artist going international

    Being Elvis Presley has worked out well for Taylor Rodriguez, a Bedford County teen.

  • Super Scoopers

        “It’s a crappy job, but someone has to do it,” states the motto on David Earick’s business card. Earick owns Super Scoopers, a pet waste removal service.

        Earick, a 2005 Staunton River High School graduate,  grew up in Bedford County. He got the idea for the business after listening to people complain about having to clean up their dogs’ deposits.
        “I always hear people complain about cleaning up after their pet, or stepping in it,” he said.

  • Thaxton Elementary sold

        On Monday, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved the sale of Thaxton Elementary School, and most of the land it is on, to Monumental Iron Works, a Lynchburg metal fabricating business, for $150,000.

  • Fifth-generation farmer gives industry a ‘lift’

    By Jeff Bryan

    Landmark News Service

        DUNNELLON, FLORIDA – Years ago, Ron Cannon found himself in a familiar quagmire, one in which he, his family and thousands of others in the agriculture industry have been in countless times before.

  • Moneta woman faces multiple charges

        On November 7 the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigated a larceny of money and medicine from a residence on Lowry Road.
        On November 18, Tiffany Marie Leonard, 33 of Moneta, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and third or subsequent larceny offenses.
        Leonard has numerous charges filed against her in General District Court including the breaking and entering charges, credit card larceny, petit larceny, grand larceny and forgery and uttering.

  • Police investigate car break-ins

    Bedford Police are investigating the vandalism and thefts from several cars at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
        According to Police Chief Todd Foreman the windows of the cars, located at 320 N. Bridge St., Tharp Funeral Home, were broken out and items including money and purses were stolen.
        Foreman said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should call Investigator Alderson at 587-6011.

  • Bedford woman faces cruelty to animal charges

        A Bedford woman is facing one felony count of animal cruelty and five misdemeanor counts of animal abuse, following her arrest Nov. 27.
        Shelby Lynn Gordon, 26, was arrested and charged on the charges following a call on Nov. 18 to Bedford County 911 dispatchers.

  • Traffic stop leads to theft case

    By Tom Wilmoth

        A simple traffic stop turned into a stolen merchandise case last week.
        Shortly after midnight on Friday, December 8, officers of the Bedford Police Department stopped a vehicle traveling east bound on US 460 for driving erratically and then making an improper lane change.