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Today's News

  • Fire Chief: Claims not true

        Bedford Fire Chief Brad Creasy said claims that local fire departments didn’t do all that they could to save a home on Montevideo Road last Wednesday are false.
        On April 20 at about 9:58 p.m. the Bedford Fire Department responded to 1972 Montevideo Road for a report of fire at the historic home.

  • County budget passes

        Bedford County now has a budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
        The budget, which calls for $94 million in general fund expenditures, passed on a 4-3 vote with District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson, District 4 Supervisor John Sharp, District 5 Supervisor Tommy Scott and Board Chairman Steve Wilkerson voting in favor. District 2 Supervisor Curry Martin, District 6 Supervisor Andy Dooley and District 7 Supervisor Kevin Willis cast the dissenting votes.

  • Local farm family does well in contest

        Sam and Ashley Gardner, who run Gardner Heifers Inc., got a new tractor, Friday. The Farmall 50A was part of their prize package for being the runners-up in a national Farm Bureau competition held in January.

  • VSBA gets musical preview, up-close look at personalized learning

    The Virginia School Board Association’s Southern Region held its annual meeting at Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) Thursday night.

  • BMS begins Help Save the Next Girl chapter

        A Help Save the Next Girl chapter has been up and running at Bedford Middle School (BMS) since December.

  • Bedford FD members take course to use UAS

        A year ago the Bedford Fire Department made national headlines when it used an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)—more commonly known as a drone—to help locate a lost hiker on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • School board chooses option for middle school design

    The architects and consultants working on plans for the new middle school in the Liberty zone now have direction as to what that school should look like, following Thursday night’s meeting of the Bedford County School Board.

        During a briefing on the progress  of the design of the school, board members unanimously agreed to go with a more traditional look for the school -- one that incorporates a similar look to the front of the current Bedford Middle School.

  • Town to increase base electric charge

        Although electric usage rates will stay the same for town electric customers, the monthly base rates they pay are going up, effective July 1.
        The monthly customer charge will rise from the current $13.28 to $20. The electric department has 5,680 customers and this increase will generate $458,000 in additional revenue.

  • Volunteers honored by Centra BMH

        “We are just honored and blessed to have you all here,” said Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital CEO Patti Jurkus, speaking before a gathering of the hospital’s volunteers.

  • Bulletin staff win seven VPA awards

        The Bedford Bulletin continued to make its mark in the Virginia Press Association’s advertising and news contests, winning seven awards for work completed during 2015. The awards were announced at a banquet held Saturday, April 9 in Richmond.
        The Bulletin advertising and composition staff won three second place awards.
        In the Professional and Technology Services category, Mary Gaskins and Sharon DeLong teamed up for a second place advertisement for Riverside Vet with a Happy Fathers Day entry.