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Today's News

  • Centra receives 5-star rating

        This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital a five-star rating.
        These ratings can be found on CMS’ Hospital Compare website that has information about the quality, safety and customer experience at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country and is provided to the public to help patients make educated decisions.

  • 3 suspects arrested for robbery in Big Island

        On December 23, 2017, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a residence on Marcus Trail in Big Island.
         According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the caller said three black males had come into his house and robbed him. The caller said he wasn’t hurt and the suspects took several guns and cash.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march, program to be held Monday

        The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March/Program will be held Monday, January 15  at 10 a.m. at Washington Street Baptist Church.
        The march from the Courthouse to Washington Street Baptist Church/ Processional will be led by BCPS ROTC & Boys with a Dream.
        Special guests will include Minister Jonathan Slocumb, Oakmulgee Baptist Church; and Peaks of Otter Association Youth Choir under the direction of Rev. Edwin Taylor.
        The event is sponsored by the Bedford Chapter NAACP.

  • SALEM DISTRICT: Snow arrives in Bedford area; VDOT, VSP urge caution

    Morning snow showers have started to fall through southwest Virginia and road conditions may continue to change and impact drivers over the next few hours. Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been attending to roads throughout the night and will continue to monitor and address road conditions today.

  • Local authorities help with MS-13 cases in NY, MD

        Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, and an investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, participated last Thursday in a news conference held at Mineola, New York, concerning the indictments of 17 alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang.
        The grand jury indictments include various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking in New York and nationally. All 17 of the defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted on their top charges.

  • Board chooses new chairman

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors held their first meeting of the year last week. The meeting, originally scheduled for Jan. 8 was postponed to Jan. 9 due to treacherous conditions caused by rain falling on roads that were still well below freezing.
        Each year, the supervisors unanimously choose a new chairman and vice chairman for the coming year. This year, District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson was elected chairman and District 5 Supervisor Tommy   Scott was elected vice chairman.

  • Bedford County swimmers in action

    The Liberty Minutemen took on Heritage and Northside on Jan. 12 at the Jamerson YMCA.
        

    Liberty’s girls team finished in first place scoring 149 points compared to 117 scored by Northside and 87 by Heritage.
        

  • Lady Minutemen take down Lady Cavaliers

    On the day of Liberty’s 2018 Hall of Fame class induction the Jefferson Forest Lady Cavaliers tried to play spoilers taking on the Liberty Lady Minutemen.
        

    Shantel Crowder and Rebecca Hensley had other plans as they combined for 35 of the Lady Minutemen’s 39 points in Liberty’s 39-30 victory over Jefferson Forest.
        

  • Liberty inducts 2018 Hall of Fame class

    Between the girls varsity game against Jefferson Forest and the boys varsity game against Jefferson Forest the Liberty Minutemen honored the 2018 Hall of Fame Class.
        

    The class consisted of seven former athletes, contributors and athletic staff. Ray Jermaine Brawley, Megan Camden-Fox, Maria “Chris” Hensley-Griffin, Gary Mitchell Lowry, Michael David Young, Steve Kemper Boyer and Ivan Lewis “Chappy” Merritt.
        

  • Ospreys go 3-0 on the week

    At the beginning of the week the Smith Mountain Lake Ospreys knew they had a tough week ahead of them. Four games were on the schedule for the Ospreys. The scheduled game for Jan. 8 against Southwest Virginia Homeschool was cancelled due to ice.
        

    That still left the Ospreys with three games, two road games–each game over two hours away– and one home game.