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Today's News

  • Exploring the roots of ‘Trumpism’

        After Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential race of 2012, the Republican National Committee carried out what it called an “autopsy” to determine how the party could produce better results in the future.
        Pardon me, but autopsies are for dead bodies, aren’t they? Well, if Republicans suspected they might be dead after 2012, what will they think if Trump goes down to the repudiating defeat he seems likely to reap?

  • We are no longer safe

      
        We have been treated to a spate of Muslim terrorist attacks and harassments aimed at Christians and Jews in the last few weeks. Last week, a Jewish Rabbi in France was stabbed by a man shouting “Allahu Akbar” during the attack. Last month, a French priest was murdered in his church, while conducting mass, by two knife-wilding Muslim unholy warriors.

  • BCSO: Major drug bust takes ‘dealer off the streets’

        Last Tuesday August 16, investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, assisted by the Bedford Police Department, executed a search warrant for 912 Grand Arbre Dr. in the town of Bedford. The search warrant was in reference to the alleged distribution and sale of cocaine from the residence.

  • Arson charges

        An ongoing dispute between some Bedford residents has led to multiple charges being filed in connection with a fight and a fire being set.
        The most recent charges came Aug. 8 when a call was made about a structure fire in the 200 block of Mill Street.
        According to a report from the Bedford Police Department, property under the house was damaged and part of the residence was damaged. 

  • Former Bedford Police officer to serve 5 years

        Brian McAlexander completed his fall from police lieutenant to convicted felon Tuesday morning in Bedford County Circuit Court.

        According to a plea agreement between McAlexander and Virginia Assistant Attorney General Samuel Gene Fishel, McAlexander pleaded guilty to one charge of distributing child pornography.
        Four other child porn charges were not prosecuted as part of the agreement. Though the charges weren’t prosecuted, the defendant could later be re-indicted on the same charge.

  • Garrett meets with local businesses

        Tom Garrett — no relation to Delegate Scott Garrett — made a campaign swing through Bedford last week.

        Garrett is a Virginia State Senator who currently represents the 22nd District in the Virginia Senate. After winning a multi-candidate race for the Republican nomination, Garrett is seeking to replace Congressman Robert Hurt, also a Republican, who announced, back in late December that he would not seek reelection.

  • Elks Home marks centennial

        A crowd filled the Elks National Home, Thursday afternoon as English Meadows marked the facility’s 100th anniversary. The Elks national organization sold the home to English Meadows three years ago.

  • Bench Mark

        A new bench has been placed in Centertown Plaza and dedicated to the National D-Day Memorial and those who served on D-DAY.

  • Extra Points: August 24

        The NFL has instituted new rules for the 2016 season - not too many and most won’t really make a difference.
        First, the injured reserve list. Teams no longer have to designate an injured player to return, however if a player is put on the injured reserve they have to stay there for a minimum of six weeks.
        I believe the only change there is players no longer have to be designated to return.

  • Jefferson Forest golf wins Seminole Match

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest golf team finished first in a Semionle Match at London Downs on Thursday, August 18.
        Forest finished with a score of 153. Liberty Christian Academy finished with 156, Amherst finished with 177 and Heritage finished with 245.
        Isaac Simmons was the medalist finished with a 35. Garnet Manley III tied for fourth with a 38.