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Today's News

  • The sky is falling!

        The Left, including the “Democratic” Party’s propaganda machine, otherwise known of as the mainstream media, has been doing some serious hyperventilating over the war of words between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. In the most recent trade of threats, Kim said he has a nuclear button on his desk and President Trump tweeted that his button is bigger. Everybody neglected to mention that Kim’s button probably isn’t connected to anything.

  • LHS students begin ‘Minutemen News’

    By Foster Garrett

    Intern Writer

        In a world brimming with ever-increasing technology, traditional journalism is slowly dying. Limitless information is literally at your finger-tips with smartphones, computers, iPads and countless other devices—what need is there for the 7 o’clock news or the paperboy?
        Although print media appears to survive on life support, a small cast of students from Liberty High School is striving to bring journalism back into the mainstream fold through technological means.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Remembering Dr. King

    Normally when temperatures are below 20 degrees, convincing someone to leave the warm relief of their home in the early morning is a back-breaking task.

  • All in the family

        “Our family’s involvement in the fire and rescue began with Bobby Hancock,” commented William Kirby in an e-mail. William is the third generation of his family to be a volunteer EMT with the Huddleston Rescue Squad.

  • Police chase, apprehend suspect

        A 42-year-old Bedford man is in custody following a high-speed chase that began in Bedford County and ended at a residence on Otey Street on Saturday.
        According to Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman, Michael Shawn Parker faces multiple charges following the pursuit which began on Woods Road in the county, went to Big Island Highway and concluded in the town.
        Bedford Police, with guns drawn, surrounded the vehicle at the Otey Street residence, but no shots were fired, according to Foreman.

  • 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.