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Today's News

  • Indecent liberties conviction yields five day sentence

        A 40-year-old Forest man pleaded no contest to taking indecent liberties with a 7-year-old girl last March, resulting in a five-year sentence with all but five days suspended.
        Christopher Johnson, who has some intellectual disabilities and a speech impediment, was found guilty by Circuit Court Judge James Updike during a plea hearing Friday.

  • The good, the bad — and a surprise

        A report on the material condition of the county’s buildings included some good news, some bad news—and a surprise.
        The county supervisors heard the report Tuesday evening from Jeremy Lucas of Master Engineers & Designers, which was hired to do a study and evaluation of the buildings.

  • Bedford Police Department now at full strength

        Bedford’s police department is now up to full strength with the hiring of Lt. Carla Spencer.

  • Bedford Police Department now at full strength

        Bedford’s police department is now up to full strength with the hiring of Lt. Carla Spencer.
        According to Chief Todd Foreman, the department, with an authorized strength of 24, had been short eight officers a year ago. Foreman deliberately left the lieutenant’s slot open as the last to be filled.

  • BFD runs most calls in its history

        Bedford’s fire department celebrated 127 years of running into burning buildings with an awards banquet, Saturday, looking back on the busiest year the fire department has ever recorded, according to Fire Chief Brad Creasy.

  • Mystery quilt

        The Lynchburg Museum has a mystery quilt that originated in Bedford County. The museum has a quilt display and one, which is on loan to the museum from the Quilt Museum of Virginia in Harrisonburg, is a mystery.

        According to Douglas Harvey, the museum’s director, the quilt definitely came from Bedford County and one of the squares of cloth it’s made of has the date of Feb. 4, 1942, on it.

  • Counterfeit bills making rounds in Bedford

        Between October and December the Bedford Police Department had 10 cases of counterfeit money being passed in the town. The department is seeking area residents’ help in identifying people who may have information about the incidents.

        Pictures of two people the police department wants to talk to have been posted on the town’s Facebook page.
        Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman said most of the counterfeit bills have been 50s and 100s, along with some 20s.

  • Hall of Fame induction dinner

    By Chappy Merritt
    Contributing Writer

  • SR and JF Going through a rough patch

    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

        Staunton River boys basketball fell to Blue Ridge Powerhouse Northside 64-29 Tuesday, Jan. 5.
        Northside took the lead in the first 21-6. River outscored Northside in the second but was unable to make a comeback. Northside led 28-14 at the half.
        Northside held River back in the second half of the game and finished with a 64-29 victory over the Eagles.

  • Liberty girls defeat Rockbridge; Forest defeats Amherst and Glass

    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Liberty girls basketball won its fourth victory of the season last Tuesday, Jan. 5. The Lady Minutemen defeated Rockbridge 56-49.
        Liberty started out strong taking over 14-4 in the first period. The Lady Minutemen extended their lead in the second 28-14.