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Today's News

  • ‘Round up’ yields drug, fugitive arrests

        On December 8, law enforcement officers from the Bedford Police Department and the Virginia State Police assisted the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Vice/Drug Unit, in the service of arrest warrants on seven persons (more arrests are pending) charged with the distribution of illegal drugs and prescription drugs (pills, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin).
        The arrests took place throughout the county and in the town of Bedford.
        Alexander Forte, 20, of Bedford, was charged with distribution of marijuana.

  • Charges go to grand jury

        A Moneta woman, facing some 80 charges, had about one-quarter of those charges certified to a Bedford grand jury on Monday.
        Rhonda Renay Overstreet, 32, had charges of grand larceny, credit card fraud and bad check charges certified while many charges, related to those, weren’t prosecuted since she waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

  • Council denies Elks request

        Bedford’s Elks lodge won’t get a tax exemption. Town Council voted against the lodge’s request by a 5-1 margin. Councilman Beckham Stanley was absent.
        “I am fully aware of the good works of the Elks,” commented Bedford Mayor Bob Wandrei.
        However, Wandrei said it’s important for all to pay their fair share of taxes.
        “I cannot support this ordinance,” Wandrei said of the ordinance that would have granted the tax exemption.

  • One man show honors Bluegrass legend

        Little Town Players will host a one man show, next month, that honors Bluegrass legend Carter Stanley.

        “The program is a mixture of story telling and music,” said Gary Reid,  the performer.
        The music consists of 10 different Bluegrass songs and Reid accompanies himself on the guitar.

  • Fully accredited

        Boonsboro Elementary School held an all day event Nov. 30 to celebrate being fully accredited.

        “This is the first year we are back to fully accredited,” said Beth Williams, the school’s principal.
        The school once was fully accredited, but slipped from that status. It was a long road back.
        “It was a very hard climb to turn it around,” she said.
        Williams felt the achievement was worth celebrating.

  • Extra Points: Its the Holiday Week

        This past weekend, if you watched the Dallas Cowboys game, you probably saw Ezekiel Elliott jump into the gigantic red pot on the field after a touchdown.
        Well the celebration resulted in a penalty on the field, excessive celebration, and the extra point was moved back 10 yards.
        Well Monday morning the NFL released a statement that Elliott will not be fined because the celebration benefited a charity that the NFL supports.

  • Bedford County Track and Field meets

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Liberty competed in a quad indoor track meet at Heritage last Thursday against Amherst, Brookville and Appomattox.
        Liberty girls placed first in the 1000 meter run, 1600 meter run, 4x800 relay and shot put.
        Morgan Wood placed seventh in the girls 55 meter dash with a time of 9.05.

  • The gift of warmth

    On Friday afternoon, December 16 at 1:30 p.m., free winter scarves were tied around posts at the Bedford Farmer’s Market for those who need the added warmth this winter. 

  • Local police help spread Christmas cheer

        Local law enforcement spread Christmas cheer Saturday morning. It was their second annual Shop with a Cop.

        “We had 22 police officers and 22 kids,” said Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman.
        The officers included Bedford Police officers, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies and Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police.
        “All of the money was raised by donations from members of the community,” Chief Foreman said.

  • Lady Minutemen fall by two points

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Liberty girls basketball team participated in the Beacon Classic Last Saturday. The Lady Minutemen defeated Gretna 52-39.
        Liberty held Gretna to three points in the first period and scored 15. The Lady Hawks scored 13 in the second period and held LHS to 10.
        Liberty led 25-16 at halftime.