Today's News

  • Stop the nonsense

    t’s time to stop using the Hitler comparisons, whether it is Barack Obama, Donald Trump or some other polarizing political figure.
        Adolf Hitler, the fascist head of the Nazi Party who served as Germany’s chancellor for more than a decade, from 1933-1945, was responsible for the beginning of World War II and as leader of the Third Reich oversaw the genocide of six million Jews through the Holocaust.

  • Woman enters plea in case involving infant

        A 34-year-old Bedford woman will have to give up her home daycare facility as the result of a plea agreement reached in Bedford Circuit Court Tuesday morning.
        Crystal Dawn Youngstead entered   an Alford Plea to a charge of causing malicious bodily injury to a 7-month-old baby back in 2011. With that plea—the net result is a guilty plea—she continues to maintain her innocence but acknowledges that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict her of the crime.

  • Quick work: Call leads to fast arrests for break-in

        Two men, claiming to be homeless, have been arrested for breaking into a maintenance office at Liberty Lake Park.
        According to Lt. Shannon Walker of the Bedford Police Department, law enforcement was notified about 8:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7 that an office behind the main building at the park had been broken into and some tools and other items were missing.

  • As year ends, some farewell remarks

        Monday night’s supervisor’s meeting marked the last appearance of four elected officials.        

        Commissioner of the Revenue Faye Eubank’s term of office ends Dec. 31 and she did not seek reelection, ending a 48-year career with Bedford County. She made a final appearance before the supervisors explaining why attempting to do real estate reappraisals in-house, rather than hiring a firm to do them, won’t provide any advantage.

  • Sheriff to deliver Christmas toys

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is known for the festive cards it uses when reading suspects their Miranda rights when making arrests this time of year. Sheriff Mike Brown’s deputies also play Santa Claus, bringing toys to children who would otherwise not get much, if anything, for Christmas.

  • County supports rail study

        Bedford County will join other localities to fund a study that may convince the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) to reconsider its decision to not include Bedford as a stop for an Amtrak train that will run between Lynchburg and Roanoke.

  • Resident asks council to lower taxi rates

        A resident wanting to start a taxi service in town asked Bedford Town Council to consider lowering its rates to make her charges competitive.
        Penny Beard has filed paperwork to have a cab service in town, but told council members at Tuesday’s meeting that the current rates are too high. She asked that rates be changed to be more in line with what Roanoke has in place.

  • Liberty Boys Basketball Struggles

    Sports Editor
        The Liberty Minutemen fell 67-40 to undefeated Rustburg last Thursday, Dec. 10.
        “We started two freshmen, a sophomore, and a junior. Only two guys that had varsity experience and Rustburg took advantage of that,” said LHS Coach Derrick Bond. 
        Rustburg  took control early taking the first quarter 23-3. The Red Devils outscored Liberty 14-7 in the second quarter. At halftime Rustburg led Liberty 37-10.

  • JF Girls dominate Heritage before losing to River

    Sports Editor

        The Lady Cavaliers dribbled over the Lady pioneers to a 50-34 victory on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
        Forest took over from the start scoring 16 points in the first quarter. Heritage was only able to score five points. In the second quarter the Lady Pioneers scored eight points and the Lady Cavaliers scored 11. At halftime Forest led 27-13.

  • Seminole District Indoor Track meet

    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest and Liberty competed last week in indoor track against Rustburg and Brookville.
        The Rustburg girls finished with a score of 70, Jefferson Forest scored 41, Brookville 32, Liberty 27. 
        Alexis Mattson of Liberty finished the 1000 meter run in first place with a time of 3:28. Caroline Bond of Liberty finished fifth with a time of 4:38.