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Today's News

  • Time to move on project

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the County School Board need to move ahead with securing the money, the site and the plans of the new middle school in the Liberty Zone.

  • Catch the 'Flavor' at Gala

        With the Centerfest festival set for Sept. 28, the 2nd annual “Flavor of Centertown” Gala helps get the events underway on Friday, Sept. 20.
        Bedford Main Street, Inc. will hold its 2nd Annual “Flavor of Centertown” Gala  from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Bedford Welcome Center. Event planners encourage attendees to “dress your best,” although it is not a black tie event (despite the black and white theme).

  • Tax bills change for town residents

        Residents of the new town of Bedford will soon be receiving their first tax tickets from Bedford County and the town of Bedford, which will be a change from what they have experienced in the past.
        Real estate in the former city of Bedford was taxed on a fiscal year cycle with the tax year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.  County taxes are on a calendar year cycle, so town residents will receive a tax bill from both the county and the town covering the time period of July 1 – December 31, 2013. 

  • Judge Wallace to be honored

        The Honorable Philip A. Wallace, retired district court judge, will be honored with a Portrait Dedication at the Bedford Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court on September 13 at 3 p.m. when his portrait will be unveiled and permanently hung in the Bedford Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court at the Bedford County Courthouse.

  • Montvale Park gets more money

        Montvale Park will get most of the money needed for its completion.
        According to Michael Stokes, Bedford County’s director of parks and recreation, $267,000 is needed to complete the park. He said there is currently $139,000 in the capital improvement plan for the park.

  • Sheriff defends license plate reader

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown appeared before the board of supervisors, during a work session Monday to defend his office’s use of a license plate reader (LPR).
        It was no secret that Sheriff Brown was interested in a license plate reader. In an interview with the Bedford Bulletin, published in the March 3,  2011, edition, Sheriff Brown listed technology initiatives he wanted to implement in his final term in office, including one utilizing automatic license plate recognition.

  • Board looks to make choice

        Bedford County School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler favors building a new middle school in the Liberty Zone in such a way so that it could eventually become a new high school.

        Hostutler said where the new middle school will be located appears to be down to two sites, the property adjacent to the current high school or property offered to be donated off U.S. 460 at Wheatland Road.
        Hostutler said a site should be decided on “very soon.”

  • Stirring up memories

        A book written by Mary Ellen Gallaher two years ago, called “Nobody’s Home,” sparked memories for a number of people who grew up in the Perrowville community in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • $500,000 in fraud recovered

        For 18 months a Bedford County woman had been receiving financial assistance through two programs provided through the Department of Social Services.
        The woman, according to DSS fraud investigator Irene Maxey, had received both Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for her and her three children. The woman claimed she and her husband, who was the manager of a car dealership in another locality, were separated and that he was no longer living in the home.

  • Sports commentary: Dribs and drabs

     

    Here are a couple of items for your consideration.  I wanted to share them, but I couldn't stretch any of them into a full column's length.

    Consider it housecleaning for the old noggin.

     

    While I must confess to having never heard of Diana Nyad prior to last week, I am startled by her accomplishments.