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  • Board kicks in $20,000 for field upgrade

        The money is now in place to renovate a ball field at Liberty Lake Park to allow the Liberty High School (LHS) baseball team to use it as a practice field.
        Bedford’s Town Council and the school board had already put up $20,000 each for the renovation.      Monday  night, the board of supervisors also unanimously voted to spend $20,000 from the contingency fund for the work.

  • Bedford woman sentenced for drug robbery at English Meadows

        A scheme to rob pills from her employer has led to a 19-year-old Bedford woman having to serve 19 months in prison.
        Alicyn Marie Updike pleaded guilty in May to the August 2015 robbery at English Meadows Elks Home Campus, where she was employed. Her boyfriend, Cody Wayne Nichols, 21, was also involved and previously received a two-year prison sentence for his part in the robbery.

  • Churches will be exempt from outdoor gathering regulation

        Bedford County’s planning commission looked at a draft ordinance, last week, that will change the way outdoor gatherings are permitted.
        According to Gregg Zody, it will change outdoor gatherings from something that requires a special use permit to something that will be a use by right.
        “Technically, we shouldn’t have them because nobody has come to me for a permit,” Zody said.

  • Forest defeats Liberty in five sets

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Lady Minutemen gave Jefferson Forest a run for a win last Thursday during their second county and district meeting. The Lady Cavaliers didn’t give up the win but it took five sets to secure their victory.
        Forest took the first set winning 25-19. The Lady Minutemen came back in the second to win 25-21.

  • Montvale man to be re-sentenced

        A United States Supreme Court ruling stating that life sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles in most cases has sent hundreds of cases back for re-sentencing, including one here in Bedford.
        Randy Dwayne Ross, at the age of 17, was convicted in 1999 for capital murder and firearms charges in connection with the murder, in 1998, of 17-year-old Jamelle Edward Poindexter, a Liberty High School student.

  • Two locals inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Edward ‘Eddie’ Walker was a part of the third class inducted into the Piedmont Virginia American Softball Association (ASA) Hall of Fame as an umpire last Saturday, October 22.
        The ASA Hall of Fame inducts softball players, coaches and umpires into the Hall of Fame. 
        Walker has been umpiring softball for 45 years. “This is my 40th year as an NCAA official in the ACC and SEC,” said Walker.

  • Hook and ladder trips up JF

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        It was the final play that sealed a 26-21 victory by E.C. Glass over Jefferson Forest last Friday. The hook and ladder tripped up the JF defense and Glass was able to score one final touchdown.

  • Playing better was not good enough

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Despite the Liberty football team playing better, the Minutemen were unable keep up with Brookville’s offense last Friday and fell 49-27.
        “We didn’t do a really good job covering the pass early in the game,” said Coach Chris Watts. “We had some penalties and things that kept us out of the endzone early. Then once we started to get going on offense we did a pretty good job.”

  • Progress is ongoing at Bedford Memorial

    Progress at Bedford Memorial Hospital has been an ongoing project this year.

        According to Patti Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO, the hospital recently completed a major renovation of the medical/surgical floor that occupies the former obstetrics floor.
        This was more than just cosmetic. They ripped out ceilings. They ripped up floors. They reconfigured rooms.
        The result does not look like a 1950s hospital.