Today's News

  • Anti-gerrymandering bill advances in Senate

    By Senator David Suetterlein

        This week at the Capitol saw lots of legislative action and dozens of visitors from across the Commonwealth advocating for their priorities.
        It was great to have members of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce in Richmond last week. I enjoyed hearing from them and sharing about my legislation, including Senate Bill 257.

  • Trump inherited a strong economy

        The die-hard supporters of this tragic president have come up with a myth to help them keep up the faith: He has “turned around” our economy and made it “great again.”
        While it’s never surprising the lengths to which people will go to reinforce their wrong-headed decisions – in this case the decision to vote for Trump – such a belief still makes me wonder just how short are the memories of some people?

  • Calculated, not lazy

        It would be nice to see “Democrats” get over their rectal-cranial inversion of 2016 and admit that they nominated a wretched candidate for president. Their candidate was probably the only “Democrat” that Donald Trump could defeat. Had they nominated Bernie Sanders, they probably would have won the election.

  • Council OK’s work on hydro plant

        Bedford Town Council faced a decision on what to do at the Snowden hydroelectric plant on the James River. It wasn’t a question of whether a project needed to be done; it was a question of which of two necessary projects needed to be done first.

  • VSP works two fatal crashes

        Virginia State Police Trooper N. J. Houck is investigating a single vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:22 a.m. on Route 723, one half mile east of Route 43 in Bedford County.
        A 2011 Dodge Caravan was traveling east on Route 723, when it crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the roadway striking several trees.

  • BCSO seeks assistance in locating suspects on thefts from ABC store

        For the second time in a week, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft from an ABC Store.

        The latest suspect being sought is a white female, wearing a floral shirt, glasses and a pink handbag, who allegedly shoplifted a bottle of alcohol from the ABC Store located in the Graves Mill Shopping Center on January 22.

  • MS ag programs doing well

        Last year students from Liberty High School appeared repeatedly before the Bedford County School Board, asking that the agricultural program be offered at Bedford Middle School.

  • Mourning their loss

        Blesk was a friendly dog.

        He liked people; he loved to play ball; he was good at his job. And he carried a badge.
        Last week, members of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office mourned K9 Blesk’s passing, at the age of almost 15 years old.
        The loss was especially hard on his handler, Sgt. Kevin Hatcher.

  • Camp Jaycee to be sold

        Camp Virginia Jaycee is no more.

        The camp served high needs children and was the vision of Dr. William Robertson. Back in 1969, Dr. Robertson spearheaded a Jaycee fundraiser, selling jars of apple jelly for $1, that provided the money to build the camp.
        A Jaycee search committee selected a site in the western part of Bedford County and the camp was built. Between that time and 2014 it served 45,000 children. Its last year of operation was 2015.

  • Cavaliers just keep winning

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers are the hottest team in the Seminole District. The team is undefeated in 2018 and held a seven-game win streak stretching back to late December. Jefferson Forest looked to make it eight straight with Seminole District rival Heritage in town and nine straight the following night against Brookville for Senior Night.