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Today's News

  • New system means big changes for DSS

    October 1 brought some big changes for the Bedford County Department of Social Services.

        Prior to that, according to Andy Crawford, the county’s director of Social Services, the department used one eligibility computer system for all the programs Social Services administers.
        “Of course, that system is very outdated,” Crawford commented.

  • It was cold!

       By John Barnhart and Tom Wilmoth
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

    Schools closed, power consumption peaked and area residents bundled up.

  • Schools to open on two hour delay tomorrow

    Bedford County Public Schools spokesman Ryan Edwards announced that the county's schools will open on a two hour delay Wednesday morning. The decision was made due to forecasts of low overnight temperatures and high winds.

  • Byrds soar over Eagles

     

    Staunton River was at a disadvantage from the start.

    When the Eagles hosted William Byrd in boys hoops last Friday night, River Head Coach Brandon Harris dutifully sent his starting five onto the court.

    The tallest stands five foot eight inches tall.  Every starting Terrier is taller than that mark.

    In what may have been the least contested opening jump ball in county history, Byrd's 6'4" Koty Collier squared off with River's 5'8" Jordan Mattox.

  • Sports commentary: By any other name

     

    "The king is dead.  Long live the king!"

    That's what people in nations ruled by royalty are purported to exclaim when a sovereign passes away, only to be succeeded by his son/brother/nephew.

    The declaration could be adapted for college football:

    "The BCS is dead.  Long live the BCS."

    Monday night marked the expiration of the much-derided Bowl Championship Series.  We've been told the system will be replaced by a much better one.

  • JF drops close one

     

    The men of Jefferson Forest proved they can hang with the best the Seminole has to offer.

    The next step is turning "hang with" into "beat."

    The Cavs went toe-to-toe with reigning district champion E.C. Glass Monday night.  Jefferson Forest made a contest of it before falling, 68-61.

    "Both teams battled, and we were still right in it at the end.  I'm proud of how hard we played," said JF Head Coach Paul Redgate.  "[But]  I don't believe in moral victories."

  • Liberty hoop men fall to Heritage

     

    Defense, free-throw shooting and hustle are nice.  But they don't make up for poor shooting and a lack of rebounding.

    Such was the case on the second day of the new year, when the Liberty hoopster lads found themselves on the short end of a 59-54 game at Heritage.

    The Minutemen had a hard time penetrating the Heritage perimeter to effect.  In a physical contest, the Pioneers improved to 1-0 in Seminole play (4-2, overall).

  • Liberty hoop men fall to Heritage

     

    Defense, free-throw shooting and hustle are nice.  But they don't make up for poor shooting and a lack of rebounding.

    Such was the case on the second day of the new year, when the Liberty hoopster lads found themselves on the short end of a 59-54 game at Heritage.

    The Minutemen had a hard time penetrating the Heritage perimeter to effect.  In a physical contest, the Pioneers improved to 1-0 in Seminole play (4-2, overall).

  • Liberty hoop men fall to Heritage

     

    Defense, free-throw shooting and hustle are nice.  But they don't make up for poor shooting and a lack of rebounding.

    Such was the case on the second day of the new year, when the Liberty hoopster lads found themselves on the short end of a 59-54 game at Heritage.

    The Minutemen had a hard time penetrating the Heritage perimeter to effect.  In a physical contest, the Pioneers improved to 1-0 in Seminole play (4-2, overall).

  • Wrestlemania

     

    Liberty Christian Academy's turn-of-the-year wrestling tournament is rapidly gaining a reputation for excellence.

    So are the Bedford County grapplers who participate in it.

    All three local teams finished in the top half of the scoring, with Jefferson Forest and Staunton River logging in top-five performances.  Liberty wound up 13th in a 26-team field.

    Here's how the teams fared:

    1.  Poquoson           242.5