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Today's News

  • Town owes county $148,000

        Sonia Jammes, Bedford’s director of finance, had some strange news for Town Council last week. It seems that the Town received $148,000 in vehicle rental tax that was supposed to go to Bedford County.
        According to Jammes, the state department of taxation collects vehicle rental tax and divvies up the local share of the tax to localities depending on where the rental agency is located. The state depends on the agency to select the correct locality when it reports. This is where the problem comes in.

  • Bedford County Public Schools names teacher of the year finalists

        Three Bedford County teachers have been named as finalists for the 2018 Bedford County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

        The winner will be announced at a dinner on April 27 at the Boonsboro Country Club.
        Jodi Shirey from Bedford Science and Technology Center, Cheryl Musgrove from Bedford Primary School and Brian Miller from Staunton River High School, have been named as finalists from among Teachers of the Year at each county school.

  • Montvale FD gets new pumper

        The Montvale Fire Department has purchased a new pumper, a brand new Pierce Rescue Engine with a tank capacity of 1,000 gallons.

        According to Montvale Fire Chief Scott Hawkins, the truck was bought through the county’s fire apparatus replacement rotation. The truck cost $520,000 and the county put up $260,000 of that amount. The fire department had to raise the rest. This price does not include the cost of the equipment the truck carries.

  • Exhibit marks centennial of US entry into World War I

        The Bedford Museum opened an exhibit this month that marks the centennial of America’s entry into World War I. The United States declared war on the German Empire, and its allies, on April 6, 1917.

        Grace Peterson, the Museum’s archivist and business manager, arranged the display, selecting items loaned to the Museum by Lee Anthony. Peterson said the greatest difficulty in setting up the exhibit was deciding what not to put in the limited space she had to work with.

  • Three teens face multiple charges

        On Thursday April 6, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three Bedford County men on a total of 36 charges that occurred between the end of January 2017 through March 27, 2017.

  • Knight to run for District 4 School Board seat

        Isaiah “Izzy” Knight said for him, parenting means being involved.
        That has led him to announce his entrance into the race for the District 4 School Board seat being vacated by Gary Hostutler.
        After departing Spirit FM, Knight said he decided the best way to spend the quality time his children needed was to start his own business. Now, as owner of multimedia marketing agency The Yummy Potato, his stated his commitment to his community and his children is as strong as ever.

  • Trump debacle energizes Va. Democrats

        The multi-faceted circus that has taken up residence in the White House these days has had at least one positive effect: It’s galvanized many of the 48 million people who cast ballots for vote-winner Hillary Clinton.
        Even many of those who helped His Accidency sneak in through the Electoral College, by staying home or voting for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, now realize that the Trump regime represents a profound menace to much of what moderates, liberals and progressives hold dear in this country.

  • The climate has changed many times
  • He is Risen!

    John 19: 5-6
    5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
    6 As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”

    Luke 23:44-47
    44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,

  • JF Cyber SWAT team combats Cyberbullying

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        “Think before you act and think before you post.” warned Jefferson Forest High School senior, Cayman Morris, at the first ever peer-to-peer educational presentation presented by JFHS’s Cyber S.W.A.T. Team.