Today's News

  • Bedford family faces crisis as result of fire

        A Bedford family is facing a crisis. The crisis had its origin in a fire on Grove Street, the home of Mike and Tahlia Brooks, last January.

        The fire at a two story residence at 708 Grove Street, in Bedford, was called in at 4:53 a.m. Units from the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department, as well as the Bedford Police Department arrived four minutes later.

  • Nurses, teachers seek higher pay

        Nurses working in Bedford County Public Schools want to be paid at the same rate as teachers, while teachers in the school system are asking to be paid more in line with surrounding jurisdictions.
        Several school nurses spoke during the public comment time of last week’s Bedford County School Board meeting.

  • LPD investigation leads to Bedford charges

        A 30-year-old Bedford man is facing charges of rape and abduction, following his arrest on January 9.

        The alleged incident occurred January 6.  On January 8, representatives with the Lynchburg Police Department contacted the Bedford Police Department concerning information officers had received while on a call in Lynchburg. 

  • Festival of Trees

        The 9th Annual Festival of Trees, “Whimsical, Merry & Bright,” featured 28 decorated trees, attracted more than 2,000 people, and in the spirit of giving, generated $3,701 for local charitable organizations. 

  • Teen girl saved from life threatening situation

        A Forest teen was rescued from a life-threatening situation off New London Road, last week by Forest firefighters.

        According to Jack Jones, a teenage girl was being pulled on a tube in the snow last week on a tube by an ATV. The tube ended up over a frozen pond and the ice broke leaving the girl, still on the tube, stranded in the pond 30 feet from the shore. Bystanders tried to throw a rope to her, but couldn’t reach her.

  • BFD honors firefighters

        The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department honored its firefighters during an awards banquet that looked back on 2017, a year that marked 129 years of service for the department.

        A crew from the Big Island Volunteer Fire Company stood ready to answer calls that came in for Bedford. They also got dinner at the banquet, but they got theirs late. Shortly before the banquet began, they got called out.

  • Cavaliers avenge early season loss

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The much anticipated rematch between the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers and Staunton River Golden Eagles came two days later than expected. Frozen water falling from the sky moved this game–originally scheduled for Thursday Jan. 18–to Saturday Jan. 20.

  • Lady Minutemen pick up two Seminole District wins

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor


    The Liberty Lady Minutemen had their second consecutive Saturday game as they took on the Liberty Christian Academy Lady Bulldogs. .The snow moved the Lady Minutemen’s game against the Lady Bulldogs from Thursday Jan. 18 to Saturday Jan. 20.

  • Liberty builds first win streak, falls to Amherst

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor


    The Liberty Minutemen were in search of their first win streak of the season as the team hosted Seminole District rival, the Liberty Christian Academy Bulldogs.

    Classes were cancelled because of the snow but the game must go on and the Bulldogs traveled out to Bedford. The Minutemen took down the Bulldogs 45-37 for their second consecutive win.

  • Lady Cavaliers top Lady Golden Eagles

    The Jefferson Forest Lady Cavaliers eclipsed the .500 mark with a win against Bedford County rival Staunton River. The Lady Cavaliers took down the Lady Golden Eagles 40-18 for their eighth win of the season.

    Jefferson Forest suffocated Staunton River in the first half. The Lady Cavaliers outscored the Lady Golden Eagles 27-5 in the first 16 minutes of play.