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Today's News

  • The wreck of the William Fitzgerald

        Last month the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62,) collided with a container ship southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Yokosuka is the Fitzgerald’s home port. The collision ripped a 12 foot by 12 foot hole in her underwater hull, flooding a berthing compartment. News stories I’ve read say no collision warning alarm was sounded. The men had only a minute to escape. Seven of the men in that compartment died.

  • Homefront Festival set for July 15

        The National D-Day Memorial is pleased to offer free admission for students 18 and under and to veterans for A 1940s Homefront Festival.
        Adult admission is $5 for the event, half the regular price. The event, formerly known as Family Day, is Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. A 1940s Homefront Festival is  sponsored by WoodmenLife.

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating power equipment thefts

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of power equipment from two businesses in the Stewartsville area of Bedford County.
        The thefts occurred the night of Thursday June 22 or during the early morning hours of Friday June 23, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.
        Outback Mulch, 17750 Stewartsville Road, reported a Caterpillar 246 Skid Steer stolen from its business.

  • Bedford agrees to bring hotel to town

        The Economic Development Authority of the town of Bedford (EDA) and Dogwood Development Company, Inc. announced last week that they are pursuing the development and construction of a business class hotel within the town limits. 

  • Boys With a Dream make PSA

        Boys With a Dream are making a public service announcement (PSA) on drug avoidance.

        Bob Carson, one of the group’s mentors, said the serious problem with opioids prompted the effort. According to Carson, the group came up with the idea of doing the PSA.

  • Johnson’s Orchards unveils LOVE letters

        Johnson’s Orchard’s LOVE Letters have been an undercover effort.

        Even Danny Johnson had been, to a large extent, kept in the dark. His grandson and his grandson’s wife, the two behind the creative project, wanted to avoid strong suggestions from grandpa, although Danny did have some input on his personal historical knowledge on what parts of the orchard are subject to the strongest winds.

  • Foundation helps out local girl, her family

        Jim and Teresa Widener have a lot of work to do.
        They are caring for their granddaughter, Taylynn in their Bedford home, supplemented by care by a  registered nurse. Taylynn, who is 4, requires constant care because she was born with a large number of severe medical conditions.

  • LHS student makes the most of her summer

        Hannah Steele isn’t wasting a moment of her summer.

        From competing in an international competition with teen scientists from around the world, to spending three weeks studying at the University of Barcelona, to leading her own classes promoting science to young girls, the rising senior from Liberty High School is making the most of every moment she has this summer.

  • Liberty Landscape expands, beautifies

        Bryan Schley, owner of Liberty Landscape, has made a major expansion of the business. In the process, he has made a major improvement to what had previously been one of the ugliest corners of town.

        “We’ve invested more than $280,000,” Schley said, adding that the business has created eight full-time jobs.

  • SML property owners no longer own lake front property

    By Bill Brush
    President and Founder of Cut Unnecessary Regulatory Burden, Inc (C.U.R.B.)

        Franklin County Circuit Court Justice Reynolds, on 11 April decided Pressl v APCO in favor of APCO; and on 16 June decided APCO v Nissen, in APCO’s favor.