The National D-Day Memorial will welcome a host of World War II veterans on Saturday, July 19th from 10am to 5pm during the Memorial’s annual Family Day event. Veterans from the 8th Air Force, the 29th Infantry Division, Merchant Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and other military units will be on hand to talk to visitors throughout the day.
While discussing the closing of Thaxton Elementary School wasn’t on the agenda for Thursday night’s Bedford County School Board meeting, several residents let it be known where they stand on the issue.
back in August, Liberty and Jefferson Forest high schools will have new principals. Current LHS Principal Tim Overstreet and JF Principal Tony Francis are moving to the Bedford County Public School system’s central office staff, the result of action taken during the school board’s meeting last Thursday.
The central office of Bedford County Public Schools will have some new faces and new titles this month as a result of action taken by the school board the past several meetings.
As part of its effort to follow through with recommendations made in the state-mandated school efficiency study, the school board has voted to reorganize the central office staff structure to make it more in line with what the study suggested.
Residents throughout the Bedford area will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with fireworks and activities.
From Poplar Forest to Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford to Moneta, activities are planned for July 4 and July 5.
Charges against Steve Oulds, of Lynchburg, have been certified to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing Monday in General District Court.
Oulds faces charges stemming from the death of James Dale Gunter in a single vehicle crash last year near Coleman Falls. Oulds has been accused of driving the car. The accident occurred on U. S. 501 on Aug. 18, 2013.
Michael Wayne Jenkins, charged with felony hit and run and felony assault and battery on an EMS worker, waived a preliminary hearing when he appeared in Bedford County General District Court, Monday. Judge Harold Black certified the charges to the August grand jury.
Jenkins is charged with hitting a bicyclist on Va. 122, near Va. 24 on March 21 and then leaving the scene of the accident. Sean McQuaid, the bicyclist, died from his injuries the next day.