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Today's News

  • Board adopts revised school budget

        School budget issues were a major feature of Monday night’s board of supervisors meeting.

        School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler came before the supervisors to ask for $2 million in one time funding. His request covered eight items.
        Hostutler asked for money to fund a new central office phone system at a cost of $17,000.  He also asked for $50,000 for school security. He said this would finish the job of providing a controlled entrance at all schools, requiring visitors to be buzzed in.

  • Poplar Forest announces capital campaign

        Of Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson once wrote that it was “the most valuable of my possessions.”

  • Bedford Humane Society seeks more volunteers; will hold meeting Thursday

        Holly Adams hopes there are some volunteers in this area who want to help take care of animals in need of a home.

        Adams is the newly installed president of the Bedford Humane Society and she says volunteers can help out the organization in a variety of ways. She encourages anyone interested to attend the Bedford Humane Society’s regular meeting this Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the County Administration Building in Bedford.

  • Key throws a party for her students

    Cindy Key didn’t want a party for her retirement – instead she wanted to give one.

  • Jury finds mother guilty in death of her child

        Her ex-husband, Nathan Aponte, asked the jury to show Emily Aponte mercy as it went back to the jury room to decide on a sentence, having convicted her of involuntary manslaughter for causing the accident that took the life of their 6-year-old son, Ethan.

  • Town meals tax going up

        Bedford Town Council adopted a budget last week that contains a hike in the meals tax rate. However, the transient occupancy tax rate will stay where it is.

  • Rotting corpse found in barrel

        On Saturday, April 30, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a homeowner on Trapper Lane, off Stewartsville Road in the Stewartsville area of the county, who reported finding a barrel at their residence containing possible human remains.
        Bedford County sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded and determined the remains were human. The caller told the investigators that the barrel belonged to Robert Wozniak, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • CASA needs volunteers

        According to Susan Shutt, the Bedford CASA manager, the Bedford CASA office, which covers the town and the county, had 408 cases last year. This was the highest caseload of any CASA office in Central Virginia.

  • New landscape supply business opens in Bedford

        The old Bedford public works facility on Grove Street is now back on the tax rolls.

        The public works department had long ago moved out of the facility to new quarters when Bryan Schley purchased it last September. He opened Liberty Landscape Supply there on March 21.

  • Local man trains St. Bernards

    Jeff Creasey has gone to the dogs over the last few years.