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Today's News

  • King shares his thoughts on the election

        Walt King could not be reached in time for his thoughts on the Nov. 4 Town Council election to be included in the Bulletin’s post election story. King got 597 votes, not enough to win a seat on council.
        He later connected with the Bulletin through an email.
         “I had wondered after elections how the people  that do not get elected feel; some spending years and millions of dollars,” King stated.

  • Supervisors delay decision on group home use

        Bedford County’s supervisors delayed a decision, last week, on a proposal to move the county’s Department of Fire and Rescue offices to the administrative building of the county’s former group home.

  • Deputy cleared in July officer-involved shooting

    A Bedford County Sheriff's OFfice Deputy has been cleared in the officer-involved shooting that occurred July 30.

    The special prosecutor's report to the Virginia State Police follows:

     

     

    To: Virginia State Police,

    From: Mary Pettitt, Special Prosecutor for Bedford County and Commonwealth’s Attorney of Montgomery County

  • Council hears from BRWA

        Bedford Town Council received an update, last week, from the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA).
        BRWA’s director, Brian Key, told Town Council that work on the new Smith Mountain Lake water plant, which he said will provide Bedford with a redundant water source, is ahead of schedule.  He expects design work to be completed this spring with a deadline of December, 2016 for completing the work.

  • Craig hired as tourism director

        Jerry Craig has been hired as Bedford County’s new tourism director.
        Craig began work Monday and resigned his seat on the county’s planning commission at last night’s planning commission meeting. He has held the District 7 seat on the planning commission since 2012 and served
    as the commission’s chairman this year.

  • Bedford parade is Saturday

        Bedford Main Street, Inc will be hosting the Bedford Christmas Parade this Saturday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m.. The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 7.
        The theme for the parade this year is “A Christmas Story...in Bedford.”

  • BPD vehicle struck

        A Bedford Police Department cruiser was damaged during an accident early last Wednesday morning.

        The accident occurred just in front of Wal-Mart on U.S. 460 in Bedford.

  • Andy Bears

    When Andy Wilks was 12 years old, his brother Jon joined the Air Force and was getting ready to leave home for the first time.

  • Study looks at fire department needs

        When you call 911 and report a fire, it’s vital that firefighters can get to your place safely, with the equipment they need. That means replacing firetrucks as needed.

        “Apparatus is a big need on the fire side because of the expense,” said Jack Jones, the county’s director of fire and rescue.

  • Give 'em a "Ten"

     

    For three quarters, JF and Liberty played a classic.

    But, the saying isn't, "It was 

    36 minutes for the ages," it's "It was a game for the ages."

    This one nearly was.

    In the end, however, it was the machine that is the Jefferson Forest offense which drove the visitors to a 49-27 victory.