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Today's News

  • New system will help with public safety

        Amherst County, Bedford County and the city of Lynchburg have launched a new public safety communications system, offering extended coverage and the ability to communicate with other localities during emergency or other public safety incidents.

  • Hales Ford Bridge repairs to begin

        Repairs to the Hales Ford Bridge on Route 122 (Booker T. Washington Highway) are set to begin next week and will impact traffic until the end of the year. The bridge is located on the Bedford/Franklin County line in the area of Bridgewater Plaza.
        Beginning September 6, the bridge will be reduced to one lane and a temporary signal will be in place allowing traffic to alternate crossing the bridge. This traffic pattern will remain in place through December 2017 or until bridge deck overlay on the bridge is complete, weather permitting.

  • Eclipse captures focus of nation

        The weather cooperated. A thunderstorm didn’t move in until late afternoon and the Bedford area had a clear view of the sun when the moon began to drift across it.

  • Rally leads to violence, deaths

    By Jesse Adcock

  • Appeal planned

    By Tom Wilmoth
    Editor
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Daniel Wayne Brown of Bedford plans to appeal his 10-month sentence for assaulting a police officer and obstructing justice, following his sentencing Friday in Bedford County Circuit Court.

  • Bedford County man faces assault charges

        On Friday evening August 18, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Bedford Magistrate’s Office advising a female was in their office reporting that she had been assaulted.
        A Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy responded and the woman advised that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Brandon Johnson, earlier in the day. She said that Johnson also pointed a shotgun at her and assaulted her with it, according to a report from the BCSO.

  • Officials investigate ‘suspicious fire’

        Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning (August 19) the Hardy and Stewartsville-Chamblissburg fire companies were dispatched to a reported brush fire in the 1400 block of Gravel Hill Road, in  the  Hardy area of Bedford County.
        When the first units arrived, they determined that this was actually a structure fire, reporting a single-family dwelling with heavy fire showing. Additional fire, EMS and support units from Bedford and Roanoke counties then responded.

  • Viewing the solar eclipse on Monday

        Students and staff in Bedford County Public Schools will be able to view the solar eclipse Monday thanks to donations from a number of individuals and businesses to purchase proper eyewear.

  • Supervisors discuss use of ballfields at Body Camp Elem.

        Monday evening’s Bedford County Board of Supervisor’s meeting began with two people involved in youth soccer requesting permission to allow teams in Body Camp to use the fields at the former Body Camp Elementary School for practice and games.
        “They are beautiful and they are just sitting there,” said Ashley Boyer.

  • It’s official

        Last week’s Bedford Town Council meeting ended with a closed session.

        When councilmen came out of the closed session, they unanimously voted to appoint Bart Warner as town manager. Warner,  who had served as deputy town  manager under Charles Kolakowski, has served as acting town manager since Kolakowski resigned in late April.