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Today's News

  • Woman killed in early morning shooting
  • Korczynski pleads guilty to meth charges

        Jessica Suzanne Korczynski will be able to avoid a felony conviction if she remains on good behavior for the next year and follows terms set down in Court by Judge James Updike Friday afternoon.
        Korczynski pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge stems from the fact that she had meth in the house at the same time her child was there.

  • Fair opens Thursday

        Gates open for the second annual Bedford County Fair at noon on Thursday.

        It’s in the same place—Curry Martin’s Glenwood property, in Huddleston—as it was last year. As was true last year, parking and admission are free.
        The Fair will run Sept. 1-4.
        “I think it’s going to be a really good event,” said Joy Powers, superintendent of the fair and chairman of the fair board of directors.

  • BULB seeks to educate public on need for buckling up

        Local law enforcement and rescue agencies have a bright idea.

        And it’s shedding light on a subject they don’t want anyone to ignore.
        BULB – Buckle Up Live Better – is an effort of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and a coalition of community partners to encourage seat belt use in the county as an effort to save lives.

  • Homeless shelter added to town zoning

        Last week, Bedford Town Council adopted an amendment to town zoning that allows emergency homeless shelters as a permitted use in B1 business districts.
        The Rev. Josh Bell, pastor of Grace Ministries, addressed Council before the vote. Grace Ministries is a church that operates a homeless shelter, called Grace House, in the Six C’s Shopping Center in Bedford.

  • Soering claims he should be let out of prison

        Major Ricky Gardner isn’t changing his views on the guilt of convicted double-murderer Jens Soering, no matter what Soering’s lawyer may argue.
        “Mr. (Steven) Rosenfield’s announcement this week does not change the status of Jens Soering’s conviction. In fact, these results have been publicly known for several years,” Gardner said of disputed blood evidence in the case.

  • SE&M wins new contracts, set to expand business

        Systems Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (SE&M), a Forest-based manufacturer of military equipment, conveyors, and specialized engineering and project management services, will expand its business, adding 10 new jobs and investing more than $700,000 in new equipment over the next three years.

  • Moneta man faces rape, forcible sodomy charges

        Charges against a 43-year-old Moneta man for having sex with a woman without her consent have been certified to a Bedford grand jury.
        Judge Stephanie Maddox certified two felony charges—rape of a helpless victim and forcible sodomy of a helpless victim— and one misdemeanor charge of sexual battery, against Christopher Morgan Pannell.

  • Local youth recognized for their effort to improve the community

        Boys with a Dream was recognized at a lunch at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Thursday.
        “All we thought they were doing was playing basketball,” commented Robert Carson, president of the Bedford chapter of the NAACP.

  • Alford plea leads to conviction

        Patricia Jean Welch, 66, entered an Alford plea Tuesday to a charge of lying to a multi-jurisdictional grand jury investigating the case of two sisters who went missing in 1975 in Maryland.

        Welch was found guilty of the charge, but won’t spend any time in jail, receiving a two-year suspended sentence. She will have to pay a $1,000 fine and be on good behavior for five years.
        “We’re satisfied with the Alford plea,” stated Patricia Ann Welch, the daughter of Patricia Jean Welch.