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Today's News

  • Council considers new position

        Bedford Town Council was expected to decide Tuesday whether to proceed with establishing the position of an economic development coordinator, who might possibly also do contract work for Bedford Main Street, Inc.
        At a meeting earlier this month, council discussed the position. Funding for the position would be provided within the general fund from projected savings in compensation line items for positions that will not be filled during the current fiscal year. 

  • Five arrested in string of arrests

        Authorities have arrested five people in connection with a string of thefts in the Stewartsville and Moneta areas.
        On Monday July 24, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators obtained arrest warrants for three men and two women. The warrants were the result of the ongoing investigation of thefts that occurred between the middle of June and middle of July.
        According to Major Ricky Gardner, the thefts included a string of larcenies involving equipment, lawnmowers and trailers in that area.

  • YMCA program introduces gardening

        The Bedford Area Family YMCA has planted a garden.

  • Early College

    This year marks the 10th year of the Early College program, which allows rising high school juniors to enroll as students at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC).

        The students graduate from CVCC with an associate’s degree a couple of weeks before they get their high school diploma from their base high schools. They take the college courses in lieu of the regular junior and senior year high school classes.

  • AG meets with Boys with a Dream; holds roundtable with area officials

        Attorney General Mark Herring took time to talk with Boys With a Dream when he stopped by Bedford for a round table on opioid abuse,

  • Electrical shock drowning

    By Tom Merriman,
    SML Water Safety Council member

        A story about the danger of Electrical Shock Drowning (ESD) was on the national television news recently due to a fatality at an Alabama lake. It’s an important topic to anyone who cares about the safety of loved ones, and that includes all of us!

  • Militarism exerts a pernicious influence

        Fifty years ago this April 4, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped to the podium at New York City’s Riverside Baptist Church. His subject was the Vietnam War.
        Although it wouldn’t have surprised him to know it, King could not know he was entering the exact last year of his life. He would be assassinated in another city on April 4, 1968.

  • An adequate defense

  • Charges against pastor dismissed

        This past spring, the Rev. Joshua Ball, pastor of Grace House before the homeless shelter closed, was charged with writing a bad check to the town’s electric department and assaulting a man. The check was written in a effort to pay the shelter’s electric bill, which was in arrears.
        Last week, Ball had his day in court. The bad     Ball said, in a phone interview, that as far as he knew, the money was there when he wrote the check.

  • Oakes to be new principal at HES

        The Bedford County School Board has appointed Traci Oakes as the new principal of Huddleston Elementary School.
        Announcement of the appointment was made during Thursday’s meeting of the board.
        Oakes most recently served as assistant principal at Goodview Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year. Prior to that she spent 21 years working for Franklin County Public Schools.