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Today's News

  • Thankful to be a Minuteman

    By Foster Garrett

    Student Intern

        It’s an unwritten tradition in my family to name something you are truly grateful for before digging into the Thanksgiving spread, and it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint precisely one thing in my life that I have a deep appreciation for.

  • Education Sec. Betsy DeVos should resign

        Donald Trump’s Cabinet selections were easily the worst in American political history. He either chose people who, like him, were unqualified for their posts, or ideological extremists opposed to the very task their agencies are assigned.

  • Hypocrites!

        Since the news about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment lifestyle broke, not a day has gone by without news of new allegations against different men. Many (why is this not surprising?) have been against politicians.

  • Looking ahead

        It has been years since the town of Bedford has been looking at what could be done with the Old Yellow building that sits next to Bedford Middle School. Now with BMS set to be vacated at the end of this school year, the town has two buildings to deal with.

  • Town employees to get bonus

        Last week, Bedford Town Council voted to hold a public hearing on a proposal by American National Bank to refinance up to $12 million in electric department and landfill bonds. The public hearing will be held on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
        The vote was a 5-0 vote. Councilman Bruce Johannessen was absent. Councilman Tim Black abstained because his employer, Union First Market Bank, was one of the banks that submitted a proposal for the refinancing.

  • Bedford PD seeks suspect in robbery at Walmart

        On Sunday, November 26 at  about 7 p.m., the Bedford Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at Walmart, located in the 1100 Block of East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike in the town of Bedford.
        A black male suspect described as approximately 6 foot tall entered the store and approached a register. He stated, “Give me the money and no one will get hurt,” police stated in their report.

  • Sheriff’s Office receives accreditation award

        Monday night, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted to table action on changes to the zoning ordinance concerning short term rentals. The changes would extend regulations already in place in the Smith Mountain Lake area to the entire county.

  • The NFL's Weird Relationship with Celebrations

    With just five weeks to go in the NFL season we are soon going to go from watching 26-30 teams play each week to no more than eight. Because of this we will see a decrease of end zone celebrations, one of the best things that happen on a weekly basis on Sundays.
     

    I am a huge advocate for celebrations. I absolutely love them and I always have.
     

    When I first fell in love with football in the mid-2000’s it was celebrations galore after a touchdown.
     

  • Ospreys finish second in tournament

    The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Ospreys finished second in the New River Tip-Off tournament held last Saturday.
        

    The tournament was hosted by Dayspring Christian Academy in Blacksburg.
        

  • Trial begins against woman accused of killing her brother

        The jury trial for a Bedford    County woman charged with second degree murder in connection with the Oct. 1, 2015, shooting of her brother was set to get underway Tuesday morning.
        In April 2016 a Bedford grand jury returned indictments against Vicky Thomas Clark, 56, for second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. The trial has been delayed several times since then.
        She pleaded not guilty to the charges.