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Today's News

  • Few attend public hearings on budget

        Bedford County’s supervisors unanimously approved a tax ordinance that leaves all tax rates the same as they are in the current fiscal year.
        District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson, who made the motion to approve the ordinance, noted that the budget the supervisors devised is based on these tax rates.
        Few attended the public hearings the supervisors held on the tax rates and the budget. Only two people, both representatives of the Bedford County Education Association, spoke.

  • JF Cyber SWAT team combats Cyberbullying

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        “Think before you act and think before you post.” warned Jefferson Forest High School senior, Cayman Morris, at the first ever peer-to-peer educational presentation presented by JFHS’s Cyber S.W.A.T. Team.

  • Circuit Court Cases from April 11

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        In Bedford County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 11:
        • Benjamin David Dinwiddie and Chasidy Michelle Reynolds of Bedford both pleaded guilty to reckless handling of a firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Judge Updike sentenced both offenders to 12 months, suspending all but one month for reckless handling of a firearm and 12 months all suspended for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

  • Knight to run for District 4 School Board seat

        Isaiah “Izzy” Knight said for him, parenting means being involved.
        That has led him to announce his entrance into the race for the District 4 School Board seat being vacated by Gary Hostutler.
        After departing Spirit FM, Knight said he decided the best way to spend the quality time his children needed was to start his own business. Now, as owner of multimedia marketing agency The Yummy Potato, his stated his commitment to his community and his children is as strong as ever.

  • Three teens face multiple charges

        On Thursday April 6, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three Bedford County men on a total of 36 charges that occurred between the end of January 2017 through March 27, 2017.

  • County supervisor recalls service in Vietnam

        Back in the late 1960s, Andy Dooley got a letter from Uncle Sam that most young men at the time were very unhappy about getting.

        It began with “Greetings.” It was his notice that he had been selected by the Selective Service System to personally participate in the Vietnam War.

  • Chamber looks back on year, honors local business

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce packed the Boonsboro Country Club on Thursday,  March 23, for its annual awards dinner. The main dining room was filled as well as an overflow room. The Chamber is now 78 years old and has 740 members.

  • County students recognized for their work in the arts

    “What’s your story?”

        That was the theme this year for the PTA Reflections contest, and many talented Bedford County students had stories to share. 
        The PTA Reflections is an arts program that welcomes students from all grades and abilities to participate in the arts through mediums of dance choreography, film production, musical composition, literature, visual arts and photography.

  • 3 charged in teen's murder

    Three men charged with second degree murder in connection with the March 27 death of a Lynchburg teenager, whose body was found in Bedford County, are undocumented Salvadoran illegal immigrants with ties to the notorious MS-13 gang, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown announced Friday.

  • Sheriff seeks to enhance plans to deal with gang activity

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown said more than five years ago gang activity could filter into this county because of its location between Lynchburg and Roanoke.
        Last Monday, his worst fears were realized. That came when the body of a 17-year-old Lynchburg teen was found on Roaring Run Road in Bedford County, having been allegedly murdered by three undocumented illegal aliens with ties to the MS-13 gang.