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Today's News

  • Honoring combat wounded

        Fisher’s Restaurant became the first Bedford business to reserve a parking spot for combat wounded veterans.

        The  Lynchburg  chapter Purple Heart has already placed 12 in the county, including at the Sheriff’s Office and the Bedford Moose Lodge. According to Clifton Krantz, a member of the Lynchburg chapter, Thaxton Baptist Church is reserving a spot and will get a sign. Two signs are also going up at the National D-Day Memorial.

  • County man accused of attacking landlord with bat

        At 10:09 a.m. last Saturday. June 25, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call in reference to an assault.
        The caller advised that he has a rental property on Homeplace Drive and went there to do some repairs. While there, the caller alleged he had been assaulted with a baseball bat by Kevin St. Clair, who is the son of the woman that rents the property. The caller advised he had a laceration on his arm and he returned to his home to call 911.

  • High school tracks to get upgrade

        A request to appropriate $3 million held in reserve for construction of the new middle school drew discussion about what happened to the remaining $1.1 million of the money left over from the Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) renovation.
        There was also discussion, and eventual approval, of a request for funding upgrades to the tracks at the county’s three high schools.

  • County looking for new tourism director

        Jerry Craig is no longer director of tourism.    
        Craig left the position nearly two months ago and a call to the Welcome Center  earlier this month confirmed that he was no longer director of tourism, but no one, there, could say why he left.
        The county has not sent out any news releases on the director of tourism vacancy. Calls to County Attorney Carl Boggess seeking comment were not returned.

  • Goode Recreation dedicates new soccer field

        The Goode Recreation Association (GRA) dedicated a new soccer field on Soccer Opening Day this past Saturday behind the Goode Rescue Squad.
        GRA Soccer Opening Day included the introduction of 101 soccer players and coaches, a dedication ceremony for the newly acquired soccer complex, a soccer skills clinic, scrimmage games between GRA teams, and food for all who attended.  

  • Liberty, Staunton River cross country compete at Blacksburg

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Staunton River’s Brayden Epperly finished first in the 2000 meter high school open and Liberty’s Alexis Mattson finished eighth in the girls 2k splits at the Blacksburg Relays at Blacksburg High School this past Saturday.
        Both LHS and SR saw runners place high during the 2k events.
        Both Lady Minutemen and Lady Golden Eagles competed in the girls 2k splits.

  • Liberty and JF compete in Seminole Golf Match

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

            Liberty and Jefferson Forest participated in the second Seminole District golf match on Wednesday, August 24.
            In the nine hole match JF took first place with a score of 152, Liberty took second with 179, Brookville took third with 220 and Heritage took fourth with 242.

  • This weeks Football preview

    Liberty to take on Rockbridge

  • Bedford Co. Volleyball

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

            Staunton River volleyball defeated Liberty in four sets in a Bedford County Rival match on Wednesday, August 24.
            In the first set Liberty struggled against River, and River took the set 25-20.
            Liberty came back in the second set and blew SR out of the water with a 25-10 set win.

  • Mishaps and controversy

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Five fumbles and a controversial call on a field goal cost Liberty’s shot at a season-opening victory Friday night at Franklin County. Last year the Minutemen defeated Franklin Co in the season opener.