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Today's News

  • What to do with BMS?

        Within the next couple of years a new middle school will be built to replace Bedford Middle School in the Liberty zone.
        While there will be much excitement about opening the new school—once it is built—the current middle school building will then become vacant. So what will its future be?
        Bedford Town Council has selected a group of local individuals to help guide that decision.

  • Even at 88, county woman keeps up the pace

        Jean Baum is a remarkable person.

        While Jean now resides in Bedford County, most of her life was spent in Wisconsin where she first taught chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and then raised three children.
         She was also instrumental in the foundation of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association in Wisconsin.  And at 88 years old, Jean Baum is still active showing her walking horse, ‘Walk on Command’ at breed horse shows throughout the Southeast.

  • Mature Driver Law change goes into effect Jan. 1

        Beginning January 1, Virginia law requires drivers age 75 and older to visit a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer service center every five years to renew their driver’s licenses.
        These drivers do not need to renew their licenses until their current licenses are set to expire. At each renewal, they will have a vision screening, which is the standard for all individuals renewing in person.
        Currently, drivers 80 and up renew their licenses in person every eight years.

  • BRWA develops strategic plan

    Staff reports
        
        The Bedford Regional Water Authority has released its first strategic plan that will guide the Authority over the next few years.
        “It’s been an exciting process to go through for the Authority. After operating for a year and a half, we are ready to take the next step of planning for the future to ensure that we are the most efficient and effective water authority we can be,” stated Brian Key, Authority executive director.

  • Project provides benches for Welcome Center

    Thomas Maxwell decided to build benches, for the Welcome Center, for his Eagle Scout project.

        Maxwell is a 17-year-old Liberty High School junior who plans to become an engineer — it’s a line of work that goes along with his love of math and science. He’s a member of Troop 183, Bedford’s oldest Boy Scout troop, founded in 1957.
        Along with math and science, Maxwell is pretty good at woodwork, something he comes by naturally. His father owns Maxwell Furniture in Bedford.

  • Property gets new tenant

    “They are wonderful,” commented Julie Swanson, president of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia (LFSVA).

        Swanson was referring to the four residential cottages of Bedford County’s former group home. LFSVA is renting them and now has residents in three of them. The county is completing improvements in the fourth.

  • Wood stove ashes set house on fire

    A fire, started by wood stove ashes that were improperly disposed, totally destroyed a vacant two-story house last week.

        According to Bedford Fire Chief Brad Creasy, the Bedford Fire Department was dispatched to Kennedy Ridge Road just before 9 p.m. Dec. 11.

  • BSTC installs Honor Society officers

        Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC) installed its National Technical Honor Society officers for the current school year.

  • Unlucky 13 for Cavs

     

    It was close, but size and strength won out over speed and precision.

    "Any loss is a tough one," sighed JF Head Coach Bob Christmas as the sun set Saturday evening.

    The burly bruisers of Bealeton had just topped the fleet fellows of Forest, 35-28, in a beaut of a game.

    Well, for the most part, it was a beaut of a game.  In a contest in which minimizing mistakes was a must, the Cavs fell short.  A team which was noted for having minimal turnovers during the regular season, had a pair of them against the Eagles.

  • Redistricting plan changed to work with parents' requests

        Bedford County’s school board adopted a zoning plan, Thursday night, that distributes students from Thaxton Elementary School to other schools after it closes at the end of this school year. The decision was made after a public hearing.