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Today's News

  • BHS seeks help

        Penelope needs some help.

        The lovable 4-year-old dachshund mix was given to the Bedford Humane Society with some severe medical problems.
        Most notably, she had an extremely large bladder stone inside her, causing immense pain, that had to be removed.
        According to Carole Eagon, the Humane Society received Penelope about a month ago because her owners could no longer take care of her.

  • Carson, Stanley move on from council

        When Bedford Town Council convenes for the first time next year, two men will no longer occupy one of the hot seats.

        Robert Carson and Beckham Stanley chose not to run and newcomers Bruce Johannessen and Bryan Schley picked up the vacant seats.
        Carson, who served on Council for four years, said he tends to be his own worst critic.
        “I just didn’t feel very effective,” he said.

  • Festival of Trees lights up Bedford Welcome Center

        The eighth annual Festival of Trees is now lighting up the Welcome Center on Burks Hill Road.

  • Bedford Middle School honors veterans

    Bedford Middle School honored veterans Nov. 11.

  • Solar Power farm coming to Bedford

        The town of Bedford intends to enter into a solar franchise agreement with the North Carolina-based solar developer O2 emc to construct a utility scale solar farm within the town.
        The facility will be located off Draper Road adjacent to the old town landfill and will occupy approximately 20 acres.  O2 will lease the land from the town. 

  • Smyth to expand

        The Bedford County Office of Economic Development has announced that Smyth Companies LLC of Bedford will invest more than $4.6 million in new offset printing equipment at its Bedford facility and add a minimum of 16 full time jobs over the next three years.
        The investment comes in the form of a new sheet-fed press to be installed over the next several months that will give the company a greater capacity to grow its production and improve efficiencies to compete in the highly advanced print label industry.

  • JF senior receives All-American honor

    By Brandi Mitchell

    JF Intern Writer

        On Tuesday at 1:45 p.m., senior Allyson Gilmour became the seventh Jefferson Forest High School student to join the elite United States Army All-American Marching Band in just six years.
        She was honored for her outstanding achievement in color guard, as well as her qualities of leadership and integrity, before her classmates, teachers, fellow band members and her closest friends and family.

  • Nathalie man facing child porn charges

        On November 10, investigators from Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, along with investigators from Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, served warrants on Leslie Gerber of Nathalie, related to charges involving the sexual exploitation of a minor. 

        Additionally, a search warrant for additional evidence related to the arrest warrants, was also executed.

  • 2016 SML water safety council wrap up

    By Pat Massa
    WSC Chairman

        Each year the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VADGIF) collects data on deaths, injuries and property damage designated as reportable, though not all of these incidents are reported to authorities.  After enjoying a fatality-free 2015, we incurred one death, eight injuries and fifteen other recordable incidents in 2016.

  • The 7 Billion and you

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Intern

        There are 7 billion people on this planet. 7 billion different faces, 7 billion distinct minds with different senses of humor, different interests, different talents, different laughs.
        An earth populated with humans vastly different and incredible in 7 billion extraordinary ways, but who share the same moon, the same sun, the same ground, the same burdens of humanity. All of these people wandering the same earth.