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Today's News

  • Three vehicle accident involves school bus

    A Bedford County school bus was involved in a three-vehicle accident on Dickerson Mill Road this morning.

  • Republicans plan candidate brunches

    Republican Party headquarters has opened on the corner of North Bridge Street and Depot Street, in the building that formerly housed Bluebird Antiques. Supporters held a soft opening Aug. 10.

        “This year we decided not to have a grand opening,” said Charlene Poole, chairman of the committee in charge of the headquarters.

  • Barnes resigns from Planning Commission

    Tuesday night's Bedford County Planning Commission meeting came to a surprise ending when District 2 planning commission member Lynn Barnes announced his resignation. The resignation was effective immediately. Barnes has represented District 2 on the planning commission for seven years.

    Barnes cited frustration with the board of supervisors as his reason.

    "I think the board [of supervisors] has forced this planning commission into a position of giving in," Barnes said.

  • School board to take $125M facilities plan to supervisors

        The Bedford County School Board has been piecing together its possible capital project needs for the next 20 years.
        The potential price tag: $125 million.
        Members plan to take the proposal to the County Supervisors next month and get approval to put in motion one of the plan’s major projects—building a new middle school in the Liberty Zone. That project is one both boards will, at some point, have to agree on, assuming the reversion of the city of Bedford to town status takes place.

  • Fla. man pleads in child molestation case

        A 48-year-old Florida man will spend 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl, the result of a plea agreement reached in Bedford County Circuit Court Friday.

  • City Council OK’s reversion agreement

        Bedford City Council gave its unanimous thumbs up last Tuesday to the voluntary reversion agreement with Bedford County in which the city will become a town.
        Several speakers posed a number of questions to council members during a public hearing prior to the vote. Most of the questions centered on taxes and services.

  • Church youth plant crops to give to others

        Bedford Baptist Church has been planting potatoes for the Society of St. Andrew and Shepherd’s Table for five years, according to Ben Shrader. Shrader spent a sunny afternoon last week with a tractor digging up the taters in the 45-by-90 foot plot where they were planted. The church’s youth group showed up later to put them in bags. Shrader said that they got 1,400 pounds of them last year.

  • One year sentence handed down in shooting

        Michael Thomas Loboschefski will spend a year behind bars for his role in an altercation, last summer, that resulted in the death of a young woman.

        The shooting occurred at Loboschefski’s residence on Johnson Mountain Road on Aug. 11, 2011. Joshua Hughes, 28, and Audrey Michelle Bryan, 25, were hit by shots fired from a .22 caliber rifle by Loboschefski. Bryan died from her wound.

  • Groups pitch in to provide school supplies

        Volunteers from area businesses and local organizations packed a meeting room in the county administration building Thursday with one goal in mind—packing bags full of school supplies for students set to start school this week.

        In all, the Pack the Bag effort yielded some 200 book bags and supplies that were delivered to area schools in time for the first day of school Monday, according to Denise Kennedy, a social worker with the Department of Social Services.

  • Man enters plea in shooting

        One year to the day after being shot in their own yard on Haven Heights Road just outside Bedford, 62-year-old Glenn Caldwell and his son, 36-year-old Michael Caldwell, sat in court as their attacker was found guilty for inflicting their wounds.

        And after the guilty verdict was pronounced, Glenn Caldwell picked up the cane he is now forced to use and walked out of the courtroom with his son and other members of his family. The wounds remain for both of them.