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Today's News

  • City budget, school board selections fill agenda

        A public hearing on Bedford’s budget, last week, drew no speakers.

        “There is no proposed increase in the real estate tax rate or personal property tax rates,” stated City Manager Charles Kolakowski in a letter to the mayor and City Council members last month. “There is no proposed increase in the solid waste charges.”

  • Guilty of child abuse, woman is pregnant again — and in jail

        Back in March, a Bedford County jury sentenced Cecelia Burnette to eight years in prison after convicting her of felony child abuse, on March 17, in the death of her infant daughter, Marissa. Last week, she was back in Bedford County Circuit Court for formal sentencing.

        And she’s pregnant, with a new child on the way.
        Burnette’s defense team of David Oblon and Hilary Griffith put Burnette’s mother on the stand in an effort to persuade Judge James Updike to impose a different sentence.

  • Golden Eagles off to college gridirons

      A quartet of Staunton River footballers will move on next year.  But, rest assured, the class of ‘11 will be remembered for a long time as the foundation of the Golden Eagles’ turnaround.

  • BCSO launches new Lake patrol boat

        A grant through the Department of Homeland Security has allowed the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office to purchase a new Lake patrol boat.

        And it’s up and running.
        The department officially launched the boat for Memorial Day weekend and patrols from the Sheriff’s Office will continue to man it on weekends through Labor Day. The patrols will be focused on crime prevention and safety.

  • Commentary: Blind squirrel finds nut

        As the saying goes, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.

  • Eagles are co-kings of Region III

      It’s been a long time since Staunton River was able to claim a regional title in anything (Boys indoor track, 1997).

  • Liberty softball rolls on

      Turn up the heat.  They don’t mind it a bit.

  • High school Teacher of the Year

        When she went to college, Ameka Cruz thought she was headed for a career in business or accounting—possibly even computer science.

        But since 2001 she’s found herself in the classroom, now as a mathematics teacher at Jefferson Forest High School. On Thursday, Cruz learned she had been named as                  the  Bedford  County  High School Teacher of the Year.

  • High school Teacher of the Year

        When she went to college, Ameka Cruz thought she was headed for a career in business or accounting—possibly even computer science.

        But since 2001 she’s found herself in the classroom, now as a mathematics teacher at Jefferson Forest High School. On Thursday, Cruz learned she had been named as                  the  Bedford  County  High School Teacher of the Year.

  • Eagles are co-kings of Blue Ridge

      It’s been a long time since Staunton River was able to claim a regional title in anything (Boys indoor track, 1997).