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Today's News

  • Bassett makes bed, Cavs lie in it

    Playing in a town noted for its beds, Jefferson Forest stayed awake the entire game, taking Bassett, 32-7.

  • Slow Seminole start

    Jefferson Forest welcomed E.C. Glass to the Seminole neighborhood, giving the Hilltoppers a swell housewarming gift.

  • Martinsville comes a knockin'

      Some who are associated with the Liberty Minutemen program are already looking forward to the September 25 game at Amherst.

  • Olde Liberty Station burns

    Bedford’s Volunteer Fire Department had six men at the firehouse when they were dispatched to a fire at Olde Liberty Station at 11:36 Friday morning.  According to Brad Creasy, the fire chief, they got two trucks there in a few minutes. The firehouse is on one end of Bedford Avenue and the historic train station and restaurant is on the opposite end.

     

  • School board begins to develop plan for future facilities

    Over the next several weeks staff from the Bedford County Public Schools Central Office will be compiling a list of possible capital improvement plans to present to the Board of Supervisors this year. At least one of those plans is likely to include building a new gymnasium at Bedford Primary School.

        The Bedford County School Board held a work session last Thursday to talk about the school system’s facilities as part of the process of developing a CIP list. The hope is that list will be included in the overall county CIP plan for budget purposes.

  • Fundraiser set for employees of restaurant

        Several regular customers at Cup A Joe were talking Saturday about the previous day’s fire at Olde Liberty Station, according to Kathy McGary, one of the shop’s owners. McGary said that these folks are also regular Olde Liberty Station customers.

        “We all felt so bad about it,” she said.

  • Remembering 9/11

        The Bedford Christian Fellowship hosted a 9/11 ecumenical prayer breakfast for the fifth year in a row, on Sept. 11. The prayer breakfast commemorates the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.

        The Bedford Christian Fellowship is a group of Christian men from several denominations who gather each month for prayer, fellowship and mutual support.

  • Virginia dentists endorse Lacey Putney

        The Virginia Dental Association has endorsed Delegate Lacey Putney for reelection to the 19th House of Delegates District seat that he has held since 1962. Virginia’s legislature dates back to 1619, 390 years, and Putney has been part of it for approximately 15 percent of that time.

  • Safety day slated for Centerfest

    As always, public safety will be a major feature of Centerfest.

        According to Capt. Jim Bennett, of the Bedford City Police Department, this year’s public safety displays will be on South Street and flow into the parking lot behind the County Administration Building.

        City Police and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will be there. Along with displays, they plan demonstrations.

        “We are going to do the airbag sled demo,” said Bennett.

  • New LHS principal starts Monday

    New Liberty High School Principal Mary Brandon will be initiated by fire as she starts her first week at the school on Monday.

        Next week is spirit week at the school.

        “I feel that it’s an honor for me to come here,” she told LHS teachers and staff this week as she met with them after school on Monday. “I believe that the job that you all and I do is the second most important job in the world. Parenting is the most important.”