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Today's News

  • Election 2011

    Some incumbents won't be returning to local boards, and one local state delegate, Bedford 's Lacey Putney, found himself in a tight race, but won, defeating two opponents.

    And there won't be a new sheriff in town—Bedford Sheriff Mike Brown easily won reelection for what he has said will be his last term.

  • Police believe missing girl might be with accused former sheriff's deputy

    Special Agents from the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) are looking for a missing 16-year-old Bedford County girl. It's believed she might be with the former Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy recently charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor.

    According to State Police, Audrey Marie McCombs' parents reported her missing Monday morning. They had last seen her at her Bedford County residence at 9 p.m. Sunday night.

  • Nationwide emergency broadcast test scheduled for Wednesday

     

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    On Wednesday, November 9 all regularly scheduled programming on all TV, satellite, and cable networks and radio broadcasts will be interrupted with a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System at 2 p.m.

  • Bomb threat investigated at JF

     

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    Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the school resource officer at Jefferson Forest High School are investigating a bomb threat at the school today (Friday, Nov. 4).

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Nov. 2, 2011)

     

  • Church news (week of Nov. 2, 2011)

     

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    The Sensational Harmonizers

     

    On first Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. the Sensational Harmonizers will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Goode. The Ruby Jones Singers will be the guest choir. The fall theme is: Women in Red & Black- Men in Suites or come as you are. Proceeds going toward the building fund.

  • We can’t wait – the Senate must act

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    The past week I testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power in support of the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, a bill I co-authored with Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD).

     

  • Working to protect American innovation and jobs

    two weeks ago special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided a farmers market in Washington, D.C. They seized $3 million worth of counterfeit goods including purses, wallets, perfume, watches, shoes, clothes, music and movies. In total they found almost 20,000 pieces of counterfeit merchandise.

     

  • Town meeting

        By now you should have received a letter from the County with regard to the zoning of  your property under the new proposed Zoning Ordinance.  Some additional information has appeared in the local newspapers describing the ordinance changes. 

  • Alien cartoon correct about the GOP

        If ever there was a political cartoon that was just perfectly brilliant, it was the one in the Roanoke Times last week.

        In it, a man and his wife step outside onto their front porch to see a space ship sitting in the front yard. They look at and listen intently to the alien who has emerged from the craft.
    He says, “We have been watching transmissions of something called ‘the Republican debates,’ and we see no reason for your species to continue.”