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Today's News

  • Cavs boot Eagles to complete perfect season

    While many coaches would envy Jedd Zaring’s position, the head coach of the Cavaliers is less than thrilled.

  • Farmer near-perfect as Lady Cavs top Eagles

     

    A Senior Night cake awaited the graduating Staunton River players at the conclusion of their game with Jefferson Forest.

  • Thor's hammer: commentary

      The latest shenanigans prove that baseball’s Steroid Era is far from over.

    Heck, it very well may be in its heyday.

  • Council urged not to cut SRO program

    Students participating at Bedford Elementary School’s Gang Resistance Education And Training Program just recently had a graduation ceremony at the school. School Resource Officer Robert Monk received an emotional display of thanks for his work there. But the future of that program at the school is hanging in the balance as Bedford City Council considers the 2009-2010 budget and the cuts that will have to be made to balance it.

  • Perriello seeks help for veterans

        Congressman Tom Perriello stopped by Bedford last week to speak at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Bedford City and County Voters League. The meeting was held at Washington Street Baptist Church.

        Perriello called for greater efforts to help veterans returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said that there is currently an 11 percent unemployment rate among these veterans.

  • Breaking: Perriello introduces bill to save National D-Day Memorial

    Breaking: Perriello introduces bill to save National D-Day Memorial

  • Elementary, middle school Teachers of the Year honored

    A delegation from the school division’s central office made its rounds, Friday, with a surprise for three teachers.

        Each year Bedford County Public Schools chooses three teachers, elementary, middle school and high school as Teacher of the Year for the school year that is just about to end. One of them is also designated the county-wide Teacher of the Year. Candidates for this honor are nominated by their colleagues and the nominations are reviewed by a panel of teachers. The winners are surprised in person the morning after the decision is made.

  • Supervisors vote to hire additional paid rescue staff

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last week to hire additional paid staff to supplement volunteer rescue squad coverage.

        The county already has paid staff to supplement the volunteer rescue squads from 4 a.m. until 6 p.m. The additional staff extends this to 24-hour coverage.

        “It’s a bare minimum,” said Jack Jones, the county’s director of emergency services.

  • Teacher of the Year

    As a student, Jami Key had several extraordinary teachers who impacted her life. Now she’s returning the favor to students in Bedford County and this past week was recognized for those efforts by being named as the school system’s Teacher of the Year.

        Key, a science and biology teacher at Liberty High School, has spent all of her teaching career — 23 years — at LHS. “It is quite an honor,” she said of being named Bedford County Teacher of the Year. “”We have lots of other deserving teachers.”

  • Gym project delayed

    Parents of students at Bedford Primary School were notified this week that construction of a  gymnasium for the school has been put on hold.

        In a letter to parents, Principal Wayne Lyle said that while the Bedford County School Board had been making plans to use money left over from other projects — specifically those recently completed at Jefferson Forest and Staunton River high schools —  for the gymnasium, those plans have been put on hold. The school currently does not have a gymnasium.