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Today's News

  • The gift of fixing cars

        There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit (1 Cor. 12:4 NKJV).

  • Pongracz to have mental evaluation

        A 29-year-old Goode woman, accused of attacking her 77-year-old boyfriend last May at his home, will undergo a psychological evaluation before standing trial for first degree murder.

        Kristina Pongracz was indicted on the murder charge earlier this month by a Bedford County grand jury. Prosecutors decided to seek the murder indictment, in addition to her initial charge of aggravated malicious wounding, following the release of  the medical examiner’s report ruling the death of William Herchenrider in August as a homicide.

  • Huddleston man served in British Army during WWII

        Some of the Bedford area’s World War II veterans served in the armed forces of America’s allies. One of them is David Mends. Now, 93, Mends lives in Huddleston and he has actually emigrated to the United States twice.

  • Cattle rustled from Moneta stockyard

        Cattle worth close to $11,000 were stolen from the Springlake Stockyard this weekend, according to authorities.

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the larceny of the 16 cows from the stockyard located at 1069 Sickle Court in Moneta. The sheriff’s office received the larceny report at 6:15 a.m. Sunday after an employee found the animals missing.

  • Mother guilty of felony child abuse in connection with death of infant

    After a three day trial that concluded Thursday, a Bedford County jury found Cecilia Burnette, 26, of Bedford, not guilty of second degree murder. The jury, however, found her guilty of felony child abuse and recommended a sentence of eight years in prison.

  • Mother guilty of felony child abuse in connection with death of infant

     

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    After a three day trial that concluded Thursday, a Bedford County jury found Cecilia Burnette, 26, of Bedford, not guilty of second degree murder. The jury, however, found her guilty of felony child abuse and recommended a sentence of eight years in prison.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of March 16, 2011)

    Sign-ups and notices

        For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Opportunity to Comment

  • Church news (week of March 16, 2011)

    Concert

    The English Family will hold a Gospel concert on Saturday, March 26, at 6 p.m. at Olive Branch Baptist Church, located at the corner of Joppa Mill and Flint Hill Roads, Bedford.

    Notices

    Lenten worship services

  • On 4-3 vote, supervisors approve 3 cent increase

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted, Monday night, to advertise a real estate tax rate of 53 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. This passed on a 4-3 vote after comments from the public and often passionate discussion by the supervisors. The 53 cent rate is an equalization rate, intended to bring in the same amount of revenue as the current 50 cent rate.

        One citizen, Don Barlow, asked the supervisors to raise his taxes.

  • On 4-3 vote, supervisors approve 3 cent increase

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted, Monday night, to advertise a real estate tax rate of 53 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. This passed on a 4-3 vote after comments from the public and often passionate discussion by the supervisors. The 53 cent rate is an equalization rate, intended to bring in the same amount of revenue as the current 50 cent rate.

        One citizen, Don Barlow, asked the supervisors to raise his taxes.