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Today's News

  • Internationally famous

        Bedford is internationally famous. Or, should I say internationally infamous.

        I saw more news stories on the Stalin bust on Russian Internet news sites the Saturday before last. One begins, “, , ~,,f ,f ,ee,e -eOe e ',,e () < ,% e %,.” This reads, “Installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin on the grounds of the war memorial complex in the city of Bedford (USA) has caused a real scandal in American society.”

  • Court is in session

      Sweltering heat couldn’t keep ‘em away from the tennis courts.

    Bedford County is hosting a tennis camp this month.  So far, it has drawn a good number of would-be netters.

  • Driving the Burma Road

    A bout of bad health may have saved a man’s life nearly 70 years ago.

  • Big Island Post 217 aims high

    Well, that was quick.

  • SML Lions Andrew Haley draws a crowd

    It was hard to tell the trees from the Forest.

  • Sports commentary: It's showtime!

      Another cruddy precedent has been set.

    I refer, of course, to the decision by ESPN to air a one- hour show in which LeBron James revealed the team to which he would sell his soul.  Er, services.

  • Did jury in Earnest case read journals not in evidence?

        The jury that convicted Wesley Earnest of first degree murder on April 5 may have used exhibits that were not admitted into evidence, a defense motion to set aside the verdict states. Earnest was found guilty of murdering his estranged wife Jocelyn Earnest following a two-week trial this spring.

  • Wounded warriors

        Duty with the National Guard, which included deployments to combat zones, has given Louis Alvey a personal feel for the needs of returning soldiers who were injured. An awareness of the need led him to work as a peer specialist for Virginia’s Wounded Warrior Program. Alvey works out of Lynchburg.

        Alvey served in the Guard from 2004 until the beginning of this year. His service included a deployment to Iraq and another to Kuwait.

        “We mostly did route security,” he said of his second deployment.

  • Planning for the future

        The Bedford County School Board began work on a strategic plan at a work session late last month.

        During the work session, Dr. Douglas Schuch, the county’s superintendent of schools, presented a two-page draft version of a plan. He said that he will meet with school board members this month and in August, two at a time, to get input from them as staff develops a second draft of the plan. This will be followed by a work session on Sept. 23. He expects to submit a final version for their approval in October.

  • Couple say they lost everything in fire at their Goode home

        Sam and Shirley Logwood had given their Goode home a recent facelift. The house where they lived for 39 years got new windows and new siding.

        Now, the elderly couple doesn’t have a home. The house was a total loss after a fire broke out in an electric outlet in the living room last month.

        “It burnt it all up,” commented Sam Logwood.