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Today's News

  • Cav hoopsters upset defending champion Bees-Boys' roundup

    Finishing off what was easily the best week of basketball for Jefferson Forest in quite a long time, the Cavs knocked off perennial powerhouse Brookville and established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Seminole District.

  • Local girls' Bee-ten in hoops--roundup

    Conventional wisdom had it that Brookville would have a down year in girls’ hoops.

  • Back to basic--commentary

      The bowl season represents a big test in the Forster household. Recently, due to the high cost, the wife and I decided to downsize our cable to the basic package.  

  • Sheriff cites Bullet ad for arrests

    An advertisement, placed by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office in The Bullet earlier this fall, is being credited by Sheriff Mike Brown as a catalyst to numerous arrests since it appeared, including several announced last week in a pre-Christmas round-up.

        During a news conference last Tuesday, the sheriff announced charges against 18 different individuals. Most of those charges involved the distribution of drugs including    marijuana,   cocaine and heroin.

  • Boone wins Athena Award

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce selected the area’s Athena Award from a field of nine nominees. The winner was announced at the Chamber’s annual Women of Influence Luncheon earlier this month.

        The winner was Mary Jo Boone. Boone, who serves as CEO of the Bedford Area YMCA, was nominated by a number of people associated with the Y.    

  • House burns on Christmas Eve

        It wasn't the night before Christmas, but a Bedford couple's plans for Christmas day were radically altered. They were forced to flee their home in the wee hours of the morning of Dec. 24 when their house caught fire. Fortunately, they were able to escape the rapidly progressing fire without injury.

  • Wharton Foundation's role expands with merger

        The Wharton Memorial Foundation and the Bedford Academy for the Arts ended the old year by becoming one. The merger took place in September.

        The Wharton Memorial Foundation was formally organized in 1997, according to Fred Duis, the foundation’s vice president and a founding member. Its roots go back to the desire to set up a public garden.

  • Wiese commissioned as medical service officer

        Austin Wiese, a 2004 Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) graduate, decided during his freshman year of high school to seek a career in the armed forces.

        “What better way to serve and to defend our nation’s values than to be in the military?” he commented.

        Wiese said that his paternal grandfather, Colonel William Wiese, was a major influence in that decision. Col. Wiese, an Air Force officer, flew combat missions in Vietnam in the F-105.

  • Obama takes heat from the left

        We say goodbye to 2008 tonight and greet a brand new year tomorrow. Shortly, we will also greet a brand new president when Barack Obama is sworn in as our 44th president. As the old year winds down, he's already taking some heat — from his own party.

  • Saying goodbye to 2008

        That time of the year has arrived again in which we think about what has passed and ponder what may be ahead.

        The United States is, in 2008, in a major recession. We just went through a Christmas season in which retail business may have seen recent record lows in holiday spending. The auto industry got a bailout, but one that was modest compared to what was done for the financial markets.