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Today's News

  • Action affects short-term rentals

        Nobody spoke at a public hearing on zoning ordinance text amendments proposed by the Bedford County Planning Commission, but some supervisors had plenty to say.
        One item is a text amendment that requires owners of short term rental properties that are within 500 feet of the 795-foot elevation contour, and have private septic tanks, to have their septic tanks pumped out, or inspected, at least once every five years. This is a provision that was deleted two years ago.

  • Riding for a cause

        A group of young adults riding bicycles across the country stopped for a lunch break in Moneta, Friday. The bicyclists are riding cross country. They started in Baltimore, Maryland, and are headed for San Francisco.

  • Food for the Soul

        The return of a local man to his home town a few years ago opened the door for opportunities to serve his home town,

        Mike Payne left Bedford after graduating from Liberty High School. After 30  years  working   for  the federal government followed by 15 years as a Las Vegas entertainer, Payne returned to his hometown, and his home church, Oakmulgee Baptist Church, located on U. S. 460 across the highway from the Moose Lodge. That’s the church where he was baptized.

  • Couple sells Westside Food Mart so they can retire

        Westside Food Mart, for the first time in its history, is no longer owned by a Zimmerman.

  • Youth learn from high school athletes

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sport@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest boys baseball team hosted its youth baseball camp last week, June 7-9.
        The Cavaliers had 65 participating youth ranging in ages from five up to 12 years old. Coach Ryan Gilleland split all the youth into age groups and had different stations where the youth would work on certain aspects of the game.

  • Take a shot at love

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Bedford County Recreation Department held its first indoor tennis and archery camp this past week for youth in the area. The camp was held at the old group home gym near Falling Creek Park.
        With the camp doing so well, Coach Dave Eckes has decided to hold another camp. “We are also going to be offering another camp July 11-15,” he said.

  • Fat Tire Bike Weekend

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Centra Health Fat Tire bike weekend took place this past weekend at Falling Creek Park. It kicked off Friday, June 10 and finished up on Sunday, June 12.
        The Bedford Co. Recreation Department decided in 2006 to put bike trails into their parks. “In 2007 we started promoting Bedford County as a mountain bike trail destination,” said Kenny Palmer the Operations Coordinator for Bedford Co. Parks and Recreation.

  • Gym plans OK'd

        In order to stay within budget, the Bedford County School Board decided to go with a new gymnasium at Liberty High School that will have seating for 1,230.

  • Shifting the focus from permitting to progress

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Putting security before shortcuts

    Sometimes less is more. But when it comes to keeping our communities safe from terrorist threats, security comes before shortcuts. A bill that I strongly support, the Visa Integrity and Security Act, addresses the gaping holes in our immigration process that allow those who wish Americans harm to game the system.