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Today's News

  • ICAC: Viral video of sexual abuse victim should not be shared

        Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, are aware of a viral Facebook video, depicting the sexual abuse of an African-American child, by an adult African-American male.

  • Bedford man pleads guilty to 30 felonies

        A 47-year-old Bedford man pleaded guilty to 30 felony charges in Bedford Circuit Court Friday.
        Jeffrey Allen Richardson entered the pleas, related to two different cases, to the charges including obtaining money by false pretense, forgery, uttering and petty larceny.
        The charges stem from incidents that occurred last spring. He was arrested in late July.

  • Grand jury indicts 27

        A Bedford grand jury indicted 27 people on a total of 97 charges on Friday.
        The indictments include a group of several individuals accused of being a part of a theft ring in the Stewartsville and Moneta areas, a rape charge, abduction, assault and battery, escape from custody, grand larceny and forgery.

    Alleged theft ring

  • Mother wants justice in case

        Betty Jean Thomas isn’t happy about the way her son was portrayed at the trial of the woman who killed him in 2015.
        In December Vicky Thomas Clarke, 56,  was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter—she had been charged with second degree murder–for killing her brother, Paul Thomas, in the early morning hours on Oct. 1, 2015. The jury recommended a five-year sentence for the conviction.
        “There were a lot of lies told in court,” Betty Jean said.

  • Former camp worker remembers Camp Jaycee

        Rebecca Goins was on Camp Jaycee’s staff during its last four seasons. She said last summer, the summer of 2017, was the camp’s last.

        She started working there the summer of 2013, just after she graduated from high school. Goins had taken Roanoke County Schools’ certified nursing assistant (CNA) program her senior year and working at Camp Jaycee let her use what she learned in class. The second year, 2014, she was a head counselor. She was a nursing assistant in 2016 and 2017.

  • Huddleston man headed for national championship

        A Huddleston man is headed for a national bass fishing tournament in March.

  • Liberty locks up No. 2 seed

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    On the first day of a new month the Lady Minutemen picked up, maybe their most important win of the season with a 59-38 victory over Rustburg.
        

    The win put Liberty in a tie with Heritage, whom they beat last week, for the second seed in the Seminole District Tournament. The decision was settled with the flip of a coin that landed in Liberty’s favor.
        

  • Staunton River hires Head Coach

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    A familiar face will now hold the title of Head Coach of the Staunton River football team. Offensive Coordinator Jeremy Haymore will take over as head man on the sidelines.
      

    Haymore announced on his Twitter page early Monday afternoon that he had accepted the job and a press release was sent out shortly after.
        

  • LCA snap's JF's win streak

     By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    The atmosphere of Jefferson Forest’s game at Liberty Christian Academy on Thursday Feb. 2 felt like a playoff game.
        

    A massive crowd was in attendance with both sides equally represented and at times it was loud enough to drown out thoughts from your head.
        

  • Seminole District Swimming

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    On Wednesday Jan. 31 all of the Seminole District teams traveled to the Bedford Area YMCA to compete in the Seminole District Swim Championships.
        

    Spectators filed around the perimeter of the pool and the lobby of the YMCA hoping they could get a view at the action. Anyone who got a good enough view of the pool got a first hand look at the  dominance of the Jefferson Forest boy’s team.