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Today's News

  • Big Island student diagnosed with MRSA

    Bedford County Public Schools had its first confirmed case of MRSA this year, according to Ryan Edwards, the school division's spokesman.

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a stain of Staphylococcus aureus, a common type of bacteria, that has developed a resistance to a large family of antibiotics that includes methicillin and penicillin. It is, however, treatable by other types of antibiotics.

  • Flash drive taken to school leads to child porn convictions

    A flash drive that was plugged into a computer at Liberty High School has led to a conviction of possession of child pornography against a Bedford man.

    David Shannon Caldwell, 24, pleaded guilty in Bedford County Circuit Court on Tuesday to six counts of possessing child pornography. The charges stem from an incident in May 2007 in which a student at LHS gave a school secretary a flash drive to run off a school assignment. According to the charges, when the secretary plugged the flash drive into her computer, pornographic images appeared.

  • The Ghosts of Avenel?

    Avenel is an antebellum plantation house has stood since 1838. Sue Soreno of Ghostec believes that some of its former residents may have left something behind, something of themselves.

    Ghostec, which Soreno and a few others formed three years ago, investigates paranormal activity — ghosts. She believes a ghost is what is left after a person's body dies — a field of energy, collected in one place, that contains the person's personality.

  • Warner stops by Bedford on campaign trail

    Former Governor Mark Warner, who is seeking the seat of retiring Senator John Warner (no relation), believes that the House's failure to pass a financial rescue package, Monday, will have an impact that goes beyond Wall Street.

    “It was an embarrassment yesterday,” said Warner, who had stopped by Centerfest on Saturday, during a follow-up phone interview, Tuesday.

  • Charges reduced, Bedford man receives probation

    A Bedford man, who had entered no contest pleas in Bedford County Circuit Court in February to charges that he solicited sex from a minor he believed to be a 13-year-old girl, received probation after the charges were reduced during a sentencing hearing Tuesday.

  • Jefferson Forest at Heritage football game postponed

    The football game at City Stadium between JF and Heritage will now be held on Monday, 6:00 p.m. It will still be held at the Stadium.

  • Liberty bounces back against Martinsville in football

    The Liberty Minutemen found themselves in a familiar position this past Friday evening.

    Martinsville had shocked the Minutemen by posting two quick touchdowns, just as Blacksburg had the weekend before.

    While Liberty never really recovered from the Bruins' shock, the Minutemen found a way to revive themselves and rang up six unanswered touchdowns, en route to a 41-14 victory in front of the home crowd.

    Quite frankly, this reporter was considering heading up to catch the second half of the Forest-Pulaski matchup after the Minutemen's anemic start.

  • Commentary: On Football and concerts

    What a great week it was to be me.

    The Cubs clinched the NL Central on Saturday with a win over the hated Cards.

    Also on Saturday, My Minnesota Golden Gophers moved to a 4-0 mark with a win over Florida Atlantic.

    Then, my Bills move to 3-0 by edging the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

    To top it off, I awoke Monday morning to find out I'm a part owner of AIG, along with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. With more to come!

  • Cavs face Heritage at City Stadium Friday

    Jefferson Forest jumps back into the Seminole fray when it heads to City Stadium for the second time this season. This time, the Cavs will face off with the Heritage Pioneers.

    While Forest has become known for its defense and disciplined play, it certainly is not known for being a bunch of road warriors.

    The trip to City Stadium, all 9.6 miles of it, is the furthest the Cavs have wandered from home this season. Their earlier trip was a smashing success when they topped Glass 20-0.

  • Minutemen to visit Eagles' gridiron this Friday

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    It'll be the Minutemen at the Golden Eagles' nest when two of our county teams square off this Friday evening at 7:30.

    Staunton River will be trying to get the Liberty foot off its neck, where it has resided throughout this decade.

    Additionally, the Golden Eagles will be trying to break their long losing streak, which is in danger of hitting the 20 game mark should they fall to Liberty.