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Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts Earnest for murder

    A Bedford County Grand Jury has indicted Wesley Brian Earnest, 37, of Moneta on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of his wife last December.

    Earnest is charged with killing his estranged wife, Jocelyn Branham Earnest, Dec. 19 at her home in Forest. The grand jury handed down the first-degree murder and use of a firearm in a commission of a felony indictments during its meeting last Tuesday.

    Jocelyn Earnest was found dead from a gunshot wound to her head at her home on Dec. 20 by a friend.

  • Author seeks to deter suicide

    Dr. Ken Stifler sees hundreds of patients a year who have attempted to take their own lives. He's hoping that a book he's recently written will help prevent some future cases from happening.

    Stifler, who lives in the county a few miles from Bedford, is a mental health consultant for Lynchburg General Hospital's emergency room. He's part of a team that is called in when a person comes in, or is brought in, who has either attempted suicide or says that he's considering killing himself. He said that the team sees at least 150 people per month in this condition.

  • Man dies at construction site

    Man dies at construction site

    At 10:56 a.m. today (Thursday), Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call advising that a Hispanic man had fallen at a construction site on Whispering Springs Court, which is in the Farmington subdivision off Perrowville Road in Forest.

  • Breaking news - Man dies at construction site

    At 10:56 a.m. today (Thursday), Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call advising that a Hispanic man had falling at a construction site on Whispering Springs Court, which is in the Farmington subdivision off Perrowville Road in Forest.

  • County softball roundup

    Showing a memory that would put an elephant to shame, the Jefferson Forest softball team kept its foot on the throttle ensuring there would be no repeat of the last time it faced Rustburg.

  • Big hopes for Big Brown--commentary

    Has the sport of kings found its Prince Charming?

    With Big Brown?s crushing victory in last weekend?s Kentucky Derby, the horse racing industry has its best shot at a Triple Crown contender since Affirmed accomplished the feat back in 1978.

  • Marathon Minettes

    By Mike Forster

    Sports Editor

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    If the Liberty soccer-playing seniors passed on the opportunity to dance at last week?s prom, their dates shouldn?t feel offended.

    With six games in six straight weekdays, the Minettes were nursing some seriously sore wheels. Even the coaches were worn out by the never-ending week.

    The compressed schedule came about because of numerous postponements due to early-season inclement weather.

  • Seminole stunners: County baseball roundup

    Translated from German, the name Heiligenstadt means ?holy city.? Around Seminole baseball diamonds, the name Forslund means ?holy smokes.?

    While Rustburg?s Blake Forslund had his heater working for him, it was Jefferson Forest?s Erik Heiligenstadt who had folks at the Forest diamond exclaiming ?holy mackerel!,? as the southpaw sophomore led his team to a 5-0 win over the visiting Red Devils.

  • Without a commitment for a sidewalk along Independence Boulevard, the zoning requirement results in a sidewalk to nowhere

    Up until recently, city of Bedford officials were counting on the Virginia Department of Transportation to come up with funds to build a sidewalk along Independence Boulevard. Because of that, developers along the road weren’t required to comply with the zoning ordinance to build sidewalks as part of their development.

    Up until now.

  • Working to make health care more accessible and affordable

    Currently, more than 47 million Americans are without health insurance and millions more are underinsured. These statistics are simply unacceptable. It is time for real health care reform which focuses on strategies that help Americans obtain the best quality health care at the least cost.