Today's News

  • Forest man sentenced on sex charge

    In all likelihood, Allen Lee Ford of Forest, a decorated marine combat veteran, will spend most, if not all, of the rest of his life in jail.

        Ford, who turns 63 next month, was sentenced Friday to four years, five months in jail on one conviction of aggravated sexual battery in Bedford County Circuit Court. But he’s facing similar charges in other jurisdictions and once those are finalized, his sentence will be considerably more, according to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz.

  • Legion’s national convention takes stand against Stalin bust

    The American Legion has joined a number of others, including the European Parliament, in issuing a resolution condemning the presence of a bust of Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin at the National D-Day Memorial.

        This latest action came at the Legion’s annual national convention, held in Milwaukee last week. The American Legion represents 2.5 million veterans.

  • Bedford man arrested for felony murder

        On February 7, 2010, Bedford Police responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Quarles Street in the city of Bedford.  On arrival, officers found Matthew Stewart Hamilton, 26, deceased.  Further investigation, along with information from the medical examiner, established that Hamilton had died from an overdose of methadone.  

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  • Church News


    Squire Parsons concert
    A Labor Day Weekend concert with Squire Parsons will be held on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 800 Smith Street, Bedford. The Rev. Ray Lyons, Sr. is pastor. (540) 586-3434.
    Squire Parsons, a native of West Virginia, was raised in a Christian home and was introduced to gospel music by his parents. His father, Squire Parsons, Sr., was a choir director in their home church and taught shaped note gospel music.

  • BCSO releases CVS theft video

    On 8/30/2010 at 2:16 p.m. an unidentified black male entered CVS located at 18665 Forest Rd, Forest  and allegedly walked out with two Craig 13’’ HD LCD Televisions valued at $300 without paying for the items, according to a news release from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • Our commitment to our veterans must not end

  • Massive tax increases will hit all Americans

  • Understanding the workings of the Sheriff’s Office

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown   


  • Combat mission in Iraq finally ends

        The last American combat troops pulled out of Iraq recently, bringing an end to a direct fighting role for the United States in a war of choice started by our previous president in March of 2003.

        In the history of our country, there has never been another war for which there was so little justification.