Today's News

  • Why are soldiers killing themselves?

        Fort Hood, Texas, is the site of the nation’s largest U.S. Army post and the place where - nearly one year ago - a Muslim Army psychiatrist reportedly opened fire and killed 13 people.

  • Don't just move it, get rid of it

        Goodbye to Joseph Stalin!

        And, good riddance!
        Well, not quite. Uncle Joe is still at the National D-Day Memorial. They just took his bust off its pedestal. After spending a couple of months scratching his head, Robin Reed, the National D-Day Foundation’s executive director finally put his shoe back on and made a decision. Sort of.

  • Co-workers remember Bonnie Davis

    It’s been nearly five years since Bonnie Davis was killed after being struck by a motorist while crossing Dawn Drive from a parking lot to Sam Moore Furniture, her place of employment. The accident happened on Dec. 19, 2005.

  • Sports commentary: Role models

     Being well-rested from my vacation, I should be in a great mood.  

    The fact that I didn’t return from the beach bearing any resemblance to a bronzed god, however, has given me a case of the grumps.

  • JF gets first gridiron win of the season

    That’s more like it.

    Jefferson Forest got on the winning track with a stomach-churning, 27-26 win over Turner Ashby.

  • Red zone red-faced

    Coulda, shoulda, woulda.

    Liberty had its chances against Brookville, but fell to the homestanding Bees, 28-14, in front of a packed Beehive.

  • River football throws weight around

     By Jeff McClintock

    Special Correspondent

  • Turning 100

    Louise Noell lives in a nice comfortable home today, but her early years were rough.

        Noell was born in Appomattox on Sept. 24, 1910, a daughter of Joseph O’Brien, a Bedford native. Noell originally started school there, but had to leave school after third grade in order to help care for her siblings — four brothers and two sisters — after her mother’s death.

  • Rescue squad celebrates 40 years of service

    The Montvale Rescue Squad is getting ready to celebrate 40 years of service to that community.

        Formed in May 1970, the crew now responds to more than 200 calls each year. Members are hoping this month’s celebration will help honor those who paved the way as well as generating interest from others who would want to join the crew.

  • Internet crimes unit gets new office

    On the same day Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown announced the opening of a new office for the region’s cyber crime task force, investigators also announced the results of a  five-month multi-jurisdictional investigation into the sharing of child pornography over the Internet.