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Today's News

  • Elks National Home has been nominated for placement on the National Register of Historic Places

    Have you ever known a New Yorker that had never been to the top of the Empire State Building? Or a Philadelphian who'd never been to visit the Liberty Bell?

    Many folks often take for granted the historical landmarks of their hometowns.

    The leadership of the Bedford Historical Society wanted to make sure that Bedfordites didn't miss out on an opportunity to discover one of our architectural jewels. The Society hosted a presentation about and a tour of the Elks National Home this past Sunday.

  • Charges certified against former SRHS teacher

    A former Staunton River High School teacher, arrested in January for having a sexual relationship with a student at the school, will have four charges of taking indecent liberties with a minor while in a custodial relationship sent to a Bedford County grand jury.

  • Parents pack meeting chamber

    It was standing room only at Monday night's Bedford County Board of Supervisors Meeting, as representatives from a recently formed citizen's group voiced their thoughts on the upcoming school budget proposal.

    The group Concerned Parents for Bedford County brought plenty of supporters with them filling all seats, lining the walls and loudly applauding each speaker.

  • Planning commission recommends Cedar Key rezoning

    Last week, Bedford County's planning commission found a solution to a zoning problem that members believe will satisfy the greatest number of people.

  • Eagle alum Witt is new football coach

    Staunton River Athletic Director Ricky Falls introduced Head Football Coach Rick Witt as the newest member of the Eagles' coaching cadre. Witt takes over his alma mater's program after a seven year stint as an assistant at William Byrd.

    "Everybody at Byrd couldn't say enough good things about him," said Falls. "It was refreshing to see someone who really wanted to be here." Falls received 18 applicants and interviewed 8 of those.

    "It's home," said Witt. "I loved my time at Staunton River...I really like the community"

  • The new Pete Rose--commentary

    Just when it looked as though Pete Rose was finally riding off into the sunset, along comes his replacement.

    I don't mean a replacement for Rose as the Major League Baseball's all-time hitting champ.

    No, I mean as a replacement for Rose as the Major League Baseball player who won't admit to his cruddy behavior and salvage a small piece of his reputation.

    The replacement is one of the most talented players of his time, who crossed into prohibited territory but whose ego won't allow him to 'fess up.

    Of course I'm talking about Roger Clemens.

  • Brookville wins District crown--yawn

    The generally accepted Machiavellian principle is that if you challenge a king, you must kill him. Otherwise, woe be it onto you.

    In the case of the Seminole District championship tournament, regal Brookville was challenged, but came away with its kingdom intact, wearing the District crown for a 39th consecutive year.

  • Two out of three ain't bad

    While the girls were putting three county teams into the Regionals, the boys were holding up their end as both Liberty and Jefferson Forest earned tickets to the next level. The Minutemen topped Staunton River in a bruising affair by the score of 75-50. The Cavaliers beat perennial powerhouse Heritage in a back-and-forth affair by the score of 47-43.

    With Brookville having won the regular season title, Liberty and Forest will spend the remainder of this week trying to earn a coveted second seed and the Regional home opener that comes with it.

  • Ladies' night

    Staunton River easily clinched its berth in the Regional where the Lady Eagles will be joined by County mates Jefferson Forest and Liberty. The three squads advanced with opening round wins over Seminole District rivals.

    The wins also put the trio of Bedford teams into the District semifinals, which include Brookville. This past Tuesday, the Lady Cavs took on the Bees while the Golden Eagles squared off with the Minettes.

    The District championship will be played Friday evening, along with the boys' titlist tilt, at Jefferson Forest.

  • The Senate's obligation to act on federal nominees

    Perhaps one of the most important responsibilities of the United States Senate is to give the President's pending federal nominations a prompt vote in order to ensure that Federal courts and agencies have the personnel they need to best serve the American people.

    Currently, there are more than 180 nominees awaiting a vote in the Senate. Thirty of these nominees have been waiting more than a year for a Senate vote and half have been waiting 100 days or longer. This is simply unacceptable.