Today's News

  • 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.

  • Grisham campaigns for Perriello

    Author John Grisham stopped in Bedford Monday morning, campaigning for Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello.

        The event took place at the Bower Center for the Performing Arts. Grisham served as a warm-up speaker for Perriello at the event. About 100 people turned out.

  • Project brings SOLs alive

    Huddleston Elementary fourth grade science teacher Traci Bratton has helped her students’ study of life cycles and eco-systems come to life — literally.

        Looking for a fresh way to make that study of the standards of learning unit on habitats interesting, she came up with the idea of having the class take care of and hatch chickens. So for the past month, they’ve been doing just that. Last week, the students watched as the chicks pecked their way out of their shells.