“The accolades that have come to me are greater than they should have been,” commented former Delegate Lacey Putney a few weeks after receiving an honorary doctorate from Liberty University.
This year marked the first General Assembly session that Putney was not a part of in more than half a century. First elected in 1961, Putney never lost an election in his life. He retired last year after announcing that he would not seek reelection.
The National D-Day Memorial will welcome a host of World War II veterans on Saturday, July 19th from 10am to 5pm during the Memorial’s annual Family Day event. Veterans from the 8th Air Force, the 29th Infantry Division, Merchant Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and other military units will be on hand to talk to visitors throughout the day.
While discussing the closing of Thaxton Elementary School wasn’t on the agenda for Thursday night’s Bedford County School Board meeting, several residents let it be known where they stand on the issue.
back in August, Liberty and Jefferson Forest high schools will have new principals. Current LHS Principal Tim Overstreet and JF Principal Tony Francis are moving to the Bedford County Public School system’s central office staff, the result of action taken during the school board’s meeting last Thursday.
The central office of Bedford County Public Schools will have some new faces and new titles this month as a result of action taken by the school board the past several meetings.
As part of its effort to follow through with recommendations made in the state-mandated school efficiency study, the school board has voted to reorganize the central office staff structure to make it more in line with what the study suggested.
Residents throughout the Bedford area will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with fireworks and activities.
From Poplar Forest to Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford to Moneta, activities are planned for July 4 and July 5.
Charges against Steve Oulds, of Lynchburg, have been certified to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing Monday in General District Court.
Oulds faces charges stemming from the death of James Dale Gunter in a single vehicle crash last year near Coleman Falls. Oulds has been accused of driving the car. The accident occurred on U. S. 501 on Aug. 18, 2013.