Today's News

  • Government can think creatively

        In an era of tight budgets, the Bedford County Department of Parks and Recreation is doing something right. The staff are finding creative ways to fulfill their mission; and even improve the way they fulfill their mission, without asking the county’s taxpayers for more money.

  • The true spirit of giving

    Much has been made recently of folks “paying their fair share.” In the political world, this is the hottest of topics.
        But the truth is, there are a lot more important ways to help this country out than paying the government more taxes. And it doesn’t cost anyone a dime—or even a penny. What it does cost is time.
        Volunteers are the true heroes of this country—they understand what it means to “pay their fair share.” And many go far beyond that.

  • Estrada returns to faith-based films

        Local casting calls for “Finding Faith” have gone well, according to Scott Ward, executive producer for the film.

        Ward was in Lynchburg last week to promote the film and work on the casting efforts. The film focuses on a 14-year-old teen, Faith Garrett, who falls victim to an online predator and is abducted.

  • Students promote safe driving

        A group of students at Liberty High School weren’t about to let their peers enter prom week without getting the message to be safe while driving last weekend.

        That’s why students at LHS found themselves walking by a mock accident and funeral scene on Wednesday.

  • School budget vote set for Thursday

        Insurance was a major topic last week as the Bedford County School Board held its last budget work session, prior to formal budget adoption slated for its meeting this Thursday, May 3.
        Expect the county’s school bus drivers to be well-represented at this week’s meeting.

  • Hunter's Raid

        Sunday proved to be a perfect day, sunny and warm, for a historical walking tour of Bedford’s Centertown area. The tour was a lot different from the historical fight it chronicled.

        Sergei Troubetzkoy, the Bedford area’s director of tourism, led the tour which focused on the raid of Bedford by Federal troops under General David Hunter. Troubetzkoy’s tour focused on “what it was like when thousands of troops showed up unexpectedly.”

  • Grand jury indicts former BCSO deputy

        On Tuesday, a Bedford County Grand jury indicted a former deputy with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office on five charges of taking indecent liberties with a child in a custodial relationship.

         Earnest Grubbs, 47, was indicted on the charges related to having a sexual relationship with a then 15-year-old Liberty High School student.

  • Demand is growing for Free Clinc's services

    The Bedford Christian Free Clinic faces challenges as it prepares to mark its 20th anniversary on May 7.    

        “We have had a shortage of volunteers and it continues,” commented Don Craighead, the clinic’s executive director.

  • Electric outage planned for tonight in Bedford

    To improve the electric system's load capability, the city of Bedford Electric Department has scheduled substation equipment repairs which will require the electricity to be shut off tonight, Saturday, April 28 from midnight to 4 a.m. Sunday morning, April 29.

    Streets that will be affected in whole or part include:

    • Main Street, Liberty Street, Federal Street

    • E Main Street to Orange Street, Otey Street

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of April 25, 2012)

    Sign-ups and notices

    For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper. For information on monthly/weekly meeting times for groups see the meeting notice section.

    Taking vendor applications