Today's News

  • John McCain: Everything Trump can never be

        I’d love to hear someone make an attempt to justify Donald Trump’s mean, jealous, petulant and disrespectful behavior in the wake of the death of a real American political legend, Sen. John McCain.
        Give Trump a chance to prove he’s a miserable wretch, and he never fails to do it. Democrats and Republicans alike were disgusted by this fraud’s horrific contempt for a deceased U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate that most Americans admired greatly.

  • Are we in the toilet?

        I’ve never been a particularly optimistic fellow. I’ve always tended to feel every silver lining has a dark cloud and the glass is half empty. 

  • Small businesses, workers benefiting from tax cuts

        President Donald J. Trump had taxpayers and small business owners in mind when he signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law December 22, 2017. The new law cut corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% for 2018 and lowered income tax at nearly all levels. Tax cuts for working families allow them to keep more of their hard-earned money and provide more opportunity for everyone to achieve the American dream.

  • Centra set to go live with new Electronic Health Record

        Centra was set to go live this week with a new Electronic Health Record, an effort that has been years in the making.
        “This is single handedly the largest undertaking in Centra’s 32-year history,” a news release stated.
        Centra is consolidating several electronic health record applications into one integrated system with Cerner. The list of patient benefits includes:
        • Patients have online access to their personal medical records 24/7 through HealthyU;

  • ATF, firearms industry offer reward in Black Dog Sporting Goods burglary

        The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of Black Dog Sporting Goods in Bedford County. 
        ATF and the NSSF are each offering a reward of up to $2,500, for a total reward of $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

  • Women rescued after being trapped against Snowden plant’s dam

        What could have been a tragedy had a happy ending thanks to the skills of first responders from Bedford County and Amherst County.

        Late last month two women were floating on the James River in a small inflatable raft when their raft became trapped against the flood gates on the Snowden hydroelectric plant’s dam.

  • Residents upset by water runoff

        Seven residents of the Governors Hill subdivision spoke before Bedford Town Council, last week, to air a grievance over storm water runoff from adjacent construction.
        Stewart Saunders said he moved into his new house last year and said he is getting serious runoff from the construction site. He said at one point gravel from the construction site washed into his yard. Saunders said the contractor has been unresponsive.

  • Alleged MS-13 gang members to have motions hearings

    Two of the five alleged MS-13 gang members charged with capital murder in the death of Raymond Wood in March, 2017, are scheduled to be in court this Tuesday on motions hearings related to their cases.
        Victor Arnoldo Rodas, 20, and Cristian Jose Sanchez Gomez both have hearings scheduled in Bedford Circuit Court. This will be the second hearing in two weeks for Rodas as Judge James Updike is expected to rule on two previous motions as well as hear arguments on two more motions.

  • The smile said it all

        The sheriff’s office last week honored several deputies and a citizen, for their efforts in saving lives.

  • High School Schedule: September 5-11

    Wednesday September 5


    Liberty vs. Jefferson Forest vs. E.C. Glass vs. Rustburg,
    4:30 p.m. @ Ivy Hill

    Cross Country

    Liberty vs. E.C. Glass vs. Heritage, vs. Amherst County, 5 p.m. @ Liberty

    Thursday September 6


    Jefferson Forest @ Liberty Christian, 7 p.m.