Today's News

  • County adopts broadband plan

        After three years of discussions, the Bedford County Broadband Authority voted to accept a plan presented by George Condyles, of Atlantic Technology Consultants, to expand broadband availability in the county.

  • BIA to hold service for Bedford Boys

        The Bedford International Alliance will conduct a short service at the Greenwood and Oakwood Cemeteries on Monday May 28 to honor the fallen Bedford Boys who were laid to rest at home.
        The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at which time the members of the BIA will place a flower and flag on each of the graves.

  • Memorial Day observance Monday at 11 a.m.

        “Remembering Their Sacrifice: A Memorial Day Observance” will be held this Monday, May 28 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

        Admission is free from 10 a.m. – noon, with the ceremony at 11 a.m.

  • School Board adopts revised budget

        The Bedford County School Board adopted its budget for the 2018-2019 school year at a special called meeting Thursday evening. During the meeting school board members trimmed the budget to fit within the state and local funding it expects to receive.
        This was not a budget cut. The $104.4 million budget still represents a $2 million increase over last year’s budget. It doesn’t reflect a reduction of funding from the board of supervisors, either. The local transfer is .3 percent higher than last year.

  • Local businessman opens firearms shop

        A new gun shop in Forest, Elk Creek Sporting and Precision Gun Smithing, combines firearms sales and gunsmithing.

  • Debt of gratitude

        In honor of Law Enforcement Month, a dogwood tree was planted in front of the sheriff’s office last week. The tree honors law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

  • It’s been like home

        For Rhetta Watkins, Bedford Middle School has been home.

        And as she thinks of retiring, it isn’t always easy.
        “I have been blessed,” she said of her 20 years as principal at BMS. “It’s bitter sweet (to leave).”

  • Too wet to handle

        Last week’s rain fell far short of 40 days and 40 nights, but the four days of heavy rain created problems for almost everybody.

        A mud slide over the weekend closed one lane of U. S. 460 on the westbound side near its intersection with Va. 122.
        “The road is open and all is well,” said Jen Ward, a Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman in a phone interview on Monday afternoon.
        All was not well elsewhere.

  • 13 Cavaliers sign

    The front hallway of Jefferson Forest High School was filled with students and parents itching to get a good view of the Cavaliers’ monster signing for the 2018 class. Three tables were set up to hold 12 of the 13 students–one was not present–as they signed to continue their athletic career and education.

    Swimmers–Lizzy Braud, Brian Grimmett, Sutton Schonfelder and Caleb Rice–made up a third of the athletes present and got their own table.

  • Spring Seminole District Honors


    First Team: (JF) Dylan Kramer-Third Base, (JF) Jackson Cherry-Outfield, (JF) Griffin Agee-Pitcher

    Second Team: (JF) Bubba Jones-Pitcher, (JF) Jaylen Calloway-Outfield,