Today's News

  • Rodriguez to compete for top honors in Memphis

        Taylor Rodriguez, Bedford County’s home-grown Elvis artist has earned another honor.

  • Walmart donates to Hunters for the Hungry

    The Bedford Walmart, in connection with other stores in two local markets and the Walmart Foundation, donated $5,000 to Hunters for the Hungry, which ultimately will provide 21,000 servings of venison to those needing help with food in the community.

        Hunters for the Hungry works locally with the Agape Center, Bedford Christian Ministries and Lake Christian Ministries to distribute the meat. Local hunters provide deer to be processed and Hunters for the Hungry provides money for processing of the meat that goes to those organizations.

  • A lasting contribution

        When Liberty High School got its new gymnasium, metal lockers were slated to be placed into the team rooms.

  • Miller wins Republican Primary nomination for Sheriff

        Capt. Mike Miller emerged the victor in Tuesday’s Republican primary for sheriff. Miller drew a plurality, 48 percent of the vote, in a three way race with Kent Robey and David Wells. Robey came in second with 38 percent of the vote and Wells came in third with 14 percent. Miller got 3,904 votes. Robey received 3,115 votes and 1,183 people cast ballots for Wells.


    The town of Bedford turned out to greet the newly crowned Class 3 state champion Liberty Lady Minutemen softball team as they enjoyed a police escort through town and back to the school. Check out the upcoming June 19 issue of the Bedford Bulletin for the complete story on Liberty's first-ever women's state championship.

  • Schuch gets new contract

        On a 5-2 vote, the Bedford County School Board voted Thursday to give Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch a new contract, running from June 13 of this year through June 30, 2021. His contract had been scheduled to run out at the end of next June.
        School board members Martin Leamy and Susan Kirby voted against the new contract.
        Leamy said the board Schuch would be serving under following the upcoming election should be the board that votes on his contract.

  • Board looks at options for elementary schools

        A new study analyzing the space and facility needs in Bedford County’s public elementary schools gives school board members plenty to think about as they look to the future.
        Downey & Scott LLC took a 2016 facilities study and updated costs and capacity needs specifically for the county’s elementary schools. The study, presented to board members Thursday, provides a menu of options in the three different school zones.

  • ‘Good Christian’ Sarah Sanders leaving Trump

        Donald Trump is losing one of his top enablers at the end of the month, announcing last week that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving her post.
                 In a joint public appearance with her, Trump put on his usual show of hugs and kisses with the women who work for him. He’s a sexual harasser from way back and he doesn’t mind letting it show in public.

  • Pessimistic about America’s future

        As I mentioned last week, political trends in America have me very pessimistic about the future of our democracy. I’m concerned that, come 2020, we may be faced with the choice the hero of Voltaire’s novel, Candide, was faced with.

  • Bedford handled D-Day anniversary so well

        It was just great to see how well things came together in a very impressive way for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, commemorated in the town where the national memorial so clearly belongs.
        For everyone involved, from the town to the people at the memorial, and many others, congratulations and gratitude should be extended. It’s clear that Bedford and its officials really do understand and appreciate the historic role our community played in one of the most profound events of human history.