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Today's News

  • 50 years of service

        The Rev. Henry Henderson, pastor of Washington Street Baptist Church, will celebrate 50 years of service to the church on July 13. It will be celebrated with a big dinner at the Forest Rec Center.

        “We are calling it a Golden Jubilee,” said Sandy Payne, a member of the anniversary committee.
        Actually, Rev. Henderson, who was 27 when he came here, was a bit reluctant to come at first.

  • SRMS student heads to DC

    Sky Estrada enjoys reading.

  • Unique day as Jackson signs for college

        Ethan Jackson, a graduate of Staunton River High School, has signed a letter of intent committing to judge livestock at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.

        Jackson is a member of the Bedford 4-H Livestock Club and the Smith Mountain FFA Chapter at Staunton River High School. Ethan has had a decorated career in both organizations achieving the highest honors possible in both.

  • Kevin Willis named first LHS Alumnus of the Year

        Liberty High School (LHS) awarded its first LHS Alumni of the Year award to Kevin Willis. Willis received the award at a ceremony at the high school last week.

  • Jurkus to retire from Centra BMH

        Patti Jurkus, the CEO of Bedford Memorial Hospital, is calling it quits. She will retire this summer.

        “It’s the right time,” Jurkus commented.
        The Bedford native said her goal, when she first took the CEO job, was to leave the hospital a better place than it was when she found it.
        “I feel really good about where the hospital is today,” Jurkus said.

  • Four arrested in connection with Montvale armed robbery

                On Wednesday evening May 22, Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested four individuals in connection with Monday evening’s armed robbery of the Road Side Market on May 20.

  • Two suspects sought

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery Monday.

        At 9:16 p.m. Monday evening May 20, Bedford County 911 received a call from Road Side Market in Montvale.
        According to Major Ricky Gardner of the BCSO, the caller stated that two heavyset white men with masks covering their faces entered the store and one had a shotgun. The caller said the men took cash and cigarettes.

  • BSTC celebrates students moving from school to jobs

    Bedford Science and Technology Center(BSTC) held its first Signing Day Monday afternoon.

  • Bedford area to host many events this weekend

        There will be plenty of activities going on around the area this weekend.
        Local high school seniors will be walking across the stage to get their diplomas; numerous Memorial Day weekend activities are planned; and Living Liberty returns to Bedford.

    National D-Day Memorial Annual Concert

  • Bedford Town Council adopts budget

        Bedford Town Council adopted a budget last week that had been tweaked to fit the 31-cent per $100 in assessed valuation real estate tax rate they had earlier adopted.
        The budget, which passed unanimously, provides for $9.3 million in general fund expenditures.