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Today's News

  • Bedford Metro advances to state championship game in dramatic final inning comeback

    Bedford Metro, the last remaining area team in the Dixie Youth Baseball 9-and-10 year old state tournament, advanced to the championship game with a dramatic final inning victory on Tuesday night over South Hill.

    It was the third one-run victory for the team in tournament play and the second consecutive sixth inning victory by a 7-6 score.

  • Expanding its influence

        EastLake Community Church in Moneta will be showcasing its new property this weekend as it hosts two events—a Newsong concert and fireworks display on July 5 and BeastLake 5K and Obstacle Course on July 6.

        The events will be an opportunity for the community to enjoy the July 4 weekend as well as see what’s taking shape on the 160-acre property the church purchased several years ago off Hendricks Store Road.

  • Arriving in style

        Ken and Wendy Wilson have opened a limo service at the Lake. It’s called Fortunex Limousine.

        According to Wendy Wilson, they offer a variety of services. They pick people up at airports. When she does this, she makes sure she watches the flight numbers and, if the flight is delayed, she waits.

  • Turning 100

        The English Meadows Elks National Home Campus held a birthday party for Joe Goode, a long time resident, last week. Goode turned 100 on June 30.

        A request for birthday cards that was in a story that WSET did, along with a similar request posted on the English Meadows website, went viral. The result was that Goode got more than 5,000 birthday cards.

  • From engineer to author

        Ron Sisson, an electrical engineer, worked for General Electric in Lynchburg for 20 years.

        He started writing children’s books four years ago and based his book “Lost on Big Otter,” published last year, on a misadventure that he had with his children on the Big Otter River while he worked in this area.

  • Getting ready for Christmas

    It’s a little over five months until Christmas, but the Bedford Community Christmas Station is already thinking of the holiday.

        Actually, the volunteers who work with the Christmas Station are thinking about Christmas year-round. Fundraising is a year-long effort to make sure they have the cash to buy the items they will need.

  • Bedford man guilty of assaulting infant

        A Bedford man, accused of sexually assaulting a 3-month-old infant will spend nine years in prison after entering an Alford plea to the charge of forcible sodomy July 2 in Bedford Circuit Court.

        Judge James Updike found Coleman Isaiah Ramsey guilty of the charge, sentencing him to 30 years in prison with 21 years of that sentence suspended, as part of the plea agreement made. Three other felony charges related to the case were dropped as part of that agreement.

  • Ford vs. Chevy suspect granted bond

        One of the victims who was shot during an altercation April 22 said she wanted the man charged with the shooting let out on bond.

        Another victim did not.
        The bond hearing appeal for Mark Edwin Turner, 56 of Bedford, was held July 2 in Bedford Circuit Court. Turner was given a $40,000 bond.

  • Board deals with cost overrun on sewer line project

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to authorize a change order in the work on Corporate Park Drive that will result in a $213,000 cost overrun.
        According to Robert Hiss, the county administrator, the change order was needed because workers encountered large amounts of rock in the path where the plan called for relocating a sewer line. The blasting required to clear this path would have been very expensive. It was less expensive to change the design so the sewer line goes through a spot with less rock.

  • Rodriguez has roles in two plays

        Taylor Rodriguez, of Forest, already has an international reputation as an Elvis Presley tribute artist. He’s currently ranked one of the five best in the world.

        He’s also an actor and has roles in two plays. One will be staged in Fort Worth, Texas in September and the other in Delaware next year. Both are musicals.