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Today's News

  • Fighting back against Trump’s poison

        I hope the “Trump Christians” noticed that their “God’s choice” president was directly caught in a blatant lie this past week. Rudy Giuliani only had to speak once and proved that Trump has been lying all along about Stormy Daniels.

  • Republicans need a new party symbol

        The great advantage I have over Rick Howell, who writes The Liberal Agenda, is that I’m not a political party hack. As a good “Democratic” Party activist, he is bound to take a “my party, right or wrong” attitude, defending whatever the party does.

  • Community Day promotes trust

        Community Day will be held this Saturday, May 12, as part of the effort of the Bedford Crime Prevention Coalition, a group of community members who seek to promote community trust.
        Community Day will feature activities for both youth and adults from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  at  Edmund Street Park. There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for ages 9-18. Individuals can be combined to form teams or you can bring your own team.

  • Search warrant provides more details of Keens’ arrest

        A search warrant executed as part of the investigation into a couple facing multiple charges involving alleged child abuse reveals new details in the case.
        The search warrant included an attachment in which the investigator stated that the victim was allegedly locked in her bedroom, was deprived of food and water and had to urinate and defecate in her bedroom. The attachment also stated the victim was not attending school and was not being taught through homeschooling.

  • Clarke denied furlough request

        Vicky Thomas Clarke won’t be attending her son’s graduation.

        Clarke, convicted last December of voluntary manslaughter for shooting her brother in October 2015, is now spending five years in prison for that conviction. On Friday Clarke was in court asking Circuit Court Judge James Updike for a furlough to attend her son’s graduation on May 26.
        Judge Updike denied the request.

  • Trails add new amenity to office park

        Bedford County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), working with the county’s parks and recreation department, has developed 6.5 miles of dirt trails at the The New London Business and Technology Center in New London.

  • Event to draw attention to suicide prevention

        Two women from Bedford participated in the Out of Darkness Walk, held in Lynchburg, back in October. Out of Darkness has a suicide prevention focus. They thought that Bedford needed to have something similar.

        “We thought that at the same time, that we should bring it to Bedford,” said Shannon Jurkus, one of those who attended the event.
        They got a friend involved and the three women have organized “Hike for Hope,” which will take place Saturday morning at Falling Creek Park.

  • Dealing with trash

    By Patricia C Held
    Contributing Writer

        Solid waste is not on the top of the list for interesting conversation for most people. But after a brief exchange with Vicki Esposito, solid waste becomes a hot topic.
        Esposito serves as the county’s solid waste programs manager. She is ideally suited for her occupation because she loves trash and recycling. She brings an air of enthusiasm and excitement to her profession. After even a brief visit with Esposito, it is obvious that she loves her job.

  • High School Scoreboard: May 1-7

    Tuesday May 1

    Baseball

    Jefferson Forest 9, E.C. Glass7 (8 Innings)
    WP: (JF) Bubba Jones: 2.2 IP, H, 6 Ks
    (JF) Jackson Cherry: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
     (JF) Hunter Morrsion: 1-4, R, 2 RBI
    (JF) Griffin Woolridge: 1-3, RBI

    Amherst County 11, Liberty 1 (5 Innings)
    (LHS) Jacob Heck: 2-2, R
    (LHS) Chris Martin: 1-3, RBI

    Softball

    Liberty 1, Amherst County 0
    WP: (LHS) Millie Thompson: 7 IP, 2 H, 7 Ks

  • High School Schedule: May 9-12

    Liberty Minutemen

    Wednesday May 9

    Baseball vs. Heritage, 5 p.m.
    @ Liberty Lake Park

    Seminole District Track Meet
    @ Heritage, 5 p.m.

    Girls Soccer vs. Brookville, 7 p.m.

    Softball vs. Heritage, 7 p.m.

    Thursday May 10

    Seminole District Track Meet
    @ Heritage, 5 p.m.

    Girls Soccer @ Liberty Christian, 7 p.m.

    Boys Soccer vs. Rustburg, 7 p.m.