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Today's News

  • Life-altering blast

        Esmond Eugene Cocke, who lives north of Bedford, was living on a 400-acre farm where his father was a share-cropper, raising corn, cattle and pigs, when Uncle Sam sent him a written invitation to participate in World War II.

        It was 1943; Cocke was 18.
        “They gave me a choice when I went in,” he said. It would be a life-altering decision.

  • A case of mistaken identity

        The Evington man arrested last week for allegedly approaching a girl at a school bus stop has been released by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office after further investigation revealed he wasn’t the man who talked with the girl.
        It was a case of mistaken identity, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
        A different man was identified as the one who actually approached the girl and he isn’t facing any charges, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the BCSO.

  • Reed steps down

        Robin Reed’s tenure as Foundation president lasted just over two years.

        On Friday, Sept. 28, the Board of Directors of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation accepted Reed’s resignation. Reed, who joined the Foundation in June 2010, stated that he would be pursuing other opportunities.

  • Neudofer resigns

        In a surprise move, Chuck Neudorfer, District 2 supervisor and board of supervisors chairman, resigned near the end of a board meeting, Tuesday night, and left before the meeting ended.
        The action followed his fellow supervisors’ refusal to ratify his appointment of William Piatt to the District 2 slot on the planning commission. That slot came open due to Lynn Barnes’ resignation last month.

  • Holly, jolly volley

      At long last.

  • Sports commentary: Rebels without a cause

      They are here.

  • Big game: Liberty heads to JF Friday night

      Liberty will head to Jefferson Forest's Sabre Stadium on Friday night with plenty on the line.

  • Rock-ed

      You don't limp into Rockbridge County if you hope to ride out of there with a victory.

  • Bee-hemoth

      Brookville showed a number of things in its 55-14 win over homestanding Liberty last Friday night.

  • Fundamentally sound

      Just before the teams were introduced at City Stadium Saturday night, the JF cheerleaders took to the field.