Today's News

  • School budget vote set for Thursday

        Insurance was a major topic last week as the Bedford County School Board held its last budget work session, prior to formal budget adoption slated for its meeting this Thursday, May 3.
        Expect the county’s school bus drivers to be well-represented at this week’s meeting.

  • Hunter's Raid

        Sunday proved to be a perfect day, sunny and warm, for a historical walking tour of Bedford’s Centertown area. The tour was a lot different from the historical fight it chronicled.

        Sergei Troubetzkoy, the Bedford area’s director of tourism, led the tour which focused on the raid of Bedford by Federal troops under General David Hunter. Troubetzkoy’s tour focused on “what it was like when thousands of troops showed up unexpectedly.”

  • Grand jury indicts former BCSO deputy

        On Tuesday, a Bedford County Grand jury indicted a former deputy with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office on five charges of taking indecent liberties with a child in a custodial relationship.

         Earnest Grubbs, 47, was indicted on the charges related to having a sexual relationship with a then 15-year-old Liberty High School student.

  • Demand is growing for Free Clinc's services

    The Bedford Christian Free Clinic faces challenges as it prepares to mark its 20th anniversary on May 7.    

        “We have had a shortage of volunteers and it continues,” commented Don Craighead, the clinic’s executive director.

  • Electric outage planned for tonight in Bedford

    To improve the electric system's load capability, the city of Bedford Electric Department has scheduled substation equipment repairs which will require the electricity to be shut off tonight, Saturday, April 28 from midnight to 4 a.m. Sunday morning, April 29.

    Streets that will be affected in whole or part include:

    • Main Street, Liberty Street, Federal Street

    • E Main Street to Orange Street, Otey Street

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of April 25, 2012)

    Sign-ups and notices

    For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper. For information on monthly/weekly meeting times for groups see the meeting notice section.

    Taking vendor applications

  • Church news (week of April 25, 2012)


    Revival services at Evington UMC
    Evington United Methodist Church will hold revival services on Sunday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Chaplain Blonnie Gregory will be guest speaker each night and there will be special music each night. The Rev. Orville Gregory Jr. will have special music on Monday night.

    Spring Swing Charity Golf Tournament

  • Tax reform is key to a prosperous future

    It’s that time of year again. One that is marked by hours of work, piles of forms, confusing instructions, and the prospect of turning your hard-earned money over to the government – tax season.

  • More commentary on the school funding issue …

        How pathetic that Neudorfer, Strong and Laperle in last week’s paper vehemently defended Bedford School’s funding despite our pitiful 131st position of 132 jurisdictions.  Laperle then has the nerve to imply that this statistic is a lie.  Statistics are facts—not lies—unless purposefully distorted.  I wonder how he would like to be evaluated on just one “lying statistic”; i.e., SOL’s?  Bedford is an abysmal example of school support by our Supervisors.

  • Mitt Romney to kiss LU’s ring

    Liberty University has announced that Mitt Romney, the “presumptive Republican presidential nominee,” (his title now) will be its Commencement Speaker on May 12.
        For Romney, this is part of what pundits say is an enormous amount of work he has to do to secure the support of the hard-core right-wingers in his party. Many of them don’t like him, they don’t trust him, and, even though most of them won’t admit it, they dislike the fact he’s a Mormon.