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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Softball: Walk-off!

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    The Lady Minutemen dugout was full of screams with hands, bats and helmets banging on the fence. Across the field the Jefferson Forest dugout was quiet and focused. Everyone’s eyes focused on either Meghan O’Neil on the mound or Gracie Dooley in the batters box.
        

    Dooley stepped into the box with runners on second and third with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Jefferson Forest led 2-1.
        

  • Baseball: Staunton River blanks Franklin County in double-header

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    The Golden Eagles defense was perfect on Monday May 7. The team did not allow a single Eagle from Franklin County to cross home plate in the either of the two games in Monday’s double-header.
        

    Staunton River (13-4) won the first game 5-0 and the second game 1-0.
      

  • Soccer: Cavs in driver seat for district's third seed

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Looking to rebound from a 3-1 loss to E.C. Glass, Jefferson Forest traveled to Liberty to take on the Minutemen in the second matchup of the season between the two teams.
        

    The Cavaliers were victorious, 3-0, in the first matchup and posted an identical score in the second matchup. Jefferson Forest defeated Liberty 3-0 to sweep the Minutemen this season.