Today's News

  • Teen competent to stand trial

        A Bedford County teen has been found competent to stand trial for allegedly firing shots in his home and at several vehicles. A preliminary hearing date has been set for April 26 at 1:30 p.m.
        On Oct. 13, 2016, incidents led to the arrest of 18-year-old Daniel Jared Flint. He was initially charged with arson, malicious shooting of an occupied vehicle and attempted malicious shooting of an occupied vehicle. He was also later charged with possession of a firearm after being involuntarily committed to a mental hospital.

  • Montvale man convicted of felony child neglect

        The father of a young child, charged with felony child neglect because the child was found outside near a highway unattended, will spend 40 days in jail following his conviction on the charge Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court.
         Nicholas Terry Grooters, 27, pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to three years in prison, with all but the 40 days in jail suspended.

  • Welch in court Tuesday

        A Bedford Circuit Court Judge has ruled statements Lloyd Lee Welch made to investigators during a series of interviews about the disappearance of two sisters from a Maryland mall in 1975 can be used at his murder trial, scheduled for April.
        On Tuesday, Judge James Updike denied a motion by Welch’s lawyers to suppress the statements. His attorney, Anthony Anderson, argued that the statements were made as part of an immunity agreement between Welch and investigators.

  • Bedford FD honors its firefighters

        The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department marked some milestones last month.

  • Dancing for a cause

        “It’s something I’m willing to go up and embarrass myself for,” commented Barrett Leitz, a journeyman electrician.

  • Liberty and Jefferson Forest compete in indoor track Tri-meet

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Liberty and Jefferson Forest competed in a tri-meet against E.C. Glass last Saturday.
    E.C. Glass girls totaled 64.5 points, Liberty had 29 and JF had 11.5.
    Alexis Mattson, of LHS, finished first in the girls 1000 and 1600 meter runs. Liberty girls team A finished first in the 4x400 relay. The JF girls team A finished first in the 4x800 relay. Abbi Davis, of LHS, finished first in the long jump.

  • Extra Points: Hunting

        This past week we saw several things in the news about hunting, some good and some probably won’t affect anyone, but first I want to tell you about what I saw on the way home from work this past Monday.
        I have about a 35-45 minute drive home from work every day, which is generally pretty nice. I have a good amount of time to think about my week and decompress before I get home. Not that I have a super stressful job.

  • JF girls defeat Heritage

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest girls basketball defeated Heritage 57-40 last Thursday.
        The Lady Cavaliers took a 12-4 lead over the Lady Pioneers in the first period. Heritage came back in the second period outscoring Forest 11-9.
        At halftime Jefferson Forest led 21- 15.
        In the third period JF came out and scored 22 points and only allowed Heritage 12.

  • Liberty boys defeat Brookville

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Brenda­n Slocumb and Raheem Anthony led the team in scoring while Roman Ridley led the team with rebounds as the Liberty boys basketball team defeated Brookville 69-58 in a makeup contest last Saturday.

  • 'You have to sleep at night' — BPD officer

        Looking back on what they did on Jan. 18, Sergeant Levi Poole and Josh Peltier reacted the way many men who have done something very brave do—they were just doing their job.

        Poole said anybody on Bedford’s police force would have done it. Peltier notes that you have to be able to sleep at night.