Today's News

  • Stewart’s a drag on the GOP statewide

        With the Labor Day holiday just around the corner, voters will settle in for the midterm elections of 2018, which are likely to end in a stunning repudiation of this scandal-plagued, dishonest and corrupt president.
        Just about every day, Donald Trump demonstrates anew why he is setting new standards for the phrase “worst president ever.” It’s simply amazing to watch this clownish figure prove over and over again why he’s not fit to be where he finds himself.

  • More humor from Rick Howell

        Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda is always hilarious when he starts talking about the Bible. This is because Mr. Howell makes it clear that he doesn’t understand it well. Sometimes I wonder if he has ever read it at all.

  • Standing together

        This week, on their editorial pages, newspapers across this nation are standing together to support the role journalism plays in a free society. We support that effort.
        Journalists should not be branded as an “enemy of the people” as our President has said. Journalism plays a key role in helping to get information out to the people that otherwise wouldn’t be known.

  • Moneta man faces 22 charges for alleged break-ins


  • Bedford man faces six months in jail for accident that hurt passenger

        A 24-year-old Bedford man will spend six months in jail for an accident that occurred September 10 of last year while he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
        Shane David Danby pleaded no contest to charges of felony maiming while driving while intoxicated and a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, first offense.
        Judge James Updike sentenced Danby to three years in prison on the maiming charge with all but six months suspended. Danby received a 30-day suspended sentence on the DWI charge.

  • Altavista woman helped with rescue

        This past week Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies were able to identify an unknown female who assisted Cpl. Sonny Daniels in the life saving efforts of a child at Smith Mountain Lake.
        Brandi Hudson, of Altavista, teamed up with Cpl. Daniels and together saved this child’s life. After the child responded Hudson, who is a surgical nurse and a mother of three children, left the area without giving her name.

  • FMS request delayed

        Bedford County’s supervisors had a lot on their plate at their meeting Monday night, although one item that might have dominated discussion was removed at the beginning of a 5 p.m. work session that preceded the regular meeting.

  • Chamber hires new CEO

        The new CEO of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is a familiar face to many in the local business community.

        Wende Gaylor, who took over the job last week, was formerly the Chamber’s marketing and events coordinator from 2002 to 2007.  When the CEO job came open after Susan Martin’s resignation last month, Gaylor immediately applied for it.

  • LU to refurbish D-Day display

        The L-3 “Grasshopper” that has been on display at the National D-Day Memorial was in need of some work. The fabric-skinned little airplane has been exposed to the elements for nearly 18 years.

  • Football: Liberty hosts jamboree on gridiron

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    For the first time in 274 days the Liberty Minutemen got to collide with players in opposing uniforms on the football field on Saturday August 11. Liberty hosted the William Fleming Colonels and the defending 2A State Chmapions, Appomattox County Raiders in a Jamboree on the Minutemen’s home turf.