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Today's News

  • District Track & Field

    Liberty- The Minutemen captured two solo district champions at the Seminole District Championship held at Heritage on Wednesday May 9 and Thursday May 10.
        

    Simeon Scott cleared a height of 6-02.00 to win the high jump. Scott’s mark was two inches above the state standard, although he had already qualified for states earlier in the year, and just four inches short of the meet record set a decade ago in 2008.
        

  • Soccer: Toney’s hat trick leads Jefferson Forest

    It took less than 90 second for the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers to take the lead over Amherst County in the opening round of the Seminole District Boys Soccer Tournament. The Cavaliers defeated Amherst 5-2 to advance to the tournament semi-finals.
        

  • The Mothers Mountain March

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        What’s the nicest thing you can give a working wife with children on Mother’s Day?  Answer—a week off, a week away from alarm clocks, cooking, cleaning, laundry, lunches, and endless to-do lists.  I have given my wife this gift for forty years.  What she did with it was surprising.

  • Fighting back against Trump’s poison

        I hope the “Trump Christians” noticed that their “God’s choice” president was directly caught in a blatant lie this past week. Rudy Giuliani only had to speak once and proved that Trump has been lying all along about Stormy Daniels.

  • Republicans need a new party symbol

        The great advantage I have over Rick Howell, who writes The Liberal Agenda, is that I’m not a political party hack. As a good “Democratic” Party activist, he is bound to take a “my party, right or wrong” attitude, defending whatever the party does.

  • Community Day promotes trust

        Community Day will be held this Saturday, May 12, as part of the effort of the Bedford Crime Prevention Coalition, a group of community members who seek to promote community trust.
        Community Day will feature activities for both youth and adults from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  at  Edmund Street Park. There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for ages 9-18. Individuals can be combined to form teams or you can bring your own team.

  • 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.