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Today's News

  • Nativity theft sentences handed out

        Prior to entering a plea for stealing and destroying a church’s Nativity scene last December, Matthew Barringer took advantage of a chance to get out in front of his punishment.

  • Ivy Bridge Frozen Yogurt

        People who love frozen yogurt don’t have to leave Bedford to get it. Ivy Bridge Frozen Yogurt is now open on the corner of Main and North Bridge streets.

        Ivy Bridge Cafe and Ivy Bridge Yogurt are one business. Joe Marino runs the cafe and his wife, Sherrie, runs the frozen yogurt shop. An interior door connects the two and customers can walk from one to the other. They can bring food from the cafe into the yogurt shop and frozen yogurt into the cafe.

  • Earnest appeal denied

        The Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office was notified last week that the Virginia State Supreme Court turned down Wesley Earnest’s appeal to have his murder conviction overturned. According to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, the Supreme Court rendered its decision  July 30.

  • NAACP supports local student with scholarship

        One of these days it's likely Alexis Brown will be known as Dr. Brown.

     The 2013 Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) graduate is headed off to the College of William and Mary, the second oldest university in the United States; she is enrolled in a pre-med program.

  • Prisoner of war

        Gary M. Seay, who now lives in the Westlake area, dropped out of high school to join the Army back in the late 1940s. He was looking for adventure, and a chance to make money.

  • Manufacturer sets up in old Winn-Dixie building

        Two men, Dave Hanowitz and Chris Markham, have years of experience at various levels in sheet metal fabrication.

        Markham has been in the sheet metal industry for 20 years after spending six years working in the electrical trades. Hanowitz has been involved in machine shop and sheet metal fabrication for 27 years, including seven years in sales.
        “Both of us have been working for other people for a long time,” said Markham.
        Finally a thought came to both men.

  • It's fresh and Va. grown

        Pete Hancock greeted a group of children from the Little Light Early Learning Center with a big “hello”—and a slice of cantaloupe.

        Several came back for seconds. One of the young girls wanted thirds.
        It was a Friday morning at the Bedford Farmers’ Market and the vendors there were staying busy.
        Hancock and his partner, Bob Stohr, were doing their fair share of business as well.

  • Stealerz strike Commonwealth gold
  • Photo of the Week
  • Cap'n Dale's SML report

     

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    SML GUIDE SERVICE

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    OVERVIEW: Fishing is fair to good. Later this month fishing should improve.  The hot weather and heavy boat traffic has made most fishing best at night or early morning. The majority of the lake is clear and the water temperature will be in the 80’s. .