Duksan Electera America, Inc. officials announced Wednesday that the company will invest $95 million to locate its first North American manufacturing facility in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Duksan Electera is a branch of the South Korean-based Duksan Group which is an advanced material manufacturer.Read More
Bedford County Mayor Chad Graham officially announced his re-election campaign on Friday in a press release.
“For many years, our county lagged behind surrounding counties in benefiting from regional economic growth,” Mayor Graham said in a statement. “While we certainly want an improved economic environment, we also don’t want to sacrifice our quality of life to unbridled growth, traffic congestion and crime. I believe we have the right approach and now is the time to continue building on our recent successes for the sake of future generations and make Bedford County even better.”Read More
If you thought Christmas was cancelled – think again!
Here are just some ideas waiting for you and the family to enjoy.Read More
The Bedford County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously passed a resolution repudiating efforts to repeal qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that provides extra protection to law enforcement officers from personal liability while on-duty unless they commit willful misconduct. An effort to repeal qualified immunity was defeated in the Virginia Senate during the recent special session.Read More
As Governor Ralph Northam’s latest executive order limiting event capacity to 10 people went into effect earlier this week, some Virginians protested the governor’s orders through public hearings and demonstrations.Read More
Campbell County is a First Amendment Sanctuary, according to a resolution the Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously passed at a regular meeting on Tuesday.
“No Campbell County funds will be used to restrict the First Amendment,” the resolution states. “[No] County funds shall be expended to aid federal or state agencies in the restriction of said rights,” the resolution adds.Read More
Their presence alone was a protest — Bedford County residents turned out to support a No Shutdown resolution at the Monday Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting. The amount of people present exceeded the 25 person capacity from Governor Ralph Northam’s executive orders. However, BOS Chairman John Sharp told supporters that the resolution had never been on the agenda, and the BOS decided to not make a last minute change to that agenda. Nevertheless, Sharp expressed support for the ideas behind the resolution.Read More
A resolution to block Governor Ralph Northam’s COVID-19 shutdown executive orders is circulating in the counties around Lynchburg. According to reporting by WSET, Boards of Supervisors in Campbell, Bedford, and Appomattox Counties are considering drafting a resolution repudiating Northam’s interference in local business.Read More
Two years have passed since an illegal alien escaped law enforcement custody after he got drunk and allegedly killed a 29-year-old Bedford County woman in a traffic accident.
And that man, Omar Edgar Torres-Rangel, remains on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted List.Read More
Bedford County commissioners have tabled a resolution that would have expressed support for the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution — the right to keep and bear arms.Read More
The family of a Bedford County woman that an alleged illegal immigrant killed in a traffic accident last fall has filed a lawsuit seeking nearly $23 million in damages. Specifically, the family of Keri King, including her siblings Cheri Blackwell and William King, want $7.5 million in compensatory damages and…Read More
Writer’s Note: The sister of Keri King wants law enforcement to find the man authorities charged with killing her sister while driving drunk in Bedford County in October. King’s sister, Cheri Blackwell, wrote and submitted a letter to The Tennessee Star Thursday pleading for justice. Blackwell’s letter also described…Read More
The Mexican rodeo in Bedford County where several illegal activities are alleged to take place supposedly dissolved as a business more than a year ago, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website. Yet that establishment, Rancho La Herradura in Bell Buckle, continues to operate, according to its Facebook page,…Read More
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville now has not but one two black eyes, first with the Edgar Torres-Rangel escape and now a patient dying unnecessarily. As The Tennessee Star reported, Torres-Rangel, an alleged illegal immigrant, drove drunk and killed a woman in Bedford County in late October. Tennessee Highway…Read More
The Mexican rodeo in Bedford County where an alleged illegal immigrant was said to have gotten intoxicated before he killed someone in a car crash still has a license to sell beer. Authorities, however, have gotten certain complaints about that establishment, Rancho La Herradura, said Troy Thompson, chair of the…Read More
A Shelbyville Times-Gazette article that ran this week was technically correct when it said a Bedford County-based Mexican rodeo suspected of illegal activity has received a county cease-and-desist order. But one might infer from reading the article that county officials delivered the cease-and-desist order this week. They did not. County…Read More
Edgar Torres-Rangel is now on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list. As The Tennessee Star reported, Torres-Rangel is an alleged illegal alien who drove drunk and killed a Bedford County woman, Keri King, last month. According to the TBI’s Facebook page, members of both that agency…Read More
Bedford County resident Keri King, 29, was one of the finest people Jeff Boyce ever knew. She didn’t deserve to die the way that she did, because of the actions of an alleged illegal immigrant, said Boyce, who lives in Cannon County. As The Tennessee Star reported, Omar Edgar Torres-Rangel…Read More
A Bedford County-based Mexican rodeo suspected of illegal activity has received a county cease-and-desist order, according to The Shelbyville Times-Gazette. As The Tennessee Star reported last week, a few county commissioners suspect the Rancho La Herradura in Bell Buckle allows drug deals, prostitution, gambling, and human trafficking, among other things.…Read More
Officials with a Bedford County arena for Mexican rodeos said they have cancelled a horse racing event this weekend because of a recent Tennessee Star article about them. The article ran Thursday. As reported, a few county commissioners suspect the Rancho La Herradura in Bell Buckle of allowing drug deals,…Read More
The current whereabouts of a man who allegedly drove drunk and killed a 29-year-old Bedford County woman and was taken into custody for it last month are unknown, even to Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing. That man, Omar Edgar Torres-Rangel, is an illegal immigrant, according to sources. District Attorney Robert…Read More
At least three Bedford County commissioners are concerned about what they say are alleged instances of drug deals, prostitution, gambling, and human trafficking at a local venue for Mexican rodeos and horse races. One of the commissioners wrote a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement describing their concerns…Read More