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Today's News

  • Girls Basketball preview: JeffersonForest

      You talk about the JF girls hoop team and you have to talk about its balance.

  • Jingle Bell Run draws a crowd

    We all know about the Eight Maids a' Milking and the Twelve Drummers Drumming.  They're a big part of the "Twelve Days of Christmas", after all.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Nov. 30, 2011)

     

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    Sign-ups and notices

     

  • Church news (week of Nov. 30, 2011)

     

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    Bethlehem A Buzzin'

  • As a nation, we have much to be thankful for

    Happy Thanksgiving

    We have much to be thankful for as a nation, and as we come together this Thanksgiving to share in giving thanks with family and friends, I would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and extend a sincere thank you to those brave men and women at home and abroad who continue to protect our nation and defend our freedoms.

  • Growing the economy through a national energy plan

    While House Republicans continue working to create jobs by passing legislation that addresses the serious economic crisis facing our nation, Senate Democrats continue to stand in the way of nearly twenty pieces of legislation that are designed to get Americans back to work.

     

  • Great journalism barely exists anymore

    On Nov. 22, 1963, the New York Times had assigned only one reporter to what it thought would be a routine presidential motorcade through Dallas, Texas.

        Little-known staff writer Tom Wicker got the assignment, and it turned him into a household name. Upon hearing the gun shots and seeing the Kennedy motorcade slow down and then speed off, Wicker went into action. He jotted down notes of what was happening on some White House stationary he had with him.

  • Five pounds of 'possum

  • The public’s right to know

    Virginians strongly support the principle of the public’s right to know.

        Virginians believe it is important to place public notices in newspapers.
        Virginians would read public notices less frequently and with less trust if these appeared only on government Web sites.

  • Charges move forward in Goode Store robbery

        A Bedford man charged with the armed robbery of Goode Country Store last March, was also a suspect in the February robbery of the Apple Market in Bedford, testimony during a preliminary hearing Monday revealed.

        Though Jason Anthony Jackson was never charged in the Bedford robbery, that investigation did lead to him being charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. That charge was certified to the January grand jury during Monday’s hearing.