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Today's News

  • Preserving employees’ rights to secret ballots

    It has been widely reported that one of the top priorities of the incoming Obama Administration is the enactment of the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation which strikes a huge blow to the privacy rights of workers throughout the country.  With a title like the “Employee Free Choice Act” you would expect this legislation to protect the American worker.  Unfortunately, it does the exact opposite and its title is deliberately misleading. 

  • Veterans Administration benefit changes

    On Sept. 30, 2008, President Bush signed the FY2009 Defense Appropriations Act to fund programs authorized in the FY2009 Defense Authorization Act  he signed Oct. 14, 2008.  These two acts are now law and include several significant changes in benefits for the active duty military, reserves, National Guard, military retirees and veterans.  Some of the changes affecting retirees and veterans follow:

  • Letters

    Enough is enough

        Redundant animal fighting legislation escalated above many laws protecting people from actual crime caused Avery Fitzgerald of Bedford to be arrested and possibly face two felony counts of selling a chicken with “intent.” Potentially, this man can receive 10 years in prison for selling a rooster to police officers that may (or may not) have been for fighting.

  • Katherine W. Carper, 99, Huntington, WV

        Katherine “Kitty” Wheat Carper, 99, of Huntington, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Woodlands Retirement Community.  Kitty was born Oct. 3, 1909, in Bedford County, Virginia a daughter of the late Otis Pierce and Katie Bascom Ware Wheat. 

  • Caged

    A Bedford County man is facing charges for selling roosters for cockfighting, following his arrest last week as part of a pre-Christmas round-up of criminals in the county.

  • Grinchy River wrestlers nab third place at Rumble

    Staunton River Head Coach Ron Long is very much like those old Army recruiting posters featuring Uncle Sam.

    He’s looking for a few good men.

  • Cav hoopsters upset defending champion Bees-Boys' roundup

    Finishing off what was easily the best week of basketball for Jefferson Forest in quite a long time, the Cavs knocked off perennial powerhouse Brookville and established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Seminole District.

  • Local girls' Bee-ten in hoops--roundup

    Conventional wisdom had it that Brookville would have a down year in girls’ hoops.

  • Back to basic--commentary

      The bowl season represents a big test in the Forster household. Recently, due to the high cost, the wife and I decided to downsize our cable to the basic package.  

  • Sheriff cites Bullet ad for arrests

    An advertisement, placed by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office in The Bullet earlier this fall, is being credited by Sheriff Mike Brown as a catalyst to numerous arrests since it appeared, including several announced last week in a pre-Christmas round-up.

        During a news conference last Tuesday, the sheriff announced charges against 18 different individuals. Most of those charges involved the distribution of drugs including    marijuana,   cocaine and heroin.