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Today's News

  • Too many cats

    Bedford City Police are getting ready to remove as many as 60 cats from a residence on Woodside Court in Bedford. The action is the result of an anonymous call they received this morning saying that there was an excessive number of cats in the mobile home.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of June 15, 2011)

     

  • Church news (week of June 15, 2011)

     

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    Notices

     

    Trinity Baptist VBS

  • Paying tribute to the legacy of sacrifice in Bedford

    This past District work week was another one spent traveling across Central and Southside Virginia with stops in Bedford, Rocky Mount, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Danville, and Charlottesville.

     

  • Congress must demand accountability on U.S. action in Libya

    Nearly three months ago U.S. forces, at the command of President Obama and without the consent of the U.S. Congress, began attacking targets in Libya controlled by Moammar Gaddafi. I think most Americans, including myself, agree that seeing this tyrannical dictator and his regime of thugs removed from power would be a good thing. However, I think most Americans, including myself, also feel strongly that American forces should not be committed to this kind of mission without the consent of the U.S. Congress. 

  • Improved pension benefits for wartime veterans

        Pension is available for wartime veterans, who are permanently and totally disabled from disabilities not related with service.  The monthly rate is increased if the veteran is married or has dependent children.

  • Of summer, sports, and…President Goode?

        Got the summer doldrums yet? The calendar tells us the season of heat is not even officially here until next Tuesday, the 21st. But we know better.

        It’s been hot, very hot, and it’s just getting started. Summer heat has a way of melting away one’s enthusiasms.
        But I’ve always found that politics and sports, enjoyed in equal measures, if possible, can usher along your uninterrupted joy of life, even in extreme weather.

  • Obama has made it worse

        Last month saw some grim economic news. Job creation has slowed to a crawl. Only 54,000 jobs were created in May — an insufficient number to keep up with the natural growth in people entering the job market. At the same time, however, hours worked by folks who have jobs increased by half a percent. Obviously employers are reluctant to hire new employees and are getting more work out of existing workers.

  • Congratulations Class of 2011

    We congratulate the close to 800 Bedford County high school graduates from the Class of 2011. You're to be commended for this achievement and for the work you've already done.

        We also  look forward to what you will accomplish in the days ahead. You have great potential: Make the most of it!
        And don't forget these words offered on your behalf at your graduation ceremonies on Saturday:

  • Goode looks back at time with Army Air Corps

        Last month Joe Goode, an Elks Home resident, was honored with the ARBE award for service to the elderly. Goode spends a lot of his time taking elderly folks, who can no longer drive, to medical appointments as well as visiting those who are hospitalized. Goode, who is 91, is actually older than many of the people he helps.

        Service isn’t something new to Goode. As a young man, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, including 35 bombing missions over Germany in a B-17.