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Today's News

  • Just nominate her, please

        Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s sudden resignation from office has sparked intense speculation about her future, political or otherwise. Palin’s parting speech as governor didn’t exactly give away her plans, probably because she doesn’t know them herself.

        Some think she’ll embark upon a career in television. Others say she is not at all finished with politics and may in fact have resigned to prepare for either a run for the U.S. Senate or for president in 2012.

  • More foreign policy challenges

        Foreign policy challenges for President Barack Obama abound. While I remain highly skeptical of his ability to meet these, it’s certainly far too early to pronounce him Jimmy Carter Jr.

  • Promoting responsible government

    Working to reduce government waste is a significant undertaking and one to which I remain firmly dedicated even in a Congress where excessive spending runs rampant.

  • NABF league hits its stride

    The hot days of summer mean the heating up of baseball.  Specifically, the NABF developmental league has kicked into high gear.

  • Meet the new boss

      Liberty High School has a new Athletic Director.

    School principal Cherie Whitehurst announced that the school has named Lori Mattson to the position, effective July 23.

  • The Sting - Commentary

    I hate Georgia Tech.

    Even though a couple of my relatives went to Ga Tech, I still dislike the school.

  • Providing 33 years of live theater

        Little Town Players has been bringing live theater to Bedford for 33 years. As LTP anticipates its next season, Robin Zimmerman wants to call attention to some recent improvements.

  • Mended Hearts reaches out

    One of the area organizations that gives scholarships to students pursuing post-high school education is Mended Hearts.

        Mended Hearts consists of individuals, and members of their families, who have undergone some sort of heart procedure. They have a vested interest in the continued availability of quality medical professionals and their scholarships go to nursing students. This year, Mended Hearts gave $250 scholarships to Crystal  Jadallah and Tiffany Phillips. Both are students in the local licensed practical nurse (LPN) program.

  • Court Street Pizza flourishing on Bridge Street

    Court Street Pizza originally started after some members of Ed Maguire’s family moved to this area from Maine.

        “It’s a good place to raise a family,” he commented.

        They, in turn, called him to come down. He said they missed his pizza. The also missed him, although Maguire didn’t say which they missed the most.

        Maguire said he’s worked in the pizza business since he was 14. He just turned 35.

  • Street signs disappear as economic times get worse

    As Wayfinder signs have been going up, some area street signs have been taken down.

        And not by city staff.

        According to City Manager Charles Kolakowski, the city has been experiencing an alarming amount of thefts of street signs in recent weeks.     “We put them up and a week later they’re gone again,” Kolakowski said. “It’s beyond a nuisance (issue).”