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Today's News

  • Better accountability needed for TARP funds

    If there's one hallmark that should define the new Congress and the new Administration, it's that we are ushering in a new era of accountability for our government, our corporations, and ourselves. The era of blank-check bailouts is over.

     

    President Obama said in his inauguration speech, "What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world…This is the price and the promise of citizenship."

     

  • Letters

    The chopping block

        I would like to address the article in this past week’s paper. In reading about the school budget I could not help but notice that no one from the school board office is on the chopping block.

        I am a parent concerned about the cutting teachers from schools that already have overcrowding issues. Students cannot learn in environments that are being brought about with this budget proposal.

  • Min-NIT-men

    The Liberty boys basketball team sent holiday greetings to the rest of Region III:  We are coming together.

  • Minutemen top JF roundballers

    Liberty wrapped up the first half of its Seminole schedule with a hard-fought 60-50 win over Jefferson Forest.

  • Here's to you, Misses Robinson - Lady Eagles in first place

    The motto around Staunton River High School is “Be an 11.”  The phrase refers to wanting to be better than a 10.

  • Proof that everything is tied together.

      Sports pundits across the nation are falling over themselves congratulating Boston College’s Gene DeFilippo for his stand.

  • Cavs earn swim split with Brookville

    The Jefferson Forest swim team has a decidedly different look this year:  that of a team in rebuilding mode.

  • Morris has sweet return

    LCA hosted an invitational track meet last weekend, and Josh Morris acted like he’d never left the place.

  • Students view history being made

        Sue Saunders, principal of Bedford Elementary School, was keeping a close eye on a television as noon approached, Tuesday. The inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s first black president was an historic event and Saunders didn’t want the students to miss it. Arrangements had been made for the students to take their lunches back to their classrooms instead of eating in the cafeteria.

  • Close watch

    With six months left to go in this fiscal year, city of Bedford officials are having to keep a close eye on this year’s budget, while beginning to plan for next year’s budget shortfall.

        City Council’s finance committee met last week to discuss both budgets and begin looking at possible cuts for next year because of  the anticipated cuts in revenue. The city expects to receive at least $500,000 less in school funding next year.