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    The Magnificent Seven rides again

        The Magnificent Seven (I’m referring to the seven members of Bedford City Council) along with the City Manager are moving along over Bedford city’s determination to revert back to town status. Maybe its a good thing we don’t know. All proceedings are secret and they are not going to tell us anything. It’s all a secret.

  • Bills close tax loopholes, provide tax credits to small businesses

    Last week, we scored three major and long overdue victories for American workers. First, we closed the tax loophole that encourages corporations to ship jobs overseas. Second, we made investments in job creation by extending successful tax credits that support small business, research and development, biofuels, and workforce development. And third, we passed the America COMPETES Act that provides a big boost to the next generation of American manufacturing and agriculture. We also protected payments to doctors who participate in Medicare and veteran health care programs.

  • Protecting consumers from identity theft

    The Federal Trade Commission recently estimated that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year.  Identity thieves use identifying information such as a consumer’s Social Security number, credit card numbers, or other financial account information in order to conduct such fraud as opening up new credit cards and gaining access to bank accounts.  The ramifications can be financially disastrous for citizens and can be extremely difficult to resolve.

  • Tom Perriello rallies Bedford Democrats

        BEDFORD - -  D-Day this year turned out to be hot and stormy. Some of the Democrats inside the city’s party headquarters Sunday on Main Street had already heard their congressman, Tom Perriello, speak earlier at this year’s D-Day Memorial ceremonies.

  • Time for conservatives to reconcile

        I don’t yet know, as of this writing, who won yesterday’s Republican primary. There is one thing I do know, however: 5th Congressional District conservatives will need to unite behind the winner if they hope to unseat Congressman Tom Perriello in November.

        If they don’t want to see Perriello back for another two years, Republican establishment types and TEA Party people are going to have to reconcile. The equivalent of a divorce will only give Perriello an easy path to reelection.

  • Many seconds lead to a first

    Track is often looked upon as a sport for individuals.  A single athlete often garners glory for himself, while the idea of team sits by the wayside.

  • Cavs seek to avenge Heritage win over Liberty

    Jefferson Forest has the opportunity to accomplish a couple of things when it faces Heritage in today’s (Wednesday) Seminole District tournament semifinal.

  • Soccer slowly gears up

    While local baseball and softball teams were involved in a plethora of games on Monday, the soccer fields were relatively quiet.

    The Jefferson Forest boys and girls teams had earned first-round byes.

  • Sports commentary: Different priorities

      Just like every other dinosaur who relies on email as a primary communication tool, I suffer from that lamentable malady:  The overstuffed inbox.

  • Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in dogfighting case

    A North Carolina man got a surprise when he stopped in Montvale to make a business transaction last Monday, May 24.