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Today's News

  • I’m your American flag

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida.

        I’ve been to the moon.  I’ve been burned.  But more often I’m honored.  I’m your American flag.
        With 13 stars for colonies clamoring for freedom, I was first flown at Fort Stanwix in New York in 1777—and then carried into battle for the first time at Brandywine in Pennsylvania. By war’s end, I was saluted as the emblem of a sovereign nation, new and free.  I’m your American flag.

  • GOP stuck with Trump’s racist campaign

        The national Republican party is now mired in an historic level of shame with the pending nomination of Donald Trump for president.
        Things have been bad for the party before, as it has spent the last few decades slipping farther and farther into an ideological straitjacket. But with Trump, things have reached a new low, and a lot of Republicans are not very happy.

  • Don’t forget those who survived

        Last week’s D-Day anniversary ceremony included the reading of all 2,499 Americans who were killed on D-Day. It’s the first time all these names have every been publicly read out loud. We should never forget them and the cause they died for.

  • Man accused of abducting 2-year-old while en route to Bedford County to meet 14-year-old girl

        Last Monday, June 6, Angelo Paderes, 26, was arrested in Georgia, on charges related to an investigation in Bedford County by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
        The investigation includes the man attempting to visit with a 14-year-old girl here in Bedford County as well as abducting a 2-year-old child en route here.

  • Action affects short-term rentals

        Nobody spoke at a public hearing on zoning ordinance text amendments proposed by the Bedford County Planning Commission, but some supervisors had plenty to say.
        One item is a text amendment that requires owners of short term rental properties that are within 500 feet of the 795-foot elevation contour, and have private septic tanks, to have their septic tanks pumped out, or inspected, at least once every five years. This is a provision that was deleted two years ago.

  • Riding for a cause

        A group of young adults riding bicycles across the country stopped for a lunch break in Moneta, Friday. The bicyclists are riding cross country. They started in Baltimore, Maryland, and are headed for San Francisco.

  • Food for the Soul

        The return of a local man to his home town a few years ago opened the door for opportunities to serve his home town,

        Mike Payne left Bedford after graduating from Liberty High School. After 30  years  working   for  the federal government followed by 15 years as a Las Vegas entertainer, Payne returned to his hometown, and his home church, Oakmulgee Baptist Church, located on U. S. 460 across the highway from the Moose Lodge. That’s the church where he was baptized.

  • Couple sells Westside Food Mart so they can retire

        Westside Food Mart, for the first time in its history, is no longer owned by a Zimmerman.

  • Youth learn from high school athletes

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sport@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest boys baseball team hosted its youth baseball camp last week, June 7-9.
        The Cavaliers had 65 participating youth ranging in ages from five up to 12 years old. Coach Ryan Gilleland split all the youth into age groups and had different stations where the youth would work on certain aspects of the game.

  • Take a shot at love

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Bedford County Recreation Department held its first indoor tennis and archery camp this past week for youth in the area. The camp was held at the old group home gym near Falling Creek Park.
        With the camp doing so well, Coach Dave Eckes has decided to hold another camp. “We are also going to be offering another camp July 11-15,” he said.