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Today's News

  • Bringing the arts to Bedford

        When the Bower Center for the Arts experienced financial difficulties three years ago, the organization was forced to let its executive director go.
        There wasn’t enough money to pay her.

  • Main Street president voices support for former director

        Bedford Main Street Inc. President Kathy McGary said the charge against that organization’s former interim executive director “is going to feel very trivial” when the truth comes out.
        Last week Daniel A. Plattus, 46, was charged with one count of credit card fraud by the Bedford Police Department. Plattus had been serving as Bedford Main Street’s only full-time employee, but resigned prior to the charge being filed by police because he thought it would be in the best interest of Bedford Main Street.

  • Plattus denies credit card fraud charge

    Dan Plattus, who had been serving as interim executive director of Bedford Main Street, has been charged with credit card fraud, according to Bedford Police Chief Jim Day.

        According to Day, on February 2, the Bedford Police Department received a complaint from a local business regarding suspicious credit card charges.  Investigators reviewed documents supplied by the business and interviewed the suspect. 

  • Five golds for local tracksters

    While E.C. Glass swept the team titles, individual county athletes did quite well for themselves at last Saturday's Region III indoor track championship.
    All three county schools had their girls teams finish in the top ten. The Staunton River boys finished fourth, as a team.
    Jefferson Forest freshman phenom Alyssa Shupe swept to a pair of first-place finishes while her older counterpart, Staunton River senior Stuart Robertson, set a meet mark in his victory.
    Forest pole vaulter Ken Ritchey took top honors, while River's Lillian Garrecht picked up a surprise win in the long jump.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Feb. 29, 2012)

     

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    Sign-ups and notices

     

  • Church news (week of Feb. 29, 2012)

     

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    Sedalia Baptist Women’s Conference 2012

    Sisters of Grace, the Sedalia Baptist Women’s Ministry, will present its fifth annual Women’s Conference, “Fruitburst! Living Life Filled with the Fruit of the Spirit,” on Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Julie Nash will be sharing and Shana Canada will be ministering with music.

  • Plattus says credit card fraud accusation is false

    Dan Plattus, who had been serving as executive director of Bedford Main Street, has been charged with credit card fraud, according to Bedford Police Chief Jim Day.

    According to Day, on February 2, the Bedford Police Department received a complaint from a local business regarding suspicious credit card charges. Investigators reviewed documents supplied by the business and interviewed the suspect.

  • Woman sought in connection with credit card theft, fraud

    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the identity of a female who is suspected of stealing and using a credit card in Bedford County.

  • 5th District Virginians demand a sensible energy policy

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, I traveled throughout the 5th District, making numerous stops in local businesses and neighborhoods in order to talk with Central and Southside Virginians about the pressing issues facing our nation that are most important to them.

     

  • Growing our economy through sound energy policy

    As I travel throughout the 6th Congressional District meeting with my constituents to gather their thoughts and opinions on the important issues of the day, they continue to express frustration over the stagnant economy. They are feeling the pinch and they are particularly concerned about the rising cost of energy, from the cost at the pump to soaring electric bills. Recent estimates indicate that Americans are paying over $1000 more a year in gas than they were just three years ago.