In order to update the 5th District on my work in Washington and in the district, I will now be filming a monthly video address. The first such address was filmed in March and you may read it below. Please visit our YouTube page at youtube.com/reproberthurt in order to view our first monthly video address and to stay in touch with our office.
In the past year, a number of veterans or widows residing in the area served by this newspaper and receiving VA pensions were notified their benefits were to be stopped until an over payment they received had been paid.
Since the massacre of 17 Afghan civilians, Army sergeant Robert Bales has now “lawyered up” and said he doesn’t remember anything. How convenient.
News reports have indicated that his trial on those charges will likely take a long time. We’re just not in a rush to convict American soldiers of much of anything, are we?
The Bedford County School Board opted for openness in its selection process of a new board member to replace the District 3 seat left vacant by the resignation last month of Brad Whorley.
The board should be commended. It was the right choice.
But not everyone agreed. In fact, when the issue was first brought up, the board initially voted 4-3 to keep the process closed.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.