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Today's News

  • Want to be in the movies? Get out your Halloween costumes!

        Local folks will have another chance to be in the movies this weekend.

        John Johnson, director for Plan 9, will be coming to Bedford this weekend for what he calls “pick-up shoots.” He described these as “random little shots that get put in the movie.”

  • Break-in leads to warning

        After having her house broken into Friday, a Bedford woman is warning people about the men she believes committed the crime.
        Beverly Stanley of Timber Ridge Road said a number of items were taken from her home Friday morning after two men knocked on doors in the area, asking for directions to Wal-Mart. She said if someone was home, the two men moved on. But she wasn’t and her house was targeted as a result, she believes.
        “They busted in my back door,” she said.

  • Wandrei elected Bedford mayor

    Bob Wandrei will serve as Bedford’s mayor as the city rushes toward its reversion to town status later this year.

        Wandrei was unanimously elected mayor by his fellow city council members during a reorganization meeting last Wednesday. Skip Tharp indicated last November he wouldn’t seek reappointment as mayor, though he will continue to serve on council.
        Council also elected James Vest as vice mayor.

  • 'Entitlement’ programs must be preserved

        We seem to have survived one “fiscal cliff” scare, only to have other cliffs ahead of us. It’s the way government is done when one party is driven by ideologues and the other thinks mostly of compromise.
        On March 1, dramatic cuts will take place in both social programs and military spending if Congress does not act.
        Congress will certainly act; probably at the last minute, and to the disappointment of many. Again, such are the times that we live in.

  • It could be worse


        Much as I complain about President Barack Obama, I always have to admit that it could be much worse. Russia is an example of “much worse.” Back in the 1990s and up into the first few years of this century I had hopes that the Russians would finally have a democracy, but it seems that they’ve ended up with a tsar instead. I’m referring to Tsar Vladimir I.
        Perhaps expecting a country to transition easily from Soviet tyranny to a democracy was too much to hope for.

  • The 77 percent

        When they opened up their first paycheck this year, most workers found—or will find—that it contains less money.
        That’s because the New Year’s Day tax passage did not prevent the temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. For the worker making $50,000, that means they’ll be making about $1,000 less this year. About 77 percent of American workers are affected.

  • Taking on the gun Goliath

    It appears that we will have a major legislative battle in the New Year over gun control, a surprising development made possible only by the horrifying details of the latest gun massacre in Connecticut.
        We’ve tolerated these incidents for many years now, but when it comes to someone storming through an elementary school and murdering first-graders, using a weapon only the military should possess, well, that’s the stuff that should change hearts and minds.

  • Congratulations are in order

  • A good decision

    e would like to offer our congratulations to the Bedford County School Board for their decision concerning Bedford Middle School. It was a wise decision.

  • Social media posts bring out deputies

        Some social media posts, the week before Christmas, brought extra deputies to the county’s schools just before Christmas break. At least one principal, Tim Overstreet, principal of Liberty High School, sent a letter to the parents of the students on Dec. 21, explaining what was going on.
        “We worked on that just about all week,” commented Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.