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Today's News

  • Protecting Americans right to work

  • Christmas, Peace, and George McGovern

    Surely another Christmas is not about to pass, although the calendar would disagree.
        Time flies when you’re having fun is the old saying. But once you get past a certain age, well, time just flies anyway.
        “So, this is Christmas,” John Lennon wrote. “And what have you done? Another year older; another year gone.”
        But the rest of the song is not as depressing as all that; nor should    we be about the passing of yet another year.

  • Up to mischief

        As if you weren’t peeved at banks enough:  Now comes HSBC.
        The two seminal issues of America’s 21st century have been the War on Terror and our ongoing economic malaise.
        The two are not independent of one another.  Undoubtedly, the vast treasure we have spent pursuing bad guys has been a drain on our economic strength.

  • Really Good News

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
        (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
        And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
        And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

  • FHS student arrested for threat

        On Monday, Dec. 17, a Jefferson Forest High School student, 15, was arrested for making a threat against another student who attends a school outside of Bedford County.

  • City council prepares for reversion

        In a brief Tuesday night meeting last week, Bedford City Council approved several resolutions in preparation for reversion.

  • Davis pleads no contest

        A 32-year-old man will spend 22 years in prison for the rape of an 11-year-old girl.
        Last week Ernest Walter Davis, of Bedford, pleaded no contest to the charge in Bedford County circuit court.
         Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance said that the rape occurred on Aug. 11, 2011. The girl had spent the night at the apartment of the grandmother of a friend. What the girl’s family did not know is that the grandmother had a drinking problem.

  • Supervisors focus on choice of new county administrator

        The search for a new Bedford County administrator should reach its conclusion early next year, approximately one year after former County Administrator Kathleen Guzi resigned.
        According to District 3 Supervisor Roger Cheek, a consultant hired by the county has presented the board with a list of 10 candidates, narrowed down from a list of 41 applicants. Cheek said that the supervisors will narrow it down further, then conduct interviews.

  • Special delivery

    One of Bedford County's newest citizens arrived under unusual circumstances Wednesday morning. She was born in the parking lot of the Sheetz in New London. The girl's parents, Huddleston residents, were headed to a hospital in Lynchburg but the baby was just too impatient to wait.

  • Judges approve reversion

        A three judge panel, consisting of Judge Pamela Baskerville, Judge Brett Geisler and Judge William Alexander, approved on Tuesday the reversion agreement between the city of Bedford and Bedford County.
        Now it’s official: the city is set to become a town July 1, 2013.
        The judges met in the Circuit Court courtroom; members of Bedford City Council attended. City Council had reconvened a meeting that it had continued last week.