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Today's News

  • Bedford area to get third delegate

        Thanks to redistricting, the Bedford area will now be represented by three people in the House of Delegates when the Virginia General Assembly reconvenes.

        This is because the 23rd House District has been expanded westward to include a portion of Bedford County. The 2010 census reflected an eastward population shift, which caused western districts to expand geographically. Lacey Putney’s district, which still includes large parts of the Bedford area, now reaches to the West Virginia line.

  • Parade on Tuesday!

    The Jefferson Forest boys soccer team will be honored with a parade this Tuesday morning.

     It will roll at 11 am, leaving from the Forest Middle School, onto Rt 221 to Perrowville Road past the high school and around the bus loop to the back of the school.   The players will then be available to autograph JF soccer posters.The Jefferson Forest boys soccer team will be honored with a parade on Tuesday, beginning at 11 a.m.

    The parade is to commemorate the team's State championship, the first by a Bedford County varsity team in more than five years.

  • Police remove more than 40 cats from Bedford home

        Bedford Police removed more than 40 cats from a residence on Woodside Court in Bedford Thursday. Charges have now been filed.
        The following warrants were obtained Friday in the case for Carolyn Andrews Creasy, 53, of Bedford: two counts of animal cruelty or neglect; one count to fail to vaccinate for rabies; one  count owning more than five animals within the city of Bedford.

  • Too many cats

    Bedford City Police are getting ready to remove as many as 60 cats from a residence on Woodside Court in Bedford. The action is the result of an anonymous call they received this morning saying that there was an excessive number of cats in the mobile home.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of June 15, 2011)

     

  • Church news (week of June 15, 2011)

     

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    Trinity Baptist VBS

  • Paying tribute to the legacy of sacrifice in Bedford

    This past District work week was another one spent traveling across Central and Southside Virginia with stops in Bedford, Rocky Mount, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Danville, and Charlottesville.

     

  • Congress must demand accountability on U.S. action in Libya

    Nearly three months ago U.S. forces, at the command of President Obama and without the consent of the U.S. Congress, began attacking targets in Libya controlled by Moammar Gaddafi. I think most Americans, including myself, agree that seeing this tyrannical dictator and his regime of thugs removed from power would be a good thing. However, I think most Americans, including myself, also feel strongly that American forces should not be committed to this kind of mission without the consent of the U.S. Congress. 

  • Improved pension benefits for wartime veterans

        Pension is available for wartime veterans, who are permanently and totally disabled from disabilities not related with service.  The monthly rate is increased if the veteran is married or has dependent children.

  • Of summer, sports, and…President Goode?

        Got the summer doldrums yet? The calendar tells us the season of heat is not even officially here until next Tuesday, the 21st. But we know better.

        It’s been hot, very hot, and it’s just getting started. Summer heat has a way of melting away one’s enthusiasms.
        But I’ve always found that politics and sports, enjoyed in equal measures, if possible, can usher along your uninterrupted joy of life, even in extreme weather.