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Today's News

  • Church news (week of Dec. 1, 2010)

    Notices

    Advent services
        Fort Hill United Methodist Church invites the community to attend the fifth annual Midweek Community Advent services on December 1, 8, 15 and 22.  Prelude begins at 11:45 a.m., service at noon, with lunch served each week immediately following the service.
        This year’s schedule of speakers and music are:

  • More members needed

    On behalf of Montvale Rescue Squad may I take this opportunity to write and give thanks to you for  the press coverage  of our 40th Anniversary.

  • The spending spree continues in Washington

    Next week the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to return to Washington. At that time we are expected to consider how the government will continue to operate into the new year.  This is the direct result of the fact the Democrat controlled Congress failed to pass a budget or enact any of the twelve annual spending bills that fund all government operations. Recent reports indicate that the Democrats hope to consider a $1.11 trillion omnibus spending bill that would increase expenditures by hundreds of billions of dollars.  

  • Political theater on immigration

    During the mid-term elections, you would not have been far off to suggest that the two most dominate players on either side were women: Sarah Palin and Nancy Pelosi.
        Pelosi, the liberal Democrat who has made history as the first female Speaker of the House, was everywhere, though not literally.

  • A pending federal regulation is just one more sign of the times

    The federal government just can’t help itself.

        Facing tight budgets, local governments will soon be facing an additional unfunded mandate that will strain those budgets even further.
        The Federal Highway Administration believes the street signs we look at every day just aren’t cutting it. And so, they will have to be changed. In some cases, at great cost.

  • Supervisors approve RV park

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, during a regular meeting last week, approved an RV campground off White House Road in the Huddleston area. The campground will occupy about 10 acres of a 64 acre parcel belonging to Scott and Ida Heath.

  • New CASA volunteers

    Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Louis Harrison swore in a dozen new CASA volunteers Thursday evening. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.

  • Fire Department to provide photo-op for families

    The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department is going to give families a chance to take photos of their children and Santa Claus sitting on the department’s historic 1927 Seagrave fire truck on Saturday, Dec. 11.

  • Bedford Post Office announces holiday hours

        The Bedford Post Office has announced additional holiday retail hours to help customers with their mailing needs during this holiday season.
        “Our customers have told us they would like additional personnel at the Post Office during the holiday season,” says Bedford Postmaster Raymond A. Winson.  “So, we’re happy to announce that we will be adding extra staffing at our retail window for our customers’   convenience  this holiday season.”

  • Tree lighting, parade kick off the season this weekend

    More than 85 entries will line the streets of Bedford to share their vision of “Christmas in Bedford” this Saturday. The Christmas season kicks off in Centertown the night before with a Friday evening tree lighting.

        The Bedford Christmas Parade is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 4, at noon. There will be decorated floats and marching bands, antique cars, lots of horses, and  - of course  - Santa Claus. People from all over the region will be participating in this year’s Christmas extravaganza.