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Today's News

  • Rooster case moves forward

    Charges against a 62-year-old Coleman Falls man for selling roosters for fighting have been certified to a Bedford County Grand Jury.

        Avery Fitzgerald was arrested in December for selling roosters on two different occasions to undercover investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. The BCSO also confiscated about 50 roosters from Fitzgerald’s property. He is charged with two felony counts of aiding, abetting or promoting animal fights, specifically roosters.

  • Letters

    It’s always about the teachers

        I am writing in reference to the letter in your March 11, 2009 edition submitted: By David Goode “Limited Confidence.” While I agree with Mr. Goode and the point he is trying to make, I do take exception with how he goes about it.

        The problem is with one line in his letter stating “Increase Top Management salary while neglecting those who do the real work (Teachers). While I do believe our teachers need to have salaries equal to the surrounding areas, but what about:

  • Where is the accountability?

    At some point there is going to be an accounting of all the money now being spent by our government. Let’s hope that accounting doesn’t come too late.

  • Bipartisan victories in the House

    I’m pleased to report that last week, Congress took swift, bipartisan, and decisive action to protect taxpayers. After it came to light that insurance companies who had taken billions in bailout funds had paid or intended to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in “retention” bonuses to the very executives who got us into this financial mess, the House put together a plan to block them.

     

  • The American people deserve their money back

    Last month the House of Representatives rushed to consider the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” – the so-called stimulus bill.  The Democratic Leadership revealed the final text of the legislation just ten hours before the House began consideration of this enormous bill.

  • Internet killing off big newspapers

        In Seattle, Washington, it’s affectionately known simply as “the P.I.” The city’s daily newspaper, the “Seattle Post-Intelligencer,” has announced that it will cease publication and convert to an “online only” newspaper.

  • Where does he find these guys?

        Last year, Barack Obama promised the most competent, ethical administration ever. While I admit that it’s still early, the Obama administration is falling short of this lofty promise.

  • The hike

        The missionary leading our trip gave out the warning: If you have any reservations about taking this hike, don’t take it. A Philippine woman from the area had stated: “Tell the big ones not to go.”

        I went anyway.

  • Shedding light on government

    ?ast week’s admission by the Bedford County School Board that it could have better handled its disclosure — under the Freedom of Information Act — of its hiring of  Dr. Doug Schuch as its new superintendent sheds light on the issue of why FOIA exists in the first place. The people have a right to know what their government is doing; as much as possible government’s actions should not be hidden behind closed doors.

  • Letters

    School

    superintendent appointment

        Based on what I read in the Bedford Bulletin I find myself in the minority in siding with Talbot Huff who recently resigned from the Bedford County school board and Shirley McCabe who cast the only descending vote.