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Today's News

  • Remaining charges dropped against Bedford man

    A Bedford man, acquitted in September on three felony sex offense accounts, won’t face any more trials on the remaining nine charges he faced. He will, however, spend more than three years in prison on a domestic felony assault and battery conviction.

  • County Nursing Home rates rise

        The daily rates that Bedford County Nursing Home residents pay will go up, but not as much as originally advertised.

        According to County Administrator Kathleen Guzi, Medicaid will reimburse the county at a higher daily room rate than what the supervisors set earlier this year. Without raising the room rate the nursing home stood to lose $75,000 in Medicaid money. The supervisors had set a daily rate of $155 for a semi-private room, $160 for a private room with a shared bathroom and $169 for a private room.

  • Earnest’s trial delayed until June

    The murder trial of a Moneta man accused of killing his wife last December in Forest has been delayed until June.

     

        Wesley Brian Earnest, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, in connection with the Dec. 19, 2007, death of his estranged wife Jocelyn Earnest at her home.

     

  • Turning 100

    Julius Hinsch, a resident at Carriage Hill in Bedford, turned 100 years old on Nov. 24.

        And he has some advice for the young folks of today: “Get a job and work hard.”

        Born in Germany on Nov. 24, 1908, Hinsch moved to the United States 80 years ago, settling in New York. He has been a resident at Carriage Hill since 2002.

        Hinsch has a daughter who lives at Smith Mountain Lake and a son in New York. He also has two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Like it or not, for two more months Bush is still the President

    Nationally-syndicated columnist Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post Writers Group wrote a column last week suggesting that until Barack Obama goes from President-elect to President this country and its economy has little hope. An underlying message of the column, and one that has been echoed by others, is that Bush should just step aside and let Obama take over now.

  • It’s time for the work to begin

        It’s do or die time for me to get in shape.

        In just 11 weeks I should be headed for the hills of the Philippines to be part of a medical missions team from my church. While I’m excited about the trip, I also realize I have a lot to do to get ready.

  • Use the skills you have to help your neighbor

        You have the skills to make someone’s life better.  Perhaps you can drive someone to a doctor’s appointment or help put together food packages for a family in need.  The information below is provided through the efforts of the Bedford Community Health Foundation and the generosity of The Bedford Bulletin.  To submit information for your non-profit group, contact Mary Wiley, Bedford Community Health Foundation, at 586-5292, between 8 a.m. and noon.

  • VA announces cost of living increase

    On Nov. 26, the new rate tables for those receiving pension or compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs were released.

        The new rates, based on the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) measure signed by the President on Sept. 25, implemented the 5.8 percent cost of living increase and are effective Dec. 31, 2008. The new rates will increase by 5.8 percent the benefits paid by VA for those receiving; Improved Pension, Service Connected Disability Compensation, Dependency Indemnity Compensation, or pension or compensation from other VA programs.

  • Letters

    Turned wreaths

        Why are the beautiful Christmas wreaths in Bedford City turned around so you can only see then when you turn a corner or shop in the city?

        When the wreaths before were put up – they were the same way — people wrote in about how they were done. The City said, “ They couldn’t be turned around.” Three years later, they were turned around. They looked beautiful.

  • Driving smart for two

    He stands 5 feet 1 inch high and also that wide. His body is 8 feet 8 inches long, just big enough to legally carry two adults.

        He has a 5-star crash rating, utilizing the best technology NASCAR has to share and was born last December in Hambach, France. He has a Mitsubishi heart and a Mercedes soul.

        Though limited in size he loves driving the roads and has a top speed of 90 miles per hour, and according to his owners, Ed and Yolanda Adams, he’s one happy car and loves everything about America’s roads but the potholes.