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Today's News

  • A lot of differences this year

    This year’s General Assembly began with all of the customary events taking place.  Legislators reacquainted themselves with their surroundings and started the process of reviewing bills that have been assigned to their committees.  On opening day, Governor Kaine delivered his State of the Commonwealth Address with all of the usual ceremony.  But although much was similar to past sessions, there are a lot of differences this year.

  • Holding Congress and the President accountable to the American people

    Last week, in the opening hours of the 111th Congress, I introduced bipartisan legislation that would amend the United States Constitution to force Congress to rein in spending by balancing the federal budget.  I am pleased that over 130 Members of the House, Republicans and Democrats alike, have signed on in support of my legislation, House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res) One, which ensures that the federal government is held accountable and that the money our citizens work so hard to earn is not squandered on wasteful spending and programs. 

  • Bill will provide $12.5 billion for students, families

    In this historic Inauguration week for our nation, let us look forward with hope towards a new kind of politics in Washington that puts problem-solving ahead of partisanship. Let us work together towards an economic recovery for working families that heeds Dr. King's call for economic justice.

  • Letters

    A good start

        Tom Perriello is off to a grand start as the new Congressional Representative for the 5th District of VA. He has already been back to many areas meeting with business leaders and local representatives listening to their concerns and looking for new ways to help the 5th. Tom has also been busy on Capital Hill. He has taken a seat on two committees, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Veteran’s Affairs Committee.

  • 80 positions may be cut from school system

        As many as 80 positions may be cut from Bedford County Schools next year as the Bedford County School Board decides how to balance its 2009-10 budget in light of $4.9 million in state funding cuts.

  • Bedford County Schools close Friday due to cold - Breaking

    Bedford County Public Schools will be closed Friday due to cold.

        “It's really due to severe wind chills,” said Dr. James Blevins, superintendent of schools.

        Blevins said that weather predictions call for wind chills as low as 15 degrees below zero.

        “That's what I get from the National Weather Service,” he said.

  • Lady Eagles are a Regional force

     

     

    Staunton River fell short of a tournament title, watching Lord Botetourt waltz off with the first-place hardware at the Lady Terrier Christmas Classic tournament.

  • Harmonious convergence--Commentary

      For those of you who feel that our society is full of self-centered jerks, I’d like to share a small story that might have you modify those feelings, if ever so slightly.

  • Top dogs

    If Jefferson Forest’s game with Rustburg is any indicator, 2009 should be a very exciting year, indeed.

  • SRHS students put learning to work

        A group of Staunton River High School (SRHS) students made a real world application of what they’ve learned in government classes.

        Thursday night, Brice Moon, representing the school’s senior class, spoke before the Bedford County School Board. The issue was a senior exemption from midterms.