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Today's News

  • Now it's time to enjoy the finished product

    Yesterday, the dedication ceremony for the Jefferson Forest High School renovation project was scheduled to be held — some 10 years after discussion about such a project began.

    This hasn’t been an easy process. But after all of the years, the contentious meetings and the numerous disagreements about what should be done, the county has a project it can be proud of and the JFHS community has a facility that should meet its needs for years to come.

    Here are a few facts to consider about the JF project:

  • A blind squirrel finds a nut

    Rick Howell has written a few things in The Liberal Agenda that have amazed me.

    It always amazes me when he’s right about something. But, to borrow a phrase from a colleague here at the Bulletin, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

    His most impressive point was when he admitted that Congressmen Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte will win their respective elections. He was also correct on the reasons why.

  • Letters

    Who is Barack Obama?

    I have had quite a few letters and feature articles printed in this paper in the past, but it has been a long time since I submitted anything.

    My mom was Josephine DeWitt who was a Kelso News correspondent for over 50 years.

    This is a very important topic at a very strategic time in our country.

  • The importance of reducing wasteful government sSpending

    Reducing government waste has been a top priority for me since arriving in Congress. Congress is charged with the power of the purse and that is a responsibility we cannot take lightly. As we face significant expenditures, such as the passage of the recent $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill, which I voted against, we have a responsibility to ensure that American tax dollars are being spent responsibly and do not get lost in wasteful spending.

  • Fraud played a role in financial crisis

    In passing legislation to bail out Wall Street in the financial crisis, mention has been made of the sub-prime loans that were offered to home buyers who could not afford to pay their mortgages. What has been omitted from almost all discussions is the role that sub-prime loans given to illegal immigrants played in this crisis. Nothing in the bailout legislation addresses dealing with illegals and sub-prime mortgages.

  • New major sculpture arrives at D-Day Memorial

    A major bronze sculpture arrived at the National D-Day Memorial last week.

    This one, bearing the name, “Across the Beach,” will go on the the edge of the memorial's pool, replacing a sculpture of two soldiers already there.

    “This goes right back where it used to be,” said Jim Brothers the artist who created both, pointing to the earlier sculpture as workmen prepared to move it.

  • Charges added in abduction case

    A Bedford County man, already facing five felony charges for allegedly abducting and raping a Bedford County woman the day after Christmas last year, is now facing five more felony counts in connection with the case.

  • Fire destroys hangars at New London

    A fire at New London Airport, Saturday, destroyed two hangars and damaged a third.

    The airport also doubles as a drag strip on the weekends. Kevin Murray and his wife, Martha, were at the opposite end of the runway when the noticed it. By the time they got up to the buildings there was a plume of thick black smoke rising into the air.

  • County to look into expanding broadband access

    Bedford County's supervisors have directed county staff to present proposals for expanding broadband Internet access in the county.

  • Religious assembly changes move forward

    Changes to the county's zoning ordinance to make it friendlier to religious assemblies has been in the works for months.

    Monday night, Bedford County's planning commission voted unanimously to move the changes forward to a joint public hearing with the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. District 5 Planning Commissioner Steve Stevick was absent.

    The hearing is scheduled for Nov. 10. The supervisors have the final say on all changes to county ordinances