Today's News

  • We must work together to reform health care

    This last week President Barack Obama hosted a forum on health care at the White House.  The forum included Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, representatives from the health care industry including various medical specialties, hospitals, doctors, nurses and technicians, the health insurance industry, the business community and most importantly patients, the health care consumers who must be the focus of this process.  I am encouraged by the fact that so many individuals representing such diverse interests were able to come together to discuss the goal of providing

  • Conservatives ripping into each other

        All Washington was abuzz last week over the dust-up between new GOP national chair Michael Steele and Rush Limbaugh, the self-styled king of right-wing talk radio.

        The only thing larger than Limbaugh’s ego is his religious devotion to conservatism. He showed that this passion means far more to him than even the fate of his country when he stated that he hopes Barack Obama fails.

  • The terror of an activist presidency

        Whether an activist presidency is a joyful thing, or a fearful thing, depends on what that activist president wants to do.

        The greatest American president of the 20th century once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

  • Minutemen sore

    It wasn’t bad enough that Liberty saw its hopes for a Seminole District tournament title vanish along with its 11- point lead.

  • Lady Eagles soar

    Shaken, at first, the Staunton River Lady Eagles regrouped, got back to playing their style of basketball, and emerged with the Seminole District’s tournament title.

  • Silver screen

      Once again, the Academy Awards have come and gone.  And, once again, I had not seen any of the nominees for best picture.  Heck, I’m not sure I’ve even heard of most of them before.

  • Change to Liberty playoff site

    Per Liberty Athletic Director Scott Craig:



    This Friday night's Regional semifinal game between Liberty and Northside has been moved from Brookville to Jefferson Forest.  It will take place at 7 p.m.

  • Talbot Huff resigns school board seat

        District 2 School Board Member Talbot Huff had a surprise for his fellow county school board members Thursday night.

        “I could not support putting in a superintendent who had no management experience or has never been principal of a high school,” Huff said, before handing in a written resignation.

  • Perriello briefs Chamber on federal stimulus package

        Congressman Tom Perriello stopped by the Bedford Welcome Center after President Barack Obama signed the federal stimulus bill to talk to the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce about the federal stimulus package.

        “It’s about 40 percent tax cuts,” said Perriello.

        Perriello said most of these cuts middle class tax cuts. The spending is aimed to be counter cyclical.

  • Dr. Douglas Schuch picked as new school head

        Bedford County’s school board officially announced it’s choice of a new superintendent of schools at a press conference held Friday at Bedford Science and Technology center.

        “I’m pleased to announce that the board has appointed Dr. Douglas R. Schuch as our next superintendent,” said School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler.