Today's News

  • Bill will extend unemployment benefits

    During last week’s congressional district work period, I spent time talking with business owners, workers, job seekers, and others about what we can do to turn our economy around. I cherish my time here because I never want to lose touch with the challenges and needs of the families who sent me to Washington to work for them. These conversations help supply me with many good ideas that I can take back to Washington.

  • Congress needs to pass a federal budget to restrain spending

    Just last week the U.S. Treasury Department issued its “Annual Report on Public Debt” which confirmed that the national debt will soar to record levels.  The report estimates that the total debt for fiscal year 2010 will reach $14.75 trillion which is over 93 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP).  This current rate of government spending is having a crippling effect on our economy and overall job creation.

  • Spill shows evil of oil dependency

        It’s not a secret that corporations are greedy, often contemptuous of workers, and always, always put profits before anything else. That’s nothing new. But the BP oil spill is a corporate crime that has no match anywhere else in the world.

  • Be a team player

        I saw the Stalin bust when I was at the D-Day Memorial for the 66th D-Day anniversary commemoration. I also read the plaque that goes with it. It states:

  • No ties this time

    Everyone expected Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass to play to a tie that would be settled by a shoot out.

    The Cavs had other ideas.

  • Hey, hey, Hayes!

    Chelsea Hayes understands that timing is everything.

    The junior forward returned to form following an extended rehab on her ankle.

  • Minettes prove system is flawed

    The Liberty softball team stuck its thumb in the eye of the Seminole District, topping Amherst, 3-2, in the finals of the district tournament.

  • Stalin bust now on display at Memorial

    The controversial bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin went up at the National D-Day Memorial  on June 1, and a number of local veterans are livid.

        Jim Morrison, a member of Bedford’s American Legion post, said that he has been both a volunteer at the Memorial and a financial supporter. He’s suspending both until he sees what position the new director of the D-Day Memorial Foundation takes on the bust. Dr. William McIntosh, the current director, is slated to retire this month.

  • Volunteers are lifeblood of BCM

    Representatives of both the Bedford and Bedford County governments were on hand to say “Thank you” to Bedford Christian Ministries volunteers recently.

        Kathleen Guzi, Bedford County’s county administrator, said that she chose a local government career because she wanted to make a difference. However, she said that volunteers in the community make the biggest difference.

        “Without you all, we wouldn’t be the wonderful place to live, work and play,” she told the volunteers.

  • Memorial scholarship will help BPS students attend camp

    Stephanie Hemenway and her husband John were thrilled this year when their son received an anonymous scholarship from someone at Bedford Primary School to attend Camp CHILD in Lynchburg.