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Columns

  • The wreck of the William Fitzgerald

        Last month the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62,) collided with a container ship southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Yokosuka is the Fitzgerald’s home port. The collision ripped a 12 foot by 12 foot hole in her underwater hull, flooding a berthing compartment. News stories I’ve read say no collision warning alarm was sounded. The men had only a minute to escape. Seven of the men in that compartment died.

  • SML property owners no longer own lake front property

    By Bill Brush
    President and Founder of Cut Unnecessary Regulatory Burden, Inc (C.U.R.B.)

        Franklin County Circuit Court Justice Reynolds, on 11 April decided Pressl v APCO in favor of APCO; and on 16 June decided APCO v Nissen, in APCO’s favor. 

  • SML property owners no longer own lake front property

    By Bill Brush
    President and Founder of Cut Unnecessary Regulatory Burden, Inc (C.U.R.B.)

        Franklin County Circuit Court Justice Reynolds, on 11 April decided Pressl v APCO in favor of APCO; and on 16 June decided APCO v Nissen, in APCO’s favor. 

  • “Help Us Help You”

    By Nicole S. Johnson

  • What would ‘Christian America’ really look like?

        Lately, there’s been a lot of speculation about why so many self-styled Christians voted for Donald Trump, especially given Trump’s obvious love of himself and money, his habitual lying, and other major character concerns.
        It seems everyone has settled on 80 percent as the reliable percentage of “Christian conservatives” who voted for Trump. They appear to believe, generally, that whatever faults he has, he is nonetheless carrying out what could be called a “pro-Christian” agenda.

  • Russia would lose a war with the U . S.

        There have been a couple of incidents in the air over Syria involving U. S. aircraft and Syrian aircraft. In one incident, a Syrian unmanned arial vehicle (UAV) was approaching Syrian rebels being trained to fight Islamic State. It appeared on a run to drop or launch some sort of munition. An American plane shot it down.

  • Northam, Gillespie set for fall battle

        Last week’s gubernatorial primary didn’t produce any surprise winners, but it still didn’t turn out as largely predicted.
        Democrat Ralph Northam sailed to a more sizable win than had been thought likely, as he cashed in all the chips he’d gathered over the last few years.

  • Finding gold

        Two weeks ago a group of people got a look at Bedford’s newest business when Beale’s Brewery opened its doors to host a party. The brew-pub will hold a soft opening this Thursday at noon and open to the public on Saturday.
        This development recycles existing developed property. Instead of plowing over undeveloped land, the developer made use of one of the old industrial buildings that have been moldering along the railroad tracks for decades.

  • Health care at the tipping point

    Submitted By Karen Nuzzo

        Are you worried that you may not have access to health care in the future? Are you worried about being able to afford health care insurance? Are you a business owner tired of dealing with the expense of having to provide health insurance for your employees? Are you concerned that Congress and the President are not facing the true realities of providing access to health care for all Americans?

  • With malice toward none

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive..to bind up the nation’s wounds, to..achieve..and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves.”