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Today's Opinions

  • Veterans can prevent overpayment

        In the past year, a number of veterans or widows residing in the area served by this newspaper and receiving VA pensions were notified their benefits were to be stopped until an over payment they received had been paid.

  • Volunteers receive training

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue

        On Saturday March 24, 2012, Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue hosted a Leadership Roundtable at the Bedford Columns. 

  • Yes, a U.S. atrocity, like it or not

    Since the massacre of 17 Afghan civilians, Army sergeant Robert Bales has now “lawyered up” and said he doesn’t remember anything. How convenient.
        News reports have indicated that his trial on those charges will likely take a long time. We’re just not in a rush to convict American soldiers of much of anything, are we?

  • Be careful when you cut


        It appears that there is a push from both extremes of the political spectrum to cut the defense budget.

  • Good choice

    The Bedford County School Board opted for openness in its selection process of a new board member to replace the District 3 seat left vacant by the resignation last month of Brad Whorley.
        The board should be commended. It was the right choice.
        But not everyone agreed. In fact, when the issue was first brought up, the board initially voted 4-3 to keep the process closed.

  • Easter

    The Promise
        Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
        But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
        All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

  • Letters 03/28/12

    Cut the grass and the budget

        Well, it’s that time of year again; time for the highway department to cut the grass on the roadsides. I’ve seen several already. You probably have too. A guy on a tractor with one of those mechanical arms hooked to it and on the end of the arm is the mowing/cutting unit.

  • The President’s health care law

    >By Congressman Robert Hurt