Today's News

  • Political theater on immigration

    During the mid-term elections, you would not have been far off to suggest that the two most dominate players on either side were women: Sarah Palin and Nancy Pelosi.
        Pelosi, the liberal Democrat who has made history as the first female Speaker of the House, was everywhere, though not literally.

  • A pending federal regulation is just one more sign of the times

    The federal government just can’t help itself.

        Facing tight budgets, local governments will soon be facing an additional unfunded mandate that will strain those budgets even further.
        The Federal Highway Administration believes the street signs we look at every day just aren’t cutting it. And so, they will have to be changed. In some cases, at great cost.

  • Supervisors approve RV park

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, during a regular meeting last week, approved an RV campground off White House Road in the Huddleston area. The campground will occupy about 10 acres of a 64 acre parcel belonging to Scott and Ida Heath.

  • New CASA volunteers

    Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Louis Harrison swore in a dozen new CASA volunteers Thursday evening. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.

  • Fire Department to provide photo-op for families

    The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department is going to give families a chance to take photos of their children and Santa Claus sitting on the department’s historic 1927 Seagrave fire truck on Saturday, Dec. 11.

  • Bedford Post Office announces holiday hours

        The Bedford Post Office has announced additional holiday retail hours to help customers with their mailing needs during this holiday season.
        “Our customers have told us they would like additional personnel at the Post Office during the holiday season,” says Bedford Postmaster Raymond A. Winson.  “So, we’re happy to announce that we will be adding extra staffing at our retail window for our customers’   convenience  this holiday season.”

  • Tree lighting, parade kick off the season this weekend

    More than 85 entries will line the streets of Bedford to share their vision of “Christmas in Bedford” this Saturday. The Christmas season kicks off in Centertown the night before with a Friday evening tree lighting.

        The Bedford Christmas Parade is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 4, at noon. There will be decorated floats and marching bands, antique cars, lots of horses, and  - of course  - Santa Claus. People from all over the region will be participating in this year’s Christmas extravaganza.

  • Council to consider helping employees pay their increased healthcare costs

    Employees in the city of Bedford may soon get some relief from rising healthcare costs as the result of a financial report given to City Council last Tuesday.

  • Festival of Trees grows

    Last year’s Festival of Trees, held at the Bedford Welcome Center, had less than 10 trees, according to Judi Jackson, one of three volunteers who spearhead the effort.

        “This year, we have 21,” Jackson said.
        According to Jackson, Herb Crowder came up with the idea last year. She, Crowder and Yolanda Adams have been heading it up ever since. This year, Jackson added an additional idea. Civic organizations decorate trees and visitors cast votes to decide which tree is the best.

  • Sports commentary: OMG!

      Now they had to go and drag God into it.

    As if the egos of professional jocks weren’t big enough.