Thomas Smith surprise party
Bedford County Circuit Court Clerk Thomas Smith, who left office at the end of August after having served since 1986, was honored with a surprise party last week by current and former employees, family and other well-wishers. The party was held in the second floor courtroom at Bedford County courthouse, a room Smith has come to know well over the past 28 years. Smith praised his staff over the years. "These are the ones who made it possible for me," he said.