Bicentennial book nears completion

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The 200th birthday of Bedford County is only months away and the final preparations for the book commemorating that history are in the final stages at the Times-Gazette.

"We are taking the month of September to complete the historical editorial and pictorial pages of the Bicentennial Book," said managing editor of the T-G, René A. Capley, who is capturing the history of the county. "We expect to send the book to press in October with an expected release date of late November or first of December, just in time for the bicentennial birthday in December and, of course, Christmas holiday giving."

According to Capley, the Bicentennial Book of Bedford County will be a coffee table edition with a leatherette front and styling.

The book will be available for Christmas purchases.

"We expect the book to be released for purchase by early December at the latest," said T-G Publisher Hugh Jones. "A limited quantity is being published and it is a one-time publication."

In addition to the pictorial and editorial history in the Bicentennial Book, Capley said special pages were being set aside for businesses to commemorate their company's history.

"Selected businesses in Bedford County will be featured on special pages should they wish to participate," said Capley. "That portion of the history of Bedford County will be handled by Sissy Smith, Janis Cannon and Bryan Crosslin."

For more information on the Bedford County Bicentennial Book, contact the T-G office at (931) 684-1200. Businesses may reach the advertising department at the same number for information regarding the special commemorative pages.