August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Court grants second, third chances

WARM SPRINGS - It was all about second chances in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday. Convicted arsonist and burglar Eddie Dwight Bennett Jr., 22, faced a probation violation charge. More...

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Kaye Stiltner of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (left) joins Highland Farmers Market master Scott Smith behind more than 50 pounds of canned food donated at last Friday's market. More...

Taste of Highland to be held Friday

MONTEREY — The first "Taste of Highland" picnic is at the Highland Farmers' Market pavilion this Friday. There is a charge, but it's for a good cause — The Highland Center community programs. What about the food? More...

DEQ investigates need for industrial permit

RICHMOND — As roadwork and excavation move ahead on Allegheny Mountain, state agencies charged with reviewing Highland New Wind Development's utility plans are in varying stages of determining whether they need to take any further actions. More...

SCC rejects citizens' request for wind plan investigation

RICHMOND — Citizens will not have an investigation into the Highland wind energy project they requested recently. More...

Highland Wind warns citizens about legal action

MONTEREY — Landowners got a sharp warning from Highland New Wind Development last week. More...

Highland horse show to be held Saturday

MONTEREY — The horse show has been a part of the Highland County fair since the beginning, said horse show committee chairman Holmes Stephenson. The fair is in its 58th year. More...

Relay for Life best-ever success

WARM SPRINGS - "I Walk the Line." "Walking After Midnight." "Walk Like a Man." After the customary and soulstirring "I Will Survive" opening number, hundreds of Relay for Life team members took to the track at Bath County High School Saturday in More...

Goodlatte to hold town hall meetings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bob Goodlatte has announced he will be holding town hall meetings across the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association will host Longaberger bingo on Saturday, Aug. 29, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Millboro Firehouse on TC Walker Road. Doors will open at noon. More...

Millboro resident honored by VDGIF

RICHMOND — Franklin L. "Frank" Taylor of Millboro has received the Director's Volunteer Award for contributing more than 5,000 hours to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Taylor was honored at the VDGIF board meeting Aug. More...

Highland FFA members gear up for fair

Editor's note: Members of the Highland Chapter of Future Farmers of America took to time to share their experiences in getting ready to show their animals at this year's Highland County Fair which will be held Sept. 2-5. More...

State launches interactive VG Website

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has launched a new interactive Web site that enables consumers to find Virginia Grown fruits, vegetables, nursery products and more in any area of the state with a couple More...

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The Highland Homemakers held their annual picnic July 27 at the Mill Gap Ruritan Pavilion. Covered dishes were supplied by all those attending. It was also a time for catching up on the news and happenings. More...

Reunion

Deeds family

DOUTHAT — The descendants of William Alexander and Rachel Haynes Deeds held their family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 9, at Douthat State Park, Camp Douthat picnic shelter, on the grounds that were part of the 150 acres owned by William A. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Kindergartener Cassidie Mowry, right, greets Highland Elementary School principal Teresa Blum with smiles and a hug Thursday, the first day of school. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Spanish, computer classes scheduled by DSLCC at BCHS

WARM SPRINGS — Two adult education, non-credit courses sponsored by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College have been scheduled this fall at Bath County High School. More...

Courses on Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Wikis set for fall at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — Four one- and two-session courses on the latest trends in social networking are offered on Tuesday evenings this fall through the noncredit program at Dabney S. Lancaster community College on the main campus in Clifton Forge. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Friday, Aug. 21 ¦ Ashwood United Methodist Church lawn party and social. For more information call (540) 839-2286 or Email revlynnw@ tds.net. Sunday, Aug. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Area Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Aug. 28-30 ¦ Inaugural event to recreate Stonewall Jackson's 7,000 troop encampment which took place in May of 1862 at Elkton Recreation/Elkton Area Community Center, in Elkton. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County Sheriff's Report

• Aug. 19 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver responded to a report of debris in the roadway causing a traffic hazard on Jackson River Turnpike. • Aug. 19 — Deputy William D. More...

Early Files

Blizzard of '88 one to beat

The Following article was gleaned from the Feb. 23, 1978 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. WASHINGTON — When it comes to bad winter storms, the one you still hear about is the Blizzard of '88. More...

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Judith Anne Cox, pictured in this Feb. 27, 1986 Recorder file photo, made a tossed salad during the Highland County 4-H presentation contest. She received a blue ribbon for her work. She is the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

25 years ago

August 30, 1984

•The closing of Goshen Elementary School in Rockbridge County may prove to be the biggest problem the Bath County schools encounter when they open after the Labor Day holidays. More...

Opinions & Commentary

SCC must stick by its orders

Virginia's State Corporation Commission issues orders. It expects those orders to be followed. Highlanders are about to find out what kind of authority backs up the SCC's words. More...

Pictorial

A horse show has been part of the Highland County Fair since the first event 57 years ago. Highland's finest riders come to show off their skills to the delight of fairgoers of all ages. More...

Thoughts on turning 50, and other tidbits

Say What?

Recently, Aug. 12 to be exact, I reached the milestone birthday of 50. Several people asked, "Do you feel 50?" I admit, I don't know how to answer that question. don't exactly know what 50 is supposed to feel like. More...

Chargers fall to EM in season opener

Eastern Montgomery Mustangs beat bath 52-27 More...

Fry, Waldeck seek school board seat

WARM SPRINGS — The same two candidates who sought the Valley Springs District school board seat when it became open in March will square off in a special election for the seat in November. More...

His first car was a '31 Ford

MONTEREY — Gale Jessee has been in the auto parts and service business for 62 of his 82 years. His Monterey Auto Parts store is a local landmark. More...

Veterans' memorial goal for Bath's Legion

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County American Legion Post 92 is in the beginning stages of a project it hopes will bring recognition to all those from the county who have served their country. More...

Hearing planned on outdoor lighting ordinance

WARM SPRINGS — A public hearing will be held in October on a proposed outdoor lighting ordinance for Bath County. Monday, the Bath County Planning Commission set the hearing for Oct. 26, its regular meeting date. More...

Wind developer fails to comply, agency says

State to hear testimony in September

RICHMOND — You may never have seen it. It's tucked deep in national forest, and unless you're in a vehicle with good clearance, getting there is a challenge. More...

How is wind work holding up under inspections?

MONTEREY — Since Highland New Wind Development received a land-disturbing permit two weeks ago, it has started basic grading and road work on its utility project plans. More...

Pocahontas determined to settle state line question

MARLINTON, W.Va. More...

Prescription Assistance bus coming to Millboro

WARM SPRINGS — The "Montel Williams bus" is coming to Millboro. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance bus, promoted by the talk show host in TV commercials, will be stopping in Millboro Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 2-4 p.m. More...

Library Notes

• With the kids back in school, things sure seem quiet in the library. We enjoyed all the extra activity over the summer with the Summer Reading Program and our vacationing library patrons who spend the summer months in Highland County. More...

Correction

On the Times Past page of the Aug. 20 edition of The Recorder, under 50 Years Ago, the name Colaw was misspelled. The notice should have read: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Colaw of Blue Grass are parents of a seven pound, nine ounce daughter. More...

Bluegrass festival set for Aug. 29

COVINGTON — The fourth annual Callaghan Bluegrass Festival will take place Saturday Aug. 29 from 3-9 p.m. at Covington Moose Park on Route 60 just west of Covington. More...

Bridge closure will be permanent in Bath County

STAUNTON - On Monday, Aug. 24, the Virginia Department of Transportation permanently closed the Route 676 (Gatewood Drive) bridge over Little Back Creek in Bath County. Route 676 intersects with Route 39 and is just west of Warm Springs. More...

Feature film shooting Aug. 29-30 needs extras

LYNCHBURG, — The Virginia based production company Red Cloud Production has announced it will shoot the second phase of principal photography on the movie MAX V02, an action packed drama that centers around the world of Elite Bicycle Racing. More...

Special deer hunts to be held in Virginia State Parks

RICHMOND — Applications are being accepted for special lottery deer hunts at Grayson Highlands State Park in Grayson County, Kiptopeke State Park in Northampton County, Occoneechee State Park in Mecklenburg County, and Pocahontas State Park i More...

Reunion

Wilfong family

FRONT ROYAL — The family of the late Jonas Howard and Martha Jane Simmons Wilfong held their annual reunion Sat. Aug. 15, in Front Royal, at the home of Kevin, Austin and Melissa Wilfong Scott. More...

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Nicholas Mitchell Garcia, organist, was a guest artist at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Covington on Sunday, Aug. 16. The church was filled with friends, family and fans, who delighted in hearing this outstanding local talent. More...

Environmental groups coming to Frontier Museum Sept. 11- 12

STAUNTON — Valley Conservation Council joins with the Virginia Conservation Network to host the 2009 Virginia Environmental Assembly conference, Sept. 11-12 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. More...

Obituaries

Rev. James Luther Gilbert

DENISON, Texas — The Rev. James Luther Gilbert, 83, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, in Plano. He was born in Paul's Valley, Okla., Feb. 20, 1926. More...

Marie Hicks

HOT SPRINGS — Marie Hicks, 82, of 1882 Jackson River Turnpike, Hot Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 at her residence. She was born March 1, 1927 in Bath County, the daughter of the late Walter Graham Adams and Ethel Bogan Adams. Mrs. More...

Mollie N. Matheney Williams

FREDERICKSBURG — Mollie N. Matheney Williams, 80, of 6706 Reindeer Court, Fredericksburg, formerly of Millboro, died Friday Aug. 21, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. She was born Dec. More...

Sports

Mustangs tough first test

WARM SPRINGS — A new opponent is on the schedule this season for the Bath County Chargers football team and they won't have to wait to get acquainted. More...

Lady Chargers toast Mounties in opener

LOW MOOR — Carey Trimble slapped 15 kills and the Bath County lady Chargers defeated the Alleghany lady Mounties 25-15, 25-8, 20-25, 25-19 to begin the 2009 high school volleyball season Tuesday evening. More...

2009 Charger v-ball loaded and ready to spike

The Bath County Volleyball machine built by coach Dave McGee in the last five years began running smoother in 2007 with the addition of two hard-hitting sophomores, Hillary Jessee and Carey Trimble, to the varsity squad. More...

Letters

Supervisors ought to check the definition of 'representation'

Editor, The Recorder, Just a few questions on the Highland New Wind Development project: It is my understanding that most Highlanders do not want these 19 towers to be erected and destroy the beautiful majestic mountains in Highland where wildlife More...

Hot Springs resident says Dr. Blount saved her life

Editor, The Recorder, I have known Dr. Margaret Blount since she first came to Bath County. She took over for Dr. Denius, and I wasn't sure I would like her, but I was wrong. She is so knowledgeable and is always up to date on everything. More...

Not all Democrats are 'baby killers,' reader says

Editor, The Recorder, I get more than a little miffed by those who flat-out say, or even imply, that all Democrats are "baby killers." I am a Democrat, have a large family, and the thought of destroying one of them never entered my mind, although More...


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