January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Arrests made in grand jury indictments

WARM SPRINGS – Several arrests stemming from grand jury indictments last week have been made, and more are expected. More...

Area lawmakers introduce more in General Assembly

RICHMOND — Bath and Highland representatives in the General Assembly continue their work as the session progresses, introducing new bills and watching previously introduced legislation progress. More...

Keyser resigns from planning commission

WARM SPRINGS — David Keyser, Valley Springs District representative on the Bath County Planning Commission, has resigned his post effective immediately. More...

Group says wind project impacts need review

MONTEREY — Laurel Fork, the protected stream in western Highland, might be seriously affected by the industrial wind facility planned on Allegheny Mountain, county citizens contend. More...

Bath board adopts new tourism plan

Tourism director to be hired first

WARM SPRINGS — After 13 months of meetings, two different committees and some bumps along the way, Bath County now has a tourism plan. More...

Basic care of animals essential, SPCA says

MONTEREY — “People think of their animals as their children. They are very emotional. You have to have a lot of common sense (to care for animals) and you have to follow the law. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Last weekend’s rainstorm was a reminder of nature’s power to wreak havoc in a matter of hours, but for most of us, the water had receded by late morning. More...

John Carter Wells

Birth

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. — John Carter Wells was born Sept. 25, 2009 in Springfield. He weighed eight pounds and seven ounces, and was 21 and one-quarter inches long. His parents are Robert and Wendy Wells. More...

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On Jan. 14, Del. Jim Shuler was presented the Colonel Michael S. Harris Award by the Virginia Conference of the American Association of University Professors. More...

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The Busy Bee 4-H club met on Thursday, Jan. 14 at Doe Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board begins budget process

WARM SPRINGS — What promises to be another tough budget year for the Bath County School Board began Monday with the first of several scheduled work sessions. More...

Achievements

Randall Roberts Randall L. Roberts of Millboro has been named to the vice president’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, where he is studying to earn a mechanical engineering degree. More...

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Fourth-grade students at Millboro Elementary School had a busy week recently. More...

Religion

RELIGION

To place information in the Religion Briefs, fax to (540) 468-2048 or e-mail to recordernews@htcnet.org. Information may also be submitted over the phone, (540) 468-2147. Deadline is noon, Tuesday. More...

Home & Property

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Middle School students at Highland High have decided to collect change and send a donation to Haiti. More...

4-H Contest Day to be held

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program will host 4-H Contest Day on Friday, March 5, from 4-8 p.m., in the Highland School cafeteria in Monterey. More...

Letters

Reader shares nice thoughts about community

Editor, The Recorder, We all know that time just before our eyes close, just before we are claimed by sleep and something pure and profound enters our conscious minds. I had such a moment the other night. More...

Electing 41st Republican vote ends despotism

Editor, The Recorder, Many folks have been shocked and dismayed by the behavior of the Progressive Socialist Democrats in Congress during the past year since President Obama took office. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Weak process results in bad outcomes

There must be a better way. There are so many things citizens find frustrating about the way Virginia’s first possible wind plant has been handled so far. More...

Pictorial

Bath County Chargers Hillary Jessee (serving) and Carey Trimble capped outstanding careers on the volleyball court by being selected to the VHSL all-group A first team last weekend. More...

More cuts on the way

Senator Update

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The 2010 session of the General Assembly is now almost two weeks old and answers to the issues that we face remain distant. More...

Tonight's board meetings postponed  Free Access 

Snowy weather turns roads hazardous

Snow started falling about noon in Bath and Highland counties today, and as the afternoon progressed, county board meetings were rescheduled due to the deteriorating road conditions. More...

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Instead of snow or cool temperatures delaying area schools Monday morning it was heavy rains causing streams and rivers to exceed their banks. More...

Jury trial falls through; defendant pleads guilty

WARM SPRINGS – A Hot Springs man who had pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial in Bath Circuit Court, chose instead to plead guilty last Thursday. More...

Capital requests sent to supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission sent $1,144,604 worth of capital improvement requests to the board of supervisors Monday for consideration as part of the 2010-11 budget process. More...

SCC examiner says agency’s complaint against wind company should be dismissed

Whether permit has expired still a question

RICHMOND — Highland New Wind Development has said for months it does not have to do anything about its proposed 400-foot towers’ visual impacts on a nearby Civil War battlefield. More...

Correction

A reader pointed out that Hap Darragh’s dog, Dobie Gillis, may be named after the wrong person. Last week’s Recorder article on Hap High’s Restaurant indicated that Darragh’s dog was named after Bob Denver. More...

Lost animals need homes

MONTEREY — Taylor is ready to go home. After spending the last four months in the Highland SPCA animal shelter, the last dog left there now waits her turn to be adopted. More...

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Jim Tennant of Millboro has served on the Bath County Electoral Board for nearly 40 years, basically because, he says, “I like to work with people, and I like to help them.” His tenure wil More...

Garth Newel employee reaches 25-year anniversary

HOT SPRING — Georgia Tennant was recently named director of operations at the Garth Newel Music Center. Tennant has served in numerous capacities at the music center for what will be 25 years this coming March. More...

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Pendleton Goodall once again captures the beauty of winter, just when Highland residents are getting quite weary of the cold, ice, and snow. More...

Del. Dickie Bell uses ‘Telephone Town Hall’ to reach district

RICHMOND — On Thursday, Jan. 21, Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) held his first Telephone Town Hall meeting with constituents in the 20th House District. He was able to speak with 3,832 voters across the district. More...

Obituaries

JULIAN L. WHITE

STAUNTON — Julian Lathan White, 75, widower of Margaret Alice Forsyth White, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Augusta Health in Fishersville. He was born in Circleville, W.Va., a son of the late Fred R. and Ina Propst White. Mr. More...

Sports

Chargers earn more fall honors

Players from the BCHS volleyball and football teams were recognized on two postseason teams announced last week. More...

Chargers snip Rockets, scrap with Cougars

Bath 64, Craig 31 WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers took a gradual lead over the Rockets over three periods and piled on 25 fourth-quarter points to hammer Craig County last Wednesday night, Jan. 20. More...

Rams drop two in Pioneer District action

James River 96 Highland 23 BUCHANAN — Powerhouse Pioneer District leading James River walloped Highland with a 32-point first quarter and slaughtered the Rams by 73-points last Wednesday, Jan. 20. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • Jan 20 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to a report of keys locked in a vehicle on Charger Lane. • Jan. 20 — Deputy William D. More...

Early Files

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Winners in the Womanless Beauty Review at Highland High School in this Feb. More...

Archaeological research rushed by expected filling of Gathright

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 26, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. GATHRIGHT DAM — Archaeologists are accustomed to measuring time in eras and millennia. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 31, 1985

• The Bath County Public Service Authority was granted another extension by the Farmers Home Administration last Wednesday, Jan. 23, at a called meeting. FmHA allocated $2.5 million for the proposed water project in 1979. More...


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