January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

New school leaders start budget process

Gwin, Grimm to lead Bath County board in 2012

HOT SPRINGS — The all-new members of the Bath County School Board got their feet wet in a hurry Monday, launching into work on the 2012-13 budget during their first meeting. More...

Closed meeting January 19

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors has set a joint closed meeting with the Highland County Planning Commission Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Rockets return to Highland

MONTEREY — A brief spell of rain Saturday did nothing to dampen the spirits of amateur rocketry enthusiasts who ventured out to Highland County for the year’s premier rocket launch. More...

Community Choir rehearsals begin

WARM SPRINGS – Rehearsals for the community choir begin Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. at Bath County High School. More...

‘Lunch and Learn’ scheduled at Goshen Public Library

GOSHEN — Goshen Public Library will hold a “Lunch and Learn” program with Rockbridge Area Hospice this month. Enjoy a free lunch while learning about important topics that could affect your future. More...

Del. Cline visits Bath constituents

WARM SPRINGS – Virginia Delegate Ben Cline made the trip from Amherst to Bath County last Thursday, to spend some time with constituents in his 24th House district. More...

In brief ...

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bathsupervisors appointed Valley SpringsDistrict supervisor Kevin Fry ascounty emergency services director.Other appointments included Cedar More...

DSLCC Hunger Project kicks off January 16

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s Office of Student Activities will conduct a four-month campaign to develop a greater awareness of the issue of hunger. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Monday at Bath County High School, the Bath school board took care of several organizational items. More...

Photo

Twelve students at Valley Elementary showed the “Power of One” by collecting $121 for UNICEF. This collection was 63 percent coins and included 645 pennies. More...

Sports

Third-quarter spurt dooms Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — A decisive 11-0 run in the third quarter propelled Covington to a 58-45 win over Bath County last Thursday in the Charger girls’ Pioneer District opener. More...

Bath girls fall short at River

BUCHANAN — The Bath County girls’ basketball team is now 0-2 in the Pioneer District after losing to the James River Knights 51-46 Tuesday night. More...

Highland loses Pioneer opener

BUENA VISTA — Last Friday night, the Highland boys’ basketball team opened up Pioneer District play on the road at Parry McCluer. More...

Early Files

Photo

In this circa 1910 photograph, these three young men take a break from logging to have their picture taken. The photo was purchased at the Blagg estate auction on Back Creek in Highland County. More...

Redington: Things going well

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 30, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. HOT SPRINGS — Although he has been in Bath County only 16 months, Dr. More...

50 years ago

January 11, 1962

• The Monterey Lions Club has provided indigent children and adults with eyeglasses and corrective therapy for the past 20 years. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Time to act? Now is good

Just last week on these pages we urged attentiveness and action during this session of Virginia’s General Assembly. More...

Pictorial

Tuesday’s brief but larger-than-expected snowfall was not enough to impress this bovine resident of Monterey. More...

Sheriff phases in fresh ideas

MONTEREY — “No surprises.” That’s how newly elected Highland County Sheriff Tim Duff described his first days on the job, starting Sunday, Jan. 1. Duff arrived in the office at 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day. More...

Music center welcomes director

WARM SPRINGS – Chris Williams couldn’t be happier, and the feeling is mutual. More...

Bus, cameras top capital requests

HOT SPRINGS — Student safety was on the minds of Bath County School Board members Monday, in discussing capital improvement requests for 2012-13. More...

Correction

The article “Marketing, funding are tourism goals” in last week’s paper should have stated Clay Hamilton is a member, not chair, of the Highland County Economic Development Authority. More...

Rock students on tour

Motorists traveling U.S. More...

Woods and Wildlife Conference set for Feb. 18

MANASSAS — The ninth annual Woods and Wildlife Conference will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Manassas for large and small acreage landowners, and others interested in woodland management, wildlife, and other natural resources. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• In its meeting Jan. 5, Monterey Town Council approved buying four new, stone welcome-to-Monterey signs to replace the existing wooden ones for a total price of $5,750. More...

Bath supervisors unable to agree on vice chair

WARM SPRINGS — Choosing who would serve as its new chair went smoothly for the Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Deciding on a vice chair and how motions would be handled proved tougher tasks. More...

Library Notes

• As of the new year, Highland County Public Library has a new mobile application to help you manage your library account and search our card catalog on your Smartphone, tablet, or other mobile devices. More...

Obituaries

Sherry Ann Vess Lowry

MONTEREY — Sherry Ann Vess Lowry, 55, of Monterey passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at her home. She was born Nov. 16, 1956 in Clifton Forge, a daughter of Garnet R. Vess of Clifton Forge and the late Eleanor O. Warlitner Vess. More...

Frances Beatrice Pullin Jordan

WAYNESBORO — Frances Beatrice Pullin Jordan, 96, widow of Hartwell C. Jordan, formerly of 641 Churchville Avenue, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Avante of Waynesboro. She was born Jan. More...

Timothy Alden Edwards

STAUNTON — Timothy Alden Edwards, 65, was born on Dec. 23, 1945 in Hinsdale, Ill., and died at his home in Staunton, on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. More...

Home & Property

Highland EDA welcomes Chris Fuller

MONTEREY — The soon-to-open Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center’s newly hired general manager was welcomed to Highland County during the Jan. 10 meeting of the Economic Development Authority. More...

Highland highway update

MONTEREY — Susan Hammond, residency administrator for the Virginia Department of Transportation Lexington Residency, updated Highland County Supervisors recently on projects throughout the county. More...

Bath moving ahead with projects

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County is moving forward with projects to build a new animal shelter, install a new heating and air conditioning system at the sheriff’s office and continue monitoring at the old landfill. More...

Letters

Are Highland civic organizations dying?

Editor, The Recorder, As a member of the Stonewall Ruritan Club, I see a bleak future for that organization. I suspect such is the case with every other civic club in Highland. More...

Christmas Mother grateful for support

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Health safety net money in jeopardy at state level

Editor, The Recorder, Attention citizens of Highland, Bath and adjoining counties: Governor McDonnell has proposed a budget which cuts state funding for Virginia’s health care safety net in half. That’s a loss of $5 million. More...


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