January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Herb Lightner looks back on career

MONTEREY — Former Highland County Sheriff Herb Lightner took an opportunity to reflect of his life and the sheriff’s department after retiring from office Dec. 31. More...

Insurance, retirement could be costly for schools

HOT SPRINGS — Insurance and retirement costs could have a big impact on the 2102-13 Bath County Public Schools budget. More...

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Tiffany White, new executive director of the Highland County Chamber of Commerce, was feted during a reception Jan. 21 in the library. More...

Grand jury to hear fugitive charges

MONTEREY — Felony charges against an Iowa man in connection with a late December manhunt have been certified to a Highland County Grand Jury. More...

Rabid skunk found in Mountain Grove

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Two dogs are under mandatory confinement by their owner after possibly coming in contact with a rabid skunk. More...

Hunters discuss level of deer population

BOLAR — Local members of the Virginia Deer Hunters Association held their third meeting Jan. 17 in Bolar. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath wins district scholastic bowl

BUENA VISTA — The Bath County High School scholastic bowl team won the Pioneer District championship Tuesday night. More...

Achievements

Amelia Hodge HARRISONBURG — Amelia Hodge of Millboro has been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at James Madison University. More...

Agenda

Bath County School Board

Bath County School Board Budget Meetings Schedule More...

Sports

Charger boys beat Rams for first district win

HOT SPRINGS — Both Bath and Highland were looking for their first Pioneer District win of the season Friday night, and it was the Chargers who were victorious, winning 52-35. More...

Bath pulls away from Rams

HOT SPRINGS — Bath took a 22-2 lead after one quarter and never looked back, defeating Highland 77- 20 in Pioneer District girls’ basketball action Friday night. More...

4th-quarter foul shots save BCHS

BUFFALO GAP — The Bath County girls added another win to their record last Wednesday night after a fourth quarter surge allowed them to pull ahead of Buffalo Gap for a 36-23 victory. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 16 — Sergeant Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a vehicle accident involving a deer on Mountain Valley Road in Millboro. • Jan. 17 — Captain Robert B. More...

Early Files

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A Bath landmark dating to the early 1800s, the old George W. Cleek homestead at Bolar was badly damaged by fire early Monday morning (Oct. 6, 1975). More...

Suspected arson is under probe

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 9, 1975 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

January 25, 1962

• A warning has been issued by authorities that illegal parking tickets are being handed out for parking in front of the fire department driveway at the rear of the courthouse in Monterey and for parking in front of fire hydrants in the town. More...

Former Bath postmaster facing porn charges

COVINGTON – A Bath native who served as postmaster at Warm Springs for many years was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Alleghany County by the Virginia State Police. More...

Randozzo transplant successful

RICHMOND – Now, it’s just a matter of waiting. Joe Randozzo, a Bath man who has been fighting acute lymphocytic leukemia since last August, underwent a successful bonemarrow transplant Tuesday, Jan. 17. More...

McDowell waste site not yet decided

McDOWELL — A mannerly audience of about 30 McDowell residents turned out Jan. 18 to the Stonewall Ruritan Club building to vent concerns over the future of the solid waste collection and compactor site. More...

Sheriff follows up on questions

MONTEREY — Who will head the sheriff’s department when the sheriff’s away? What’s being done to make the offsite emergency calling system effective? And what are the department’s plans for training? More...

Bath planners OK capital requests

$1.2 million in needs recommended

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission sent about $1.2 million in capital improvement requests to the board of supervisors for consideration Monday. More...

Hough nominated for academy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bob Goodlatte has nominated Sarita Hough to a military academy for the class entering the fall of 2012. Hough, daughter of Heather Hough of Warm Springs, is a senior at Bath County High School. More...

Obituaries

Loy ‘Junior’ Milburn Smith Jr.

BOISE, Idaho — Loy “Junior” Milburn Smith Jr. passed away on Jan. 21, 2012 in Boise. He was born at Valley Center, Va., on Nov. 12, 1943, the son of Mary Catherine Bird Smith and Loy Milburn Smith. More...

Charles ‘Charlie’ Thurmond Trimble

STEWARTSVILLE — Charles Thurmond Trimble, “Charlie,” 78, of Stewartsville, passed Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 following a long illness of Lewy-Body Dementia, with his family by his side. Mr. Trimble was born on Aug. More...

Dr. Preston M. Givens

RICHMOND — Dr. Preston M. Givens, veterinarian, 88, resident of the Masonic Home of Virginia, died on Jan. 16, 2012, at the Masonic Home, in Richmond. Dr. Givens had a private veterinary practice at Hot Springs, and was later Assistant State More...

Home & Property

Wilson forms new real estate company

BACOVA — Jeff Wilson of Bacova has announced that after 10 years of a rewarding and productive affiliation with James William Moore Real Estate Company in Lexington, he has ended his association with the company to form his own real estate brok More...

Correction

In last week’s information on square dancing, an incorrect phone number was listed. To find out more on the workshops, call Willie Smith at (540) 839-2060. More...

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Trees at elevations above Monterey took on a grayish frosty tone Sunday before heavy rains and dense fog Monday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Letters

Reader enjoying editor’s scenic photographs

Editor, The Recorder, I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the beautiful color photographs of Highland County in winter. John (Bruce, staff writer) has a wonderful eye to capture the many moods and scenes across the area. More...

Bath County’s dark skies an asset to promote

Editor, The Recorder, Our night sky is not something usually included in our list of scenic attractions, but it certainly should be. More...

Dark sky event draws huge audience in Bath

Editor, The Recorder, This past week Virginia Hot Springs Preservation Trust co-sponsored with the Virginia Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association a screening of the new documentary, “The City Dark.” More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

In case you missed it, square dancing is making a come-back here in the Highlands, and according to those learning the new, or rather “old” steps, this wholesome, physical activity is too More...

Using the high road

No doubt generations of area residents will be dismayed to learn of the state Supreme Court’s recent decision that essentially concluded the beloved CCC Road is private, not public. More...


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