February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

McMullen refused bond

COVINGTON – An Alleghany Juvenile Court refused to set bond for Greg McMullen Wednesday morning. McMullen, 64, faces 16 felony charges of production of child pornography, and one felony charge of indecent liberties with a minor under age 15. More...

Highland to host old-time fiddlers

MONTEREY — Preliminary plans for an Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Highland County highlighted the Jan. 26 meeting of the county Economic Development Authority Tourism Subcommittee. More...

Bath, Highland lead in land conservation

RICHMOND – Bath and Highland ranked in the top five counties that the Virginia Outdoors Foundation added to its records of permanently protected open space during 2011. More...

Supervisors defer waste site question

MONTEREY — A West Virginia waste disposal business has taken one step closer to expanding into Virginia. More...

Man with Bath roots to sing on The Voice

ATLANTA – Chris Cauley will be the first to tell you he’s living a fortuitous life. “I have been very, very fortunate,” the 28-year-old Georgia native says. More...

‘Roost’ burglar arrested

COVINGTON – James Winston has been served a warrant in Alleghany County Jail, following an indictment by a Bath County grand jury Jan. 17. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Strong second half helps Chargers beat Rams

MONTEREY— With Highland in search of their first Pioneer District win, the Rams hosted Bath County Monday night in a rematch of a game that gave the Chargers their lone district win. More...

Bath Chargers hammer Highland, 67-16

MONTEREY— The Bath County girls’ basketball team wasted little time in showing their dominance over Highland, taking an early lead and rolling to a 67-16 win over the Rams Monday night. More...

Sports schedule

BathThursday, Feb. 2: Boys’ basketballvs. Craig County, 6 p.m.Friday, Feb. 3: Girls’ basketball @Craig County, 6 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 22 — Sergeant Jeremy Cutlip and Deputy Richard Chestnut responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Longview Drive. • Jan. More...

Letters

CCC Road was a nice ride in Highland County

Editor, The Recorder I am a landowner on Valley Center Road side (Shady Lane.) I am not sure what to say (in reference to the recent state Supreme Court decision on the CCC Road) because not one of the landowners in dispute bothered to ask us. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The Western Highlands Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association board of directors are (l-r): Ronnie Moyers, vice president; Chuck Neely, president; Mike Barbery, secretary; and Kirk Billings More...

Set stage for responsible development

Thanks to our local officials, there’s some good thinking going on behind a permit request for a new business in Highland. Plus, there’s time to get it right. More...

Food exhibit a real eye-opener

A Party of One

When I was in Washington last month, I had just a few things on my to-do list. One was visiting the National Archives, to see the exhibition “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” It was all about food, so it was a must-see. More...

Newspapers delayed  Free Access 

Mailed papers delayed   According to U.S. postal officials, deliver of The Recorder will be delayed locally in some areas. Thursday, the mail truck carrying Recorders out of Monterey broke down in Head Waters. More...

Shorten season, reduce doe days, hunters say

HOT SPRINGS — The consensus of about 20 hunters who attended a forum on how to increase the deer population in Bath was that the season should be shortened and the number of days females can be killed should be reduced. More...

Recorder Spotlight

High school students are invited to a Super Bowl party this Sunday at the Dairy Barn in Warm Springs, sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Come watch the game, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and bring a snack and a friend. ... More...

Doe-to-buck ratio out of proportion?

MONTEREY — About a dozen local landowners gathered in Monterey Jan. 29 to start working on educating the public, landowners and hunters about improving the deer herd and wildlife habitat in Highland and Bath counties. More...

Bath supervisors change meeting procedures

WARM SPRINGS — Motions made at Bath County Board of Supervisors meetings will now require a second to be considered. More...

Disbelief follows CCC Road ruling

MONTEREY — It’s no surprise that Pete White was disappointed to learn that the Virginia Supreme Court ruled the CCC Road is private in a recent decision. More...

Obituaries

Agnes Marie Callahan

HOT SPINGS — Agnes Marie Callahan, 86, of Hot Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Callahan was born Aug. 25, 1925 in Alvarado, the daughter of the late Mathel and Lannie Huffman Blevins. More...

Joseph ‘Joey’ Allen Keyes

HOT SPRINGS — Joseph “Joey” Allen Keyes Jr., 37, of 73 Peery Hollow Road, Hot Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at the Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

Ethel Lucinda Garber

STAUNTON — Ethel Lucinda Garber, 80, of Staunton, passed away, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation Center. More...

Early Files

Photo

Lots of books were available for Highland Primary School students to choose from when the school’s first RIF book distribution was held Oct. 15, 1979. Mrs. More...

Construction begins on firehouse

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oc. 11, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

February 1, 1962

• The Mill Gap Ruritan Club has begun a campaign to urge the Forestry Service to set up and develop some 20 to 25 acres of picnic and recreational area on Route 600, known as the Back Creek Road. More...


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