September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Bath administrator resigns

WARM SPRINGS — Matt Walker, Bath County administrator since August 2011, has resigned. Walker will become county administrator in Middlesex County Nov. 1. More...

Bath supervisors complete visioning session

WARM SPRINGS — More than two months after it started, the Bath County Board of Supervisors completed a visioning session Tuesday afternoon. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• Highland supervisors Tuesdayheard Sheriff Tim Duff reporthe is consulting public schoolstudents about anti-bullying, thatdepartment dispatchers will attend More...

2012 Highland County Fair Blue ribbon winners

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Schools

School officials explain preschool situation

HOT SPRINGS — In light of recent complaints about there being no preschool class at Millboro Elementary School, Bath school officials explained why at Tuesday’s school board meeting. More...

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Laura Haney is the new student representative to the Bath County School Board. Haney is a senior at Bath County High School. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• During Tuesday’s meeting atBath County High School, an extrateaching period was approved forSpanish teacher Alex Miller. Also, More...

Home & Property

Fees increase at Lake Moomaw

ROANOKE — The Forest Service approved fee increases for campgrounds and day-use sites at Lake Moomaw. The new fees will be implemented in the 2013 recreation season. More...

36th annual fall tour comes through Highland

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, in collaboration with Virginia’s natural resource agencies, companies, and associations, will be holding their 36th annual Fall Forestry and More...

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Wendy Henwood of Monterey was the winner of the Civil War Reproduction quilt, which was made by the Highland Quilt Guild, and raffled off by the Highland Historical Museum, during the Highland County More...

Letters

Rumors about SPCA need to be dispelled, not true

Editor, The Recorder, For the past two months I have done something I have never been noted for — I have primarily kept my mouth shut. For over 10 years, I was the manager of the county pound/shelter under the supervision of Highland SPCA. More...

Extremist road to losing an election evident now

Editor, The Recorder, Once again, both parties’ platforms show how out of touch they are with the American people. More...

SPCA’s mission continues on behalf of Highlanders

Editor, The Recorder, It has been quite a year for the Highland SPCA. After much consideration, we decided to terminate our contract to run the pound/shelter for the county. In the process, we unwittingly unleashed a fury of misinformation. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Turn talk to action

“Visioning session.” The phrase isn’t very inspiring. When Bath supervisors agreed to hold a “visioning session,” complete with a hired moderator, we were skeptical. So often such gatherings don’t accomplish much. More...

Pictorial

Well, this is one way to greet children on the first day of school. More...

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

Taking to the pulpit ...

The incredibly beautiful Jack-in-the Pulpit flower blooms in early spring and is only found in the eastern United States in rich woodlands. More...

Families seek closure

HOT SPRINGS – When Beacher Hackney shot and killed his supervisors Ronnie Stinnett and Dwight Kerr in The Homestead kitchen March 21, 2009, once-happy family lives were crushed. More...

Former sheriff, investigator hope old case could close

WARM SPRINGS – On the night of March 21, 2009, then-Bath Sheriff Larry Norfleet and his investigator, Maj. Noel T. Dunnagan, were compelled to act with alacrity and fervor: They had a murderer to catch. More...

Photos

Cy Peterson of Canton, Ga., guides her border collie Emma (bottom left) to help put sheep in a pen during the annual Highland Sheepdog Trials at the farm of Donald McCaig (top right) near Williamsvil More...

Highland farmers get slight tax break

MONTEREY — County supervisors voted Tuesday to exempt farm machinery, implements and equipment from taxation. The measure passed amid a series of public hearings dealing with changes to local tax laws. More...

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A North Carolina man was injured and transported by the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad in the pouring rain Wednesday evening, about 7 p.m. More...

Fund to support GRASP in Bath County

STAUNTON — The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has announced the Jamin Fund is awarding $2,500 to support the Great Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP) in Bath County for the 2012-13 school year. More...

Obituaries

GEORGE EDWARD MADISON

MILLBORO — George Edward Madison, 77, of 64 Main Street, Millboro, was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. More...

BRENDA S. KEANE

CHESTERFIELD — Brenda S. Keane, 60, of Chesterfield, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Richmond. She was born on Feb. 17, 1952 in Bath County, the daughter of Roger Sensabaugh and the late Evelyn Kniceley Weller. More...

LILLIAN MARGARET KELLY GUTSHALL

FISHERSVILLE — Lillian Margaret “Kelly” Gutshall, 82, widow of Grant Eugene Gutshall, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Shenandoah Nursing Home. She was born Jan. More...

Sports

Bath v-ball climbs past Mountaineers

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger volleyball team improved to 2-1 on the young season Tuesday night when they defeated the Alleghany Mountaineers 3-0. More...

Highland falls to Pendleton

FRANKLIN, W.Va.— The Highland volleyball team hit the road for the team’s first away match of the season Tuesday night against the Pendleton Wildcats. More...

Chargers show improvements

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County cross country team hosted the Pioneer District teams at their home course at Hidden Valley for the second meet of the season last Wednesday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 26 — Deputy James Rexrode arrested an individual for driving under the influence in Millboro. Individual was released on bond by the magistrate. • Aug. More...

Early Files

Westvaco, forestry division complete big tree project

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the April 11, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 6, 1962

• The decorated floats division of the Highland County Fair Parade went to Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4989. Riding the float were Dale Rexrode and Buddy Swecker. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 10, 1987

• Highland County Sheriff Milton Ralston and “all deputies” have been named in a lawsuit filed last week in U.S. district Court in Harrisonburg, charging inhumane and unsanitary conditions at the county jail. More...



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