September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Human remains still under study

HOT SPRINGS – The state medical examiner’s office in Roanoke is still attempting to confirm whether the human remains found near the Lower Cascades golf course last week are those of accused double-murderer Beacher F. Hackney. More...

Hot Springs Fire Department turns 100

HOT SPRINGS — Since 1912, the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department has been protecting life and property. Sunday, they plan to celebrate that milestone. More...

Town sets Oct. 4 charter hearing

MONTEREY — After making a couple of finishing touches, the town council voted last Thursday to schedule a public hearing for consideration of a revised town charter. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, circuit court clerkLois Sheives swore in newly electedMonterey Town Council members,and Don Ferrell of the county More...

VDOT updates roadwork

LEXINGTON — The VDOT office has provided an update on maintenance and construction on Highland County road infrastructure as follows. More...

Tourism revenue grew in Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — Governor Bob McDonnell’s recent announcement that tourism in Virginia became a $20 billion industry in 2011 was good economic news not just for the commonwealth as a whole. More...

Bath special ed committee sets schedule

WARM SPRINGS — The Special Education Advisory Committee for Bath County Public Schools will be meeting on the following dates for the 2012-13 school year. All meetings will be held at the Bath County High School Library at 4:45 p.m. More...

Library Notes

• The Annual Used Book Sale is right around the corner and we’re working on preparations right now. This year the sale will be Friday, Oct. 5-Sunday, Oct. 7. We’re asking for volunteers. We need book movers, sorters, and sellers. More...

Learn about herbs at BCPL

WARM SPRINGS — “It’s Herbalicious,” a lively look at herbs, will be presented at the Bath County Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Route 618 to close in Bath

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will be replacing a large drainage structure on Route 618 (Dunn’s Gap) in Bath County. This location is 0.28 mile north of Route 646. More...

Bash nets $20,000 for generator

MONTEREY — Highland County Volunteer Fire Department Company 1 cleared more than $20,000 during its first annual End-of-Summer Firemen’s Bash at the fire station Sept. 8. More...

HMC wraps up pilot foods project

MONTEREY — Struggling with weight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure? You’re not alone. More...

Reunion

Black family

STAUNTON — On Sunday, Aug. 12, the family of the late William Whonton and Lottie Hinton Black held their annual reunion at Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton. Annie Tuning gave the welcome and Patty Skelton prepared the devotions. More...

Jim English pens catchy market jingle

HOT SPRINGS – Perhaps a little ditty about the Bath County farmer’s market caught your eye in a recent newspaper ad. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Bath County High School 2012 Virginia Boys State and Girls State Delegates were nominated to represent their school. More...

Achievements

Kari Obaugh STAUNTON— Kari Obaugh of Mc- Dowell received a bachelor of arts at Mary Baldwin College’s 170th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 20. More...

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Two big-ticket items were among thebills paid Monday by the Highlandschool board — about $10,000 forreplacing lights in the elementary More...

Home & Property

Livestock sale pulls in $97,000 to support local youth

MONTEREY — The 2012 Highland County Fair Livestock Sale grossed over $97,000 in support of local 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects. More than 50 businesses, organizations, and individuals participated in the sale. More...

Learn about conservation, easements at Falling Springs ES

LEXINGTON — Conservation Partners LLC will host a presentation for landowners interested in learning more about conservation easements and the potential tax benefits associated with permanently protecting rural land. More...

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From left, Jo Windham, Susan Bailey and Marion Kober of Bath Animal Welfare Foundation select merchandise to be included in the silent auction to take place as part of the Harvest Moon Festival on Sa More...

Letters

Entitlement attitude creates a lifestyle

Editor, The Recorder, I just finished reading Mr Baskett’s article in the Times, “The doctor will see you - if you can pay.” Bottom line was, he thinks it is a moral obligation of our government to provide equal health care to every More...

Bacova resident questions President Obama’s ‘truths’

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Opinions & Commentary

Time to re-think our taxes?

If we’re going to tax business and industry in Highland County, it ought to be fair. We heartily applaud Highland supervisors’ recent decision to eliminate the tax on farm equipment. More...

Pictorial

Bill Bratton was doing a fine job auctioning during this year’s 4-H/FFA youth livestock sale at the fair. More...

Breaking News - 9/17/2012 10:19 PM

Hackney's remains positively identified  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS – Human remains found Sept. 2 in the woods adjacent to the Lower Cascades golf course were confirmed late Friday by the state medical examiner’s office in Roanoke to be those of Beacher F. Hackney, accused of double murder March 21, 2009. More...

Indictments handed down today

MONTEREY - A Highland County grand jury returned indictments against three males over age 18 on Tuesday with Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding. More...

Deputy faces gun charges

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County deputy was arraigned last week in General District Court on two misdemeanor firearms charges.Jeremy S. Cutlip of Mountain Grove is accused of brandishing a firearm, and recklessly handling of a firearm. More...

New requirements mean more food choices for local students

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Where’s the salt? The first major overhaul of public school nutrition requirements in 15 years by the U.S. More...

Hot Springs VFD members and officers

Officers of the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department are: Secretary/Treasurer Jay Bryan, Chief Robbie Chestnut, Captain Lee Church, Chaplain Hugh Hite, Lieutenant Danny Pritt, Assistant Chief Greg Pritt, Engineer Robbie Weaver, President Clifford Wi More...

Man injured in truck wreck

MONTEREY — A container truck driver was treated and released from Bath Community Hospital Sept. 5 after he lost control when his brakes failed and overturned his rig at the eastern foot of Monterey Mountain. More...

Maryland man wants to redo Highland Inn

MONTEREY — Capt. Jeff Creech wanted to find a non-interstate route for a drive from Petersburg ,Va., to his home in Oakland, Md. By pure coincidence, that trip a few weeks ago took him through Monterey. More...

Food workshops planned

MONTEREY — Have you ever considered making food products to sell? Have you considered selling or buying local food products on line? If so, plan to attend two food related workshops in September. More...

Learn about soapstone artifacts

MONTEREY — How far would you be willing to carry a rock bowl up and down the mountains of Virginia – and why would you do it? More...

Learn more about Antietam Sept. 20 at Bath Co. library

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Library continues its American Civil War presentations with a program called, “Remembering Antietam,” Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. More...

Garden club to honor McCoy

MONTEREY — The Monterey Garden Club of Highland County plans a project to remember Elizabeth McCoy, who passed away earlier this year. McCoy was an active member of the club until health concerns kept her from meetings last year. More...

Royalty owners’ conference set at Greenbrier, Sept. 24-26

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A program for Marcellus and Utica shale royalty owners is planned for Sept. 24-26 at The Greenbrier, designed to mix expert presentations on information with networking opportunities with other royalty owners. More...

Conservation group to host dinner

FISHERSVILLE — The H.C. Edwards Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 23rd annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet on Saturday, Sept. More...

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On Sunday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. Robin and Linda Williams will perform on the Masonic Amphitheatre stage, a benefit concert for the “Save the Masonic” Historic Masonic Theatre restoration. More...

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Fall sneaked into the area this week with expanding displays of colorful foliage showing up here and there throughout both counties. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Obituaries

EVELYN LEE SLAVIN CALVER

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Evelyn Lee Slavin Calver, 93, passed away on Aug. 24, 2012 at the Savannah Square Health Center in Savannah. More...

ANNA BELLE WHEELER

DEERFIELD – Anna Belle Propst Wheeler, 92, of Deerfield, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 in Augusta Health. Born April 19, 1920 in Highland County, she was a daughter of Winifred and Emily Jane Blagg Propst. More...

MARY PATRICIA MANZO

HOT SPRINGS — Mary Patricia Manzo, 86, died Monday, Sept. 10 in Hot Springs. She was born Nov. 11, 1925 in Hamilton, New Zealand, the daughter of Frederick and Eileen Lawless, both deceased. On Aug. More...

Sports

Less is more — Bath Chargers get 1st win

SWOOPE — Simplifying the playbook turned out to be just the thing Bath County needed, as the Chargers picked up their first win of the season last Friday night with a 24-13 decision on the road at Buffalo Gap. More...

Rams hang on for 1st win

MONTEREY — Highland got its first win of the varsity volleyball season Monday night with a 25-23, 25-10, 25-23 decision over the VSDB Cardinals. More...

Ram golfer keeps improving

TROUTVILLE — Highland Golfer Tyler Botkin made the trip to the Botetourt Country Club Tuesday to play in the James River Invitational. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 2 — Several officers responded to a report of possible human remains in the Cedar Creek area; all the evidence was gathered and sent to the state forensic lab for testing. • Sept. More...

Early Files

Blue Grass store to change owners

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 18, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 13, 1962

• By the time most of our subscribers receive the Recorder today, the Highland Manufacturing Company Inc. will have about 20 county women on the payroll. Work began Monday morning at the subsidiary to Aileen Inc. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 17, 1987

• Highland County Sanitarian Jim Thompson confirmed this week that six Blue Grass area residents are being treated with rabies inoculations as a precaution after exposure to household pets that have been attacked by rabbi wild animals. More...



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