January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Batley indicted on multiple charges

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath County grand jury Tuesday indicted John James “Jay” Batley on 162 felony counts of embezzlement, and an additional charge of grand larceny, also a felony. More...

Fiddlers Convention in the works for 2013

MONTEREY — The board and members of the Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention are gearing up for this summer’s musical competition and festival with a new attraction at the 55th annual Maple Festival, March 9-10 and 16-17. More...

County rejects Town Hill rezoning

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors denied a rezoning application by David and Kelly Botkin this week. The action followed a public hearing on the application Tuesday. More...

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Scott Neil, animal science student at Virginia Tech, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Bath administrator interviews set

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors will conduct interviews for a new county administrator Feb. 8 and 9. Chair Bruce McWilliams said at a Tuesday work session that four candidates will be interviewed by all five board members. More...

Bath commissioner to begin tax preparation Jan. 30

WARM SPRINGS — Due to tax law changes, the Bath County Commissioner of Revenue’s office will begin offering federal and state income tax preparation to the public Jan. 30. Tax preparation will be offered from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

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The Blue Grass Ruritans held an old-fashioned square dance last Saturday night featuring live music by Johnny Simmons and Rare Gold and called by Eugene and Ellen Ratcliffe with help from attendee ca More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievements

MaryKate Cobb FARMVILLE — MaryKate Leilani Cobb of Monterey has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester in the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences at Longwood University. More...

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Four generations of Jimmy Gillispie’s family gathered recently for his 65th birthday. More...

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Joey Altizer’s class at Bath County High School made toys and other gifts for the Bath County Christmas Mother program. More...

Home & Property

Landowners can become better stewards of their land

BLACKSBURG — Virginia forest landowners looking to gain an understanding of how to keep their woods healthy and productive can do so in the comfort of their own home. More...

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By correctly spelling the word “primitive,” Highland Middle School seventh-grader Trevor Smith, son of Allison Ralston and Christopher Reardon, won the annual Highland County Local Spelli More...

Quilt museum names director

HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Quilt Museum has announced that Meegan Carr has been selected as its new executive director. More...

Early Files

Art keeps Bee busy

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 18, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 17, 1963

• A stolen 1960 Mercury station wagon which was being sought in this county has been located at York, Pa., ending a search of several days by local state police and the sheriff’s office. Trooper D.D. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 21, 1988

• A suit filed against former Highland County Sheriff Milton Ralston and “all deputies” by a former prisoner has been dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge in Harrisonburg. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Sleight of hand

Sen. Creigh Deeds is hopping mad, with good reason. More...

The joke’s on me, again

A Party of One

Often, after some occurrence or other, I chuckle to myself, ‘Well, the joke’s on me.’ It’s happened so often, for so long, that “The Joke’s on Me” might well be the title of my next book. More...

Redistricting would affect Bath, Highland

RICHMOND — It’s a battle he’s fought before — passionately — and he’s about to fight again. A redistricting bill in the General Assembly this session has once again fired up Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath). More...

Local teen traveling to Cambodia on ‘Operation Smile’ mission

HOT SPRINGS — Rebekah Blake has always wanted to help others. Now, the Bath County High School senior will be combining that desire with the trip of a lifetime. More...

Procedure established for missed meetings

WARM SPRINGS — In response to an editorial in the Jan. 10 Recorder, Bath County Board of Supervisors’ chair Bruce McWilliams said a procedure has been put in place for members who miss meetings to receive information. More...

Planner, BZA member resign

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County is looking for new members for its planning commission and board of zoning appeals after two recently submitted resignations. More...

Bath Relay seeks teams

WARM SPRINGS – “There’s no place like hope.” That catchy, clever phrase is the theme of the 2013 Bath County Relay for Life. More...

Bolar Ruritans support campaign

MONTEREY — The Bolar Ruritan Club has made the largest donation thus far of any local civic group to the Highland Center’s capital campaign. The club voted Jan. 8 to donate $2,500 to the campaign to renovate the center. More...

Cooperative warns of payment scam

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Sponaugle to lead Bath, Highland 4-H programs

WARM SPRINGS — Bath and Highland County’s Virginia Cooperative Extension welcomes Kari Sponaugle to its faculty. She will be the associate extension agent for 4-H Youth Development in the dual-county area. More...

Obituaries

ALLEN EMORY GUTSHALL

CHURCHVILLE — Allen Emory Gutshall, 66, of Churchville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He passed away peacefully in Aurora, Colo. after a brief illness. More...

ANN SWAIN

WARM SPRINGS — Ann Swain, 69, of Bolar, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at her home, surrounded by family. She was born April 23, 1943 in Detroit Mich., a daughter of the late George Louis Jr. and Edith Marguerite Wagner Domine. More...

REBECCA ‘BECKIE’ HINER BIRD

STUARTS DRAFT — Rebecca “Beckie” Hiner Bird, 96, of Stuarts Draft and formerly Monterey, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Stuarts Draft Christian Home. She was born Sept. 28, 1916 in Mill Gap, a daughter of the late A.W. More...

Sports

Parry McCluer downs Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Parry McCluer used a late first quarter run to pull ahead for good and defeat Bath County 68-32 last Wednesday. Five minutes into the first quarter, the Chargers held a 5-4 lead. More...

Highland earns win over Pocahontas

MONTEREY — After playing nine straight road games, the Highland boys’ basketball team finally played one at home Monday night as they hosted Pocahontas County. The home cooking paid off for the Rams in a 50-44 win. More...

Pendleton defeats Highland

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — The Highland girls’ basketball team fell to Pendleton County Monday night 80-42 in non-district action. The Wildcats took a 16-4 lead after one quarter and expanded the margin to 39-19 by halftime. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 13 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts assisted a motorist on Mountain Valley Road. • Jan. 14 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to a report of a prowler on Jackson River Turnpike. • Jan. More...

Letters

Churches’ support deeply appreciated in area

Editor, The Recorder, While some may consider Westminster Chapel and Williamsville Church small in size, we are certainly large in spirit. More...

Many thanks from the Christmas Mother

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American workers should feel freedom to unionize

Editor, The Recorder, Some blame unions for what’s wrong with America’s economy. The facts don’t support this. American workers are the backbone of our economy, and they work best when they have the freedom to unionize. More...


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