August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

National Night Out full of fun, memories

The Highland Volunteer Rescue Squad caused a clamor when they brought the 2013 “Victory Red” Camaro they are auctioning to Bath County’s National Night Out event. More...

Correction

The article last week profiling Ian Sawyer should have stated that Jim Rutt is former Chairman of The Santa Fe Institute and that JPR Ventures has functioned primarily as an adviser to early stage businesses, not exclusively as a venture capital fund More...

Lower Yard Road to close

MILLBORO — Route 637, Lower Yard Road, will close for approximately three weeks while crews replace a bridge over Cabin Creek.  The road will be closed from 0.25 miles east of Route 691, Forbes Hollow Road to 0.20 miles west of Route 665, More...

Knick is Bath’s first school resource officer

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County’s first school resource officer, Sgt. Dewey Knick, is on the job and ready for the school year to begin and to start interacting with students.  More...

Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors, raises money for fight

WARM SPRINGS – Bath’s annual Relay for Life event marches onto the athletic field at Bath County High School this Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m.  It’s a 12-hour marathon of fun, fellowship, and fund raising to fight cancer.  More...

Errors force budget amendments

WARM SPRINGS — Mistakes in the 2013-14 budget adopted by the Bath County Board of Supervisors have forced cuts to be made in several areas.  At the board’s meeting Tuesday, interim county administrator Janet Bryan said the mistakes w More...

Photos

(Above) A large turnout with healthy appetites gathered in the fellowship hall for the ice cream social potluck dinner. More...

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FFA leader Steve Hiner was on hand last Friday during Young Farmers Day at the Highland Farmers Market. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Special Sections

Schools

New VES principal ready for school year

HOT SPRINGS — Crystal Coffman, taking on her first administrative position as the new principal of Valley Elementary School, is excited for the first day of classes.  More...

Policy bans texting, ripped jeans

MONTEREY — They might be considered fashion statements in some circles, but Highland Public School District’s newly approved dress code frowns on jeans with rips and tears, bare midriffs or underwear that shows.  Monday, the school b More...

In brief

Highland County School Board

• Highland Elementary School principal Teresa Blum told school board members Monday, Aug. 12 the theme for the 2013-14 school year is “Wild About  More...

Home & Property

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Workers were waist deep in a trench on the Highland School Campus last week as they helped finish the sewer replacement project. The bathrooms were back up Monday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Clouds reflect a sunset over Monterey Mountain. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Policy for free, reduced price meals explained

MONTEREY and HOT SPRINGS — Bath and Highland public schools have announced policies for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch, and/or School Breakfast Programs.  Each school and central s More...

Early Files

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Bacova Chapel Vacation Bible School — Pictured are the students of the Bacova Chapel Bible School that completed its week-long course of study July 30, 1965. Enrollment totaled 45 with Mrs. More...

Drought relief money trickles in

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 6, 1999 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher.   More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 11, 1988

• While a few details have yet to be ironed out, a group of area businessmen are hoping to begin a sawmill and dry-kiln operation at Jack Mountain Village south of Monterey. More...

Church marks 2 spiritual decades

NEW HAMPDEN — One of the youngest churches in the Highlands will celebrate its 20th birthday Aug. 18.  Festivities at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Bank robbery suspect arrested

MITCHELLTOWN – Eleven minutes.  That’s how long it was before a man who robbed Carter Bank and Trust was apprehended by the Bath County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police.  The suspect, 24-year-old Girard Carlos Tu More...

Unruly hairdo causes concern

HOT SPRINGS – With the very real bank robbery on everyone’s minds this week, an incident at Dollar General in Mitchelltown Tuesday morning caused clerks enough concern to call the Bath County Sheriff’s Office.  A man came into More...

Auditions set for new MVP show

HOT SPRINGS — Mountain Valley Players will hold auditions for the fall musical show “Homeland” on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m., and Monday, Aug. More...

Handgun class well received

MONTEREY — Highland’s first “concealed carry” class received rave reviews from its students, Sheriff Tim Duff said.  Concealed carry refers to concealed handguns that are carried in public places by Virginia residents.&nb More...

Relay for Life Schedule of Events Bath County High School — Aug. 17

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Goodlatte to host meeting

VERONA – Congressman Bob Goodlatte will host a Town Hall Meeting for constituents of the Sixth Congressional District on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Augusta County Government Center board room, Verona, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  More...

In brief …

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the board agreed to further discussions with Clifton Forge and Alleghany County about restricting truck traffic on Route 606, McGraw Gap Road. More...

Bath hires Colorado man as new administrator

WARM SPRINGS — Ashton N. Harrison, most recently the county administrator and budget officer in Montezuma County, Colo., will become county administrator in Bath County effective Sept. 15. More...

CERT volunteers sought

MONTEREY — The Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee has begun reaching out to county residents who might be willing to volunteer as members of a Community Emergency Response Team.  More...

Obituaries

ROGER KIRBY BRAXTON

HOT SPRINGS — Roger Kirby Braxton, 69, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at LewisGale Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor.  He was born Feb. 18, 1944 in Bath County, the son of the late Beverly Leon Braxton Sr. More...

DONALD L.B. DOYLE

MONTEREY — Donald L.B. Doyle, 54, of Monterey passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Pa.  He was born Oct. 30, 1958 in Mustoe, a son of the late Paul L. More...

CHARLOTTE THACKER MAY

HOT SPRINGS — Charlotte Thacker May, 81, of Hot Springs, went to be with her Lord on Aug. 9, 2013 at Bath Community Hospital.  She was born on Oct. More...

Sports

Bath airport manager wins state honor

HOT SPRINGS — Becky Skidmore, manager of Ingalls Field, has been named the Virginia Airport Manager of the Year.  More...

Charger golfers ready for new season

HOT SPRINGS — They’ve got a new venue and a new conference, and the Bath County golf team is ready to start the season. The Chargers’ first match is Monday at Cliffview in Covington.  More...

Youth golfer wins his 2nd state title

MIDLOTHIAN— Isaac Simmons, 13, of Huddleston posted a wire-to-wire win in the 12-13 year old boys’ division at the Virginia State Golf Association Youth Championship at Independence Golf Club. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Aug. 4 — Deputy Michael Colaw responded to a report of a dispute at the Homestead.  • Aug. 4 — Colaw and Major James Bryan III responded to a report of a dispute at the Homestead.  More...

Letters

Fair, festival at risk for loss of volunteers

Editor, The Recorder,  Well, it’s time for me to do my post-fair “thank you” for the response to my plea for help. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Reaching out, getting results

Our sheriffs are making headlines once again this week — in yet another round of both professional crime fighting, and terrific community service.  More...

Pictorial

Through a quiet, yet stunning, stroke of generosity, Highland County students will soon benefit from a remarkable Monterey man, the late Charles “Bickley” Fox Jr., who passed away March 2 More...

What is the county administrator job?

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — As some of you may be aware, the Bath County Board of Supervisors has been searching for a new county administrator for the last several months. More...


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