September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Board to address big bear problems

MONTEREY — Highland farmers are facing a growing concern when it comes to bears.  Tuesday, Highland supervisors instructed county administrator Roberta Lambert to request a meeting with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries More...

Board considers out of season practices

HOT SPRINGS — A rule passed about two years ago by the Virginia High School League allowing athletic teams to practice almost year-round doesn’t affect Bath County that much, Bath County High School’s athletic director believes.&nbs More...

Foreign scams on the rise

MONTEREY – Scams have been on the upswing with a new twist, Highland Sheriff Tim Duff reported. More...

Performer raises money for children

MONTEREY — Kristen Graves is a folk/pop singer and songwriter with a voice that commands attention, lyrics that catch one’s heart, and melodies that stay with the listener long after the evening ends. On Thursday, Sept. More...

Master Gardener course offered in Monterey

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a Master Gardener course beginning Oct. 8 and running through March 2014.  The classes will be every Tuesday from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Highland Modular Conference room in Monterey.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 10, — 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse — Room 115   More...

2013 blue ribbon winners at the Highland County Fair

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Schools

SOL scores concern Bath, Highland

HOT SPRINGS and MONTEREY — A decline in Standards of Learning test scores, particularly in math, have school officials in Bath and Highland concerned and working on ways to raise them.  More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• At the board’s meeting Tuesday, all three principals reported good school openings. Millboro Elementary principal Allison Hicklin  More...

Achievements

Amanda Hicks   HOT SPRINGS — Amanda Taylor Hicks of Hot Springs graduated cum laude from James Madison University on Aug. 13, with a degree in writing rhetorical and technical communication.  Matthew Neely   More...

Home & Property

Bath tourism revenue increases

RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell’s recent announcement that tourism in Virginia became a $21 billion industry in 2012 was good economic news not just for the state as a whole, but for Bath County as well. More...

Tree nurseries seek help with acorn, seed collection

RICHMOND — Virginians can help preserve native tree species by collecting acorns and seeds from 13 species and delivering them to the nearest office of the Virginia Department of Forestry in the next few weeks.  Acorns and seeds must be re More...

Bell announces endorsement from Virginia Farm Bureau

STAUNTON — Del. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Welcome to Bath. Or not

No one could fault Bath’s new county administrator if he wonders what he’s gotten himself into.  Ashton Harrison, set to take over as administrator Sept. More...

Pictorial

Beverly Kiser won $20 during the Almost Amazing Rex & Dana Magic Show, one of dozens of shows, contests and attractions that entertained us all during this year’s Highland County Fair. More...

Board chair defends need to talk with colleagues outside meetings

Chairman’s Notes

In my capacity as chairman of the Bath County Board of Supervisors, I have for the past few months used this column as a way to speak to all the citizens of Bath County on issues of importance.  More...

Mystery letter sent to official

WARM SPRINGS — Only days after interviewing for the job of Bath’s county administrator, and being hired, Ashton Harrison received an anonymous letter urging him not to come to the county.  According to Bath County Board of Supervisor More...

Fair calmer this year, sheriff says

MONTEREY — The Highland County Fair experienced a smoother overall operation this year from the standpoint of law enforcement.  “We were much busier last year,” Highland Sheriff Tim Duff said of the incidents of fights and publ More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisors heard a recap of sheriff’s office activities in August from Sheriff Tim Duff. He reported there were 12 More...

Roadwork set for completion

McDOWELL — Weather permitting, a paving contractor was scheduled to complete work today to resurface a gravel section of Route 678, Bullpasture River Road, that residents have described as hazardous.  More...

Internet out for HTC

MONTEREY — Members of Highland Telephone Cooperative lost Internet service Wednesday morning. More...

Photos

A.B. Mackey drove his newly refurbished Chevrolet pickup to the Bath County Farmers’ Market Saturday, Aug. 31 for all to see. Mackey spent years restoring the truck. More...

Recorder seeking nominees for award

MONTEREY and HOT SPRINGS — Since 1967, except for one year, Virginia Press Association has presented its Virginian of the Year Award for outstanding community service.  Most recipients have been cited for public service or celebrity. More...

MVP seeks cast for fall show

HOT SPRINGS — Voices are needed for Mountain Valley Players’ fall show, “Homeland,” a musical salute to this nation and its heroes.  More...

Sheepdog Trials held over Labor Day weekend

Thea Marshall of Williamsville (top left) donned a balloon chef’s hat while serving food and drink to guests during the annual Highland Sheepdog Trials at the farm of Donald McCaig near William More...

Photo

Dr. Martin Diamond Family Dentistry in Hot Springs made a donation to the Dabney S. More...

Obituaries

MARGARET VIRGINIA HISE

MONTEREY — Margaret Virginia Hise, 88, widow of William Jacob “Buck” Hise, formerly of Monterey, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Pendleton Manor.  Mrs. Hise was born Nov. More...

EUGENE DOUGLAS SIMMONS

STUARTS DRAFT — Eugene Douglas “Doug” Simmons, 86, of Stuarts Draft, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at his home.  He was born Jan. More...

Sports

Chargers start season on high note

ELLISTON — The Bath County football team got its season off to a good start last Friday with a 21-13 win over the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs.  More...

Highland volleyball team going ‘back to basics’

MONTEREY— After going 2-19 last year and winless in Pioneer District play, the Highland volleyball team is working on the little things.  “We only lost two players from last year’s squad in Presley Marshall and Rebecca Landrum. More...

Bath hosts v-ball invitational

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County volleyball team hosted an invitational on Saturday for several teams in the newlyformed Western Gate Conference. Bath and Covington each played Bland and Narrows. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Aug. 25 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts assisted a motorist on Sam Snead Highway.  • Aug. 25 — McRoberts responded to a barking dog complaint on Wilkinson Avenue.  • Aug. More...

Early Files

Landfill burns county’s money

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 20, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor.   More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 1, 1988

• The five large white tractor trailer trucks emblazoned with the ABC Sports’ logo pulled out of the Cascades Golf Course early Monday morning, removing the final evidence of the 1988 U.S. More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 29, 1963

• An important addition to the (Highland County) fair is the late announcement that the Shen-Valley Skydivers will perform Friday at 7 p.m.  More...


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