January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Agency releases recommendations following Gus Deeds’ death

RICHMOND – Just before Christmas, Gov. More...

Head Waters man missing for second time since Dec. 23

STAUNTON – Highland and Augusta authorities Tuesday were investigating, along with state police, the second disappearance of Head Waters resident Jerry Kincaid since Dec. More...

Tuesday’s cold not a record

MONTEREY — The temperature dropped to 10-below in Hightown and 6-below in Monterey Tuesday morning, Jan. More...

CSB director agrees Deeds’ bills would help system

LEXINGTON — The process for acute mental health patients is complicated, more so than for those with other physical ailments.  Sen. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 — 7 p.m.   More...

Bank robbery getaway driver sentenced

WARM SPRINGS – The Friday before Christmas brought bad news to the getaway driver involved in the robbery of Carter Bank and Trust.  More...

Alleghany supervisor charged in resort ruckus

WARM SPRINGS – An Alleghany County supervisor faces several criminal charges relating to an incident in early December at The Homestead resort.  More...

Monterey approves cutting council to 3

MONTEREY — The Monterey Town Council voted Jan. 2 to revise the charter and reduce the number of councilmen from six to three.  A 3-1 vote carried the measure following a no-comment public hearing.  More...

Photo

Precipitation swelled the roaring Potomac near Blue Grass this weekend. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

VPAS sets senior shopping schedule

MONTEREY – Monday, Harmony Leonard of Valley Program for Aging Services announced details about the Highland Senior Transportation Program. She earlier announced Wes Maupin of McDowell has been designated as the van driver.  More...

Counselor applications available

MONTEREY — Teen Counselor applications are available now through Jan. 31 for Bath and Highland County Junior 4-H Camp teen counselor and counselorin training positions.  More...

Author to speak at Bath library

WARM SPRINGS — Author Harry Warner will speak at the Bath County Library for a book signing and discussion Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5-7 p.m.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Buses top capital priorities at Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board completed its capital improvement request plan Tuesday, and two new school buses top the list for 2014-15.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Tuesday, the Bath school board chose Cathy Lowry as chair and Dr. Ellen Miller as vice chair for 2014. Superintendent Sue Hirsh was named board clerk and Sharon Fry deputy clerk.  More...

Photos

Millboro Elementary School held a Christmas Program on Dec. 12, at the school. Pictured are preschoolers from Mrs. Brunner’s class. More...

Sports

Chargers edge Riverheads in OT

HOT SPRINGS — It took an extra period, but the Bath County girls’ basketball team notched its first win of the season Dec. 19, defeating Riverheads 42-41 in overtime. More...

Tygarts Valley pulls away from Rams

MONTEREY — Highland trailed Tygarts Valley by only two at halftime Dec. More...

Chargers beat Ridgeview Christian

STUARTS DRAFT — The Bath County boys’ basketball team travelled to Ridgeview Christian school Dec. 19 and took a 67-46 win.  The Chargers set the tone for the game in the first quarter, outscoring Ridgeview 20-6. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County   • Dec. 15 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Deputy Thomas McRoberts conducted a traffic stop on Redemption Road.  • Dec. 15 —Colaw charged William Vincent Antio with possession of marijuana.  • Dec. More...

Letters

Highland County’s SPCA continuing its mission

Editor, The Recorder,  The Highland SPCA is still here. We were the first active animal rescue group in Highland and have been active for the past 16-plus years.  More...

Highland SPCA active in helping abandoned pets

Editor, The Recorder,  I don’t know why, but it still always amazes me how history is rewritten and how soon people forget.  More...

Child alive thanks to incredible response

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2014 12:03 PM

Come root for HHS!  Free Access 

In Highland, the girls' and boys' basketball games are STILL ON today (Saturday).    More...

‘He could do anything, and do it well’  Free Access 

Senator reflects on son’s life, death, and resolves to change system that failed

HOT SPRINGS — The loss is crushing. A 24-year-old with everything to gain thanks to his multiple talents, Gus Deeds was cherished by his friends and family; he touched everyone around him. More...

Kelly returns to sheriff’s office

MONTEREY — The Highland County Sheriff has hired a familiar face to fill the pending vacancy of Deputy Gary “Beef” Hull, who will retire Sept. More...

Cold weather affects schools

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — The bitterly cold weather that hit the Highlands Monday night through Wednesday morning had an impact on schedules for both Bath and Highland schools.  More...

To do’s before, during, after blackouts

Clip & save this checklist to make the most of wintertime power outages

MONTEREY — Electricity is the lifeblood of a community.  More...

4 mental health bills filed

RICHMOND — Sen. More...

Photos

A water line at the Springs Nursing Center in Ashwood burst Wednesday afternoon, causing the evacuation of the facility’s 54 residents. More...

Circuit court hearings set

MONTEREY — Hearings were set to begin at 10 a.m. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Mayor Janice Warner reported Jan. 2 that she expected the town sewer replacement project to be completed in a month if weather is favorable. More...

Christmas Parade winners

HOT SPRINGS — The following entries were winners in the 2013 Bath County Christmas Parade, held Dec. More...

Board surveys public on superintendent search

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board has announced it will begin the process of hiring a new superintendent by seeking public input on qualifications for a new superintendent.  More...

FSA urges people to vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA Farm Service Agency administrator Juan M. Garcia announced the FSA County Committee Elections began Dec. 20, with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters. More...

Obituaries

JUANITA M. SHARP

COVINGTON — Juanita M. Sharp, 82, of Covington, formerly of Hot Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at her residence.  She was born Feb. 5, 1931 in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late Walter G. More...

JUNE MARIE WELKLEY HANNAH

STAUNTON — June Marie Welkley Hannah, 93, of Staunton, passed away Monday, Dec. More...

JANET VARNETTA ‘MAMA J’ CARDWELL

HOT SPRINGS — Janet Varnetta Cardwell “Mama J,” 57, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs.  She was born Sept. More...

Home & Property

FFA members eligible for scholarships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Farmers’ 2013 income up, but so are production expenses

RICHMOND—This year’s net income for American farmers has exceeded $100 billion for the fourth time since 1973. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which forecast 2013 net income at $129.7 billion. More...

BARC returns profits to customers

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative issued checks totaling $475,000 in December to people living in Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Highland and Rockbridge counties.  More...

Early Files

Photo

This picture is of the Vacation Bible School class at Highland Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Doe Hill Road, circa 1970. More...

County of Highland, Blue Grass Ruritans dickering for school

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 18, 1982 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 2, 1964

• Highland has felt the full grip of winter since Christmas Eve, as sub-freezing temperatures and snow herald the coming of this area’s cold season. County schools were closed at noon Wednesday (yesterday) as light snow continued to fall. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Make it better, make it stick

Creigh Deeds has never been an average man. Yet, one of the most appealing things about him is that he is, really, average. More...


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