June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

LEPC moves forward on disaster group

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee is moving forward to form a group that would help emergency services agencies during disasters.  More...

2 indicted on felony gun charges

MONTEREY — A Highland Circuit Court Grand Jury on Tuesday passed 18 true bills on felony firearm charges against John Robert Chaney and Sarah Foster Chaney with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. More...

EDA elects officers

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland Economic Development Authority elected Nancy Witschey as chair to succeed Kirk Billingsley.  A slate of officers consisting Witschey, Billingsley as vice chair, Betty Mitchell as treasurer and Sarah Harman a More...

Virgnia Blues and Jazz Festival 2014

Cash Box Kings guitarist Joel Patterson poured out one riveting lead after another during Saturday’s performance. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

Sen Deeds reviews Richmond shake-up

RICHMOND — Last week saw the passage of a state budget and also the potential demise of Medicaid expansion in Virginia.  More...

Bath court hears drug and abuse cases

WARM SPRINGS – A Millboro woman pleaded guilty Monday to three felony drug charges. Allison Brook McCune, 20, sold drugs to a confidential informant on July 1, July 3 and Aug. 30, 2013, said commonwealth’s attorney Chris Singleton. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Photos

Little League Highland Braves (l-r) David Musick, Will Thomas and Caleb Hiner will represent the 2014 West Augusta All-Stars. More...

Bath preparing for Moomaw Madness, June 21

WARM SPRINGS — On Saturday, the Bath County Chamber of Commerce will host the 11th annual Bath County Triathlon, or “Moomaw Madness” as it has come to be known. More...

On Campus

HARRISONBURG — For the third week in a row Jailyn Ford captured another postseason award for her dynamic season with the James Madison University softball team.  The former Bath County High School standout was named the Virginia Pitcher of More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • June 8 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to Millboro Industrial Park Road for a report of property damage.  • June 8 — Major James Bryan III assisted citizen with fingerprints for security clearance.&nbs More...

Early Files

Photo

These girls from Bath County strike a pretty picture on the steps of the West Central 4-H Center on Smith Mountain Lake. More...

Administrator proposed for Bath

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 1, 1972 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JUNE 18, 1964

• The Highland County Democratic party elected four delegates and four alternates to the Virginia Democratic Convention at Richmond on July 18. Each delegate is to have one-half vote and will attend the convention without instructions. More...

Dispute nets time in jail

WARM SPRINGS – A man who kept a Mitchelltown neighborhood in turmoil was sentenced to serve four months in jail Monday.  Kenny Phillips, 41, had appealed a trespassing conviction in General District Court to Bath County Circuit Court; Judg More...

No Dominion meeting held yet; company records clarified

MONTEREY — “I wasn’t there.”  That’s how supervisor David Blanchard dryly replied Monday when asked if Dominion Resources had met with Highland supervisors about the proposed Southeast Reliability Project pipeline.& More...

Commonwealth’s attorney injured in horse accident

MONTEREY — Melissa Dowd was released Tuesday from University of Virginia Hospital and was recovering from injuries she received in a horseback riding accident Friday, June 13.  Dowd’s horse stumbled and sent her over its head. More...

Tower study contract extended

MONTEREY — June 12, the Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee learned that supervisors extended the county’s contact with communications vendor AECOM to move ahead with work on improving the emergency radio system.  More...

Firefighter trainees invited

BOLAR — Bath and Highland residents interested in basic firefighter training are encouraged to contact Bolar Volunteer Fire Department by Friday, June 20.  Chief Matt Ratcliffe is trying to compile a list of names and asked volunteers or p More...

In Brief

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors appointed Roy Burns to the Warm Springs District seat on the Bath County Industrial Development Authority. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Charles Thomas. More...

Birth

Bentley Dale Rexrode

WILLIAMSVILLE — James and Lisa Rexrode of Williamsville announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, Bentley Dale, born March 11, 2014, at Augusta Health in Fishersville.  Bentley weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 and thr More...

Schools

BCHS awards 48 diplomas to Class of 2014

WARM SPRINGS – Forty-eight exuberant graduates celebrated their commencement exercises at Bath County High School Saturday morning.  After the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance,” Jordan Ford, president of the Class of 2014, to More...

Scholarships awarded to BCHS Class of 2014

Bath County Art Association Scholarships, Sydney Herscher, $1,500; Bath- Highlands Lioness Club, Sydney Herscher, $500; Miss Bath County Scholarship, Whitney Shifflett, $500; Bolar Ruritan Scholarship Foundation, Kala Day, $3,000. Dabney S. More...

Home & Property

Highland Arts Council presents the Young Adults Art Show

MONTEREY — The Highland County Arts Council presents the Young Adults Art Show, in the Mountain View Room of the Highland County Public Library.  More...

Photo

Members of the four churches of the Bath United Methodist Charge — Burnsville, Virginia Chapel, Eden, and Starr Bolar — recently gathered as part of a mission for underprivileged children More...

Gathright pulse release dates announced

COVINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District will deviate from Gathright Dam’s existing water control plan in order to conduct six pulse releases from June through October.  More...

Letters

Business owner questions Bath economic development

Editor, The Recorder,  For a long time, the (Bath County) board of supervisors discussed and stressed the importance of supporting, promoting and encouraging local businesses.  As in the past, last week I was contacted by the chamber of com More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Brianna Wimer, 8, of Monterey, daughter of Steven and Yvonne Wimer, can be found during the summer at her lemonade stand on Main Street in Monterey. More...

Students need creative outlets, communication

We’ve heard a lot of rumbling about the Highland County School Board’s decision last week to reduce staff.  But to clarify, there were misunderstandings at the administrative level, and in essence, the board has actually added a half More...

The farm hit-and-run killer

The Singing Farmwife

A friend of mine recently posted a picture on Facebook of a tree out in the middle of a pasture. There were two coyotes hanging from its branches and a sign referring to it as the hanging tree. More...


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