August 13, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Bear attacks hiker at Douthat

MILLBORO — A black bear attack Saturday injured a Midlothian women while she was hiking at Douthat State Park.  According to Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation public relations specialist Jim Meisner Jr., Laurie Cooksey was More...

Official data shows gains in Bath SOL test scores

RICHMOND — Standards of Learning test scores in Bath showed mostly improvement over preliminary data when the Virginia Department of Education released official test results Tuesday morning.  Bath County High School pass rates in eighth gr More...

Bath board adopts new tourism plan

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County now has a new plan in place that will hopefully direct the county in growing its tourism industry.  The board of supervisors adopted the plan at its meeting Tuesday.  More...

Supervisors, planners agree on capital improvement evaluations

WARM SPRINGS — After the first year of using a new system to evaluate capital improvement requests, the Bath County Planning Commission requested changes in the process.  More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting last Thursday to introduce New Phase Body Therapies to the area and to reintroduce The Hairstyling Shop. More...

Grimm prepared to continue on board

WARM SPRINGS — Rhonda Grimm is completing her first term on the Bath County School Board representing the Williamsville District, and said elected service has been a learning process. More...

Two vie for Highland circuit clerk seat

MONTEREY — Incumbent Lois A. Ralston Showalter and general district court clerk Judy Hupman are running for the Highland County Circuit Court Clerk office in the Nov. 3 general elections. More...

Monterey council hikes water-sewer bills

MONTEREY – Monterey Town Council voted Aug. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, the Highland County School Board approved a parental involvement policy in accordance with Title I requirements for federally funded help in reading and math and to encourage active parental engagement.   More...

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Valley Elementary Principal Kevin Kendall was excited to meet his first Valley Elementary students in Cedar Creek Trailer Park and other students along bus driver Steve Sweitzer’s route. More...

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The Millboro Elementary School staff was recognized by the Millboro Ruritan Club at the club’s August picnic for the Governor’s Excellence Award MES earned with a picnic and a cake. More...

Home & Property

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the board approved including an ordinance for staggered terms for supervisors and school board members in the county code. The board approved staggered terms in November 2014.  More...

Clarinet, reed on tap at GN

HOT SPRINGS – Garth Newel Music Center presents the seventh week of its Summer Festival with two concerts, The Soulful Clarinet on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m., followed by an optional dinner, and A Must-Reed on Sunday, Aug. More...

Garth Newel festival continues

HOT SPRINGS —Garth Newel Music Center presents the seventh week of the 2015 Summer Festival with two concerts, “Keyboard Kaleidoscope I” Saturday, Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. More...

Letters

How will BCH board be remembered in Bath?

Editor, The Recorder,  History has taught me many things. More...

God’s law for mankind cannot be changed

Editor, The Recorder,  God’s definition of marriage is one man and one woman.  This was God’s intent from his day of creation. More...

Supreme Court: Too much power for ‘Fabulous Five’

Editor, The Recorder,  I’m happy that a recent writer agrees with me that we should all praise the Fabulous Five Supreme Court Justices who handed down the gay marriage ruling.  More...

Breaking News - 8/14/2015 11:08 AM

Citizens gather to discuss Bath County hospital

HOT SPRINGS — About 125 people turned out Thursday night to seek information and make their voices heard about Bath Community Hospital. Concerned Citizens Group organizer Stephen Terry said despite the relatively small turnout, the CCG More...

Pipeline sues Dividing Waters

MONTEREY — Owners of a designated state historic site have been sued by Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC, while federal regulators received another round of criticism from the Cowpasture River Preservation Association recently.  More...

Highland supervisors face 5-way race

MONTEREY — Highland County has five candidates running for three at-large supervisor seats in the Nov. More...

Arthur running for 24th district seat

LEXINGTON — Democrat Ellen Arthur, who is retiring after 35 years as a practicing attorney in Lexington and vicinity, is running for election to the 24th District seat in the Virginia House of Representatives now held by Republican Ben Cline.&n More...

90% of ACP gas contracted, Dominion says

MONTEREY — Where would natural gas from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipe- line go?  ACP partner Dominion said more than 90 percent of the proposed pipeline system’s capacity has been contracted in binding precedent agreements with ma More...

Contract for transfer station pad approved

WARM SPRINGS — A contract with CHA Consulting of Blacksburg for bidding and construction oversight services for the transfer station was approved Tuesday by the Bath County Board of Supervisors.  More...

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The family of the late Edward and Tudie Mullenax held their annual reunion at the Community Center in Franklin on Sat. Aug. More...

Nesters focus of bird club meeting

BOLAR — The Bath Highland Bird Club meets Monday, Aug. 17 with speaker Peter Hamel of Lexington.  He will speak on birds in general, then focus on nesting adaptations with an emphasis on cavity nesters. More...

Relay for Life set for Saturday

WARM SPRINGS – One of the most heartwarming and fun annual events in Bath County takes to the high school athletic field Saturday.  The 2015 Relay for Life promises, as always, a memorable day for all who have been touched by cancer. More...

Obituaries

ARLENE ARMENT BARTON

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Arlene Arment Barton departed this world to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.  More...

Sports

Saints camp in full swing

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — With the 2015 National Football League regular season just a few weeks away, training camps are in full swing all across the country.  More...

Fry medals in season opener

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County’s Caleb Fry was co-medalist in the Chargers’ first golf match of the season Tuesday against Conference 45 rivals Radford and Auburn on the Old Course at the Omni Homestead.  Fry and Auburn’s Cart More...

Bath golf team looks strong

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County golf team is getting its season underway this week with good numbers. Seven players are on the team this year, and six of them return from last year.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Aug. 2 — Deputy McRoberts and Deputy Bryan IV conducted a traffic stop on Grandview Drive.  • Aug. More...

Early Files

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The first Fire Queen in Highland County was crowned in 1958. Pictured are Betty Colaw, fire queen, along with Betty Sue Lockridge (left), first runnerup; and Linda Lou Massey, second runner-up. More...

Officers called by disturbances at gorge

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the April 10, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 12, 1965

• Omar H. King of Penns Grove, N.J., called on his uncle, Julian Hamilton, and aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Mangum, Saturday.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Just call me Sparky, the gear head

Meadowdale Musings

Some of my best friends are tools, and real men fix things. Watching adults and learning to think like them was the best part of my practical education for life. The men in my life owned tools and they were not afraid to use them.   More...

A story from back in the ‘50s

Memory Lane

MONTEREY — We were coming up the Cowpasture Road one afternoon with a load of logs on the truck and rounded a curve of the road, and in front of a house was a Cadillac car, and a man standing by it with the hood raised. More...


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