January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

USFS rejects proposed pipeline route

MONTEREY — Back to the drawing board.  The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route is unfeasible, concluded Kathleen Atkinson, eastern regional forester, and Tony Tooke, southern regional forester, in a letter Jan. More...

Sheriff warns to take care in cleanup

MONTEREY — Highland dodged a bullet with the weekend snowstorm dumping less than expected and causing few troubles, according to Sheriff David Neil, who said he heard reports of 15 inches to more than two feet of snow accumulation.  More...

Highland superintendent explains school closings

MONTEREY — It’s that time of year when bad weather and other circumstances can change the school schedule without much notice. More...

Highland seniors voice vital needs

MONTEREY — Expanded senior transportation services, home health assistance, and an assisted living facility were among needs expressed during a well-attended listening session Jan. 21 hosted by Valley Program for Aging Services.  More...

Landowners learn how to protect rights

MONTEREY — The Highland office of Virginia Cooperative Extension Service hosted an educational session Jan. 21 to prepare landowners for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Stewart Bryan a friend to Bath County

WILLIAMSVILLE and RICHMOND – The Recorder lost a dear and influential friend last weekend, when J. Stewart Bryan III passed away at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. He had suffered a fall at home Jan. More...

‘Historical’ storm has nothing on storms past

MONTEREY — The big snowstorm that crossed the area last week was not really that big compared to snow events from the past that have covered the area with vast quantities of white flakes. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath School Board

Bath County Public Schools Feb. 2 • Valley Elementary School Closed meeting 5:30 p.m.; regular meeting 7 p.m.   More...

Honor Roll

MONTEREY — Highland High School principal Tim Good has announced the honor roll for the first semester.  A honor roll: grade 12, Grace Blanchard, Chelsey Isles; grade 10, Katie Amirault, Michael Lotts; grade 9, William Thomas; grade 7, Rac More...

Sports

Weather forces rescheduling

HOT SPRINGS and MONTEREY — The winter storm that hit the area Friday and Saturday as well as snow that fell last Wednesday has caused numerous changes in the local high school basketball schedules.  More...

FCA holding Super Bowl party

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County High School chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will sponsor a Super Bowl party Sunday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Dairy Barn.   Everyone is welcome, and there is no admission charge. More...

Sports Schedule

Bath Thursday, Jan. 28 Boys’ JV v. Highland, 6 p.m. Girls’ varsity v. Highland, 7:30 p.m.   More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • Jan. 17 — Dep. Bryan and Dep. Rexrode conducted a well being check in Cedar Creek.  • Jan. 17 — Dep. More...

Early Files

Photo

The 1973 Maple Queen and her court smiled for the photographer on Main Street in Monterey. Pictured are (l-r) princess, Lisa Crigler; queen Gail Jesse; and princess Frances Hull. More...

First big snowfall covers Highland

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 27, 1966 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 27, 1966

• Miss Doris Siron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Siron of Doe Hill, was married Friday, Jan. 14 to Delbert Lynn Armstrong in a double ring ceremony performed by the Rev. Vernon R. Berry, pastor of Ventral Baptist Church of Waynesboro. Mr. More...

Breaking News - 2/1/2016 12:22 PM

Board meeting moved  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 2 has been moved from Valley Elementary School to Bath County High School. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the BCHS library. More...

Breaking News - 1/30/2016 11:12 AM

New time set for power outage  Free Access 

MONTEREY — After having to postpone twice due to the weather, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has rescheduled a planned power outage for Saturday, Feb. 6.  It will start at 8 a.m. and last about three hours. More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2016 9:42 AM

I-64 detour planned for Jan. 31  Free Access 

State Police to Enforce Detour onto Route 220   More...

Budget cuts on horizon?

WARM SPRINGS — Belt tightening may be in the future for Bath County.  The board of supervisors held its first budget work session for 2016-17 on Monday afternoon, and county administrator Ashton Harrison said cuts could be needed. More...

Planners learn where water is available

WARM SPRINGS — There is room for expansion in Bath’s water and sewer systems, but there are several factors that will determine future capacity.  More...

Two permits, one ordinance recommended in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Monday, Bath County Planning Commission recommended approval of conditional use permits for a dog boarding business and an auto repair shop, as well as an ordinance to regulate mobile food vendors.  More...

Bath library plans February events

WARM SPRINGS — February is “Love Your Library Month.” There are ongoing events for everyone to share the love of books and programming for all ages at the Bath County Public Library.  More...

Squad recognized

MONTEREY — Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad celebrated 2015 with a mid-January dinner and recognition ceremony for the workforce that handled a total of 241 calls.  There were a lot of big calls, said Chris Vernovai, county EMS coord More...

Photo

The Homestead celebrates its 250th birthday throughout this year. More...

Bath welcomes new court clerk

WARM SPRINGS – When Sarabelle Worsham retired as General District Court clerk Nov. 30, many were surprised. After all, Sarabelle had often proclaimed, “I want to die at my desk.”  She said, “It wasn’t a job to me. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 1/29/2016 9:54 AM

BEATRICE SIMMONS  Free Access 

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Beatrice Arveda Hedrick Simmons, 90, of Charlottesville and formerly of Staunton, passed away Tuesday, Janu. More...

SUSI SHAVER

HOT SPRINGS — Susanne Retzlaff “Susi” Shaver, 50, of 366 Forestry Road, Hot Springs, died, at her residence, Sunday, Jan. 24.  Mrs. Shaver was born Nov. More...

WILLIAM JONATHAN ROBERTSON

WARM SPRINGS — William Jonathan Robertson, 78, of 1043 Poor Farm Road, Warm Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at his residence. He was born May 11, 1937 in Warm Springs, the son of the late Ernest Roy Robertson and Ruby Gatha Robertson. More...

Home & Property

Boards, commissions important to Bath County

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — Boards and commissions serving our community are one of the many important entities for programs, projects and policies to be considered, adopted and implemented for creating sense of place. More...

Applications due March 5 for music contest

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath Highland Lion Lioness Club will sponsor the Bland Music Contest again this year.  The date of the contest is March 12. More...

WVLS hires Smith as coordinator

MONTEREY — Scott Smith has accepted the position of WVLS coordinator, effective Monday, Jan. 25. More...

Letters

Highland museum seeks items for new exhibits

Editor, The Recorder,  The Highland Historical Society would like to take this chance to let the public know what’s going on at the Highland County Museum. More...

Stop targeting lawabiding citizens with guns

Editor Recorder,  President Obama and his liberal surrogates once again are wrongly focusing on ways to over regulate gun control of law abiding Americans and not identifying the root cause of gun violence.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Teamwork effective: VDOT 1, Snow 0

For two weeks now, the news is: Snow. We heard about it before, during, and after it came.  You might be weary of hearing about it on the news day after day. You may or may not have enjoyed being snowed in for a few days. More...

General Assembly had a busy week

RICHMOND — The 2016 Session of the General Assembly has now been through its first full week. Days full of work make the time pass quickly. More...


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