September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 9/13/2016 11:36 AM

Bath meetings changed  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — Due to the closure of the Bath County Courthouse Tuesday, tonight's meetings have been relocated. More...

BARC fiber broadband years away for Bath

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative will provide fiber broadband services in the Lexington area starting next year, but BARC’s super-fast internet service will not be available in the Warms Springs area until 2024. More...

Obstructionism hurts taxpayers, candidate says

MONTEREY – Democratic candidate Kai Degner began running June 8 for Virginia’s sixth district U.S. House seat held by 24-year incumbent Bob Goodlatte. More...

Library Notes

• Each year at this time the library sends out a mailing asking for donations to support our services to the community. Unlike most public libraries, we are not fully supported by our state and local governments. More...

Bath Relay for Life will go on

HOT SPRINGS – The organizers have come to call it “The Relay that almost wasn’t.” And that’s not far off the mark.  Bath County’s Relay for Life has traditionally been in mid-August. Not this year. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Principal discusses Bath test results

HOT SPRINGS — The Virginia Department of Education released annual school accreditation results on Aug. 16 and Bath County High School exceeded state standards in every area.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• The Bath County School Board approved a field trip for the BCHS band to Orlando, Fla., Feb. 21-26. The band was accepted to perform at Disneyworld. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH COUNTY Saturday, Sept. 9• Bingo, Cavern Valley Civic Center,Burnsville, 7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Bath school board approves policies, personnel

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board approved updates to two policies on Tuesday — its absence and leave policy and its leave bank policy.  More...

Photos

A few months ago, during Allegheny Mountain Radio’s fund-raising campaign, AMR’s Scott Smith suggested during the Morning Drive show that Highland County Public School’s administrat More...

Photos

The Library Quilters are celebrating ten years of quilting bliss. The group meets from 5-7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month from September through June. More...

Early Files

Aircraft crashes near Locust Spring

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 1, 1966 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.  More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 8, 1966

• Kirk Billingsley, son of Dr. and Mrs. T.E. Billingsley of Monterey, and Corissa White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald White of Vanderpool, were crowned Master and Little Miss Highland at the Highland County Fair Friday.  More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 6, 1991

• A new activity bus should soon be rolling off the Blue Bird assembly line and heading our way, after a 3-2 cote by the Bath County School Board. “It sounds great; I’d love to see it,” said chair Christie Hardbarger. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Bully balloons bring brouhaha

A Party of One

If you blame anyone, blame me. The balloons seemed innocent enough. And pretty, in a happy sort of way. More...

Dance Academy celebrates 10 years

MONTEREY — Anna Sides, artistic director for the Dance Academy, is celebrating 10 years of teaching ballet in Highland and Pocahontas counties. More...

This deal stinks

The decision is on hold, but it’s critical.  More...

Breaking News - 9/14/2016 4:16 PM

Supervisors scorned for eliminating key position

Editor's note: The following story will appear in this week's Recorder, but in light of the numerous discussions taking place among our readers today about this action, we are sharing this particular story a few hours early.By Geoff Hamill • Staff Wr More...

Breaking News - 9/13/2016 11:43 AM

Bath meetings change again  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County officials have now changed their meeting location tonight, due to the closure of the courthouse Tuesday.The Bath County Board of Supervisors will now conduct its scheduled work session with the Bath County School Board More...

Breaking News - 9/13/2016 10:41 AM

Bath courthouse closed  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — As of 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, the Bath County courthouse is closed until further notice due to a malfunction with the building's halon fire suppression system.    More...

USFS finds fault in pipeline plan, again

WARM SPRINGS — The U.S. Forest Service used strong language to express serious concerns with Dominion Resources’ proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project in Bath County. More...

Highland Inn fix-up gets state assistance  Free Access 

MONTEREY — “It’s a timely award.” That was Betty Mitchell’s comment to supervisors about a major new grant for the Highland Inn’s long awaited renovation. More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Highland supervisors voted Tuesday to accept a recommendation by the electoral board to withdraw its request for closing the Wilson’s Mill Precinct and Polling Place. More...

Correction

The article last week about the Hayfields Farm sale should have stated that the $2.9 million figure was the assessed value.  All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. More...

First place winners at the 65th annual Highland County Fair

Parade: “Banjo Picking, Truck Pulling, Pig Squealing Fun!”   More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors   More...

Obituaries

OLIVIA “LIBBY” LEE HAMMER

MONTEREY — Olivia “Libby” Lee Hammer, 69, of Monterey, passed away Wednesday, Aug. More...

BILLY JAMES KESTER

GOSHEN — Billy James Kester, 89, of Goshen, passed away Sunday, Sept. More...

Sports

Cougars beat Rams on home opener

MONTEREY — Covington spoiled Highland County’s home volleyball opening games on Tuesday, beating the Rams’ middle, JV, and varsity teams.  During the varsity game, the Cougars defeated the Rams in straight sets.  More...

Fry medals, Bath finishes third on Old Course

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger golf team was back in action last Wednesday, hosting district teams Parry McCluer, Eastern Montgomery, Covington and Craig at The Homestead’s Old Course.  More...

Mountaineers keep Chargers scoreless

HOT SPRINGS — Any hopes of a repeat performance the Charger football team had going into Friday’s game against the Alleghany Mountaineers were quickly dashed, as the Mountaineers scored three times in the opening six minutes, setting the More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Aug. 28 — Deputy Colaw and Deputy Rexrode responded to an alarm at a residence on Jackson River Turnpike.  • Aug. 28 — Colaw performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  • Aug. More...

Letters

Trump appreciated for approach to immigration

Editor, The Recorder,  I would like to thank Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump for his comprehensive 10-point plan to address and fix our decades long serious illegal immigration problem. More...

What would Jesus say about church’s role?

Editor, The Recorder,  I always find it interesting, if not somewhat unsettling, to read the views of Earl Cutlip and others of the same ilk. More...

Trump’s wall necessary for America’s security

Editor, The Recorder,  More...


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