January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Pipeline project awaits critical state decision

Perspective

WARM SPRINGS — The decision could make or break the future of their farm. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Highland supervisors instructed county staff to enter into a discussion with the U.S. Forest Service about reopening pit privies at the Confederate Breastworks scenic overlook on U.S. 250 at the Augusta County line. More...

Correction

The photo of the banner in honor of Brooke Harper in the Jan. 12 issue was incorrectly described in the caption. It was created by Andrea Hull and Whitney Hunt.  More...

Dr. Rizk returns home

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital held a reception last Monday to welcome home Dr. Levi Rizk, who accomplished a heroic feat of running across America in less than 100 days. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Rivalry: Chargers overwhelm Rams

MONTEREY — The Highland-Bath basketball rivalry was alive and well Tuesday evening as the Rams hosted the visiting Chargers. More...

Chargers take down Rockets

HOT SPRINGS — Last Wednesday, Jan. 18 the varsity Bath County Charger boys faced off against the Craig County Rockets and won, 38-16. Sean Flenner took advantage the initial swift pace, making the first shot for two points.  More...

HMS falls to Marlinton

MONTEREY — Facing Marlinton in a rematch, the Highland middle school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams hosted the visiting Copperheads on Monday evening. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Jan. 15 — Deputy Bryan IV responded to a traffic hazard on Indian Draft Road in Millboro.  • Jan. 15 —Bryan IV responded to a larceny call at a residence on Jackson River Turnpike.  • Jan. More...

Early Files

McDowell-Doe Hill residents review phone system plans

Editor’s note: The following article was first published in the Jan. 26, 1967 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.  More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 26, 1967

• Staff Sgt. Dennis E. “Pete” Byrd, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Alden E. Byrd of Mountain Grove, has been awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry in ceremonies at Tay Ninh, Viet Nam. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 24, 1992

• If Governor Wilder’s budget goes through the legislature as proposed, the agriculture extension offices in Monterey and Warm Springs will probably both shrink from two agents to one. More...

Breaking News - 1/26/2017 12:20 AM

County proposes zoning ordinance update  Free Access 

Editor’s note: On Dec. 22, Highland County Supervisors released the following highlights of changes to be considered in a proposed update to the 18-year-old current ordinance. The proposal will be the subject of a joint public hearing Jan. More...

‘Voices from Bath’ film debuts in Warm Springs

WARM SPRINGS — More than 125 people crowded into the Old Dairy Barn Community Center last Thursday for the Bath County premiere of the multimedia production, “Troubled Water: Voices from Bath.” The film and photo exhibit documents t More...

State cuts school budget $21,794

MONTEREY — Supervisors on Wednesday, Jan. 18 heard a preliminary school budget revenue forecast for fiscal 2018.  But first, superintendent Dr. More...

Endangered bee may sting pipeline plan

MONTEREY — Pipeline company Dominion may be facing another hurdle to its proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  Tyler Bird Paul of Highland County on Tuesday informed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of a newly designated endangered sp More...

Stein: Removal petition served purpose

WARM SPRINGS — Alleghany County Commonwealth Attorney Ed Stein, who represented petitioners in a recent action in Bath County Circuit Court to remove three county supervisors, said even though the petition effort failed, a purpose was served.&n More...

Bath planners approve permit, rezoning requests

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit, a rezoning request, and worked on an updated sign ordinance during its meeting Monday.  More...

Obituaries

HERMAN LEWIS PEERY JR.

HOT SPRINGS — Herman Lewis Peery Jr., 90, of 139 Peery Hollow Road, Hot Springs, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at his residence.  He was born Oct. 25, 1926 in Hot Springs, the son of the late Herman Lewis Peery Sr. More...

JOHN STEVE BEVERAGE

MONTEREY — John Steve Beverage, 97, of Monterey, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born Feb. More...

ODELLA MAY JAVINS ‘BOOTS’ BYRD

HOT SPRINGS — On Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, heaven became a reality to Odella May Javins “Boots” Byrd, a unique and genuine person. More...

Home & Property

2-county agent looks back on 3 decades

MONTEREY – Longtime extension agent Rodney Leech will retire the end of January after 31 years of service — and a litany of accomplishments under his belt. More...

Photos

Local motorsports enthusiasts are familiar with the names Ernie Deel, Rusty Chestnut and Dale Thompson Jr. More...

Squad honors volunteer service

MONTEREY — Saturday, Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad celebrated 2016 with a mid-January dinner and recognition ceremony for the workforce that handled a total of 216 calls. More...

Letters

Free press is important cornerstone of democracy

Editor, The Recorder,  I am greatly concerned for our democracy because of Kelly Ann Conway, one of Trump’s closest advisors.  More...

Bath County citizens must consider next steps

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Keep commenting to FERC on pipeline project

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