Tag: Bath County

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage to build stave mill in Bath County

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Inc. will invest $5 million to build a new stave mill in Bath County, creating 30 new jobs in the county.


Bath County BOS approves letter opposing proposed pipeline

Bath County submitted a letter on Monday May 16 stating opposition to the proposed 600-mile, high-pressure Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).


Creigh Deeds: Another week down

We are rapidly approaching the midpoint of the 2016 General Assembly Session. In legislative lingo, the midpoint is called the crossover.


Creigh Deeds: Why I’m running for re-election to the State Senate

After much thought, I want to announce that I will run for re-election to the State Senate this fall.


HistoryMobile to visit Bath County

The Bath County Library and other organizations will be hosting the HistoryMobile at the end of April. This is a free event. There will be public viewing on April 29th, April 30th & May 1st from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.and on Saturday, May 2nd from 10::00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. The HistoryMobile will be located at the Bath County […]


State approves 2014 drought disaster declarations

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week that Highland County received U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designation as a primary disaster area due to drought that occurred from June 1 through October 31, 2014.


Special presentation at Bath Senior Center in honor of Black History Month

Perlista Henry and Joan Williams gave a presentation to the Bath Community Senior Center on Chef Edna Lewis, who was born in Orange, Virginia, and was the granddaughter of former slaves.


Light snow covers the Shenandoah Valley

Light snow is covering roadways in the Shenandoah Valley. Precipitation started shortly after nightfall as some sleet and snow and continues into the evening hours.


Bath Community Senior Center visited the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Twelve Bath Community Senior Center members and staff visited The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va., October 30, courtesy of the Bath County Parks and Recreation Department.


Bath Community Senior Center has Halloween party

The Bath Community Senior Center members had a Halloween costume party at the Senior Center October 29.


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VPAS Senior Center News and Notes: Quilts and The Homestead

Handmade quilts were donated to Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull on Wednesday September 24th as part of a project one of her Meals on Wheels volunteer approached her with several months ago.


VDOT announces Highland County Krenite S brush spraying schedule

The VDOT Lexington Residency Office has announced its schedule for the application of Krenite S for brush control in Highland County this year.


Lane closures on Route 220 in Bath County next week

Drivers can expect lane closures July 7-11, 2014 at the intersection of Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway) and Route 684 (Incubator Hollow Road) in Bath County just south of Hot Springs. This is for water-line repair work at the intersection.


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DCCU awards scholarships to deserving area students

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) recently announced the winners of its annual scholarship contest. F


BCSC Trip to Wytheville

Thirteen Bath Community Senior Center members and three staff members enjoyed an overnight trip May 21 – 22 to Wytheville, VA, courtesy of The Bath County Parks and Recreation. With an early morning start and a quick stop for lunch, we arrived at the Quality Inn in Wytheville.


JMU softball’s Jailyn Ford named to All-America team

James Madison softball sophomore pitcher/first baseman Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Second Team, the organization announced on Wednesday


JMU softball advances to CAA title game

Sophomore pitcher Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) twirled a one-hit shutout and senior shortstop Caitlin Sandy (Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt) collected three hits to lead the JMU softball team to an 8-0 win over Hofstra in the winners’ bracket game of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship at Veterans Memorial Park, Thursday.


JMU softball downs Towson in CAA Tournament, 3-2

Sophomore left-hander Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) tossed her 19th complete game of the season to lead the JMU softball team to a 3-2 win over Towson in the opening game of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship at Veterans Memorial Park, Wednesday.


Recent events at the Bath Community Senior Center

On April 17, Bath Community Senior Center members and staff enjoyed lunch at Jason’s Pizza following a morning of exercise at the Bath Wellness Center. It was a wonderful day of fun, food and friends.


New Staff Joins the Bath Community Senior Center

After nearly four months of posting employment ads for a Director at the Bath Community Senior Center (BCSC) with little to no response, Chief Administrative Officer Jenn Chestnut struck gold when Alicia Wrights submitted her interest in the position. After an interview was conducted with Jenn, Interim Director Nancy Johnson, BCSC Local Council Chairwoman Mary Susan Blankenship, and BCSC Local Council member and VPAS Board director PY Henry on March 10, it was obvious Alicia was the perfect match for the position.


Virginia Senate passes mental health reforms

Monday afternoon, the State Senate voted to pass SB 260, a mental health reform bill introduced by Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath County) and co-patroned by senators from both parties.


McDonnell releases report on Creigh Deeds tragedy

Gov. Bob McDonnell has released recommendations stemming from Health and Human Resource Secretary Bill Hazel’s review of last month’s tragedy in Bath County involving State Sen. Creigh Deeds and his son, Gus. The governor asked the secretary to conduct the review.


The latest on the stabbing of State Sen. Creigh Deeds

Bath County sheriff’s deputies responded to a non-emergency call for assistance to State Sen. Creigh Deeds’ home on Monday, the day before Deeds was stabbed in an altercation with his son, Gus Deeds, 24, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the attack.


UPDATED: Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed, in critical condition; son dead from gunshot

State Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in critical condition after being stabbed at his home in Millboro, and his son, Gus, 24, is dead from a gunshot wound, according to multiple media reports Tuesday morning. Details about what happened at the Deeds home are still not known.


Find fall color off the beaten path

As cooler temperatures arrive and the leaves on the trees begin to change color, visitors come from near and far to admire Virginia’s autumn splendor.