Echoes of the Previous is a group of historic articles curated from The Virginian Evaluation and different publications archived since 1914. You could be uncovered to content material that you simply discover offensive or objectionable. For historic functions and accuracy, articles are reprinted of their unique, unedited kind, and don’t replicate the opinions and beliefs of the writer.
August 12, 1923
99 Years In the past
Assault Is Made On Sam Brown
Saturday afternoon about 5 o’clock an assault was made on Deputy Sheriff Sam Brown whereas he was busy writing a receipt in Lew Ellis’ restaurant, on Maple Avenue. Brown and Ellis had been sitting at a desk on the time, and Brown had his head down when attacked. Who threw the stool is just not undoubtedly identified. The one factor that stored the stool from significantly injuring the officer was the truth that it hit the desk first, solely placing him a glancing blow, which minimize a foul gash in his head and rendered him unconscious for a short while. When he recovered consciousness all of the occupants of the place had been speeding out and he was unable to say who threw the stool.
August 12, 1937
85 Years In the past
Farmers Will Have Picnic At Dunlap Seaside
A big illustration of Alleghany County farmers is anticipated to be current at Dunlap Seaside tomorrow when the annual picnic can be held. County Agent Brown Surber has accomplished plans for an fascinating program and says this would be the greatest affair of its type the farmers have ever organized.
August 12, 1962
60 Years In the past
Covington Customer Buys Kids’s Fall Garments
Mrs. Robert B. Feild, who lives in New Jersey simply throughout the river from Philadelphia, has performed her back-to-school purchasing in Covington and declares herself very a lot happy with the outcomes. Mrs. Feild is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. B.C. Moomaw Jr. of the Falling Spring valley. She needed to buy her kids’s college garments in Covington. Her mom suggested her that was a wonderful time to take action as the brand new shares had been coming in and there could be a big and enticing choice from which to decide on.
August 12, 1987
35 Years In the past
Decide Decides Canine’ Barking Not Extreme.
Two white German Shepards owned by a Valley Ridge couple don’t bark an excessive amount of, based mostly on a choice by Basic District Court docket Decide William Carson. Carson dismissed fees of proudly owning public nuisance canine towards Annette Comer and her husband Keith Flanders. The fees took place from complaints by their neighbors, John and Maureen Stec, who reside about 200 ft from the Comer-Flanders house. The Stecs testified final Thursday that the 2 canine bark loudly and continuously, to the purpose of interrupting regular dialog.
August 12, 2012
10 Years In the past
Endangered Virginia Artifact
The 701 locomotive at Covington’s Major Road Park has been nominated by the Alleghany Historic Society as one among Virginia’s most endangered artifacts. To vote on the locomotive or different endangered Virginia artifacts, go to www.vatop10artifacts.org. The 701 with 3,464 votes trails solely the Wilton Home Museum in Richmond, which had garnered 3,800 votes. Votes are up to date every day.