Echoes of the Previous is a group of historic articles curated from The Virginian Assessment and different publications archived since 1914. You could be uncovered to content material that you just discover offensive or objectionable. For historic functions and accuracy, articles are reprinted of their unique, unedited type, and don’t replicate the opinions and beliefs of the writer.
August 22, 1923
99 Years In the past
Fireman Arrive At Conference
The Covington Hearth Division, headed by Chief Jesser, left final night time on No. 2 for Fredericksburg, Va., for this yr’s hearth conference. Chief Jesser had 35 members in full gown uniform with the celebration that left final night time, and lots of members adopted this morning. Nonetheless, others are planning to go away tomorrow night time to be able to be in Fredericksburg in time for the race, which is scheduled for Friday, the final day of the conference. The firemen arrived in Fredericksburg about 9 o’clock this morning, and after being lined-up, had been marched to their quarters.
August 22, 1937
85 Years In the past
Work Continues On Native Put up Workplace
At the side of the transforming and building of an addition to the Covington put up workplace, the walkway in entrance of the grounds is being widened. Way more house has been added alongside the doorway. Roughly 4 toes of the grass plot has been eliminated and cement is being laid. The addition to the put up workplace, which has been underneath building throughout your entire summer time, has been accomplished and the work being performed at present is confined to inside ending of the outdated part and work being performed on the grounds and sidewalk.
August 22, 1962
60 Years In the past
Covington Banker Hails Vibrant Outlook For Space
“The financial outlook for Covington presently seems to be significantly promising.” That is the view of T.I. Hardy, govt president of Covington Nationwide Financial institution. Hardy, who can also be vice-mayor of Covington, stated that not solely enterprise indicators had been encouraging, however that there was an enchancment within the basic local weather of resident feeling. “There’s a new spirit within the air,” he stated, the sensation of ease and optimism is clear.”
August 22, 1987
35 Years In the past
Zany Follies Start; Elevate Funds For Native Most cancers Society
“The Zany Follies of 1987” had been offered Friday night at Covington Excessive College’s Curfman Corridor to a theme in celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the U.S. Structure. All proceeds will go to the American Most cancers Society. Grasp of Ceremonies for the seventh manufacturing of the Zany Follies was Durwin Waddell who launched the numerous proficient native people who participated within the fundraiser. Zany Follies founder Aggie Albert offered a light-hearted rendition of “A Chook In A Guilded Cage.”
August 22, 2012
10 Years In the past
Two Space Troopers Head To Afghanistan
PFC Shawn M. Wolfe, son of Christine Andrews-Wolfe of Clifton Forge and Vernon Wolfe of Selma, together with PFC Robert Wright Jr., son of Judy and Robert Wright Sr. og Covington, are amongst troopers heading to Afghanistan. Wolfe and Wright are each latest Boot Camp graduates of Fort Leonard Wooden, Mo., and are with the Mercer County based mostly Army Police Unit headquartered in Bluefield, W.Va.