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 authentic, unedited type, and don’t replicate the opinions and beliefs of the writer.
September 19, 1923
99 Years In the past
Booze Shipped By Parcel Submit
CLIFTON FORGE, Va., Sept. 19- A parcel submit package deal, considerably broken, was obtained on the Clifton Forge submit workplace yesterday. Recognizing a well-recognized odor of the previous, the clerk in cost investigated and located it contained three bottles of whisky, two of which had been damaged in transit, thus revealing its contents. The occasion to whom it was addressed was despatched for and denied all data of the cargo, stating that he had by no means heard of the New York agency, which was put down because the shipper, and that he had no connection no matter with the package deal. The matter was reported to the chief submit workplace inspector and it’ll likely prove that the New York agency was a fictitious one.
September 19, 1937
85 Years In the past
Largest Senior Class At Covington Excessive College
At Covington Excessive College this 12 months is the biggest senior class that the college has ever had. There are 130 seniors enrolled and of those, 30 are eligible for commencement in February. For the primary time within the historical past of the college, full commencement workouts shall be held at mid-term for this group of 30 seniors. Final 12 months, solely two college students completed on the half-way mark of their last 12 months and had been informally graduated.
September 19, 1962
60 Years In the past Kidnap Scare Proves Hoax
Bonnie Persinger, 13-year-old blond Jeter College scholar, is safely dwelling once more from Cumberland the place she claimed she was taken by 5 armed kidnappers Tuesday afternoon. She was discovered alone, unhurt and partially clothed in a phone sales space in Cumberland at virtually 10 p.m. Tuesday. She had been beneath surveillance of cops, who mentioned no signal of kidnappers, for nearly two hours whereas she talked to a teenage buddy in Covington on the telephone.
September 19, 1987
35 Years In the past
Youngster Security Program Begins In Space
If a baby is away from dwelling and by some means encounters hassle, the McGruff Home program can present the kid with a secure place to go till mother and father or police could be contacted. This system, initiated by the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Division and Sheriff Leon P. Smith, shall be one in all solely two such packages in existence in Virginia, in line with Deputy Barry Rose, one of many program’s administrators.
September 19, 2012
10 Years In the past
Plecker Particulars Hackney Case
Bathtub County Sheriff Robert Plecker reads an announcement throughout a Tuesday press convention on the Bathtub County Courthouse. Plecker detailed the closure of a double homicide case that occurred in March 2009 on the Homestead. Hackney was wished for the March 21, 2009 murders of two of his Homestead co-workers. He was charged with capital homicide and the usage of a firearm within the fee of a felony following the deaths of Dwight Kerr and Ronnie Stinnett within the kitchen space of the resort.