Echoes of the Previous is a group of historic articles curated from The Virginian Overview and different publications archived since 1914. Chances are you’ll 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 mirror the opinions and beliefs of the writer.
September 28, 1923
99 Years In the past
Miss Thomas Is New C.C.S. Head
The Covington Neighborhood Service has a brand new director, who has succeeded to the place made vacant by the resignation of T. Myers. The brand new director, Miss Ella Thomas, has had a large expertise on this work, in addition to being a bodily director in faculties. Miss Thomas expects to arrange a basketball group within the numerous grades of highschool and can maintain an interclass recreation as quickly because the groups are made up. She additionally plans to arrange a Woman Scout troop.
September 28, 1937
85 Years In the past
Cornerstone To Be Laid At McAllister Church Tomorrow
A cornerstone laying with accompanying ceremonies, sponsored by Covington Lodge No. 171 A.F. & A.M., will happen on the annex of McAllister Memorial Church tomorrow at 5 o’clock. The cornerstone, which was offered by Covington lodge, was delayed in arriving and due to this fact the work on the constructing has been continued, the church nearing completion presently. The necessity for a big church at McAllister got here when the congregation outgrew the little church.
September 28, 1962
60 Years In the past
Misplaced Youngster Rapidly Situated Final Evening
Cindy Thompson, about 5, wandered away from her dad and mom throughout a midget league soccer recreation at Casey Subject final night time, inflicting them to name a police officer after they appeared for her and had been unable to search out her. The dad and mom, Mr & Mrs. Worth Thompson who function a concession stand on the discipline. The little woman was positioned within the neighborhood of Covington Excessive College.
September 28, 1987
35 Years In the past
County Courthouse Will get A Facelift
Regardless of delays, each anticipated and sudden, work is continuing on renovations to the Alleghany County Courthouse within the constructing’s first main facelift since 1970. The challenge will enhance badly wanted workplace house. The courthouse was in-built 1911 and is the third since a picket construction in-built 1770 served as each courtroom and a Methodist assembly home. In 1822 a courthouse was constructed with provisions for a clerk’s workplace, a jail and a whipping publish.
September 28, 2012
10 Years In the past
Robbie Thomas Joins Virginia State Bowling Corridor Of Fame
Robbie Thomas has devoted a lot of her life to bowling. Earlier this month, the game honored her work. Thomas, who has bowled for over 30 years in native leagues, was inducted into the Virginia State United States Bowling Congress Corridor of Fame in a ceremony held in Gaithersburg, Md. Thomas joined the corridor for her meritorious service. “It’s an enormous honor,” stated Thomas. “I actually really feel like I joined an elite group of individuals.”