Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The Virginian Review and other publications archived since 1914. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical purposes and accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original, unedited form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the publisher.
June 8, 1923
99 Years Ago
Good Game Saturday
The Covington Fire Department has arranged to furnish the local fans with nine fast innings of baseball at Nettleton Park tomorrow, starting at 3:45 o’clock. The Firemen have been playing nearly every Saturday afternoon throughout the season in the various towns around this city and have been making a good showing and feel that they should give the fans a chance to see them in action. Their opponents will be the Clifton Forge second team, known as the “Wildcats,” and Manager Black has stated that he will put Tolley in the box to start the game. The price of admission will be 25 cents to all, and the Firmen hope the fans will turn out to see them. The proceeds of the game will go to the athletic department of the fire company.
June 8, 1937
85 Years Ago
Electoral Board Severely Censured
Severe criticism of the Alleghany County Electoral Board was made by not only a group of citizens but also one councilman Richard F. Beirne sponsored a resolution by which the Covington Town Council will bring to the attention of Judge Ben Haden at the July term of circuit court to the condition of the poll booths of the town’s voters and what he charged to be the “grossly irregular functioning of the electoral machinery set up by the court to render an interpretation on the responsibility of the several parts and factors comprising the electoral machinery.
June 8, 1962
60 Years Ago
Recital Will Be Presented Here June 9
Former pupils and interested persons have the opportunity to join in a movement to establish the Florence Davis Switzer Memorial Scholarship in honor of the late Mrs. Florence Switzer, who taught music to hundreds of Covington children and adults during her long career as a music teacher. The first general public appeal for annual contributions will be made on Saturday, June 9, when Mrs. Rachel Smith presents her piano pupils in the annual recital at Curfman Hall.
June 8, 2012
10 Years Ago
Bomb Threat Closes Main Street
The 200 block of Main Street in Covington was closed Thursday afternoon as law enforcment officials investigated a bomb threat at Wells Fargo Bank. No explosives were found during the investigation, and the scene was cleared at approximately 6:24 p.m. The threat affected several businesses. Alleghany County General District Court was suspended for a short amount of time, and offices were evacuated there. Bomb technicians from the Virginia State Police, along with a bomb detection dog, conducted a search of the bank and did not find any explosive devices.
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