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.
September 7, 1923
99 Years Ago
Sentenced To Jail; Baby Goes Along
Given the alternative of taking her baby with her to jail or turning it over to the Associated Charities, Mrs. Virginia Williams decided to take the babe to jail, where she went to serve a 60-day sentence for violating the state prohibition law. She was also fined $50. Edward Bryant, who made his home with the woman, drew similar punishment, although the woman claimed the liquor, seven gallons, belonged to her.
September 7, 1937
85 Years Ago
Local Unions Hold Parade In Rain
Shadowed by a drizzling rain, the parade of the unionists of Locals 152 and 2214 of the paper mill and rayon plant was held yesterday morning along the streets of Covington as scheduled, but attracted little attention from the indoor Labor Day observers. Sixty-five cars and trucks made up the union enthusiast’s parade.
September 7, 1962
60 Years Ago
Covington Host To Central Falcons
The Covington Cougars open their 1962 home stand tonight as they play host to the Central Falcons of Low Moor. The Cougars blasted the same Central team last year by a 41-6 county but this year there could be a better ball game in store for the local sports fans. The Cougars had a light workout yesterday in preparation for tonight’s game. Coach Boodie Albert has stated that the boys are in better condition this year and could do a better job.
September 7, 1987
35 Years Ago
Former Fire Chief Dies
Lawrence A. Wolfe Sr., former chief of the Covington Fire Department and a 39-year member of the organization, died Sunday at his home on Alleghany Avenue. He was 83. A former superintendent of the Covington Public Works Department, Mr. Wolfe joined the Covington Fire Department in 1933 and has served on the Covington First Aid and Life Saving Crew, which was organized that year. He served on the rescue squad for 20 years.
September 7, 2012
10 Years Ago
WEPA Printing At DSLCC
Wireless Everywhere Print Anywhere(WEPA) is a new and easy printing system now being used at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Cloud technology makes it possible to print from a variety of devices to any one of the WEPA kiosk printers on campus or other locations that are linked to the system. Copies are crisp and recycled paper is used, making it one of several “green” initiatives at DSLCC.