Archives for November 2018

Two Positions In CPD Would Be Cut In Reorganization

An animal control officer and a dispatcher would be out of a job under a reorganization of the Covington Police Department. Chief Anthony Morgan offered details to City Council this week. He says the mission is to provide law enforcement effectively and efficiently. He says an evaluation of the department by an out of state law enforcement agency played a role in determining where some of those changes could come.

Price Tag For Bath County Visitors’ Center

A proposed visitors’ center in Mitchelltown, Bath County, could come at a cost raning from $8.1 to $9.1 million. That’s according to architects who notified county supervisors this week. That has some on the board calling the price tag too high. The topic will come up again when the board meets for a February 13th work session. Bath County officials envisioned paying for the project from the lodging tax.

‘Shop With A Cop’ Receives Generous Donation

The Covington Police Department recently received a generous donation from WestRock to support their “Shop with a Cop” program in 2018. The “Shop with a Cop” program will take 10 to 15 students from Jeter Watson and Edgemont Primary Schools shopping this Christmas. The students were selected by each school and had to meet the criteria for the program to participate. Those children selected, will be taken shopping to buy gifts for their families at Walmart in Covington, by members of the Covington Police Department on December 15, 2018. Afterwards, there will be a party at Covington’s City Hall and time made to wrap packages. “Shop with a Cop” is a national program, used in many areas around the country. Chief Anthony Morgan, of the Covington Police Department, has witnessed the good that the program does and setup the program for Covington this year. The goal was to raise $1,000 to $1,500 for the program. Chief Morgan said, “we have reached that goal thanks to WestRock’s donation and gift cards received by our department. We want to thank the community for its support of this new initiative that allows us to partner with our youth this Christmas.” Walmart gift cards are still being accepted by the department.

C.F. Town Council Warns About Tampering With Water Meters

People who mess with water meters in Clifton Forge can expect the long arm of the law to come down on them. Town Council issued a warning about doing so during its meeting this week. Officials expect it’s mostly people who face challenges paying their bills, but council wants them to know that those caught tampering with water meters will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Christmas Tree Lighting In Clifton Forge Friday

Light it up! On November 16th at 6:00 PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree which will take place in front of the Town Hall. Garlynda’s Fancy
Feet Dancers and Patsy’s Ultimate Dance Explosion Cloggers will be giving performances that you won’t
want to miss! Dancers will also be leading the crowd in a Christmas Carol sing a long. In addition to
music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony. At the conclusion of the festivities
visit Clifton Forge School of the Arts for their annual Kriskindlmarkt to purchase handmade items &
German style food, enjoy music, and participate in a silent auction. Hours for the Kriskindlmarkt are
Friday, November 16 th from 2-7pm and Saturday, November 17 th from 10am-5pm. There is sure to be
something for everyone!

Christmas Mother Shop Closed Thursday

Due to winter weather, the Christmas Mother Shop will be closed Thursday, November 15th. Please call 962-9077 Friday morning to see if you can come in for applications. If the weather permits,
Applications will be taken for 1/2 day on Friday Nov 16 (in the morning). If you are unable to apply this week due to the cancelation, call the shop at 962-9077 to schedule an application time after Nov 26.

VSP Urges Safe Driving

With the forecast calling fo sleet, icy and flooded road condition Virginia State Police are gearing up and increasing patrols to make your drive safer.
Slow Your Speed. Whether the roads are icy or just wet, surfaces are still slick and can cause a driver going too fast for conditions to lose control.
Stay Alert. Avoiding distractions – phone, radio, food, etc. – and focusing strictly on your role as a driver and on the other vehicles around you significantly increase your chances of avoiding a crash. Multi-tasking while driving puts yourself and others at risk. Also be alert to changing road conditions and share the road responsibly with all types of vehicles.
Buckle Up. Drivers and passengers should always buckle up for safety.

CDBG Public Hearing In Covington

The Alleghany County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the Board Room of the County Governmental Complex located at 9212 Winterberry Avenue, Covington, Virginia, to solicit public input on local community development and housing needs in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a project in our community.

Information on the amount of funding available, the requirements on benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, eligible activities, and plans to minimize displacement and provide displacement assistance as necessary will be available.

Report: School Bus Crashes In VA On The Rise

There have been two accidents involving school buses this week in Virginia, one Monday in Petersburg, a second Tuesday, in Lunenburg County. Also Tuesday, AAA Mid Atlantic released a report showing school bus crashes in the commonwealth have increased 3 percent in the last five years. Nationally, a petition has been started to get the federal government to create “severe penalties” for people who don’t obey school bus safety laws.

‘Santa’s Workshop’ In Clifton Forge

On Friday evening November 30th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2018 “Santa’s Workshop” themed Christmas Parade. As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Kara Caldwell, President of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is very pleased to announce that trophies will be awarded in 9 categories this year. Immediately following the parade, head over the Historic Masonic Theatre for caroling, cocoa, and a free screening of the classic animated film, Rudolph: The Red Nosed Reindeer. Sing along to some of your holiday favorites, before the film. Then sit back, relax and re-visit Hermey, Yukon Cornelius and ‘The Bumble’ on the big screen. We hope you will join us for our many fun filled community events!