Archives for August 2019

Brackman Cup Game Info For Friday Night

500 free tickets are being given away to the Brackman Cup game compliments of the Magic City Auto Group. Those will be avaiable on a first come, first served bais between 3pm and 5pm Friday at a special tailage at the Magic City Chevrolet location. One ticket per person, while supplies last. Also, at half time, one person will be selected to try to kick a football into the back of a pick up from 35 yards away. If the football lands in the bed and comes out, the kicker wins $500. If It lands in the bed and stays, the kicker wins a two year lease on A 2019 Buick Encore. stadium parking is free on a first come first served basis. Preferred Parking at Covington High Schools Teacher Parking are near cafeteria and student parking lots will be $10 per car.

Program To Help Caregivers Deal With Suicide

Helping caregivers recognize suicide risks is the mission behind an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program . Alleghany Highlands Community Services Board will host the program on Monday/Tuesday September 16-17 at Fincastle Baptist Church 230 East Oak Street Covington, VA. The program also shows how to intervene to prevent immediate harm and link persons at risk to the next level of care.

Free Tickets To Brackman Cup Game From Local Auto Dealer

500 free tickets are being given away to the Brackman Cup game compliments of the Magic City Auto Group. Those will be avaiable on a first come, first served bais between 3pm and 5pm Friday at a special tailage at the Magic City Chevrolet location. One ticket per person, while supplies last. Also, at half time, one person will be selected to try to kick a football into the back of a pick up from 35 yards away. If the football lands in the bed and comes out, the kicker wins $500. If It lands in the bed and stays, the kicker wins a two year lease on A 2019 Buick Encore.

Meth, Marijuana, Money Seized In Traffic Stop

According to the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office and Regional Jail’s Facebook Page, On August 27, 2019, Deputies with the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office and Officers with the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling through the County and seized more than 1 pound of methamphetamine , 11 marijuana vape pods, marijuana edibles, and $960.00 cash. The street value of the methamphetamine alone is $21,000.00. Derrick Watkins of Bath County was arrested and is currently being held at the Alleghany County Regional Jail.

Dominion Energy Announces Appliance Collection Program

If you have an old refrigerator or freezer in your basement and want to get rid of it, Dominion Energy may be your answer. The utility will remove the appliance for no cost as part of a program being introduced to help customers lower their energy usage and save money on their electric bills. In fact there’s a $20 incentive attached to it. Units picked up will be taken to an appliance recycling facility which collects 95 percent of the materials for reuse into a variety of products, such as laptops, cell phones, concrete mix and soda cans.

Patsy’s Dance Studio Looks For A Hand Helping People With Adaptive Needs

Patsy’s Dance Studio has implemented Darby’s Dancers program in the Spring of 2019 and is hoping to further the program with a 31 Bag Bingo on October 6th, 2019 but they need your help! Darby’s Dancers is a nonprofit organization that provides adaptive dance programs to adults and children with special needs and it run solely on donations and volunteer hours. All instructors and staff members work free of charge and appreciate every donation so if you want more information call Patsy’s Dance Studio at 540-962-4151 and ask for Amanda Burns, Kayla Douglas, or Patsy Snead.

Opioid Awareness Event Coming To Covington

The Alleghany Highlands Healthy Youth Coalition and Alleghany Highlands Community Services will be hosting a free Opioid Awareness Event featuring speaker Angalia Bianca, author of the book “In Deep” and a performance by local band On Common Ground. This community event will be held on September 28, 2019, at the Jackson River Sports Complex starting at 6:30 p.m. It’s hapening at the Jackson River Sports Complex in Covington and concessions will be available for sale.

Resource Fair Happening In October

At Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 9.put on by the Alleghany County Resource Council.
It happens from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church Family Life Center, located at 231 E. Fudge Street in Covington. It’s free and open to the public but registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 18. Organizers say employers and community agencies will be at the event to provide information and answer questions.

Organic Farming Certification Available

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic
producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining
organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for
fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019. It provides cost-share assistance to
producers and handlers of agricultural products for the costs of obtaining or maintaining organic
certification under the USDA’s National Organic Program.

Church Hosts Homecoming Events

Coming up on Friday, Pine Street Baptist Church, located at 347 E. Pine Street in Covington, will host Homecoming services. They run through Sunday and the theme is , “Jesus, Our Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”
There’s a prayer breakfast Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and a Tom Thumb wedding and praise service follows at 6 p.m. that evening. On Saturday, there’s a a fish fry at 10 a.m. and a Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Homecoming weekend will conclude Sunday with a morning service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roddrick D. Jenkins.