FROM JIM RICH, VICE CHAIR OUTSTANDING VIRGINIAN COMMITTEE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Outstanding Virginian Committee and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at UVA have announced that Rita Forrester is the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Virginian Award. Forrester was honored at the Virginia State Capitol on Wednesday, April 27. “We’re proud… Read More Rita Forrester of the Carter Family Fold Receives Outstanding Virginian Award
SoQuili means “Horse” in the Cherokee language. A young lady asked, “Why can’t people just help us kids learn to ride horses for fun and the love of it, just to be a part of something fun?” So, SoQuili Arena was founded at a kitchen table in Middle Valley by two friends with the undying… Read More Love Horses? Like to Ride? Want to Learn & Have Fun? Read On…
© Jerry F. Couch Though Miss Elizabeth Greear departed this life in 1991, she remains a well-remembered St. Paul personality. Miss Greear taught second grade at the St. Paul School, providing the fundamentals of education for generations of local youngsters. Miss Greear was a very proper lady who modeled good manners and deportment. She was… Read More Miss Elizabeth Greear
Pastor Jessie “Jake” Jones touched many lives during his journey here on earth. For years he wrote a popular column for the Clinch Valley Times entitled, “Topics of Truth.” Today we’re sharing one of those columns with you in his memory. Pastor Jones will be missed by his family and friends, and we offer our… Read More Pastor Jessie “Jake” Jones 1934-2022
© Jerry F. Couch SAGERTOWN AND THE CLINCH RIVER LUMBER COMPANT, PART 1 OVER THE YEARS various people have asked me how the long-gone Sagertown section of St. Paul got its name. To answer that question, we need to travel back in time to 1891. That was the year the Clinch River Lumber Company was… Read More How Did Sagertown Get Its Name?