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Groups reach agreement on staging October 2014 re-enactment at fairgrounds

By Linda Emley I’ll be sharing more Civil War stories over the next 13 months as we count down to the 2014 Battle of Albany re-enactment. But this is a…

Postcards: Richmond forever a link in chain of violent deaths

By Linda Emley The Richmond Conservator, Jan. 6, 1882, “Call and Settle at Once. As I have need of the various accounts due me, I would hereby notify all such…

Postcards: RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…

RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…

Postcards: Public dinner meeting kicks off run-up to re-enactment

By Linda Emley Next Tuesday, Aug. the 13, Ray County Historical Society is hosting a public meeting about the Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Albany in October 2014.…

Postcards: Put another quarter in the jukebox

By Linda Emley I grew up in Richmond in the 1970s and was part of the “hippie” generation. I had the long, straight “Peggy Lipton” style hair and wore bell-bottom…

Postcards: Taking time to wonder is the root of stories that find me

By Linda Emley This is part two of “everything happens for a reason.” This June 17, I was visiting the Todd’s Chapel cemetery with a friend. This cemetery is a…

Postcards: Some stories just fall in my lap

By Linda Emley It takes hours to research and write a “Postcards” column. I’m blessed because I don’t have to make up stories, since these things already happened to someone…

Postcards: Old Wards catalog a one-way ticket down memory lane

By Linda Emley On Wednesday, July 24, I went to the Ray County Courthouse to change the display in our showcase that sits in the middle of the lobby. My…

Tales from the grave

By Linda Emley I spend a good deal of time walking the cemeteries of Ray County. Sometimes I’m looking for a particular person and sometimes I’m just looking. I’ve never left…