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BYRON’S HOMECOMING BENEFITS FARRIS

Photo PHOTO: Byron Jones, founder of the Northtown Opry and a performer two decades ago at opry shows at Richmond’s Farris Theatre, returned to his old stomping ground Sunday. Jones,…

Weather, economy dampen open house

Cold weather and a rough economy certainly didn’t help business during the 2011 Richmond Spring Open House, but the six businesses involved did their best to overcome these challenges. Linda…

Shedding light on county’s history

New high-efficiency light fixtures in the Ray County Historical Museum basement not only save energy, they shed more light on what’s displayed. “It is so much brighter down there,” said…

FOR VICTIMS’ RIGHTS: A SYMBOL OF ‘WALKING IN THEIR SHOES’

Photo PHOTO: Richmond observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Wednesday with a special program at the Ray County Courthouse. Over 1,000 pairs of shoes were displayed on the east lawn.…

Southwick removed from school

Richmond High School Principal Karen Southwick was re-assigned to the R-XVI district office for administrative duties beginning Monday, according to Richmond Superintendent Dr. Damon Kizzire. Kizzire said the school board…

City, pastor agree on traffi c plan for food distributions

Nelson Holmes, the pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Richmond, says he plans to use walkie-talkies to further control traffic that lines up for the church’s popular monthly food distribution.…

Principal, board debate non-renewal

The outcome of Richmond High School Principal Karen Southwick’s job status will not be known until late Monday. On the advice of the district’s attorneys, the board voted to go…

Orrick pro tem cuts work to save meeting

In his final act as Orrick Mayor Pro Tem, Todd Wyse “saved the day” – as Orrick City Attorney Kevin Baldwin put it. Wyse, working the night shift at Ford’s…

Chilly weather? Not a problem for the garage sale veteran

It’s that time of year again … garage sale season. And despite some chilly temperatures and blustery winds Friday, Ray County residents were out in droves for the first day…

Sewer bonds pass in Richmond, Henrietta

Richmond voters gave the nod to improve the city’s infrastructure Tuesday when they passed a $4.7-million sewer bond by 212 votes. The bond will be coupled with a $5.1-million bond…