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Orrick not beginning of officer’s problems

Suspended Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims will be in court next week to defend himself against a restraining order filed by Orrick Mayor Marilyn Butler. Butler filed the complaint last…

County to test security measures at Henrietta jail

Ray County Courthouse employees could soon be leaving a mark on the latest security technology – a thumbprint, to be exact. Within the year, the Ray County Jail in Henrietta…

Walking for a cure

As participants walked laps around the RHS track, many looked at the names of area residents on the luminaries who have had cancer. Dean Richards, foreground, wears the purple cancer…

Tie-breaking vote by Mayor may change

In the wake of a controversial appointment to the Board of Zoning Adjustments and Appeals, the Richmond City Council is taking action. Mayor Lance Green last month appointed former Councilman…

Henrietta may look at audit

The city of Henrietta may soon go through an audit at the direction of the Board of Aldermen. The matter was discussed Friday night. City Clerk Margie Long lobbied the…

Wireless tower status in limbo pending court ruling

Orrick City Attorney Kevin Baldwin can explain the city’s stake in Crossroads Wireless’ pending bankruptcy so that an average eight-year-old Disney aficionado could understand it. “We’re the small fish caught…

Task force silent on Sims' dismissal

Board members for the Rural Alcohol Drug Enforcement task force are remaining silent on a move to remove suspended Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims. Richmond Police Chief Terri McWilliams, who…

Three green thumbs are better than none

Three Ray County Courthouse coworkers have shown it doesn't always take dollars and cents to be happy on a tight budget. Sometimes, it's just equal parts good soil and generosity.…

Dumped cement causing draining problem

The Orrick City Council is awaiting a response from an area cement company that will determine how it will go about cleaning up dumped cement clogging a city drainage ditch.…

No plans for firemen to present contract to city

Despite voting to join a union last month, Richmond Firemen have no plans to present a contract at this time. According to International Firefighters Association Local 3133 Vice President Sam…