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District talks boil down to money

Public Safety Committee members and Fire Chief Lonnie Quick made one thing apparent Tuesday evening: if city officials want a local fire protection district, something has to give. That “something”…

Council to mull 3 options on Sewer Deilemma

Richmond officials currently have the following in their Inbox: a 33-year, $5.1-million USDA Rural Development loan and looming 2011 Department of Natural Resources wastewater-improvement mandates and deadlines. In their Outbox:…

A family feud

For a decade I haven’t paid much attention to a high school football game. I was interested back in 2001 when Burroughs, my high school alma mater, won state. That…

Richmond mayor to run for new term

General Election candidate filings open Tuesday in Ray County and several Richmond candidates plan to throw their hats in the ring for new terms. Before last April, current Mayor Mike…

Curbside service for those in need

At 1:30, a radio announcer said it was 32 degrees in Richmond. Without the wind, it might’ve felt as balmy as the Gulf Coast for the 20 of so volunteers…

A SURVIVORS’S TALE

Many people have uttered the phrase “I feel like I’ve been hit by a train” when talking about how long the workday was or how rough life is. But Norborne…

After 20 years, Santa back on the square

The Downtown Development Committee would consider a Richmond Christmas tradition’s return an early gift worth celebrating. It’s been 20 years since Santa’s House last appeared for the jolly guy to…

Holiday spirit shines at annual Santa event

Hundreds of people took advantage of the “Breakfast with Santa” event Dec. 4 at the Richmond Middle School. Sponsored by the RHS Class of 2013 Booster Club and the Richmond…

Is pressure partly to blame?

Richmond City Administrator Ron Browhammer is hopeful that a brief study can address at least one reason city water mains keep bursting. Following a recent eight-inch main break that closed…

City begins search for new finance director

Richmond offi cials and the city council will begin interviewing candidates to succeed departed Finance Director Melanie Allwood Dec. 14. Allwood’s last day as Finance Director was Dec. 3, although…