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City may tighten policy for past due water bills

A city debt-collection policy could split burdens three ways between the city, renters and landlords. Some council members may not consider Richmond City Collector Marilyn O’Dell’s policy recommendations perfect, but…

Local man has plan for Gulf’s oil spill

While efforts are ongoing to cap a 46-day-old oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Richmond man has an idea how to clean up the mess the spill has…

Construction of safe shelter in full swing

In an effort to keep the community safe during times of severe weather, Richmond Public Schools has started construction of a safe shelter behind Dear Elementary, 701 E. Main St.…

Hardin studies pay options for water hook-up

It’s been three months since Hardin City Council voted to shut down its water plant and go ahead with a no-frills tie-in to Ray County Rural Water District #2. But…

Two die over holiday weekend

Ray County’s Memorial Day weekend didn’t pass without tragedy. Traffic accidents claimed two lives over the holiday weekend, including a Richmond woman who died in a single-vehicle accident. Barbara J.…

Texting biblical comfort to cancer patients

When an alert sounds, Christal Milligan and the others look up from chemotherapy. It’s V, they think, the messenger of inspiration. V – that’s what friends call Veronica Shane –…

Surge in medical calls has group reviewing city policy

The conversation apparently isn’t over between the Richmond Fire Department, Ray County 911 and the Richmond Public Safety Committee. After a first discussion over which emergency calls would merit a…

Concert series kicks off tonight

Bob Moses has big plans for Richmond’s amphitheater concert series, which opens its fourth season tonight at 7 p.m. with Rising Sun, a three-piece blues-rock group. Moses, organizer for the…

Veterans honor fallen at Memory Gardens

Memorial Day isn’t only an opportunity to remember veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, but a chance to honor those who served and live on as reminders of earned freedom.…

Former mayor now interim administrator

An experienced Richmond public servant will take the city’s reins during its search for a permanent city administrator. Former mayor Ed Lee Swafford will be introduced as interim Richmond City…