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County completes its part in Aug. 3 election certification

Election officials completed the certification process of the Aug. 3 Ray County primary on Thursday at the courthouse. Election Clerk Lori Naylor said the findings will be mailed today to…

Teens find body in wooded area

The skeletal remains of a man were found Tuesday in a wooded area in the Wood Heights community. The body was found by teenagers walking in the woods around Eastridge…

Most council dropped from police chief lawsuit

The sexual discrimination lawsuit by Richmond Police Chief Terri McWilliams has been revised to include fewer defendants. According to Mayor Mike Wright, McWilliams’ suit dismissed half of the eight total…

These ladies are turning some heads

Richard Jones and his wife Rosie are doing what many beginning livestock owners do – they’re building the herd. Now four strong, the herd occupies a small roadside pasture near…

Robins, district approve separation agreement

Jim Robins, superintendent of Richmond Public Schools for 10 years, signed a separation agreement on July 31 that freed the district from the final year of his contract. The Richmond…

Rayville man in jail after fleeing arrest

A Rayville man awaits a Tuesday Ray County court appearance after fleeing authorities Monday. Authorities were attempting to arrest Jason D. Nave Monday evening on 18 outstanding warrants. That tally…

Faulty absentee ballots remedied

Nine Democrat absentee ballots originally sent out to county residents omitted the candidates in the hotly contested prosecuting attorney race. The miscue was due to a printing error, according to…

Committee to reconsider utility-adjustment policy

A utility-adjustment policy will head back to Richmond’s Ordinance Committee for more polishing. A simple majority voted 5-2 Tuesday evening to have the Ordinance Committee construct a policy that requires…

Norborne transforms into ‘little Branson’

No one knows precisely why founders Don Heil and Marc Schweder chose Soybean Festival as the name of Norborne’s biggest party of the year. But when the three-day festival opens…

Mediacom leases space for return to Richmond

Mediacom is returning to a physical presence to Richmond. The company announced last week that it had agreed to lease space in the newly renovated Main Street Mall, 105 E.…