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Friday’s flooding leads to life or death situation

Bill Cravens didn’t know what to think when his friend and neighbor Donnie Wilson went under. “My heart stopped and I quit breathing for about 10 seconds,” Cravens said. “I…

Wheel turns good fortune for Ray County woman

Pamela Hilker of Ray County never thought watching the Wheel of Fortune would turn into her good fortune but it did yesterday. Hilker received her prize in the mail of…

Police seek grant for DWI checkpoint

The Richmond Police Department is seeking more than $25,000 in grant money for DWI checkpoints. The grant would buy the equipment needed to conduct checkpoints including a trailer, lighting, generators…

Richmond strikes deal with Henrietta

The water will soon be flowing from Richmond to the residents of Henrietta. On Saturday the Henrietta Board of Aldermen approved a contract with Richmond to provide water services to…

Boil order for Richmond

The city of Richmond has issued a precautionary boil order from yesterday afternoon until further notice. The order is due to a water main leak in the south section of…

Seniors from all three area schools receive diplomas on Sunday

A class described as “the perfect puzzle” by RHS 2009 Class President Lisa Thompson assembled one last time on Spartan Field yesterday. Eighty-nine of the 103 graduates filed onto the…

Heavy rains leave fields under water

Nearly 5 inches of rain on Friday caused many fields to flood like this one, just west of the Fishing River in Ray County along Highway 210. By Sunday afternoon…

Self-made man earns his diploma

On his desk is his nameplate: Dr. J. Ray Gill. But on Sunday, Dr. Gill will receive an education credential that has eluded him his entire life – a high…

Council calls special meeting

The Richmond City Council has a choice to make. The question is not if a bond issue will go to voters but when. The Council has called a special meeting…

City hall tax not keeping up with payments

Despite a lower interest rate and an extended loan to finish the City Hall complex, sales tax revenues are still falling short of principal payments. Finance Director Melanie Allwood told…