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A slice of (pizza) heaven opens soon on the square

Tom Williams can only laugh when he thinks about how much Hometown Pizza’s new home would’ve cost if he hadn’t done most of the work himself. Williams, the city councilman…

On to the Semifinals!

Richmond’s offense and defense were hitting on all cylinders – putting away O’Hara of Kansas City, Mo. to a full house at Tom Adams Fields in Richmond Saturday. The Spartans…

Mayor breaks tie on hotly debated REDI funds

Richmond Mayor Mike Wright cast a rare deciding vote to break a contentious 4-4 city council deadlock and approve a $10,000 city contribution to an area economic development organization. City…

District hears ways to reshuffle

Richmond School Board heard from the third of three investment-banking firms Tuesday with proposals on how it might restructure district debt. Greg Bricker, of George K. Baum & Co., outlined…

Jail escapee pleas to 5 felonies

A Ray County Detention Center escapee who assaulted a Henrietta-area woman will spend a maximum 25 to 30 years behind bars. Gary O. Miller, of Rogers, Ark., plead guilty Wednesday…

Rogers falls to Powell in county clerk race

Fifth-term Democrat Lynn Rogers lost to Republican Glenda Powell by a mere 73 votes in Tuesday’s election for Ray County Clerk. Powell’s home precinct of Wood Heights propelled her win…

For Rogers, it’s about experience in tough times

For Democrat Lynn Rogers, his fifth term as Ray County Clerk is quickly coming to an end. But Rogers, currently pursuing his sixth term against Republican Glenda Powell, says he’s…

Police officers respond to assault with new TASER

A recent non-lethal weapon purchase by the Richmond Police Department proved to be money well-spent Tuesday evening. When interim Police Chief Chad Burnine left Tuesday evening’s Richmond City Council session…

Note in bathroom prompts evacuation of two schools

A Tuesday morning bomb scare temporarily evacuated one Richmond school and locked down another. Richmond High School faculty and staff learned around 10 a.m. that a note found in a…

Council approves lofts on square

A long sought-after downtown Richmond addition got another green light Tuesday evening. With the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission having already backed the move, the Richmond City Council unanimously amended…