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Chiefs make arguments against combining 911

Richmond Police Chief Terri McWilliams and Fire Chief Lonnie Quick want a central dispatch. Just not the way it’s currently set up. The Richmond Finance Committee met last night to…

Westbrook to present audit at Tuesday’s council meeting

After months of waiting, the Richmond City Council will finally get what they’ve been asking for – a financial audit. Westbrook & Co. P.C. will present the audit to the…

Second oldest Wal-Mart employee in America works in Richmond

You might recognize Wal-Mart greeter Charlie Terry and his friendly smile. He’s been with the company since it opened its doors at the current location. What makes him so special?…

Strike up the Richmond Band for a new director

Richmond band students and new Director of Bands Jeff Clymore will be getting to know one another better as they enter summer band camps next month. Clymore met with the…

Council may revisit church rezoning issue

The Richmond City Council may revisit a rezoning request after voting it down two weeks ago. The Lighthouse Baptist Church on North Main Street had requested to rezone an old…

President approves disaster relief for Ray County

President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration for Ray County and 45 others in Missouri impacted by early spring storms and flooding. The declaration, requested by Gov. Jay Nixon May…

Council looks at building code committee

The Richmond City Council wants to expand the gatekeeper role when it comes to building codes within the city. Councilman Bob Bond brought up the issue Thursday night at a…

Norborne picks up the pieces after damaging storm

Her body language spoke volumes. Paula Naslund stared numbly at the cascade of bricks and debris that was all that remained of the building that once stood next to and…

Neighbors ease impact of storm for Richmond resident

Bridget Sanders lives approximately three miles west of Richmond, just off of Highway 210. She watched the storm approach that would head on to Norborne after leaving its calling card…

Councilmen express frustration with budget

New members of the Richmond City Council have taken some criticism during their first two months for "micro managing" from city staff. Despite the criticism, they're still pressing forward. The…