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Woman’s efforts spare pound pets a lethal fate

Katie Lappin isn’t a fan of the terms used to describe the fate of pets that go unclaimed after five days at Richmond’s animal shelter. “I don’t like to sugar-coat…

Saling receives 18 years in Thomas murder plea

One of Carol A. Thomas’s three assailants will spend nearly two decades in prison for her part in a 2009 kidnapping and murder. Judge David H. Miller handed Jennifer L.…

Norborne Soybean Fest: a little bit country, a little bit rock ’n roll

Tradition rules the Ray and Carroll County area. But to take a line from what Charlea Finley borrowed Friday from Donny Osmond, the 2010 Norborne Soybean Festival was “a little…

Finance Committee weighs city’s REDI agreement

Richmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) board members and economic development consultant Terry Rumery of Chillicothe firm Rumery & Associates gave the Richmond Finance Committee a progress report Thursday evening. Board…

New faces, new positions: Area schools back in session next week

When the school bell rings in Richmond, Hardin and Orrick next week, students and parents can expect to see some new faces – and old faces in new positions –…

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…