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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.…

Some council want paper trail on all water bill adjustments

Some Richmond officials would like the City Council to have more input into water- and sewer-bill adjustments. Councilwoman Terrie Stanley and Mayor Mike Wright both support a monthly bill-adjustment report.…

Orrick board OKs placing tax on ballot

The Orrick Board of Aldermen Thursday evening unanimously supported an ordinance proposing a 2011 tax-year increase. All four board members supported sending the measure to the citizens for a vote.…

For unlucky Richmond youth, beginning of high school postponed by serious injuri

Brian Camp was just a little apprehensive about starting school in less than two weeks. The 14-year-old Richmond freshman was about to make the big move to high school and…

Butler hospitalized after ‘heated’ closed session

Tense moments bookended Thursday’s Orrick Board of Aldermen meeting. After attending what City Clerk Tricia Wartenbee and former Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims described as a “heated” closed session, Orrick…

In God’s country: Area camp provides inspiration

It seems that when the last bell of the school year rings, it is followed by complaints about having nothing to do. While some youth are perfectly content spending days…