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Warm, fuzzy feeling a byproduct of war

War is known more for pulling families apart than bringing them together, but Iraq did both for Brooke, Jared and Lilly Ahart and their dog, Winston. Brooke Ahart a military…

Carroll County jury hears testimony in area child molestation trial

CARROLLTON – James L. Riley’s child-molestation trial continued with closing statements this morning after a fast-paced opening day on Wednesday. A Carroll County jury will have begun deciding Riley’s guilt…

Concerts in the Park axed in city budget cuts

Bob Moses is hoping that June 7 isn’t remembered in Richmond as the Day the Music Died. Moses, organizer of weekly free music concerts at the Southview Park amphitheater, learned…

Poser of Purple Heart gets diversion

The U.S. Attorney and Timothy James Watkins, a Richmond man charged with impersonating a war hero, reached agreement May 26 on a pre-trial diversion that will require Watkins to perform…

Pool closed as city looks into health concerns

Health and safety concerns will keep the Richmond city pool closed Wednesday, and possibly later into this week. Richmond officials won’t re-open the Southview pool until they see results from…

Town square new site for farmers mkt.

The Richmond City Council will let downtown merchants take the reins in organizing the city’s 2010 Farmers Market. After June 14, Richmond’s Downtown Development Committee will shift the time and…

Courthouse stone, chimney work under way

For many homes and businesses, summer offers the opportunity to undergo much needed repairs and maintenance. The Ray County Courthouse is no exception and the scaffolding in front of the…

Robins on leave, board tables many items

The most newsworthy action at Tuesday’s Richmond School Board meeting was the lack of action – and the absence of Superintendent Jim Robins. With all seven board members present, the…

Hundreds of county residents brave weather to walk for cancer cure

When the doctor said “cancer,” Connie Taylor didn’t react. That wasn’t because she didn’t want to react. She couldn’t. “I totally shut down,” she said. “His lips were moving but…

Movie Gallery closing all U.S. stores

The Movie Gallery store at 801 E. South St. in Richmond is just one of the casualties of the company’s bankruptcy. In May, Movie Gallery announced its bankruptcy reorganization plan…