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City may play hardball with late water payments

The stakes might soon rise for Richmond water customers who fail to make payments on time and face non-payment disconnections. The Feb. 9 Richmond City Council agenda will likely include…

Orrick unplugged: city goes wireless with Verizon contract

Cutting the cord might’ve been a step in the right direction for the city of Orrick. According to Alderman Todd Wyse, as of late January the city no longer uses…

RCS evolves with the times: T-Mobile, bill pay top services

The people running Richmond Computer Service understand a simple concept most successful business people do: if you provide a service people will pay to get, good things will come from…

Now open for business: Pierson Realty

While working in the fields during spring planting, Eric Pierson took a phone call from a friend that changed the course of his livelihood. “Jimmy Rippy called. He said they…

Vote likely on industry recruiting incentives

With all parties seemingly on board, the Richmond City Council may soon expand its industrial development policy. Council members have seemingly reached an accord with the Richmond School District and…

Hometown man wants to give back to Richmond

Depending upon how one views it, 2009’s hotly contested 911 consolidation did and didn’t help Tim Ray make up his mind about pursuing a Richmond City Council seat this April.…

Stet voters reject school bond levy

Stet voters rejected a tax levy increase on Tuesday that would have generated $60,000 toward the 2011-12 Stet school year budget. The proposition was defeated 145 to 108 votes in…

Police chief leaning toward keeping Estes

At least one Richmond Police dispatcher seems likely keep a job with the city. On Tuesday, Richmond City Council members appeared to come to terms with Police Chief Terri McWilliams…

Unemployment big factor for food giveaway

If the men and women passed cartons of food Tuesday rather than carry them, they would’ve resembled an old-time fire brigade. But it was hunger and not flames that motivated…

Edward Jones lot could become memorial garden’s new home

A vacant downtown Richmond lot has been proposed as the site of a permanent memorial to the city’s lost loved ones. Richmond contractor and engineer Royce Duffett thinks the 105…