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Clay loses five top county employees

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RICHMOND – Clay County announced settlements in discrimination cases involving five top-tier employees who will leave county employment “on or before Dec. 31.”

“It is appropriate that the new commission will be able to start with a new staff and really turn the page for Clay County,” Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte said.

The announcement came while voters remained at the polls late Tuesday.

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Richmond schools provide virus update

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RICHMOND – Richmond School District’s COVID-19 infection numbers continue to fluctuate, based on information released by administrators.

The biggest change in numbers among students is seen at the high school. The number of quarantined students there declined by 43, to five.

A substantial change also is evident at Richmond Middle School, where the number of quarantined students has nearly doubled, going from 22 to 43 cases.

Judge grants Clay County time to appeal

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LIBERTY – After Circuit Judge James Van Amburg ruled the Clay County Commission must turn over records commissioners seek to keep secret from Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway, the commission issued a statement that the ruling did not provide adequate time for appeal.

The commission asked the court for more time to consider an appeal.

On Friday, the court agreed to allow more appeal time.

The commission has maintained Galloway should not have access to records involving county employees.