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Districts in unfamiliar territory in consolidation discussions

Superintendents hope to have plan for consolidation committee soon By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News The Hardin-Central C-2 and Norborne R-VIII school districts are still in the early phase of…

Hardin gives Mobilitie go-ahead for cell tower

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News A recent Hardin Board of Aldermen decision might facilitate cellphone communication in Hardin within the next year or so. During its June 22…

Coalition luncheon focuses on youth mental health, suicide

By Hanna Sumpter, Staff Writer More than 12 percent of Ray County 6th to 12th graders seriously considered attempting suicide last year. Vicky Ward, of Tri-County Mental Health Services, shared…

Lexington bus company owner pleads to tax evasion

Lexington bus company owner pleads to tax evasion

Randy Small admits to not paying $1.4 mil in payroll taxes; Hardin-Central, Lexington schools were users of service By Leah Wankum, Editor A Lexington business owner who provides transportation services…

Women’s resource center gets a new look

Women’s resource center gets a new look

Volunteers give downtown building an artistic face lift By Leah Wankum, Editor The Ray County Women’s Resource Center has a new look… and maybe a new name to boot. Volunteers…

Library rebounds after storm, re-opened Wednesday

By Leah Wankum, Editor The Ray County Library is again open for business. After closing the library doors indefinitely because of severe weather last weekend, library director Rochelle McCaulley and…

Councilors question over-expenses in city budget

Building project approved to quiet sludge blowers at wastewater plant By Hanna Sumpter, Staff Writer The Richmond city council’s finance committee met to discuss over-expenditures in the city budget. Some…

Strong weekend storm wreaks havoc

Strong weekend storm wreaks havoc

Ray County Library damaged, closed for time being By Leah Wankum, Editor A powerful storm with 60 to 70 mph winds swept through the county around midnight Saturday, felling trees and leaving…

County continues belt tightening on budget

Commissioners approve payment to RCMH for inmate bills By Leah Wankum, Editor Six months after the county reeled from a potential $400,000 shortfall in general revenue, the county’s general fund…

Richmond home sustains significant damage, no injuries

By Leah Wankum, Editor The back half of a house on South Institute Street caught fire Thursday afternoon, but the residents are OK. Richmond firefighters were sent at 4:40 p.m.…