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First Baptist Church in Richmond Celebrates 175 years


RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) – A community comes together this weekend to celebrate 175 years of family. A congregation that formed in 1843, First Baptist Church in Richmond has been on the same plot of land for all these years.

Reverend Robert Blythe is the ninth pastor to serve here and says the church, started by slaves, provides a sense of community to the African American community and gives them a place to remember their history.

“You can’t change the last 175 years, it is what it is.” Blythe said.

The building has been rebuilt five times since the first pastor bought his own freedom in the eighteen hundreds. It started as a small log building and has never moved from the corner of Collins and…

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Justifiable homicide | Richmond Free Press


Justifiable homicide.

That’s the ruling Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring has applied to the bizarre and tragic case of 24-year-old Marcus-David Peters, the unarmed man who was fatally shot by a police officer last spring off of Interstate 95 while apparently suffering mental distress.

Mr. Peters was a highly regarded high school biology teacher in Essex County, where he had earned a reputation as a caring and capable educator, according to Mr. Herring.

Outside the classroom, Mr. Peters, who was known for his sense of humor and positive attitude, volunteered building houses with Habitat for Humanity and worked part time in security at The Jefferson Hotel in Downtown.

But he was far different when…

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August 30-September 2, 2018 Edition | Richmond Free Press


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Out of Our Past: Booker T. Washington spoke at Richmond 'Chautauqua' in 1914



Booker T. Washington, the most influential African American leader of his time, spoke in Richmond on Aug. 27, 1914, confessing to an early error in …
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Ronald E. Carrington | Staff Richmond Free Press


35th Annual National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 7

The Richmond Police Department is gearing up for the 35th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
The event, which is observed across the country, is designed to promote safe neighborhoods while building police-community partnerships and relationships among neighbors.

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Cheating at Carver

During her six-year tenure as principal of George W. Carver Elementary School, Kiwana Yates allegedly orchestrated a major educational scam that ensured students scored high on state Standards of Learning tests even if they could not read well, write well and had not mastered arithmetic.

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