PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football has last preseason scrimmage

The Missouri football team Thursday had its last preseason scrimmage of the year. The team is gearing up to play Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 1.

PHOTO GALLERY: Supporters gather at Planned Parenthood rally

A crowd of about 120 Planned Parenthood supporters gathered Thursday for a rally in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: For students at Cedar Ridge, lunch is on Kim English

Kim English, the former Missouri basketball player who was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, donated sandwiches Thursday to students at Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football gears up for first game of season

Missouri football players ran through drills at their practice Wednesday. The Tigers will play against Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 1 at home in the first game of the season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children take advantage of warm weather

Children splashed around at the Country Club of Missouri pool on Wednesday. After a few weeks of relatively cool weather, temperatures reached mid-90s and led to early dismissals at Jefferson and West Junior High schools.

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebration held in honor of University of Missouri Press

A rally to celebrate the University of Missouri Press was held Tuesday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Archers practice at Powder Horn Guns & Sporting

Archers, including some from MU's archery club, practiced shooting bows Monday at Powder Horn Guns & Sporting.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wee Ones offers activities for children at library

Parents and their infants gathered together to sing songs, dance and play during Wee Ones at the Columbia Public Library on Monday. Wee Ones, offered for young infants up to 24 months, is one of several activities offered at the library to help develop reading skills. "The idea is to be familiar with sounds and with books," Library Associate Barb Tucker said about Wee Ones activities. "It's all for getting ready for them to read on their own."

PHOTO GALLERY: MU buses give more transportation options

Bus routes give more options to students and Columbia residents for transportation. While Tiger Line runs three routes and is mainly targeted at MU students, FastCAT provides routes elsewhere in the city. After Aug. 27, the new FastCAT route will cost $100 per semester or $1.50 per ride.

PHOTO GALLERY: Drought's effect on cattle farmer

The drought has had a detrimental effect on Brian Lease and other Missouri cattle farmers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tiger Walk at MU Columns

Freshmen and transfer students walked through the MU Columns on Sunday evening in Francis Quadrangle toward Jesse Hall.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College freshmen welcomed in at Storm the Gate

Columbia College freshmen were welcomed into the school during the Storm the Gate event Sunday evening.

PHOTO GALLERY: Interfaith worship service at Mid-Missouri Pride Fest

An interfaith worship service was one of the events at the Mid-Missouri Pride Fest on Sunday in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia police officers develop positive relationship with Douglass Park neighborhood

Columbia police officers Jaime Dowler and James Meyer were assigned proactive patrols in the Douglass Park area.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rankin family makes Missouri State Fair a tradition

The Rankin family has been raising pigs, meat goats, sheep and steers to show at fairs for the past 13 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College welcomes freshmen

Stephens College welcomed its incoming freshmen on Thursday with The Crossing of the Bridge Ceremony.

PHOTO GALLERY: Knoxville mixes old and new along Tennessee River

Knoxville, Tenn., has spent the past decade reshaping itself.

PHOTO GALLERY: A complicated, but changing identity in South Carolina

Columbia, S.C., where the former Sen. Strom Thurmond is legend, still has traces of the old South. But attitudes and legacies are changing.

PHOTO GALLERY: Vanderbilt remains separate from Music City connections in Nashville

Vanderbilt University remains insulated from the allure of the country music industry in Nashville. Students call it the "Vander Bubble" because the campus is so connected to all the other things they need.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tuscaloosa leans on football after storm

A year after a devastating tornado struck Tuscaloosa, residents rely on football traditions for hope.