PHOTO GALLERY: Granny's House an afterschool destination for children in Douglass Park neighborhood

Granny's House, located in the Douglass Park Housing Projects, offers an after-school hangout for children living in the neighborhood.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri soccer players host clinic for youth players

Current and former members of the Missouri women's soccer team host a clinic to teach young players the fundamentals of the game.

PHOTO GALLERY: New medical advances help returning Marine walk again

Veterans who return home from war with physical injuries are receiving new ears, bones and faces thanks to advanced medical tools and procedures. Much of the funding comes from taxpayer-funded research and the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a network of top hospitals and universities.

PHOTO GALLERY: Giggles Thrift Shop

Giggles Thrift Shop in Columbia illustrates the increase in resale shops across the country

PHOTO GALLERY: Natural hair makes a comeback

Many black women are giving up chemical based treatments such as relaxers and straighteners to return their hair to a more natural look. Revelations about the dangerous nature of these chemicals have sparked this back-to-natural-hair trend.

PHOTO GALLERY: Georgia fans enjoying their time in Columbia

Before Missouri and Georgia face off Saturday, Georgia fans came to downtown Columbia on Friday to support the Bulldogs and see what the city had to offer.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia prepares for Missouri's game against Georgia

The University of Georgia team and its fans are arriving in Columbia ahead of Saturday's game. Preparations are going on all around town.

PHOTO GALLERY: Visitors see unique exhibits at MU museum crawl

Visitors to the MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl experience mantises, music and more. People of all ages experienced unique exhibits at nine stations set up throughout MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tomato Festival draws in crowds

Attendees of the Tomato Festival on Thursday at MU's Bradford Research Farm were able to taste samples of tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College women's soccer team looks for success

The Columbia College women's soccer team is looking to find success in the first year of its existence. The team hopes its chemistry off the field can transfer over into a winning season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Georgia fans begin arriving for Missouri game

Joe and Jan Pullen of Lyerly, Ga., began setting up their recreational vehicle in Cottonwoods RV Park on Thursday. The Georgia fans travel to most of the team's away games.

PHOTO GALLERY: MIssouri fans check out new dress style for SEC game

Some Missouri fans are shopping for a bit dressier outfit for Missouri football games now that the team has joined the Southeastern Conference. At some schools, fans wear dresses and suits to games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Golfer keeps mom in mind as she plays

Redshirt freshman Michelle Butler is preparing for the MU team's first golf tournament of the season in Lincoln, Neb. Butler marks her balls and adorns her bag with orange ribbons, in honor of her mother, who has multiple sclerosis.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for opening of downtown incubator

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the opening of the Brent and Erica Beshore Downtown Business Incubator. The incubator will be used to assist entrepreneurs and startup businesses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Delta Tau Delta hosts memorial barbecue

Delta Tau Delta fraternity held a barbecue Tuesday evening in front of the MU Student Recreation Complex to remember their brother Kelly Needham, who died after a car accident in August.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dogs and owners attend annual Pooch Plunge

Dogs and owners attended the annual Pooch Plunge on Tuesday at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center. The event allows dogs to swim off-leash at the pool.

PHOTO GALLERY: Venture Out hosts Happy Hour at the Tower

Venture Out hosted a Happy Hour at the Tower event at Alpine Tower on Tuesday. Venture Out is a group that runs team-building programs at the facility, which includes the 60-foot tower.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winemakers hope early harvest will bring better wines

A good wine loves stress, and some grape growers and winemakers are hopeful about this year’s vintages. “The hot dry summer is good for the fruit. You don’t get as big of a yield, but the flavors are good,” said Dean Schrader, co-owner of a vineyard in Boonville.

PHOTO GALLERY: Musicians, locals celebrate Labor Day at Cooper's Landing

Local musicians and restaurant patrons celebrate Labor Day by the Missouri River at Cooper's Landing with Thai food and bluegrass music.

PHOTO GALLERY: Families enjoy cooler weather at Devil's Ice Box

Families explored Devil's Ice Box on Monday. In addition to exploring the cave, visitors to the naturally cooler system enjoyed a break from the heat.