County auditor proposes tight ’08 budget

Boone County Auditor June Pitchford said during a budget proposal meeting Thursday that the county’s sales tax revenue — the county’s most important source of revenue — has all but flatlined.

Career Center gets solar panels for education

The Water and Light Department gave 12 solar panels to the Columbia Area Career Center to teach about alternative energy.

Cougars 1-1 at NAIA national volleyball tournament

The Columbia College volleyball team swept the University of Mobile (Ala.) in its second match of pool play in the NAIA Volleyball National Championships on Thursday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

San Antonio or bust

Reporter Steve Sliker looks at various travel options that would get him to the Big 12 Championship game — on a budget.

Meth lab discovered

Fund set up to help victims of Thanksgiving eve fire

A Holts Summit home was destroyed, and a fund has been set up at Boone County National Bank to help the couple

San Antonio on the cheap

Fans looking to save money and still have a good time in San Antonio will find places to go in this guide.

Cougars prepare for tournament run

All season long the Columbia College volleyball team has been dreaming about a national championship run and this weekend those dreams could become a reality.

Officials should not dismiss recent violent crimes

With stories of violent crime seemingly everywhere, official explanations that nothing unusual is going on are less than satisfying.

MU warns students, faculty, staff of phishing scam

MU’s Division of Information Technology warned faculty, staff and students in an e-mail Thursday morning of a potential phishing scam. An e-mail that appears to come from the address asks users for their username, password, date of birth and country or territory.

An oath is not to be taken lightly

The whining, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth by State Department and Foreign Service Officers over the administration’s decision to order them to service at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is appalling.

Daniel poised for Heisman performance

This Saturday’s game against Oklahoma could determine whether or not Chase Daniel takes home college football’s most coveted award.

Cougars point guard continues to overcome obstacles

Columbia College guard Joe Flanner’s unique skill set helps him overcome his lack of height.

MU men’s basketball team falls short at Arkansas

A 28-point effort from Stefhon Hannah wasn’t enough in the MU men's basketball team's loss Wednesday night at Arkansas.

Taum Sauk deal angers land conservationists

JEFFERSON CITY — Leading environmental organizations are attacking the Taum Sauk settlement announced Wednesday, saying the state should have secured land rights to areas near the flooded site instead of expanding the Katy Trail.

Nerves undo MU women's basketball team

The inexperience of the MU women's basketball team showed in its loss to Arkansas on Wednesday.

Tigers’ cornerback putting in his time

The play of MU defensive back Castine Bridges has kept him on the field since he complained about playing time in September.

Cougars upset in national volleyball tournament opener

All season long the Columbia College volleyball team has struggled to be consistent and that continued Wednesday. The No. 6 Cougars lost their opening match of the NAIA National Tournament to No. 23-ranked Campbellsville (Ky.).

Columbia’s Baker intends to challenge Hulshof for House seat

COLUMBIA — State Rep. Judy Baker, D-Columbia, has declared her intent to explore running for the U.S House of Representatives seat currently held by Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof.

Get your Big 12 Champions shirts this weekend

If the Tigers defeat the Sooners this weekend, they’ll be wearing Big 12 Conference Champions hats and shirts before postgame interviews even begin. But getting these shirts to players and fans so quickly isn’t as simple as it looks on TV.