Community action meeting addresses education, crime

Lorenzo Lawson, right, from Youth Empowerment Zone, talks about his involvement in the community during the community action meeting on Tuesday with Dr. Phyllis Chase of Columbia Public Schools.

Community leaders gathered at Friendship Baptist Church for a panel discussion that gave the public an opportunity to speak and ask questions of education and law enforcement representatives.

Green Christmas: Give your time

Tme is a precious resource, especially as the calendar year slips away, which makes giving your time to others that much richer a gift.

Media program for First Ward children hosts exhibit

The exhibit represents the result of eight weeks of photography and software workshops and after-school lessons held at the “Blind” Boone Center and taught by New Media Network, a volunteer group that teaches media basics to children.

City has two plans for increasing police patrols

One idea would use cable franchise fee revenue to hire more officers while another would pull police resource officers from Columbia’s three middle schools.

Local GOP lawmakers line up behind Giuliani

Several local legislators talk about why they are endorsing former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani as nominee for the Republican party nomination for presidential candidate.

Braggin' Rights rivalry doesn’t carry over to MU women’s team

The Missouri women's basketball team would like to raise its rivalry with Illinois to another level.

Heisman finalists to face off in Cotton Bowl

Missouri's Chase Daniel and Arkansas' Darren McFadden met at the Heisman ceremony and will meet again on New Year's Day in Dallas.

City awaits cell settlements

The funds would allow the city to replenish its reserve fund and buy needed equipment.

New playground coming to Field Elementary

Eugene Field Elementary School will build a new playground this year, benefiting students and community members.

New Biogas Energy Plant opens

Columbia’s new Biogas Energy Plant has now opened and will begin creating energy to power close to 1,500 Columbia homes out of landfill gas.

Gun crime punishment, not gun bans, will help kick crime

Keeping thugs off the street isn’t rocket science. It’s common sense.

Holiday plant history unfurled

Many of us have holly, misletoe and poinsettias in our homes for the holidays, but do you know the history behind them?

SEC mystique doesn't worry Tigers

The Cotton Bowl matchup presents the Tigers with a chance to defeat a representative of a conference many say is college football’s best.

Rare size advantage boosts Tigers

DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons led the Missouri men's basketball team to victory against North Carolina A&T.