Having a holly, jolly, jazzy Christmas

Traditional Christmas music is getting jazzed-up for a third year as “Bending Towards the Light: A Jazz Nativity” returns to Columbia’s First Baptist Church.

Christmas tree farm grows traditions

Breathe in the fresh pine air, grab a saw and take a tour of the Log Providence Pines Christmas tree farm. Dean Fitzgerald and his wife, Diane, serve up hot cider and family traditions along with acres of trees. For some people, it wouldn't be Christmas without a fresh-cut tree.

Photojournalism center to be created at MU

The Missouri School of Journalism announced plans for a center for photojournalism that will enhance photojournalism studies and create an online Missouri Photojournalism Archive.

Columbia legislators plan to focus more on Boone County

Representatives Ed Robb, R-Columbia, Judy Baker, D-Columbia, Jeff Harris, D-Columbia and Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, discuss their concerns and goals for the 2008 legislative session.

Traditions should stay traditional

Some want to change to stories and traditions surrounding America's holidays, but enough is enough.

BCS chaos upsets Big 12 coaches

Coaches in the Big 12 conference didn’t go as far to say that the No. 6 Missouri Tigers should be in a BCS bowl ahead of No. 8 Kansas. But the fallout from the final BCS standings has left coaches perplexed about the system’s functionality in college football.

McFadden exceeding last season's success

“I feel like I had a great season,” Arkansas' Darren McFadden says. “I feel like I accomplished my main goal — for me to exceed what I did last year. I feel like I did that.”

Danario Alexander out for Cotton Bowl

Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander suffered a serious knee injury against Oklahoma, the team announced Monday. The sophomore will undergo surgery Friday.

Tigers need more firepower from Scott

The MU women's basketball coaches want to see Marissa Scott shooting more baskets.

MU swimmers making a splash

The Tigers men's and women's swimming teams are reaching new levels of success

Kewpies boys basketball team wins first-round game

The Hickman boys basketball team advanced to the second round of the Blue Springs tournament.

Bruins lose in double overtime

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season in a 69-59 double-overtime loss at Nixa.

Douglass boys basketball cruises

The Bulldogs won 70-37 on Monday night at Prairie Home.

Stars net second straight win

The Stephens basketball team improved to 3-7 after a 61-59 win over Principia College on Monday night.

Club promotes girls lacrosse

Columbia Women’s Lacrosse held an informational meeting Monday night to promote its upcoming season.

Lemone extension scrapped in favor of Maguire Blvd. plan

Following two hours of discussion, the City Council approved a plan to extend Maguire Boulevard north to a future extension of Stadium Boulevard to alleviate traffic congestion.

Columbia entrepreneurs making a mark on the business landscape

Small business ownership is on the rise across the country. In Columbia, programs and small businesses help entrepreneurs hold the lion's share of area businesses.

Hunt Ave. remake approved in slimmer size

The City Council OK'd scaled-down plans to reconstruct 1,500 feet of Hunt Avenue between West Worley Street and I-70 Drive Southwest.

Lawmakers propose bills concerning national issues

Missouri legislators filed bills about Illegal immigration, dogfighting, hate crimes and cyber-bullying on Monday.

Winter heating costs rise again

Home-heating costs continue to rise each year. How it affects Missouri residents who heat their homes with natural gas and propane are subjective.