Larry and Judy Harmon celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

A reception will be held Aug. 26 at Hallsville Baptist Church to honor the occasion.

Water main break on West Ash Street affects 279 customers

A boil advisory is in effect for the area. Customers will be notified by hang tags on their doors.

Helen Ruth McLaughlin, Nov. 18, 1927 — Aug. 14, 2012, of Columbia

Helen McLaughlin worked for MFA Inc. for 33 years as the primary photo lab technician for Today’s Farmer magazine, an agricultural publication distributed by MFA Inc.

Ronald Davidson, Dec. 2, 1939 – Aug. 13, 2012

Ronald Davidson of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. He was 72.

Eula Mary Simmons Harold, former chair of the Stephens Music Program, died Monday

Eula Mary Simmons Harold of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. She was 87.

Columbia City Council to discuss proposed budget at Saturday work session

The Columbia City Council will meet this Saturday to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2013.

Victim sustains minor injuries in Tuesday night burglary

Two men broke into a house on Avatar Court late Tuesday night, injuring a 25-year-old woman and taking her purse.

National maternity health rally in Columbia to focus on healthy births

The nationwide initiative will bring awareness to birthing options and their potential dangers. Supporters will gather near Stephens Lake Park on Labor Day.

In Starkville, boring is in the eye of the beholder

Is Starkville, Miss., the hometown of Mississippi State, really the most boring SEC city? Only if you don't like shooting rifles out of car windows.

Double from Getz sends Royals to victory

Left-hander Will Smith went seven strong innings, Chris Getz doubled home the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Wednesday night.

St. Louis builds streak against Arizona

After beating Arizona 5-2 on Wednesday, the Cardinals are 5-0 against the Diamondbacks this year and have won seven straight in the series dating to last year.

Attorney General Chris Koster paid personal property taxes late

Attorney General Chris Koster was late three times in paying personal property taxes for a vehicle, most recently in 2009.

At LSU, everything is purple

Baton Rouge is a city in a balancing act — caught between the business-driven state capital and the student culture of four universities, one of which happens to be the current SEC football champion.

Columbia police investigating stabbing near Columbia Cemetery

Police are in search of the suspect, a blond, white male in his mid-30s with multiple tattoos and piercings. 

Drought causing cracks in St. Louis basement walls

This year's drought has caused basement walls around the St. Louis area to crack, leaving homeowners with steep repair costs.

Rams' Pead looking to atone for costly fumble

St. Louis rookie running back Isaiah Pead committed a costly fumble as the Rams lost to Indianapolis 38-3 on Sunday.

Chiefs want more happy returns

While going 7-9 in 2011, the Chiefs were one of only 11 teams in the NFL with neither a kickoff return or punt return for a touchdown.

Drought may mean fewer, smaller animals at fairs