Columbia Independent School adds 2,977 flags to its lawn in honor of 9/11 victims

To mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, students at the Columbia Independent School placed a flag on the school's lawn for each of the 2,977 people killed in the attacks.

The school's National Honor Society is also accepting donations for scholarships in the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund.

MU's Patriot Day barbecue honors veterans

MU held its first-ever Patriot Day barbecue Tuesday evening at MU Chancellor Brady Deaton's home on Francis Quadrangle. 

Rock Bridge softball uses field maintenance to build teamwork

The Bruins stay after practice and home games to tend to the softball field at Rock Bridge High School.

Construction-site gas leak closes part of Ninth Street

A gas leak Tuesday afternoon at a construction site south of Ninth and Elm streets caused the evacuation of Chipotle and other nearby units.

City manager's fiscal 2013 budget would raise building permit fees

City Manager Mike Matthes' upcoming 2013 budget would raise commercial and residential building permit fees for the first time since 1996 if passed.


Missouri volleyball prepares for Tennessee

Missouri coach Wayne Kreklow said his team should not be distracted by the hype surrounding their first SEC game, which is set to be broadcast by ESPNU.

Former Missouri tailback Derrick Washington starting at Tuskegee University

Washington, a former captain and starting tailback for MU's football team who was found of guilty of deviate sexual assault in September of 2011, has started both games for Tuskegee this season.

Rabbi talks 9/11, Rosh Hashana and rams' horns at MU's Jewish center

Rabbi Avremi Lapine, who was in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, spoke at Hillel, the Jewish campus center at MU, about the Jewish new year and the triumph of the human character.

Columbia car dealerships deal with hail damage

After Friday's hailstorm, car dealerships in Columbia have had to adjust to the effects the weather had on their inventory.

Last sweltering start of school for West, Jefferson junior highs

The schools, which have seen eight early dismissals because of heat conditions this year, will be at least partially air-conditioned by permanent or mobile units starting in 2013-14.

A collection of Georgia fan reaction to Columbia

Here are some articles and blogs with reactions by Georgia fans about Columbia and its game-day atmosphere.

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival is coming back to Columbia

The annual music festival and barbecue contest is scheduled for Sept. 21-22 in downtown Columbia.

ROSE NOLEN: Missouri women are concerned about education about women's health

It’s disturbing, really, to discover how much time and energy men in public office are using to rake over women’s health issues. I think they actually believe that they are doing the right thing. In their own, ridiculously pitiful way, I think they are trying to protect women from themselves.

Hickman softball team leans on seniors for leadership

Coach Courtney Haskell says she is relying on Hickman seniors Nell Chronister and Sydney Washington to provide a good example for their teammates this season.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rehiring UM Press editor is only way to move forward

Rehiring former University of Missouri Press editor Clair Willcox is an essential part of restoring legitimacy.

Columbia College volleyball maintains No. 3 ranking

The Cougars have started the year 7-1, with their only loss coming against the NAIA's top-ranked team. 

Columbia College women's soccer duo earns offensive, defensive weekly honors

Goalkeeper Erica Ramirez and midfielder Amanda Caldwell were named the American Midwest Conference Players of the Week after leading the Cougars to their first two victories as a program.

The pole fitness trend moves to Columbia

Muse Pole Fitness offers the hottest new exercise classes in pole dancing.

35 arrested as part of national campaign against intoxicated driving

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is directed toward youth alcohol enforcement.

Section of Gordon Street to close temporarily Wednesday

A section of Gordon Street near Old 63 will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday because of the moving of a section of an electric service line underground.