A familiar face around Columbia, Griggs has 26 years of experience with the department. He takes over for Mike Hood, who was director for 15 years.
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Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.
Robert G. "Bob" Christensen Sr., of Auxvasse, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Robert G. "Bob" Christensen, 82, was active in the construction industry.
Dana Rowena Karnes Miller, 60, died Saturday, March 9 after a long illness.
St. Louis outbid Miami for 25-year-old Jared Cook, who played for St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher in Tennessee. The Titans drafted Cook in the third round in 2009.
Goalie Jake Allen has won six of his first seven career NHL starts, also besting the Sharks in San Jose.
On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs made several moves including bringing in former Missouri standout quarterback Chase Daniel.
The Missouri Republican Senate passed a bill to reduce the state's income tax for individuals and corporations by three-quarters of a percentage point over five years while raising the state sales tax by one-half cent over the same time.
One step onto the pocked section at Annbriar Golf Club and a 43-year-old mortgage broker plunged into a sinkhole. He landed after an 18-foot fall, but was hoisted to safety by his friends with only a shoulder injury.
Some see the SEC as being down this season, but coaches around the conference see a league where almost any team can win on any night.
In other news around the world, a Colorado judge entered a not guilty plea on behalf of James Holmes in connection with the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting.
A new California law grants the public access to records of private foundations that are affiliated with the University of California and California State University campuses. But accessing the foundation records of the 33 total campuses isn't as easy or uniform as it sounds.
Musial spent his entire 22-year career with the Cardinals, leading the team to three World Series wins. He was a three-time MVP and seven-time batting champion.
In his homily, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, called for unity within the church.
Mary Barile and Christine Montgomery released "Merit, Not Sympathy, Wins: The Life and Times of Blind Boone," which helps fill a lack in literature about Columbia's blind musical prodigy.
The Army Corps of Engineers stood by last month's prediction that winter runoff from melting snow and rain into the Missouri River above Sioux City, Iowa, will be 80 percent of normal this year.
At issue is the Army Corps of Engineers' effort to create a refuge for young pallid sturgeon and other native species.
The bill would implement a recommendation from a tax-credit review commission appointed by Nixon.