Brandon R. Coleman, Nov. 11, 1987 — May 19, 2013

Coleman graduated in 2006 from Hickman High School and was employed by MU's Athletics Department.

Brandon R. Coleman was a graduate of Hickman High School

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Services will be held immediately following the visitation.

Battle teachers talk about building their programs

The department heads of Battle High School are beyond the dreaming stage. They are actively shaping their niche in educating future Battle students.

Q&A: Battle High School coaches discuss plans for new teams

The new Battle High School coaches talk about the programs and culture they are trying to establish when the school opens.

FROM READERS: Memories of Muriel Battle

Muriel Battle's colleagues from over the years talk about what her legacy meant to them and the Columbia Public Schools.

Q&A: Department heads at Battle share hopes for school

The department heads that have been hired for Battle High School answer questions about curriculum, classrooms and the school.

Q&A: Battle High School principal and administrators discuss school's future

Principal Kim Presko and other administrators talk about their plans for the new school.

Q&A: Battle High School teachers bring variety of experiences to new school

About 90 percent of the Battle staff had been hired as of April 12. Learn more about the teachers and faculty for the school and where they've come from.

Future Battle students look ahead to attending new high school

Incoming Battle High School students toured the new school in April. Many are described as The school is set to open June 3.

Battle High School students can expect to receive iPads Minis

Battle High School is piloting a new technology initiative for Columbia Public Schools, which plans to provide an iPad Mini to every student.

Steve Weaver, president of the Spartan Alliance, discusses plans for organization

Battle High School opted for a parent-teacher-student organization to make sure all the funds go to benefiting the school.

Eliot Battle talks about his wife and her accomplishments

Eliot Battle and his wife, Muriel, for whom the new high school is named, worked to help ease the tensions from school desegregation.

TIMELINE: A look at the history of Columbia's schools and the building of Battle

A look at events of Columbia Public School District.

PHOTO GALLERY: Construction of Battle High School

Freshmen, sophomore and junior classes will occupy the building in August.

Addition of new school prompts changes in school boundaries, structure

The opening of Battle High School means a change in the boundaries at the high school level and a change in the structure of middle and junior high schools.

Columbia man sentenced to 25 years for sexual exploitation of child

Patrick Drury, 29, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday on charges of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child. 

Joplin remembers tornado, pushes for recovery

More than 4,000 damaged homes have been repaired. Nearly 1,100 are completely rebuilt. City officials estimate population losses at just 5 percent from the 2010 Census.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: 'Why?' has no answer

Two days shy of today’s two-year mark of our own pain here in Joplin, the people of Moore, Okla., are, sadly, feeling theirs.

EBOOK: Dawn breaks on Battle High School

A downloadable PDF of the Missourian's special section on the opening of Battle High School. The school officially opens June 3 for summer school.

Descalso's slam, Wainwright's arm carry Cards

Daniel Descalso hit his first career grand slam, and Adam Wainwright (6-3) held the Padres to one run and four hits in 7 1/3 innings in the Cardinals' 10-2 victory Tuesday night at San Diego.