Georgia fans enjoy tailgating paradise at Bulldog Park

Donnie and Edna McBride's 9-year-old English bulldog, Scarlett, exits their RV at Bulldog Park on Friday. Scarlett is the great-granddaughter of UGA IV, the official University of Georgia mascot from 1981 to 1990. UGA IV, dressed in a custom tuxedo, accompanied famed Georgia running back Herschel Walker to the 1982 Heisman Trophy award ceremony in New York.

For $33,750, you can own a piece of real estate at Bulldog Park, the 5-year-old, 18-acre, gated community that serves as a red and black haven for some of Georgia football's most dedicated fans.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tailgating is serious business in Georgia

Fans of the Georgia football team began tailgating as early as Wednesday for the Saturday matchup against undefeated Southeastern Conference foe Missouri.

Youth, momentum swing contribute to Battle football's loss

Jackson High School defeated Battle High School 48-19 on Friday.

Some Boone Hospital Center part-timers to lose benefits; smokers won't be hired

Parent company BJC's changes to health benefits include eliminating coverage for part-timers who work fewer than 24 hours a week and charging smokers a fee. BJC also will stop hiring tobacco users.

UPDATE: Satina Beckner died of blunt force trauma, autopsy shows

The Cooper County Sheriff's Office has determined that blunt force trauma killed Satina Beckner. Her body was found Wednesday on a rural gravel road.

UPDATE: Former Councilwoman Almeta Crayton remains hospitalized in critical condition

Crayton was in critical condition at Boone Hospital Center on Saturday night, said Angy Littrell, director of marketing and public relations.

TIGERS REPORT: Missouri football prepares for Georgia

Two weeks ago, most Missouri and Georgia football writers might have been planning this week's stories about how the Tigers might want do avoid a result similar to last year's 41-20 Georgia victory. A lot can change in two weeks.

TIGER TWEETS: Puppies, romance and a big win in Nashville on the minds of Missouri football players

The Tigers were in good spirits after their win against Vanderbilt on Saturday. This cheer spread to their tweets and social media posts, too.

Missouri lawmakers save ethanol debate for January

A committee has voted to block the Missouri Department of Agriculture's proposal to raise the ethanol limit in the state's fuel to 15 percent. The issue will likely be brought up for debate again in January.

Stadium Boulevard bridge over I-70 to close until Monday

The Stadium Boulevard bridge over Interstate 70 will be closed this weekend for the completion of the construction of the new diverging diamond interchange. The interchange will open Monday morning.

Rob Duncan, MU vice chancellor, to leave for position at Texas Tech

MU's vice chancellor for research will resign Dec. 31 — the latest in a handful of departures during the past year in MU's administration.

Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Committee awarded the prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, turning a spotlight on the civil war in Syria and chemical weaponry itself.

UPDATE: GOP members outline shutdown and debt plan, but no agreement yet

In addition to ending the shutdown and increasing the debt limit, under the proposal Congress and the White House would explore ways to ease across-the-board federal budget cuts that began taking effect a year ago and replace at least part of them with benefit-program curbs that have been included in recent presidential budgets.

Howard Marshall passes on the past through traditional Missouri fiddling

“I’m lucky I’ve been able to make a living with this,” says the Missouri  musician, who will showcase his craft Saturday at the State Historical Society's annual meeting.

Missouri volleyball breaks record with twentieth straight win

The No. 25 Tigers reached the record-breaking 20-0 mark on Friday after defeating the Volunteers 3-0. The win secures the best opening record in program history.

This weekend: Pumpkin festival, Race for the Cure, Missouri football

Events this weekend include the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, Race for the Cure and the Missouri vs. Georgia football game. 

ANY QUESTIONS: Where do Columbia recyclables go?

Parts of the process change every month, so there's no one answer available.

5 things about drug at issue in Missouri executions

Missouri's intentions for propofol, a popular anesthetic used at hospitals nationwide, have been criticized nearly from the start.

Hickman softball defeats Rock Bridge in district championship

The Kewpies rolled to a 6-2 victory to seal their second consecutive district championship.

Rock Bridge boys soccer loses amidst rowdy crowd

The Bruins fell 2-1 with some students getting scolded in the stands for unacceptable behavior.