Eliot Battle and his wife, Muriel, for whom the new high school is named, worked to help ease the tensions from school desegregation.
A look at events of Columbia Public School District.
Freshmen, sophomore and junior classes will occupy the building in August.
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.
Patrick Drury, 29, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday on charges of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Royals starter James Shields pitched seven solid innings, but Kansas City managed just six hits in a 3-1 loss Wednesday night to the Houston Astros.
Unlike several other schools in the Oklahoma City area, Plaza Towers had no "safe room" in which students and teachers could seek protection from a twister.
Exactly how do desperate parents like those in the path of the powerful Oklahoma tornado know when it's best to leave their children in a presumably safe place or race into the face of danger?
The engineers found the most faults with the state's dams and energy, giving them both D-minus grades.
The sequester is causing real pain. The nation would be better served by investing more in its workforce even it it meant deficits would shrink more slowly.
The financial cost of Monday's tornado in Moore could be greater than the $2 billion in damage from the 2011 tornado that killed 158 people in Joplin, Mo.
Museum officials say the idea for the facility came out of the popularity of tours of the penitentiary in Jefferson City.
New roads in the area around the high school are planned to help relieve the congestion, and homeowners there may see a silver lining in the coming years with increased property values.
The report was created by Missouri School of Journalism seniors, who looked at the profiles, preferences, philosophies and lifestyles of people who claim no affiliation with a religious group.
The case will be remanded for further proceedings to determine if the animals can be considered dangerous.
Sarah Dresser of the Office of Cultural Affairs tells us about a craft beer tasting and gallery crawl that will take place this week.