Until I saw the markers springing up around Columbia, I did not know about these amazing people who lived in Columbia: Henry Kirklin, an internationally acclaimed horticulturalist; Dr. Roland Wiggins, a medical doctor and a Fulbright scholar in France; and Annie Fisher, a renowned caterer an…


In this season of colder weather and holiday gatherings, I’m grateful I received a COVID-19 booster shot as all adults are now eligible to do. (“Missouri opens coronavirus vaccine booster to all adults,” Nov. 20.) Full vaccination for our loved ones is the best way to protect our families, s…


All of us are painfully aware of the increase of shootings in Columbia’s downtown business area. The latest event was the shooting that happened early Sunday morning near Vibez night club.


Triple murderer Ernest Lee Johnson had more than enough mental capacity for the courts to approve of his execution

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