Jeanne Abbott


As managing editor, I work with the staff to put together a daily report that reflects what happens in the community, what people are talking about and what issues engage them. Email:; phone: 573-882-4164.

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People of all ages celebrated Valentine's Day around Columbia in different ways. There were a variety of celebrations around town Friday for the holiday. From giving handmade flowers to people in the hospital, to giving free hugs to children at the library, the city got into the spirit of love this Valentine's Day.

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I am the editor for George Kennedy's columns on the Opinion Page. I just want to let you know that he is not paid for these, and he never has been. He has officially retired from the university, as of Spring 2016. In addition, the Columbia Missourian is not a state-owned newspaper.