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UPDATE: Columbia schools to dismiss early Friday for winter storm  Columbia Missourian

Up to 6 inches of snow and sleet are expected early this weekend. Extra precautions are advised.



Frederick Douglass High School graduates 84; celebrates a family environment  Columbia Missourian

The theme of family resonated throughout commencement ceremonies for the 84 graduating seniors of Frederick Douglass High School Friday morning.



CPS mulls ways to address student growth at high schools  ABC17News.com

In Monday night's Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee meeting, Columbia Public Schools officials had their first look at numbers put together by a ...



Douglass High School family celebrates graduation  Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA — Families from all around the world crowded into the Missouri Theatre for the Frederick Douglass High School graduation ceremony on Friday ...



As renovations finish, old Douglass School is remembered  Columbia Missourian

Douglass High School has reopened after a $6.2 million renovation; sisters Marva Jo Brown and Sandra Turner remember the Douglass of their youth.



Douglass High School students receive special surprise  KOMU-TV

The students and faculty at Douglass high school were each given a brand new pair of shoes Monday.



Former high school teacher accused of peeping in MU bathroom  Columbia Daily Tribune

A former Columbia Public Schools teacher was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of taking illicit photos in a University of Missouri bathroom.MU Police Department ...



Former Tigers partner with Academy Sports to reward Douglass students  Columbia Daily Tribune

There's a special connection between former Missouri wide receiver L'Damian Washington and the students at Frederick Douglass High School in Columbia.



Douglass High School on schedule to open, running low on construction funds  ABC17News.com

Douglass High School has been going through renovations since summer of 2016, upgrading the school building that was originally built in 1916. It is on time to ...



Ahmonta Harris, the 'hood politician,' wanted Columbia's underserved kids to prosper  Columbia Missourian

Ahmonta Harris could always draw a crowd. Famous for the firework wars he orchestrated for many summers, Harris was a beacon for his community, and ...



Web Extra: Pinkel and Washington team up again to help Douglass HS students  ABC17News.com

Former Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel and former MU wide out L'Damian Washington teamed up Tuesday morning to reward the honor roll students at ...



Columbia Public Schools will be delayed two hours Tuesday morning  Columbia Missourian

A complete list of delayed start times for individual schools can be found on the district's website.



Frederick Douglass High School graduates its biggest class ever  Columbia Missourian

The Douglass community gathered Thursday morning at the Missouri Theatre to send off the class of 2015.



Family a central theme at Douglass High School graduation  Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA — Kanani Woolford said the teachers and staff at Douglass High School deserve a lot of the credit for the fact that she got her diploma Friday ...



Gary Pinkel and L'Damian Washington partner for student shopping spree  ABC17News.com

Former Mizzou football coach and former Mizzou wide receiver L'Damian Washington teams up with Academy Sports and Outdoors to give back. 38 students at ...



Students learn food business and form friendships in Project Salsa  Columbia Daily Tribune

The end result for the 10 students in Project Salsa is salsa sales, but organizers of the program want the lasting impact to be much deeper.The high school ...



Washington and Pinkel host 'One Step Forward' at Douglass High School  ABC17News.com

Former Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel and former Mizzou wide out L'Damian Washington hosted 'One Step Forward,' on Monday at Douglass High School.



Rock Bridge and Battle elementary schools could become next CPS projects  Columbia Daily Tribune

An addition to Rock Bridge Elementary School could be the next project Columbia Public Schools takes on, followed by, or simultaneously with, a long-planned ...



Neville takes a mother's approach with Douglass students  Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA — Somebody's got to see about the children.



Boone County schools boast increasing graduation rates  Columbia Daily Tribune

As high school students prepare to receive their diplomas this week, there remains a gap between those who start high school and those who finish.Over the ...



Schools on modified lockdown for apparent standoff in central Columbia  ABC17News.com

UPDATE: Police said a man with mental issues was arrested at a separate location. They do not believe he ever had a weapon. ORIGINAL: Part of a road was ...



Douglass High School closing next school year for renovations  ABC17News.com

One Columbia school is about to get major renovations next year, moving students out of the building.



CPS teacher was on probation when arrested on sex charge  Columbia Daily Tribune

A Columbia Public Schools teacher arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a student was on supervised probation for domestic assault when ...



Linda Gash, 1954-2018  Columbia Daily Tribune

Mrs. Linda Luann Brodhacker Gash, 64, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 surrounded by family. Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary ...



Economic, educational disparities persist in Boone County  Columbia Missourian

Location, location, location. Behind this real estate proverb lies a well-documented reality: Where you're from matters — immensely. When it comes to income ...



New income levels issued for free, discounted lunch eligibility  Columbia Missourian

Eligible children in Columbia Public Schools will pay the same for breakfast and lunch this coming year as they did last year.



Leroy Smith, Oct. 13 1932 — Oct. 13, 2018  Columbia Missourian

Mr. Leroy Smith was born Oct. 13, 1932, to the late Herman & Lillian (Williams) Smith in rural Boone County where he also attended Englewood Public Schools ...



Three years after protests, educators plant seeds for 'black history renaissance' at MU  Columbia Missourian

MU's newly launched Carter Center focuses on providing K-12 teachers resources to teach black history. "There would be no Black Lives Matter movement if ...



Worley Street Roundtable surprises outstanding teachers with awards  Columbia Missourian

Teachers from district middle and high schools received the awards Thursday after students nominated them as "Teachers of Hope and Promise."



Clerk candidates tout experience, principles during forum  Columbia Daily Tribune

The two candidates for Boone County Clerk trumpeted their qualifications and voiced their visions for the office that oversees elections during a Tuesday forum ...



Rock Bridge High School graduates look forward to new chapter  Columbia Missourian

Post-graduation plans varied widely among the Rock Bridge High School students who graduated Friday night. Elizabeth Zenner decided to take a fairly unusual ...



Douglass High School to be Renovated  KBIA

Columbia's Douglass High School is set to undergo major renovations beginning next summer.



Edward Williams, 1945-2018  Columbia Daily Tribune

Edward Williams, 73, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Boone Hospital. Visitation will take place at 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday, August 20 ...



Same college, very different lives: Burks, Lennon compete for Boone County clerk  Columbia Missourian

The candidates for Boone County clerk — Republican incumbent Taylor Burks and Democratic challenger Brianna Lennon — might be opposing each other in ...



Tribune, KOPN to host Boone County Clerk candidate forum  Columbia Daily Tribune

Candidates running for Boone County Clerk will appear at a candidate forum hosted by the Columbia Daily Tribune and KOPN community radio from 5:30-7 p.m. ...



Political candidates congregate for youth health forum  Columbia Daily Tribune

In the months leading up to an election, candidates for state office usually try to draw in the public's attention. On Tuesday night, they sat side by side and simply ...



CPS teacher accused of sexual contact with student  Columbia Daily Tribune

Police have arrested a Columbia Area Career Center teacher suspected of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student.Columbia police said Sean T.



Fourth and fifth markers commemorating Columbia African-American history unveiled  Columbia Missourian

Markers at Douglass Park and the Annie Fisher house commemorating forgotten African-American history were dedicated in ceremonies Tuesday.



School Board: Christine King promotes communication with public  Columbia Missourian

Community involvement is fundamental to Christine King, the only incumbent running for Columbia School Board in the April 3 election.



Chronic absenteeism affects some schools more than others  Columbia Daily Tribune

Whatever strategies Columbia Public Schools educators want to use to help students succeed, it's necessary that the students be present in school.



City needs more money, officers for community policing program, report says  Columbia Missourian

The Columbia Police Department is willing to implement community policing citywide. However, it isn't able to do so, according to a report on the topic authored ...



Columbia Public Schools to be dismissed early on Thursday  Columbia Missourian

Due to the potential for inclement weather, Columbia Public Schools will release students from school early on Thursday.



Douglass HS honor roll students rewarded with shopping spree  ABC17News.com

ZOUNation Magazine rewarded 33 Douglass High School honor students with a shopping spree to Academy Sports + Outdoors.



David Jefferson, 1942-2018  Columbia Daily Tribune

David Lee Jefferson, 75, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27 from 5:00- 9:00 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 ...



Boone Clerk candidates clash on voter ID, but largely talk same game  Columbia Daily Tribune

On paper, Taylor Burks and Brianna Lennon aren't so different — at least through the age of 22.They were born within five months of each other and attended ...



Tolton graduates known for helping others  Columbia Missourian

At the graduation ceremony of Friday evening, speakers touched on the graduates' abilities to do good.



At the polls: What voters are saying about 'right to work,' U.S. Senate candidates, local elections  Columbia Missourian

See what voters around the city thought about the primary election.



CPS preps for Locust Street Elementary move  Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia Public Schools officials have begun preparing parents, teachers, administrators and other staff at Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School for ...



UPDATE: Hartzler to oppose Hoagenson for congressional seat in general election  Columbia Missourian

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler will face Democratic nominee Renee Hoagenson in the Nov. 6 general election after their primary victories Tuesday night.



New program at Douglass High School makes sure older kids don't get left behind  KBIA

Columbia Public Schools is implementing a new program at Douglass High School designed to help at risk students graduate with the skills they need to join.



Rock Bridge walkout set for Wednesday in response to school shootings  KOMU-TV

COLUMBIA – Some Rock Bridge High School students are planning to walk out of their classrooms Wednesday in solidarity with the victims of the Marjory ...



Columbias Civil War past lives on  Columbia Daily Tribune

It's been more than 150 years since the Civil War, but the Confederacy and well-known slave owners remain memorialized in Columbia and Boone County ...



Columbia Public Schools To Open World Language Center  KBIA

Columbia Public Schools is moving forward with a world language center so it can continue offering advanced Japanese and German classes. Low enrollment ...



Beulah Ralph's legacy lives on at elementary school dedication event  Columbia Missourian

About 200 people, including Beulah Ralph's family and friends, gathered for a ceremony to dedicate Columbia Public Schools' new elementary school in ...



David Lee Jefferson  Lincoln Journal Star

December 16, 1942 - July 24, 2018. David Lee Jefferson, 75, was born in Columbia, Missouri, to Angeline and Stanley Jefferson on December 16, 1942, and ...



New historical marker commemorates 3 Sharp End businesses  Columbia Daily Tribune

Three businesses once operated in Columbia's Sharp End District were honored Tuesday with a new historical marker.Members of the Sharp End Heritage ...



Anthony Warren, 1987-2018  Columbia Daily Tribune

Anthony De`Sean Warren, 30, of Columbia passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in Columbia. A gathering of family and friends will occur on Saturday, Jan.



Surrounding the Columbia Trump Rally, a Mix of Demonstrators and Supporters  KBIA

Supporters of President Donald Trump walked for a half mile on rainy country roads, wearing red baseball hats and American flag T-shirts – but on their way to ...



Early Kwanzaa celebration teaches community about the importance of holiday's values  Columbia Missourian

The Columbia Parks and Recreation department hosted an annual Kwanzaa Celebration at Douglass High School where community members learned more ...



Columbia Values Diversity award winner's personal experience makes black history visible  Columbia Missourian

Barbra Horrell reflects on segregation and racial insults past and present in Columbia.



Performers bring laughs, smooth moves to Black History Month talent show  Columbia Missourian

Five acts, ranging from rap to gymnastics to comedian Joie Krack and his 7-year-old son, performed at the Black History Month Talent Show on Thursday night at ...



Exam - Columbia Public Schools Seek Levy Increase and $30 Million Dollar Bond Proposal  KBIA

On April 5, Columbia voters will have their say on two measures that would impact Columbia Public School District's finances. During the upcoming municipal.



MAP scores show Columbia middle-school students outpace state in math, science  Columbia Missourian

The test results also show a widening gap between advanced and below-basic scores in Columbia schools.



Columbia Public Schools to offer free breakfasts and lunches at seven schools  Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA — Students at seven Columbia schools no longer need to pay for breakfast and lunch under a federal program the district joined starting this week.



Second chance, first opportunity through basketball  KBIA

This week we hit the basketball court for a story about how, sometimes, the game can take on a deeper meaning. And stay tuned till the end of the show,



High school students look to past, future after graduation  Columbia Missourian

Graduates of Hickman, Tolton and Columbia Independent School marked a milestone Friday night.



New elementary signals fresh start for Columbia Public Schools  Columbia Missourian

Enrollment is expected to increase as students and teachers prepare for the first day of classes on Tuesday.



Truman Veterans Hospital PR officer retires after 41 1/2 years  Columbia Missourian

After more than 40 years of *service*, L. Stephen Gaither is retiring as the public affairs officer of Truman Veterans' Hospital.



Black History Month: People and events that shaped Columbia  Columbia Missourian

As Black History Month comes to a close, we take a look at some of the people and events that have helped shape Columbia's history throughout the years.



The Maneater  UM Maneater

A vandalized overpass bridges over Providence Road in front of Douglass High School. Columbia Police Department detective Jon Logan said gang activity is ...



Fayette Schools welcome new faculty – The Fayette Advertiser  The Democrat Leader

Fayette Schools are starting classes this week. While students may be reluctant for their summer break to end, almost a dozen shining new faces are excited ...



Battle, Fr. Tolton and Columbia Independent high schools graduate 360 students  Columbia Missourian

Battle High School, Columbia Independent School and Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School each held graduation ceremonies Friday evening.



Public Affairs changes at Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital  Lakenewsonline.com

Gaither served as Truman VA's Public Affairs Officer since September 1977. In addition to the public affairs role, he served as Administrative Assistant to the ...



Eliot Battle, Columbia educator involved in desegregation, dies  Columbia Missourian

This story has been updated to include *service* information. The *service* will be held at 11 a.m. June 29 at Missouri United Methodist Church. A reception will ...



Annual Kwanzaa celebration brings community members into local church  Columbia Missourian

Local residents played games, watched lively performances and enjoyed a holiday meal as part of a Kwanzaa celebration Saturday.



Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Columbia  Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA — Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 86 this year. Several events are scheduled throughout Columbia on Monday to celebrate his legacy.



Camp Salsa spices the summer up for Columbia high schoolers  Columbia Missourian

The eight-week summer program in Columbia teaches high school students about nutrition, gardening, cooking, and creating and executing a business plan for ...



Refugee students face challenges learning English  KOMU-TV

Refugee students face more challenges than other students who are new to the country.



We Are Family marchers aim to bring awareness to black-on-black violence  Columbia Missourian

A quiet procession of about 30 people marched down Providence Road on Saturday in an effort to bring attention to black-on-black violence. Glenn Cobbins Sr.



Wynna Faye Elbert known as community activist, community mother  Columbia Missourian

CORRECTION: Wynna Faye Elbert's teacher was Gene Robertson, an earlier version of the story gave the incorrect name.



New school lunch requirements create waste, hungry kids  KBIA

Remember those 20 days in 1981 when the Department of Agriculture considered making ketchup a vegetable in school lunches to help save money?



Job Point: On Point  Columbia Business Times

In 1965, Missouri senators Stuart Symington and Edward V. Long made a $9,000 donation to the Columbia Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club to support a new ...



FROM READERS: A Columbia family reunion will honor "the root" of a family tree  Columbia Missourian

An event called "Cousins in Columbia" will reunite the family of Emma Sallee and celebrate its roots in mid-Missouri.



Columbia Housing Authority to start massive renovation project downtown  Columbia Missourian

The Columbia Housing Authority is slated to start a renovation project involving 284 downtown townhouses and apartments at the end of the summer. Residents ...



Free testing for sexually transmitted infections to be reduced at MU  Columbia Missourian

Due to budget constraints, free testing for sexually transmitted infections at the MU Student Center is likely to be offered just once a month, instead of twice a ...



The Top 50 Underclassmen Girls In Every Event  MileSplit

Check out the top 50 underclassmen female athletes in every indoor event.



Leuther sees City Council position as next step in his effort to boost Columbians  Columbia Missourian

Third Ward City Council candidate Tom Leuther discusses public *service*, his upbringing and the YouTube video featuring his statements about homosexuality.



People on the Move  Columbia Business Times

Hirings. David D. Seabaugh, CPA, joined Baer & Edington LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. Seabaugh has 17 years of audit and accounting ...



Dr. Reginald S. Lee Sr., 90, retired and much-honored dentist  The Philadelphia Tribune

Dr. Reginald S. Lee Sr., a retired dentist who was committed to public *service*, died on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.



Army National Combine participants  247Sports.com

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.



The faces of Baltimore's unrest: Where are they now?  Baltimore Sun

After Freddie Gray's death, amid the unrest in Baltimore last year, dozens of local residents, protesters, rioters, clergy members, law enforcement officials and city ...



Historic eclipse turns day into night across the U.S.  The Columbian

The moon is seen as it starts passing in front of the sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington on Monday, ...



A city divided: 'I'll pray for peace, but I won't pray for Baltimore'  The Globe and Mail

A block of historic three-story rowhomes on N. Carey Street in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore. (Photos by Matt Roth for The Globe and Mail).



What's happening in and around New Orleans this weekend  NOLA.com

Events not miss: Festivals, plays and concerts throughout the metro area.



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