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JC school board looking at options to address overcrowding

‘We’re completely out of space’

Jefferson City’s schools are “completely out of space” and it’s time to start looking for ways to expand facilities to meet the demands of growing class sizes, the district’s chief financial officer told the Board of Education last week.

TRIP report outlines need for more transportation funding

‘Prosperity’ group opposes tax increase

A report released Thursday outlines numerous reasons for Missourians to support increasing the money available for building and maintaining the state’s highway system. But Americans For Prosperity-Missouri (AFP) says a proposed tax increase is a “big government solution” when the Legislature should have looked for other options.

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Officials: Budget cuts continue to affect public works department

While Jefferson City has seen its borders grow in the last 65 years, the Public Works Department staff has shrunk, leaving limited resources to handle the increased workload.

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‘With Caleb, what you see is what you get’

In his third term, Mid-Missouri legislator has established himself as a vocal presence

With the picture book “Duck for President” under his arm and a bag of lollipops hidden in his briefcase, Caleb Jones waits to be introduced as a mystery reader for a Friday assembly at Rock Bridge Elementary School in Columbia.

State Sen. Mike Parson launches ‘positive’ campaign for governor

Pledging to run a “positive” campaign, Mike Parson — a second-term state senator, former three-term state representative and former Polk County sheriff — last week became the third Republican officially to declare as a candidate in the 2016 governor’s race.

Healing House to open for women coming out of recovering program, prison

The Healing House in Jefferson City, which will welcome its first residents this month, will host an open house for the community from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at 1418 West Main St.

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Bryan Wolford — Assistant city attorney familiar with the Capital City

Bryan Wolford began his job as assistant city attorney for Jefferson City a month ago and even though he’s been on the job a short time he’s very familiar with the city.

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BizBeat: Sam’s Club announces tentative July 23 opening

Sam’s Club is tentatively set to open its Jefferson City store July 23.

BizBeat: Shrunken Head under new ownership

Popular Jefferson City nightlife spot Shrunken Head Tropic Lounge is under a new head when it comes to ownership.

BizBeat: Hot Spot diversifies with convenience store

Hot Spot Tanning & Hardware in Holts Summit dropped the video-rental portion of its business in April, but this month the business will replace it something new.

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Camdenton residents discuss 20-year city plan

Adorning Post-it notes around a public meeting in Camdenton, words like eclectic, growing, home, opportunity and possibilities answered one question: “What is the one word that you would use to describe our community?”

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Classic, custom cars cruise into Lake Ozark

Event continues today

Mean machines, classic coupes, hot rods and other vehicles cruised Friday into the annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals for the three-day festival on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark.

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Lawson claims crown at Little Olympics

Lawson Elementary captured overall team honors Saturday at the 66th Annual Little Olympics held at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City.

Helias beats Nixa, Parkway South

In baseball

The Helias Crusaders went 2-0 on Saturday, posting victories against Parkway South and Nixa.

Blair Oaks downs S. Callaway, Iberia

In baseball

The Blair Oaks Falcons won two games Saturday, blanking South Callaway 4-0 and topping Iberia 5-1.

Jamestown edges host Russellville for tournament crown

After ending its seven-game losing streak Friday night, the Indians blanked the Missouri Military Academy 11-0 Saturday morning to put them in position to win the Russellville Round Robin Tournament.

Lady Jays finish fifth at soccer tournament

Helias falls to Waukee

The Jefferson City Lady Jays captured a 6-2 victory against the Liberty Jays in the fifth-place game in the Heartland Lodge bracket of the Tournament of Champions. In the seventh-place game, the Helias Lady Crusaders dropped a 5-0 decision to Waukee.

Building permits issued in April 2015

In Jefferson City

Jefferson City issued 47 building permits during April 2015.

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Helias to hold prom today

Helias Catholic High School is holding its junior/senior prom today at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

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JCHS gears up for prom

The Jefferson City High School Marcullus Court coronation was Friday in the school’s gymnasium. A dance is scheduled May 9 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.

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