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No early learning center for MCR2 South school

Disappointment hit some in the Morgan County R-2 (MCR2) Middle School library Monday following a 5-2 school board vote that will keep South Elementary as is, not turning it into an Early Learning Center as previously proposed.

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Missouri Farm Bureau celebrates 100-years of ‘neighbors working together’

When a Johnson County farm advisor stood up to tell more than 300 Missouri farmers about controlling hog cholera through anti-hog cholera campaigns in the spring of 2015, he probably wasn’t aware the same convention would be repeated annually for a century.

BizBeat: Cookie monsters welcome at Capital Mall

Meanwhile, Claire’s shifting locations

Capital Mall in Jefferson City will welcome a sweet shoppers’ favorite when Great American Cookie opens in April.

BizBeat: Holts Summit losing last video rental store

A sign of the digital times, Holts Summit will say goodbye to its last video rental store by mid-April.

BizBeat: Sam’s Club opens hiring center

Sam’s Club has opened a temporary hiring center in Jefferson City at 1406 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson Plaza.

BizBeat: Tech-Know shuts down

A consumer technology repair shop that opened in Jefferson City last November has closed after about four months in business.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for February 2015

Jefferson City’s Food Code requires food-service establishments be inspected at least once every six months. Here are the findings of the February 2015 inspection report.

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Legislators aim to curb abuse of pharmaceuticals

In 2012, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, vowed to stand on the floor until his legs gave out in opposition of a bill that would establish a statewide program created to track prescribed controlled substances.

‘Fountain of Hope’ to honor loved ones in downtown Jefferson City

Jefferson City’s Cultural Arts Foundation is spearheading a project to make the downtown area more beautiful while also offering a way to honor friends and family members.

Lincoln University inks transfers agreement

Pact could bring California community college students to LU

Lincoln University announced Friday it has reached a “new agreement that will bring continued educational opportunities for community college graduates from the state of California.”

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Minor-league team organizers relying on small donations to gauge interest

Nearly a week into a crowdfunding campaign to determine community interest in bringing a minor-league baseball team to Mid-Missouri, the Jefferson City Renegades are pleased with the initial feedback but hoping donors turn up in more volume.

Man faces multiple charges after crash at Sonic

A Jefferson City man is facing multiple charges after a crash at a drive-in restaurant Sunday.

New Joplin hospital opening, replacing one twister destroyed

A new Joplin hospital will begin treating patients this weekend, replacing one that was destroyed in the country’s deadliest tornado in a half-century.

Murder charge against Vernon County man dropped

The state attorney general’s office has dropped a murder charge against a Vernon County man who was accused of having his estranged wife killed.

MU student suspended over 'American Sniper' remarks

A University of Missouri student is suspended after allegedly making harassing, hostile remarks toward another student about a screening of the "American Sniper" movie.

Missouri Senate OKs easing employer tip tax withholding duty

Restaurants and other businesses say they should be responsible for withholding state income taxes only from wages and the amount of tips workers report to them.

Missouri Senate passes bill to access $200 million in bonds

Missouri senators have passed a bill to use $200 million in bonds for repairs to state buildings and some new construction.

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Jefferson City plans for 2015 street overlay program

Draft list subject to change

Some Jefferson City streets soon will receive attention as city staff finalizes the 2015 street overlay list.

Heartland Institute says Missouri has lowest ‘welfare reform’ grades

Claims of ‘dreadful welfare system’

When it comes to welfare reform, the Chicago-based Heartland Institute said Thursday, Missouri earned four “F”s and two “D”s — and ranked last in the nation, down from 49th in the institute’s 2008 report.

House panel advances bill to legalize industrial hemp production

A bill to legalize the production of industrial hemp in the state and exclude the plant from the definition of marijuana passed through a House select committee Wednesday night.