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3 staffers save man at Ellis Porter pool

Three members of the Ellis Porter Pool staff are credited with saving the life of a man on Sunday afternoon.

School budget approved

JC School Board picks financial consultant, but no decision on facilities

Jefferson City school administrators expect to get 1.3 percent more money in the 2015-16 school year, and they expect to spend 1.4 percent more than in the current business year that ends next Tuesday.

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Faith Voices ponder turning page on bias

Committed to a year-long conversation on race relations, a Jefferson City group of residents spent Monday night discussing how they see biases in their lives and how they can move to action to get rid of them.

Illinois man electrocuted while swimming in the Lake

An Illinois man died after he apparently was electrocuted while swimming Sunday evening in Lake of the Ozarks.

House fire possibly sparked by electrical issue

An electrical problem is believed to have led to a structure fire Sunday in Cole County.

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Building on community spirit

The motto “Let us lead by serving others” belongs to more than just Beta Club.

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Quinn Chapel feels love of area residents

More than two dozen area residents showed up before Quinn Chapel AME’s Sunday morning church service to show their support for the church in the wake of nine killings at an AME church in Charleston, S.C.

Russellville man injured in Saturday motorcycle wreck

Ronnie W. Arney, 64, Russellville, sustained moderate injuries in a one-vehicle wreck in Miller County Saturday night.

Jefferson City School Board expansion talk based on numbers

"We have a space issue," board president says

When Jefferson City’s seven-member public schools board meets Monday, they aren’t scheduled to make a final decision on a possible bond or levy issue for voters, but they hope to move closer to determining the timing.

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Boys and Girls Club's goal: Break ground on new building in fall

The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson City is in the home stretch of fundraising for its new headquarters on the Lincoln University campus.

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State bonding money should help finish LU President’s House

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s approval of the General Assembly-passed bonding bill this year means Lincoln University can finish repairing the President’s House at 601 Jackson St.

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Father’s Day is family day for the Burgers

Whether it’s competitive motor biking, pistol shooting, skiing, leading in Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, or taking his family on two-week trips in the recreation vehicle, Philip Burger likes to be outdoors and active.

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Local couple continues Cambodian mission to eliminate sex trafficking

When Pete and Debbie Livingston sold all they owned to relocate to Svay Pak, Cambodia, they knew they were called to help remove and heal children in the sex trade.

Plans progress for Lake Area resort, convention center

The Camden County Commission signed a memorandum of understanding last week for further development of a new, waterfront resort and convention center development near Osage Beach.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for May 2015

Jefferson City’s Food Code requires food-service establishments be inspected at least once every six months.

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A focal point of education, community

Built in 1904, the former Broadway School has been named a city Landmark

Half a century of learning and childhood memories are captured in the Broadway School building, now owned by Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, at the corner of Broadway and Dunklin Street in Jefferson City.

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Jessica Thiele — Finding rewards in a community of animals

For Jessica Thiele, the new veterinarian at Jefferson City”s Animal Shelter, making the move from a veterinary hospital is a big move, but a welcome one.

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BizBeat: Gerbes Super Store completes remodel

Gerbes Super Store has completed the full-store renovation it began early this year at 2101 Schotthill Woods Drive on Jefferson City’s east end.

BizBeat: Zaxby’s coming to Jefferson City next year

Zaxby’s, a fast-food restaurant chain known for its chicken-dominated menu, plans to open a Jefferson City franchise location by the end of summer 2016.

BizBeat: Spirit Bar to replace Kat-A-Tonic

A new bar is set to open soon in the old Budweiser Inn building at 1102 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City.