Break Time, a fast-growing chain of convenience stores operated by MFA Oil Company, is unveiling a customer-focused layout, an enhanced food concept and refreshed branding at its 74th store in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The 5,000-square-foot Kansas City suburb location is the first store to incorporate Break Time’s new logo and accompanying graphics. In addition to…Read More

Boone County officials opened the new Emergency Communications Center to the public Sunday, giving tours of the 27,915-square-foot space that will house the emergency management and joint communications departments. About 150 people, including city and county elected officials, first responders and the public, attended the grand opening on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11,…Read More

The fruits of a quarter-cent sales tax initiative approved by Randolph County voters in April of 2014 should be revealed this June when the grand opening of a new administrative building in Huntsville to encompass all county government offices under one roof becomes a reality. This subject was part of the  “State of the Country”…Read More

Major building projects typically are celebrated when they start with a groundbreaking ceremony, but a wet spring made a public event almost impossible at the site of the Emergency Communications Center under construction on the Boone County Sheriff’s Department campus. “The groundbreaking ceremony would have required hip boots for all of us,” Northern District Commissioner…Read More

The walls and part of the roof are up for the new Boone County Emergency Communication Center, which sits next to the Sheriff’s Department Annex building on County Drive. Little Dixie Construction, LLC is taking on the $12.8 million dollar project. Work officially began in February, but a wet Missouri summer has caused 41 rain…Read More

Little Dixie Construction of Columbia was selected Tuesday as the contractor to build Boone County’s 911/emergency operations center. Two of the other four firms bidding on the project had lower bids but were not selected because of their projected completion dates or less-than-stellar references. Little Dixie’s bid of $9.9 million was the third-lowest among the…Read More

The Boone County Historical Society inducted three members into its Hall of Fame on Thursday night at the Walters Museum and Galleries. The 2014 inductees are Tribune columnist and historian Warren Dalton, Little Dixie Construction Co., and the late Don Sanders, a former Boone County commissioner. As a member of the Senate staff during the…Read More

My life on the south side of Broadway between Ninth and Tenth streets began as manager of Suzanne’s when I returned from the service in 1946 — still wearing my Navy uniform as my pre-service clothes no longer fit. At that time Suzanne’s was located at 912 East Broadway and was one of five storefronts…Read More

Building A Better Columbia Commercial Construction And Design Pros Gather At The CEO Roundtable These aren’t guys who think small. The men who attended the Winter 2014 CEO Roundtable represent major commercial construction and design firms in the Columbia area, and the projects they take on are transforming the aesthetic and economic landscape of the…Read More

Emery Sapp and Sons is moving down the road to an old furniture store, doubling the size of its Columbia headquarters as the general contractor continues to expand. Lowell Patterson, the company’s director of government relations, said the general contractor outgrew its current offices at 2602 N. Stadium Blvd., and it should be moved into…Read More