Macon’s Fower Memorial Airport reopened after being closed for five months for the construction of a new runway. City Administrator Allan Muncy said the improvement to the airport is very important because of what a big role the airport plays to the city.
The new runway is made of concrete and is 900 feet longer than the old one. The runway will support a new jet-fuel fueling system the airport recently added and allow bigger planes to fly into the airport, like the type that small businesses own.
Missouri drivers are paying less at the pump than drivers in any other state right now. Missouri is currently home to the cheapest gas in the nation with the average gas price in the state at $3.05 per gallon.
“30 Rock” fans know the phrase well: Shut it down.
Nearly all of the characters have used it at some point during the TV show’s multi season run. And now it’s echoed in real life as the federal government has gone into shutdown mode. This week we take a look at how the shutdown has affecting mid-Missouri.
St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the nation's largest rental car company, plans to hire 11,000 new full-time workers by the middle of next year.
The hiring is expected to be complete by July 31, and could boost the company's workforce to more than 80,000, depending on attrition.
The company plans to hire nearly 8,500 for management trainee positions, including many recent college graduates. Others will be hired for positions in information technology, administration and support roles at the company headquarters in suburban St. Louis, and in branch stores.
A record set at one Callaway County homeless shelter could reflect a bigger problem.
Wiley House, a shelter for homeless adult men and women, had a record number of individuals stay overnight in July and August. Executive Director Brad Sheppard said the shelter has seen an increase every year since it opened in 2009, but he still didn’t expect such high numbers.
Business owners in Sedalia say the city’s smoking ban is having an impact on their businesses. The ban, that went into effect one month ago, bans smoking inside restaurants and bars within city limits – private clubs are exempted from the ban.
At last week’s city council meeting, Sedalia council members heard from local business owners expressing concerns. Michael Gross is general manager at The Endzone Bar and Grill. He said employees are feeling the impact of the ban, which has led to changes in revenue.