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County sees coronavirus cases rise, especially for people in 20s

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page helps pack food into a trunk in May while handing out meals at the Weber Road Library in Affton with the St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search's drive-thru meals program.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 20, 2020

St. Louis County and Missouri have seen a spike in coronavirus cases, matching the peaks of months ago and mirroring the rising number of cases across the country. To combat the infection rate, County Executive Sam Page instituted a mask mandate as of July 3. The order to wear masks in public spaces ...

Mehlville is unsure if students will be back in buildings in fall, wants more feedback

Students graduate from Oakville High School in a socially distanced in-person graduation Sunday. The district is not sure it will return to school in person in the fall.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 20, 2020

As most St. Louis County school districts release their reopening plans Monday, the Mehlville School District has not yet decided whether it will return to school buildings in August. Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines wrote in an email to parents, “Our goal has always been to have students an...

Lindbergh will reopen school in August with two days in person, three days virtual

The Lindbergh Green Light Plan outlines the three phases of possible school openings and closures.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 20, 2020

Like other St. Louis County school districts, Lindbergh Schools will return to school in person two days a week this fall, with three days of virtual instruction. It would be the first time schools have hosted students in person since March, when all schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All St. Louis County...

New Lindbergh High is under construction

New Lindbergh High is under construction

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 9, 2020

Construction of the new $89 million Lindbergh High School was slightly delayed due to St. Louis County’s COVID-19 shutdown, but it kicked off with a bang June 23 with the demolition of the Math Building known to generations of students. That was followed by the Board of Education approvi...

Affton food truck haven 9 Mile Garden opens today

Affton food truck haven 9 Mile Garden opens today

July 3, 2020

Starting today, Missouri’s first food truck garden is now open in South County. The 9 Mile Garden on Gravois Road in Affton is officially open, debuting on Fourth of July weekend with a rotating lineup of 30 food trucks for lunch and dinner six days a week. The Affton Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutt...

Crestwood issues RFP to find a new mall developer, supported by owner UrbanStreet

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.

July 2, 2020

The city of Crestwood has issued a request for proposals to find a new developer for the former Crestwood mall site, which is currently owned by Chicago-based UrbanStreet Group. “The City is committed to encouraging redevelopment of the Mall site,” said Mayor Grant Mabie in a news release. “We ...

Bill Gianino, one of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, dies

The Gianino's family of restaurants posted this tribute to patriarch Bill Gianino after his death Friday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 2, 2020

One of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, Bill Gianino, died Friday at his family farm in Cuba, Missouri. William “Bill” Gianino, 69, owned the self-named Gianino’s family of restaurants that started in Oakville with Bill Gianino’s and Frankie G’s, which are next to each other in...

St. Louis County Police Department will undergo comprehensive review, funded by Civic Progress

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Gravois and MacKenzie roads to support the Black Lives Matter movement June 6. Some protesters' signs, like that above, called for defunding the police.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 30, 2020

The St. Louis County Police Department will undergo an independent, privately funded review of public safety, use of force and community policing, the county executive announced Monday. County Executive Sam Page and Urban League President and CEO Michael P. McMillan jointly announced on Monday the start o...

Feed My People reopens its thrift stores in South County and High Ridge

Feed My People volunteer Joe Richardson delivers groceries to a family in need at the nonprofit's facility in Lemay.

June 29, 2020

The Thrifty Hanger thrift stores operated by food pantry Feed My People in south St. Louis County and High Ridge are celebrating their grand reopenings beginning at 10 a.m. Monday with refreshed stores and merchandise. Visitors the first day will be able to register for a chance to win a free queen or kin...

New police chief faces questions over department, racism and her response

Lt. Col. Mary Barton

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

County officials are divided over whether there is systemic racism in the St. Louis County Police Department, with Democratic County Council members and even a member of the police board that just hired Chief Mary Barton questioning the leadership of the brand-new police chief on the issue. Barton took over the...

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