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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...

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...

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...

Graduations canceled, rescheduled again

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Both the Mehlville and Lindbergh graduation ceremonies had to be rethought this month when Chaifetz Arena canceled all scheduled school graduations through the end of July. Lindbergh High School is holding an innovative drive-in ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex site, 5555 St. Lo...

Crestwood pool reopens with masks and a collaboration with Sunset Hills

An employee wears a mask at the newly reopened Crestwood pool, as seen June 19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

The Crestwood Aquatic Center has been open and operating since June 15 under COVID-19 restrictions for capacity and social distancing that will make this year’s pool season far different than the past. The city said it has taken time to “thoroughly” review the St. Louis County official guideline...

Mehlville buys property next to Oakville Elementary

Oakville Elementary students Baileigh Holland, Logan Woods, Tommy Schoen and Hanna Backs walk into school together on the first day in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

For the first time in many years, the Mehlville School District has bought property to expand its footprint. The Board of Education voted unanimously in closed session April 28 to purchase the property immediately west of Oakville Elementary School at 2941 Yaeger Road for up to $300,000. The distri...

St. Louis County takes a paid holiday for Juneteenth

St. Louis County takes a paid holiday for Juneteenth

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

St. Louis County officially celebrated Juneteenth again this year, after a decision by County Executive Sam Page to make it a paid holiday for all county employees. Juneteenth fell on Friday, June 19 this year, and the holiday — traditionally celebrated as an Independence Day for African Americans marki...

Lindbergh examines how to return to class

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

No one really knows what school will look like this fall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but a 61-member task force in Lindbergh Schools is trying to figure it out. The Lindbergh Reopening Task Force began meeting weekly by videoconference May 27 to look over survey data from parents and co...

Restrictions loosened on senior facilities as records show the toll of COVID-19

At the time this photo was taken in March, three residents and an employee at the South County Habilitation Center had tested positive for COVID-19, the first officially confirmed cases in South County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 24, 2020

St. Louis County is loosening restrictions on senior facilities at the same time that newly collected data showed that most of the deaths in St. Louis County from COVID-19 have been nursing home residents. The numbers show that nursing home residents have comprised nearly two-thirds of the deaths in St....

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