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Parson talks about reopening state as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Gov. Mike Parson gets his flu shot in October 2019.

By Claire Colby and Madison Czopek, Missouri News Network

April 16, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit Missouri, Gov. Mike Parson is turning his sights on reopening the economy — even as St. Louis officials said they will wait at least a month before reopening. "We got to get people back to work," the governor said in Wednesday’s press briefing. "We got to get the ec...

Sunset Hills approves legislation allowing for tax abatements, aimed at hotel project

A rendering of the Comfort Suites being built by Days Inn owner HR Sheevam.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen passed a contentious bill at its March 10 meeting that, through state statute, will allow the city to declare properties “blighted” and grant tax abatements to redevelop them. The bill passed 5-2, with Ward 2 Aldermen Steve Bersche and Casey Wong, Ward 3 Aldermen...

Women in History: Midwest BankCentre’s Veta Jeffery develops community

Veta Jeffery

By Bill Milligan, For the Call

March 27, 2020

Lemay Bank began its existence early last century by aiding the South County community. Today the bank, now known as Midwest BankCentre, has taken that challenge countywide. Midwest BankCentre Senior Vice President for Community Development Veta Jeffery is in charge of that effort. She has led similar...

South County COVID-19 Restaurant Guide: Open for takeout and delivery

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

After St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis banned dining in at restaurants last week to aid in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, many local restaurants are now offering carryout and delivery services that comply with stricter social distancing measures. Below is a list of some loc...

Unemployment claims up as COVID-19 cases in Missouri rise above 300

Gov. Mike Parson, above, hosted the largest crowd in his office so far to see him sign a bill renaming Lindbergh for the late Rep. Cloria Brown.

By Claire Colby, Missouri News Network

March 26, 2020

A day after requesting help from the federal government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday shared details about the state’s response. Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services has confirmed 356 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon. In Wednesday’s briefing, Pa...

St. Louis County, city join together to offer zero-interest loans, assistance to small businesses

St. Louis County, city join together to offer zero-interest loans, assistance to small businesses

March 23, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership joined the St. Louis Development Corporation, or SLDC, to announce resources for small businesses, including zero-interest loans and a newly created hotline to help businesses access resources. The new city-county Small Business Resource ...

South County Community Job Fair postponed due to COVID-19

South County Community Job Fair postponed due to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

The South County Community Job Fair has been postponed due to COVID-19. The South County Community Job Fair, sponsored by the Mehlville School District and Call Newspapers and set to take place Wednesday, March 25, has been postponed until Wednesday, April 29 in light of recent events surrounding th...

St. Louis restaurants close to dine-in customers starting Friday; part of ‘social distancing’

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

March 18, 2020

Restaurants and bars in St. Louis County and St. Louis city will close for dine-in business starting Friday, making them takeout-only — a practice that has been implemented to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in other states, including Illinois. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page sign...

Planning Commission considers projects in Affton and Oakville tonight

Planning Commission considers projects in Affton and Oakville tonight

March 16, 2020

The county Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight on two potential developments in South County, including a commercial strip mall in Affton and a new drive-thru restaurant on Telegraph Road in Oakville. The planning panel will meet for the hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, in the Count...

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement of most major events, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page banned events of more than 250 people. The ban doesn’t apply to religious or school events, but Page said he hoped that churc...

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