Concord News

Unincorporated residents get more representation in zoning plans

Pictured above: A map of the unincorporated portions of south St. Louis County. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Officials in St. Louis County are looking at various initiatives to give unincorporated county residents more representation on the county Planning Commission and in local zoning decisions. The St. Louis County Planning Commission only governs zoning

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Incorporation, schools top 1991 news stories

By Susan Spanel For the Call Originally published January 2, 1992 Efforts to incorporate South County were the top news stories in 1991, followed by school news both good and bad. Mehlville’s continuing money woes and Lindbergh’s audit, student walkout and boundary changes were hot copy. And then there was Proposition B. The front page

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Beck, Unsicker hold joint town hall to review 2019’s legislative session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, left, and Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, right, discuss the highs and the lows of the 2019 legislative session during a town hall meeting at the Affton Elks Lodge. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint

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First Mehlville High football game moved to Oakville Saturday night

Pictured above: The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Mehlville High School’s first home football game will be

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Mehlville bans bags and backpacks from all sporting events in wake of violence at football games

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Pictured above: The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.  Bags and backpacks will no longer be allowed at

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St. Louis County receives dozens of proposals for marijuana sites, with most in South County

Pictured above: HCI, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Despite not having its own approved ordinances in the books, St. Louis County received over 30 applications for medical marijuana facilities as the state’s deadline for applications for marijuana operators came and went last week

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Leara chairing Missouri’s Gaming Commission

Gov. Mike Parson announced last week that former Rep. Mike Leara, of Concord, was appointed to and named chair of the Missouri Gaming Commission. Leara, a Republican who represented South County as a state legislator for eight years in the 96th District seat now held by Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, has served as owner

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Trakas is under investigation for sexual harassment; he says allegations are ‘retaliatory’

Pictured above: Councilman Ernie Trakas questions attorney Andrew Scavotto at an Ethics Committee hearing in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas. In a statement read to a reporter, Trakas said

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