Concord News

Derik Scott places second in Titan Games

Derik Scott, the Lindbergh High School alumnus who competed in the premier season of NBC and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “The Titan Games,” took second place in the finale as the show closed out its first season. The former Lindenwood University three-time All-American diver took second in the final round at the Titan arena Feb.

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Ed Ryan faces a former Mehlville firefighter in re-election bid

Pictured above: MFPD Secretary Ed Ryan speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In an election that is more low-key than most races for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in recent years, incumbent fire board member Ed Ryan is being challenged by

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Missouri House passes the ‘strongest pro-life bill’ in United States

By Blythe Nebeker and Abigail Shaw  Columbia Missourian The “strongest pro-life bill” in the country, as many Republicans are calling it, received final approval from the Missouri House last week after hours of emotional and personal testimony from lawmakers. Democrats and Republicans told stories about miscarriages, sexual assault and their experiences with the births of

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Merger opposition group debuts a website, committee, yard signs

Pictured above: Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside

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Preventing abusive teachers from getting new jobs is goal of proposed law

Pictured above: Legislative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Christina Mascarenas Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — School districts and charter schools would be required under proposed legislation to disclose information on former employees’ abusive behavior toward students to any school that contacts them regarding an employee. Rep. Rocky

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