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Lindbergh teacher is named a finalist for 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year

Crestwood Elementary School physical education and health teacher Darrion Cockrell was honored as Lindbergh Schools Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement April 14.

August 27, 2020

A Lindbergh Schools teacher at Crestwood Elementary is a finalist for 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced Thursday the seven finalists for the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year award. The Teacher of the Year program spotlights the...

Here’s what we know about coronavirus symptoms, exposure and contact

Here’s what we know about coronavirus symptoms, exposure and contact

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 27, 2020

Six months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are still learning about the novel virus and its effects. The wide range of symptoms, with none universal, coupled with the fact that some people with the virus never have any symptoms at all, makes it harder to identify. But a study releas...

St. Louis region sees largest one-day spike in COVID-19 patients so far; South County again singled out as hotspot

South County and Jefferson County are again identified as coronavirus hotspots Monday, this time with Affton, Hillsboro and Festus singled out.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 26, 2020

The St. Louis region saw its largest single-day spike in COVID-19 hospital admissions Wednesday since the pandemic started, and once again, South County is being singled out by a task force of area hospitals as a coronavirus hotspot. Dr. Alex Garza, SSM Health CEO and commander overseeing the region...

As school starts, teenagers are the leading age group for new COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County

Members of the Lindbergh High School Class of 2020 graduate in masks at an outdoor drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex in Hazelwood in June.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 26, 2020

More teenagers in St. Louis County are testing positive for the coronavirus than any other age group just as schools are back in session with fall activities and sports. County Executive Sam Page drew attention to the alarming trend in his press briefing Wednesday. Since June, the highest rate of new in...

Clancy will drop proposal for early-childhood education sales tax

Fifth District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy speaks at her town hall over the fate of Tower Tee at the Affton Community Center March 20, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 24, 2020

St. Louis County Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, D-Maplewood, said she will drop a proposal to ask voters to approve a half-cent sales tax for early-childhood education from the agenda at Tuesday’s County Council meeting, after pushback about the timing and behind-the-scenes crafting of the bill. Clancy...

South County is singled out as the regional hotspot for COVID

The slide shown by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force last week that singled out South County as a coronavirus hotspot.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 24, 2020

COVID-19 cases have continued to rise in South County in the weeks since it was singled out as a virus hotspot in the St. Louis metropolitan region, even as cases began to decline in other areas. The region’s “red zone” switched from St. Charles County to South County, especially Oakville’s...

Take our poll: Do you agree with Lindbergh Schools’ decision to open K-3 classrooms in person?

Crestwood Elementary students enjoy 'Character Kickball.'

August 22, 2020

Lindbergh Schools is the only South County school district that is not starting the year all-virtual. At Lindbergh, K-3 students are going to start in-person, while 4-12 students will go all-virtual. That is based on research that shows the coronavirus does not spread to younger children as much as older...

Ronnie’s Cinema is reopening Aug. 28, along with Marcus theaters in Arnold and Des Peres

Ronnie's 20 Cinema movie theater

August 20, 2020

Ronnie’s is opening again soon, after being shut down since March due to the coronavirus. The South County movie theater will open Friday, Aug. 28, as part of a phased rollout of theater reopenings in the St. Louis area. Marcus Theatres announced the opening of the following theaters in the St. Louis area,...

Lemay firefighters back on the job after COVID-19 quarantine; only one firefighter tested positive

The Lemay Fire Protection District posted this photo of ServPro cleaning the firehouse in March.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 19, 2020

Things are back to normal at the Lemay Fire Protection District this week after all of its 24 firefighters had to quarantine after one tested positive for COVID-19 Aug. 4. The one-firehouse fire district was left without any staff, and calls had to be taken over by the Mehlville and Affton fire district...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in every South County ZIP code; task force singles it out as pandemic hotspot

The slide shown by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force last week that singled out South County as a coronavirus hotspot.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 17, 2020

Coronavirus cases have continued to rise in South County in the week since it was singled out as a virus hotspot in the St. Louis metropolitan region, even as cases began to decline in other areas. Reporting data on case counts and hospital admissions from the four major hospital systems that make up t...

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