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South County schools call off classes; students get a four-day weekend

All South County public schools are closing today in anticipation of an ice storm. The Mehlville School District, Lindbergh Schools, the Affton School District, Bayless Schools and Hancock Place School District all called off school Friday, with all after school activities canceled as well. In addition to schools closing, Lindbergh offices will close too, the

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County, city libraries eliminate all fines in joint effort for equity

Pictured above: Theodore, center, learns simple chemistry concepts during the Mad Mixtures event in Oakville last summer. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis County Library. St. Louis’ two largest library systems are going fine-free starting this month with a “New Year, No Fines” initiative. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library announced Tuesday

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Two suspects arrested for Affton burglary

Two suspects were picked up by police for a burglary in Affton Friday morning. A spokeswoman for the St. Louis County Police Department said that officers received a call for suspicious person around 11:18 a.m. Friday in the 10800 block of Lavinia Drive. The call turned out to be a burglary, police said. At least

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Mehlville fire district has the lowest tax rate of any county fire district for 14th year in a row

Pictured above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Treasurer Bonnie Stegman speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District has the lowest tax rate of any fire district in St. Louis County for the 14th year in a row.

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Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to roll back the district’s blended tax rate 35 cents

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Competitive elections set for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville

Pictured above: Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Candidate filing began last week for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and

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The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A Mehlville School District teacher got international attention for an assignment asking students to “set your price for a slave,” but the parent who objected does not want to see her fired. A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary in Oakville is on paid administrative leave after giving students an

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