Lemay News

Mehlville school bands hit a high note

Mehlville School District band students hit a high note last week at the South Side All-District Concert. The concert, which took place Feb. 15 at Oakville High School, featured the Sixth-Grade Band comprised of Oakville and Buerkle middle school students, the Eighth-Grade Band comprised of Oakville and Buerkle middle school students and the Oakville High

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Jury convicts Lemay murder suspect of beating girlfriend

A Lemay man charged with murder in St. Louis city was found guilty by a St. Louis County jury in an unrelated case this week of felony domestic assault after allegedly beating his girlfriend in 2016, but was acquitted on gun charges. Desmond Artez Mills, 33, has listed various addresses in court documents over the

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Mehlville school board votes 6-0 to extend Gaines’ contract

Pictured above: Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines high-fives Oakville High School students the first day of class in August 2017. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Superintendent Chris Gaines is signing on for another year at the helm of the Mehlville School District, and he hopes to remain even longer. After the Board of Education voted

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Car crashes into church on Telegraph Road, four teens injured

Pictured above: The Chevrolet Impala driven by a 16-year-old is pictured after the car crashed into a south county church. Photo by Brad Bierman. A 16-year-old driver and his three teenage passengers went to the hospital with serious injuries after the car they were in crashed into a church on Telegraph Road Friday night. The

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Mehlville Fire District’s multipurpose training center could be complete by mid-November

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Construction of a multipurpose training center at 4471 Baumgartner Road could be completed in late October or mid-November, according to a tentative timeline recently presented to the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Roy Mangan of Archimages, which has provided architectural and engineering services for three firehouses the

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Mehlville adds interventionists to boost state math test scores

Pictured above: Mehlville’s new math interventionists on their first day on the job this week. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is adding temporary math interventionists to six elementary schools that posted the lowest scores on statewide math tests, one of many initiatives the district is undertaking to increase scores. The

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Trakas says conflict-of-interest probe nothing more than ‘political witch hunt’

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A judge is considering whether 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, has a conflict of interest that could remove him from office, but Trakas believes the investigation is nothing more than a “political witch hunt.” The potential conflict stems from the county Charter, which mandates that county officials

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