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St. Louis County offers second round of grants for small businesses affected by pandemic

A table at Roberto’s Trattoria in Sappington is shown surrounded by the new Plexiglas barrier shield June 18, 2020.
November 24, 2020

More than $3 million in CARES Act funds will be distributed to small businesses and restaurants in a second round of small-business relief grants as part of St. Louis County’s continued response to the...

Beck is only Democrat to win a swing-district Senate race as he takes Sifton’s district

From left,1st District senator-elect Doug Beck and his successor to the 92nd District House seat, Michael Burton. Beck and Burton were two of just three Democrats to win their races in South County, joined by Bridget Walsh Moore who took the 93rd District.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 24, 2020

Doug Beck will bring his emphasis on working-class issues and unions to Jefferson City next year to represent South County, but this time he will be in the state Senate instead of the House of Representatives. Beck,...

St. Louis County officials urge residents not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving

St. Louis County officials urge residents not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 24, 2020

As part of a stay-at-home advisory that went into effect last week and extends for three more weeks, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and other county officials are encouraging residents to avoid gatherings...

Tower Tee construction kicking off when STL County gives go-ahead

Mike Shamia, left, and Steve Walkenbach. at the Tower Tee property.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 23, 2020

Construction could start any day now on the reimagined Tower Tee, with the developers anticipating the golf course reopening by May 2021, depending on how quickly St. Louis County approves building permits. May...

Subdivision will be built in Affton cemetery

Subdivision will be built in Affton cemetery
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 23, 2020

A plan to turn unused land in Resurrection Cemetery in Affton into a 199-home subdivision called “The Preserve” will add larger housing options to a part of South County known for its small brick houses,...

Gov. Parson reiterates opposition to statewide mask mandate in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson tweeted this photo of himself without a mask speaking to a group of mostly maskless Republican senators last week, including Sen. Andrew Koenig and Sen. Paul Wieland.
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent November 20, 2020

A letter from the Missouri Hospital Association pleading for a state mask mandate was “not surprising,” Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday, as he repeated his opposition to statewide orders to limit...

Missouri hospitals plead with Parson for statewide mask order

‘Code Sunshine’ is a welcome birthday gift: After being admitted for COVID-19 to Mercy Hospital South on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, Bill finally went home last week with his wife, Lynn – on his own 68th birthday. Bill, a COVID-19 patient who only wanted to provide his first name, spent three weeks at Mercy Hospital South, with a week on a ventilator and two weeks in intensive care.
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent November 19, 2020

issouri hospitals warned “the wolf is at the door” in a letter to Gov. Mike Parson pleading for him to issue a statewide mask order to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19. Over the past two weeks,...

Take our poll: Do you support St. Louis County’s new stay-at-home advisory?

 St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton that is the first in the state. The food truck garden officially opened July 3.
November 18, 2020

With COVID-19 cases overwhelming hospitals, St. Louis County residents will be encouraged for the next month to stay home and only leave to go to work, school, medical care, grocery shopping and other...

St. Louis County stay-at-home advisory, indoor dining ban: Here’s what you need to know

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups like Lindbergh Community Birthday Parades, Oakville Birthday Parades and Mehlville Birthday Parades. Above, Ryan from Crestwood got a parade for his birthday April 6, 2020.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 17, 2020

With COVID-19 cases overwhelming hospitals and reaching record highs for yet another day, starting today St. Louis County residents will be encouraged to stay home and only leave to go to work, school,...

Re-elected Trakas is opposing Page orders

Both the recently re-elected County Executive Sam Page and 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas don masks at the official ribbon-cutting at 9 Mile Garden in Affton July 9.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 17, 2020

With a win Nov. 3 over challenger Rep. Bob Burns, St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas was re-elected to represent South County for another four years. Trakas asked voters to give him another term...

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