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The new Tower Tee features a mix of the old and the new

A rendering of the layout planned for the new Tower Tee, set to open in fall 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

The reimagined Tower Tee is seeing its first construction activity, with the new owners promising to bring the beloved South County institution back with an expected spring 2021 opening. A year after the surprise announcement by new owners Steve Walkenbach and Lindbergh Board of Education member Mike...

Affton food truck plaza 9 Mile Garden will open Fourth of July weekend

The new 9 Mile Garden food truck plaza is under construction.

June 1, 2020

The long-awaited food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will open for Fourth of July weekend after being put on hold for the coronavirus pandemic. The custom-built food truck plaza and entertainment district at 9375 Gravois Road, the corner of Gravois Road and Tobey Avenue, will open to the public...

At least 10 suspects steal dozens of handguns, rifles from Affton gun store

Southside Pawn and Jewelry as seen on Google Maps, next to Sharpshooters Grill.

June 1, 2020

A gun store in Affton was robbed early Sunday morning, with dozens of guns stolen by at least 10 suspects. An alarm went off at roughly 1:10 a.m. Sunday at Southside Pawn and Jewelry, 8101 Gravois Road. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded and found evidence of a burglary, with a window o...

30th annual Grad Salute celebrates the unique Class of 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer.

May 29, 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. In the mean...

Five candidates seeking three seats on the Affton Board of Education

Five candidates seeking three seats on the Affton Board of Education

May 29, 2020

Due to COVID-19, coverage of the race for the Affton Board of Education has been limited, with a League of Women Voters forum called off. Here are the candidate profiles collected by the Affton School District. Name: Justin Carney Occupation: Urban Planner Years you have lived in the distr...

Grad Salute: Affton High Class of 2020

Affton Class of 2020

May 29, 2020

Congratulations Affton High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Oakville, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Bayless and Hancock...

Grad Salute: Bayless High Class of 2020

2020 Bayless official senior class photo

May 28, 2020

Congratulations Bayless High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Bayless, Hancock, Oakville, Lindbergh and Mehlville...

Trakas assistant’s sexual harassment claim settled for $60,000

Councilmen Sam Page, Ernie Trakas and Mark Harder read over documents at the Ethics Committee meeting July 24, 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 28, 2020

St. Louis County settled a sexual harassment claim against 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, for $60,000 despite an outside law firm finding there was no evidence of wrongdoing. The settlement between the county, Trakas and his former legislative assistant Annette Read gives her $48,000 and...

Small-business relief grant is open to apply by May 31

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 26, 2020

St. Louis County businesses can apply for $15,000 grants if they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of a Sunday deadline. The $17.5 million in the Small Business Relief Grant program will be distributed equally among the seven County Council districts, with each council member awardi...

Memorial Day ceremony at Jefferson Barracks canceled, but cemetery visitors still allowed

Marc Garcia plays the trumpet at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery ceremony. Photo by Bill Milligan.

May 20, 2020

The typical Memorial Day ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery will not happen this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration announced last week it will commemorate Memorial Day this year with solemn wreath-laying ceremonies, rather t...

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