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Affton School District will start school year entirely virtual

Affton School District will start school year entirely virtual

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 29, 2020

The Affton School District will begin the fall semester with 100-percent distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the district announced Saturday.  The Affton Board of Education voted unanimously 6-0 at a board workshop Saturday in favor of beginning the semester with 100-percent virtual l...

9 Mile Garden temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19

9 Mile Garden on its opening day July 3.

July 28, 2020

Beginning Friday, Affton’s new food truck plaza 9 Mile Garden will temporarily close as a preventative measure amid new health and safety regulations established Monday by St. Louis County to combat the spread of COVID-19.  The temporary closure will begin Friday, July 31 with the last day of operation...

Voters will be able to vote anywhere in St. Louis County in upcoming primary

Voters will be able to vote anywhere in St. Louis County in upcoming primary

July 28, 2020

St. Louis County voters will be able to vote at any polling place in any upcoming elections this year, including the Aug. 4 primary, the bipartisan county Board of Elections announced Monday.  The Board of Election Commissioners announced that it would be making several changes for the remaining 2...

St. Louis County shuts down late-night bars, announces restrictions to cut COVID-19 cases

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting for the 9 Mile Garden food truck garden in Affton Thursday, July 9.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 27, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 rise in St. Louis County ahead of schools possibly reopening next month, County Executive Sam Page announced Monday that he would tighten business restrictions in seven ways for the next month in order to bring the trend of the virus down from where it’s currently headed.   ...

Take our poll: Should schools reopen this fall in person?

Crestwood Elementary students enjoy 'Character Kickball.'

July 25, 2020

Many St. Louis County school districts released their reopening plans this week amid a rise in cases of the coronavirus among younger people. Lindbergh Schools said it will reopen two days a week in person and three days virtual, while the Mehlville School District held off on releasing its plan un...

South County Election Guide August 2020

South County Election Guide August 2020

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 25, 2020

A number of local primary races will be decided Tuesday, Aug. 4, and considering how many people are voting by mail or absentee, the Call Newspapers Election Guide is coming your way earlier than ever before. Forward to your friends and relatives who haven’t voted yet, and here’s everything you need...

Man shot at Affton gas station after ‘altercation’ in parking lot

The parking lot of the Phillips 66 gas station in Affton had returned to normal Friday, July 24, following a shooting Thursday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 24, 2020

A suspect is in custody after allegedly shooting a man in a gas station parking lot in Affton. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call at roughly 4:45 p.m. Thursday reporting a shooting in the parking lot of the Phillips 66 gas station in the 9700 block of Mackenzie Road. The victim,...

Two run for GOP nod in Missouri Senate seat held by Sifton

Mitchell Kohlberg, left, and David Lenihan, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

July 23, 2020

Two newcomers to public office will contend in the Republican primaries Aug. 4 for the chance to run in November for the 1st District Missouri Senate seat currently held by Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, who is term-limited. The winner of the GOP primary will face Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, who does not ...

Free notary services at libraries available for mail-in voting

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

July 23, 2020

Free notary services will be available at select St. Louis County Library branches in July as part of a partnership between the library, the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis and the National Council of Jewish Women, St. Louis. Voters using an absentee or mail in ballot for the Aug. 4 ...

Two St. Louis County Library branches close due to positive COVID cases, including Weber Road

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page helps pack food into a trunk in May while handing out meals at the Weber Road Library in Affton with the St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search's drive-thru meals program.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 22, 2020

St. Louis County Library has temporarily closed two branches in the last week due to positive COVID-19 cases, including one in South County. The Weber Road Library in Affton is still closed Wednesday after it was shut down Thursday, July 16, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The branch will...

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