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Tower Tee property could become subdivision

Aerial of Tower Tee

October 26, 2017

Developers are looking to build a subdivision of nearly 160 new houses on 27.8 acres currently occupied by the Tower Tee golf course and driving range in Affton. The county Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed rezoning for the “Arbors at Tower Tee” subdivision at 7 p.m....

Campaign strategy firm primarily funding Trakas recall

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 25, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The first campaign-finance report documenting the finances behind the effort to recall 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, shows the effort is mostly bankrolled by a campaign strategy firm based in St. Louis city. The Voices...

Neighbor charged in Affton woman’s death

Danijel Colic

October 13, 2017

An Affton man was taken into custody in Kentucky charged with first-degree murder Thursday for allegedly killing an Affton woman last month. Danijel Colic, 23, of the 6700 block of Highland House Court in Affton, is being held on $1 million bond on one count of first-degree murder and one count of...

Musick Road closed through next spring for bridge replacement project

Musick Road closed through next spring for bridge replacement project

October 10, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Musick Road is closed through next spring to replace a deteriorated bridge, causing delays for residents trying to get to Grant’s Farm, the Grant’s View Branch County Library and the new Dressel Elementary School. The bridge, which is...

Fresh Thyme opens Green Park location Wednesday

Fresh Thyme opens Green Park location Wednesday

October 9, 2017

Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market will open its Green Park location Wednesday, kicking off a week of festivities in honor of the grand opening. The organic grocery store opens at the former site of the Tesson Ferry Branch County Library, 9920 Lin Ferry Drive. Doors open to the public at 7 a.m. Wednesday,...

Affton man shot by police dies; appears to be case of ‘suicide by cop’

Affton man shot by police dies; appears to be case of 'suicide by cop'

October 8, 2017

An Affton man who was shot by a St. Louis County police officer Oct. 1 after refusing officers’ commands to drop a gun and sword he was holding has died, according to police, who say it appears to be a case of “suicide by cop.” Joshua Lanflisi, 38, who resided in the 7700 block of Harlan Street,...

Affton school board rolls back tax rate 35 cents

Affton school board rolls back tax rate 35 cents

October 5, 2017

The Affton Board of Education voluntarily rolled back its 2017 tax rate by 35 cents last week, choosing not to take the full tax-rate increase allowed by two tax-rate hikes voters approved last fall. Assessed valuation in Affton unexpectedly went up when final numbers came in last month, which allowed...

St. Louis HELP sets donation drives Oct. 14

October 3, 2017

An organization devoted to getting needed home medical equipment into the hands of senior citizens is holding donation drives throughout south county next week. St. Louis HELP, or Health Equipment Lending Program, is a nonprofit organization that has distributed millions of dollars of free home medical...

Grant’s Farm to remain in Busch family; will continue to be open, free to public

October 1, 2017

Grant’s Farm will stay in the Busch family and stay free and open to the public as it has always been, members of the family recently announced. An ownership group of five family members plans to purchase the 270-acre family attraction in Grantwood Village and keep it functioning largely as the public...

Rogers Middle School students honored as local heroes

Rogers Middle School students honored as local heroes

September 29, 2017

Three students at Rogers Middle School in the Affton School District were recently honored by the city and county as local heroes after coming to the rescue of their ailing bus driver on the way home from school. County Executive Steve Stenger designated Friday, Sept. 22, as Rogers Middle School Heroes...

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