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Missouri expands absentee, mail-in voting during coronavirus pandemic

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

June 6, 2020

For the first time, registered voters in Missouri will be able to request a mail-in ballot for 2020 elections after legislation responding to the coronavirus pandemic was signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson Thursday.  Senate Bill 631, sponsored by Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, was approved by the Missouri Legislature and allows individuals who have contracted COV...

Lindbergh moves to 1:1 technology, will buy elementary iPads and high-school laptops

Jack Thayer from Holly Hatfield’s 2018-2019 third-grade class at Sappington Elementary School spent nearly two years coding a math program called ‘Jack Math.’ This program helps students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. His father, who studied engineering, taught Jack how to code in Python.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 4, 2020

Lindbergh Schools is going to give a computer to every K-12 student through a 1:1 technology program starting this summer and extending over the next three years, in a decision made even before school switched to online learning for the foreseeable future. After a yearlong technology impact study in whic...

Latest Crestwood mall redevelopment is dropped due to COVID-19, developer says

The rendering for the plaza for the now scrapped Crestwood City Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 3, 2020

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.  The latest version of Crestwood mall redevelopment appears to be dead, this time killed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city of Crestwood posted Wednesday on its official Facebook page that it has been notified that Walpert Properties, the St....

South County Election Results June 2 election: Fribis wins, Crestwood tax extended, school boards set

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

June 2, 2020

Update: This article released figures Tuesday night when the election board said that all precincts were reporting, but those were just the absentee numbers. Read on for the updated totals.  Voters went to the polls Tuesday in a long-delayed election that saw heavy turnout in Sunset Hills for a hi...

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...

Sunset Hills alderman responds to city attorney on her ethics complaint about the mayor

From left, Casey Wong, Ann McMunn, Thompson Price and Kurt Krueger are sworn onto the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen, with Mayor Pat Fribis also being sworn in, center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

A Sunset Hills alderman is disputing the city attorney's ruling that text messages sent by Mayor Pat Fribis did not violate the city’s new ethics ordinance. Under the city’s ethics legislation, which was passed by a majority of the Board of Aldermen in January, a city official can file a compla...

St. Louis protests turn violent in Ferguson, six arrests made

The Michael Brown Chosen for Change Foundation posted this photo of Michael Brown Sr. and his youngest daughter Mikelle taken before the press conference on Facebook.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

Police made six arrests overnight in Ferguson as protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis again turned violent as the sun set, echoing a pattern seen across the country. Although protesters Saturday night broke several of the windows at the Ferguson Police Department, police made no...

Sunset Hills alderman files ethics complaint against Fribis over text messages

From left, Casey Wong, Ann McMunn, Thompson Price and Kurt Krueger are sworn onto the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen, with Mayor Pat Fribis also being sworn in, center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

A Sunset Hills alderman filed an ethics complaint last week against Mayor Pat Fribis over a series of text messages, but the city attorney decided the texts did not violate the city’s new ethics ordinance. Under the city’s ethics legislation, which was passed by a majority of the Board of Alderm...

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 2 to weigh a number of candidates and in Crestwood, decide on a sales-tax extension. The election was originally set to happen in April, but Gov. Mike Parson postponed it to June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the delay at the polls, residents of ...

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...

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