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Green Park becomes hub of new construction

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Building of new Fresh Thyme sparking revitalization efforts on Lin Ferry Drive Green Park is the hub of new construction in south county right now with the building of the highly anticipated Fresh Thyme organic grocery store, two new fast-food restaurants and existing businesses upgrading their appearance. Construction on

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South county residents launch effort to recall Trakas

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Six months into the tenure of 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, some of his constituents are launching a petition drive this week to recall him from office. The group filed papers with the state June 9 as a political-action committee called “Voices of District 6.” Recalling the councilman,

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Crestwood man charged with robbing Sunset Hills bank

A Crestwood man is charged with robbing the Sunset Hills branch of U.S. Bank, 11685 Gravois Road, after police asked for help from the public to identify what they thought was a teenage bank robber. Blake Buol, 21, of the 9400 block of Deves in Crestwood, was charged Wednesday with stealing over $750 and is

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Lawsuit filed over monument

The Missouri Civil War Museum in Jefferson Barracks Park filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis last week to claim ownership of the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park. The city of St. Louis was scheduled to take down the monument Tuesday — after the Call went to press. The museum filed suit Friday

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Lindbergh Board of Education adopts 2017-2018 budget with unanimous vote

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education voted unanimously last week to adopt an operating budget for the 2017-2018 school year that projects a surplus of nearly $24,000. The budget, approved June 13, projects revenues totaling $71,901,367 with anticipated expenditures of $71,877,648 — a surplus of $23,719. The approved budget includes

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Friendship Village gains new compliance officer

Increasing its move toward local management, the Friendship Villages’ board of directors recently announced the hiring of a new compliance officer for both communities. Lydia Seibert, in her third year as chair of the local governing board for the Villages, confirmed the employment of Suzanne Sheldon-Krieger as chief compliance and risk officer for both Friendship

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School board delaying sale of property to Aldi

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education is delaying a final decision on selling property next to two schools for an Aldi until later this month. At the June 8 school board meeting, nearly every board member seemed in favor of selling a 1.28-acre parcel on the 26-acre campus of Oakville

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Mehlville school board awaits teacher approval of new pact

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education believes it concluded teacher negotiations last week without having to turn to a mediator to settle a salary dispute, pending teacher approval of the agreement. The board extended negotiations beyond the June 1 deadline to settle on a pact with teachers, who wanted more

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