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Bill Gianino, one of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, dies

The Gianino's family of restaurants posted this tribute to patriarch Bill Gianino after his death Friday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 2, 2020

One of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, Bill Gianino, died Friday at his family farm in Cuba, Missouri. William “Bill” Gianino, 69, owned the self-named Gianino’s family of restaurants that started in Oakville with Bill Gianino’s and Frankie G’s, which are next to each other in...

Effort to send Clean Missouri back to voters one step from final approval

Gov. Mike Parson signs HB 397 and hands the signed bill to the daughter of Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman.  Also pictured is Sen. Jeanie Riddle.

By Ashlyn O'Hara, Missouri News Network

May 6, 2020

A new version of Clean Missouri is steps away from reappearing on November’s ballot following a committee vote in favor last week The proposal — Senate Joint Resolution 38 — sponsored by Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, would alter changes made to the Missouri Constitution by voters during the November 2018 election, including revisions to the redistricting process in Missouri. The original Clean Missouri constitutional amendment passed by 62% statewide and empowered a nonpartisan state demographer to oversee redistricting. It also put in strict limits on lobbyist gifts and lowered some campaign contributions for state lawmakers, among other things. The proposed changes would remove the state demographer...

Food pantries need help during this crisis; donations down, need is up

Letters to the editor

May 2, 2020

To the editor: Throughout the region food pantries such as Feed My People, Circle of Concern and the Arnold Food Pantry among others, are facing unprecedented challenges as they work to ensure their clients receive adequate food supplies. Chief among these challenges is limited income. The Arnold ...

Hundreds say they will protest in Jefferson City to ‘Reopen Missouri’

Hundreds say they will protest in Jefferson City to 'Reopen Missouri'

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

Missouri is joining a growing list of states nationwide that have seen protests against the stay-at-home orders handed down by most governors in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Over the weekend Tennessee and Arizona became the 19th and 20th states to see demonstrations against shelter-in-place ...

Jefferson County reports second death from coronavirus, unveils data dashboard

Some of the data released on Jefferson County's new data dashboard.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 6, 2020

Jefferson County has reported its second death from the coronavirus, just days after its first death during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of 76 total cases, the county has had two deaths and one recovered case, according to a new data dashboard unveiled on the Jefferson County Department of Health’s web...

After first coronavirus death, Jefferson County extends stay-at-home order and dining ban

A sign points to the Mercy drive-thru testing site in Chesterfield. Mercy has also opened two sites in Jefferson County.

April 3, 2020

The Jefferson County Health Department on Thursday announced the first death related to COVID-19 in Jefferson County, Missouri, followed by the extension of a stay-at-home order and a dining ban. The resident was a female in her 80s who had been hospitalized, the county said in a news release. “W...

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face three challengers in the Democratic primary this August, and Councilman Ernie Trakas also has three challengers for his 6th District seat. Filing for county, state and federal offices for the Aug. 4 primary began in February and ended Tuesday. County exec...

New private high school set to open for fall 2020

New private high school set to open for fall 2020

February 13, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A private Christian school in Arnold that serves South County students is looking to expand the grades it serves by opening a new high school in fall 2020. Victory Christian Academy, 1930 Meyer Drury Drive, Suite B, in Arnold, is searching for a ...

State issues licenses to six marijuana dispensaries for South County

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 4, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Medical marijuana dispensaries will open later this year after the state approved licenses for 192 statewide, including 66 in the St. Louis region and six in South County. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received 2,267 ap...

Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13 million in application...

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