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St. Louis County celebrates Pride Month like never before

Rainbow flags lined the walkway between the county Government Center in Clayton and the courthouse in June. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 11, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County emphasized gay pride much more than it ever has before for Pride Month in June, lining the Government Center with rainbow flags and temporarily turning the county logo into a rainbow. Discussion around LGBT Pride events was al...

Tower Tee is coming back: Affton native sets 2020 reopening

Tower Tee is coming back: Affton native sets 2020 reopening

May 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd   News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Tower Tee is coming back. That was the news last week from developers McBride Homes and J.H. Berra Construction, who found a buyer for the former Affton golf course property in an Affton native who lives in Arizona, Steve Walkenbach, and ...

PHOTOS: The Steve Stenger era in St. Louis County

Steve Stenger, left, celebrates his Democratic primary victory in August 2014, along with, from left, Stenger's wife Allison, their daughter Madeline Jane and Stenger's legislative assistant Linda Henry. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

May 6, 2019

Steve Stenger, left, celebrates his Democratic primary victory Tuesday, along with, from left, Stenger's wife Allison, their daughter Madeline Jane and Stenger's legislative assistant Linda Henry. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of...

Stenger balks at legal bills from County Council’s outside lawyer

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

February 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The outside attorney for the St. Louis County Council wants taxpayers to fund legal bills for its lawsuits, but County Executive Steve Stenger is refusing to pay. The council last month overrode Stenger’s veto of a bill mandating that taxpayers pa...

County Council takes over contract for Affton precinct due to Port Authority’s limbo

The Sappington Garden Shop advertises its store closing sale on Saturday, Nov. 10. The store closed in November and the property will be used for the new Affton Southwest Precinct. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

December 28, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council is taking over the contract to buy land for a new Affton Southwest Precinct after the county Economic Development Partnership ran up against a deadline to seal the deal that it would not be able to meet due to l...

County Council hints it might take months to approve 2019 budget plan

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 11, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council declined to take up any bills related to the 2019 county budget last week, and council members signaled that they are willing to wait months if they have to in order to get a budget they want to pass. The $772 m...

McBride promises to delay rezoning of Tower Tee; Clancy would decide

Aerial of Tower Tee

October 3, 2018

Ariel of Tower Tee.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A housing developer has promised to delay any possible rezoning of Tower Tee until after Affton’s new councilwoman joins the St. Louis County Council next year, which an activist sees as a positive sign any rezo...

St. Louis County Council approves cemetery sale through tears and appreciation

Marc Garcia plays the trumpet at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery ceremony. Photo by Bill Milligan.

September 13, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council agreed unanimously last week to sell half of Sylvan Springs Park to the federal government to expand Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, with some council members casting their votes through tears. The idea of selling ...

County Council goes to court to place four more Charter amendments on the ballot

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 4, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council is going to court to get a series of proposed amendments to the county Charter on the ballot in November, including a proposal to ban the sale of county parkland unless voters approve. The latest four proposals, approved by t...

Two of south county’s three County Council representatives will be new starting Jan. 1

Two of south county’s three County Council representatives will be new starting Jan. 1

August 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Two of the three seats on the County Council that represent south county will get new legislators next year. Political newcomer Lisa Clancy of Maplewood defeated two-term incumbent 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, for el...

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