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PHOTOS: 9 Mile Garden opens for 28 days and has to close

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton that claims to be the first in the state. The food truck garden officially opened July 3.

August 5, 2020

Missouri's first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden in Affton, officially opened to the public July 3 after a long-anticipated wait. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, attended a ribbon-cutting event at the garden July 9 to commemorate its opening,...

South County Election Results: Page and Burns win

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, right, and his wife, Jennifer, head to the polls Tuesday morning in Creve Coeur to vote for Page in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Page was dressed in scrubs to head to her job at Mercy Hospital South.

August 4, 2020

A number of local primary races were decided in elections today, Tuesday, Aug. 4. Among the key races for South County, County Executive Sam Page earned a likely re-election bid over challengers Mark Mantovani and county Assessor Jake Zimmerman, and Rep. Bob Burns earned the Democratic nod to face...

PHOTOS: Gas station and travel plaza/truck stop proposed on site next to JB Bridge and Mississippi River

PHOTOS: Gas station and travel plaza/truck stop proposed on site next to JB Bridge and Mississippi River

July 27, 2020

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing 7 p.m. Monday, July 27, to hear a proposal for a gas station and travel plaza/truck stop development on vacant land directly next to the Jefferson Barracks Bridge along Interstate 255 and the Mississippi River. See a gallery of the ...

Man shot at Affton gas station after ‘altercation’ in parking lot

The parking lot of the Phillips 66 gas station in Affton had returned to normal Friday, July 24, following a shooting Thursday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 24, 2020

A suspect is in custody after allegedly shooting a man in a gas station parking lot in Affton. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call at roughly 4:45 p.m. Thursday reporting a shooting in the parking lot of the Phillips 66 gas station in the 9700 block of Mackenzie Road. The victim,...

‘Black Lives Matter’ draws crowds, conversations

About 60 protesters with a range of colorful signs lined both sides of Gravois Road in Affton June 6 to show support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ and against racism. Some drivers passing by raised their fists in support.

June 26, 2020

About 60 protesters with a range of colorful signs lined both sides of Gravois Road in Affton June 6 to show support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ and against racism. 

Business owners sue St. Louis County, city so that businesses can reopen

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

Business owners from St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the stay-at-home orders that are forcing “nonessential” businesses to stay closed until at least mid-May due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Allan Finnegan of...

GALLERY: Birthday parades bring joy to special days during stay-at-home order

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups like Lindbergh Community Birthday Parades, Oakville Birthday Parades and Mehlville Birthday Parades. Above, Ryan from Crestwood got a parade for his birthday April 6.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2020

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups lik...

Two South County Habilitation Center residents die in outbreak of 19 coronavirus cases

At the time this photo was taken in March, three residents and an employee at the South County Habilitation Center had tested positive for COVID-19, the first officially confirmed cases in South County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 21, 2020

Two residents have died in an outbreak of the coronavirus at a state-owned group home for the developmentally disabled in South County. Of the 19 positive cases of the coronavirus linked to the state-run South County Habilitation Center at 2312 Lemay Ferry Road, two residents have died out of six cases. Th...

Fair St. Louis canceled by coronavirus

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks
Park Wednesday, July 3, 2019, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and
a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the
festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

April 3, 2020

Fair St. Louis is canceled this year due to the coronavirus. Fair St. Louis and America’s Birthday Parade will not hold their 2020 Independence Day celebrations scheduled to take place July 2, 3 and 4, 2020, in downtown St. Louis. The decision to cancel the free events was made “due to COVID-19 healt...

South County Chick-fil-A employee tests positive for COVID-19

The South County Chick-fil-A is closed Tuesday, March 31 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant plans to reopen Wednesday, April 1 after a deep cleaning.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

The South County Chick-fil-A is temporarily closed after an employee there tested positive for the novel coronavirus. An employee at the Chick-fil-A near the South County Center, 4125 Lemay Ferry Road, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from Chick-fil-A. The store has been...

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