Photos by Jessica Belle Kramer

DeAndre Thomas named new principal of Kennerly Elementary

Pictured above: An incoming Kennerly kindergartener slides at ‘Popsicles with the Principal’ last year on the school’s playground. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Former Truman Elementary School educator DeAndre Thomas will return to Lindbergh Schools as the newest principal of Kennerly Elementary School, effective July 1. The Lindbergh Board of Education unanimously voted to hire him

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Preventing abusive teachers from getting new jobs is goal of proposed law

Pictured above: Legislative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Christina Mascarenas Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — School districts and charter schools would be required under proposed legislation to disclose information on former employees’ abusive behavior toward students to any school that contacts them regarding an employee. Rep. Rocky

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Mehlville firefighters get the largest raise they’ve had in the last 17 years

Above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands in November 2017 with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the union, the board and district administration. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A

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Lindbergh girls basketball starts strong, faces Oakville

Pictured above: Lindbergh High School senior Chloe Fleming shoots the ball during a matchup against Parkway South last season on Jan. 19, 2018. The Flyers fell to South 58-42. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.  By Stephen Glover For the Call With a total of six seniors on this year’s roster, the Lindbergh girls basketball team is

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Gregory hosts ‘Missouri Flood Navigator’ website, convenes panel to examine flooding

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, launched a new online resource this fall to help Missourians living in areas vulnerable to flooding along the Meramec River. Gregory, a Republican who has represented the 96th Missouri

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Legislators from south county take opposing views on taxes, budget

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club this summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The 2018 session of the Missouri Legislature officially ended last week with a joint veto and special session, wrapping up a year that showcased differences among south county’s legislators that mirror Missouri’s

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County Council heads to court in lawsuit vs. Stenger

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council got its day in court last week against County Executive Stenger, the second time in several weeks that the sides went before a judge to argue over whether Stenger has

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