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Protests organized outside Mercy South after flu shot firing

The new sign in front of the newly renamed Mercy Hospital South. Photo by Pat Dillon.

December 5, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Protesters took to Kennerly Road outside Mercy Hospital South — formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center — last week to protest the hospital’s decision to fire a nurse who refused to get a flu shot. In online videos, Nelia Abuchon said ...

Affton precinct set to open despite delays

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.

November 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Sappington Garden Shop closes this week after 50 years, and the new Affton Southwest Precinct proposed for the site is moving forward even as the St. Louis County County Council focuses on a shakeup of the county board that is governing...

Sappington-Concord history is reprinted

Sappington-Concord history is reprinted

November 9, 2018

The Sappington-Concord Historical Society has had such demand for the local history book “Sappington-Concord, A History” that the original has been scanned and reprinted and is now available for sale. Most households in the neighborhood already own copies of the forest green, yearbook-sized book “S...

Port Authority comes under scrutiny from County Council for precinct’s purchase

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 24, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council has focused its attention on the Port Authority since police Chief Jon Belmar announced in May that the Port Authority was purchasing land at Sappington and Gravois roads to use for the St. Louis County Police Department...

GALLERY: Retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Simpson honored at open house

GALLERY: Retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Simpson honored at open house

June 27, 2018

Lindbergh Schools invited the community to attend a May 17 open house honoring Superintendent Jim Simpson, who retired at the end of this school year. Lindbergh teachers, staff, parents, students and community members were welcome to stop by at Lindbergh Schools Central Office. The event featured a spe...

Sappington teen dies in one-car crash

Sappington teen dies in one-car crash

June 26, 2018

A Sappington teenager was killed last week in a one-car crash when his car ran off Sappington Road. Jon M. Breeding, 19, was driving alone about 3:20 a.m. June 21, headed northbound on Sappington Road, the Sunset Hills Police Department reported. Breeding ran off the road south of Eddie and Park Ro...

New development brings Fitz’s, The Shack and 110 jobs to a vacant site

New development brings Fitz’s, The Shack and 110 jobs to a vacant site

May 30, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com One of the largest developments south county has seen in years will bring Fitz’s Root Beer and The Shack to a long-vacant site on South Lindbergh Boulevard near Ronnie’s Cinema. Construction is set to start in early July for the “Gather...

New Affton precinct will be at site of Sappington Garden Shop

New Affton precinct will be at site of Sappington Garden Shop

May 23, 2018

Above, the current buildings of the Sappington Garden Shop, still taking deliveries Wednesday. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The county is under contract to buy land for a new Affton Southwest Precinct at the site of the Sappington Garden Shop...

Three candidates vying for two seats on Lindbergh school board: Updated

Three candidates vying for two seats on Lindbergh school board: Updated

March 29, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com Three candidates are running for two seats on the Lindbergh Board of Education. Current board President Karen Schuster and board Secretary Mike Shamia are running for re-election, and they are being challenged by Eric Edward Thias, who has never held e...

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

March 1, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin ,recently toured the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s newest firehouse as part of an effort to promote federal public-safety grants to fire districts. Wagner hand-delivered an application to Board of Directors Tre...

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