South County News

PHOTOS: A little rain doesn’t stop the JB Blast

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks Park last Wednesday, 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

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JB Blast’s 20th annual fireworks display is tonight

The JB Blast, south St. Louis County’s biggest Fourth of July celebration, is returning to Jefferson Barracks Park this year for its 20th year. The JB Blast is sponsored by St. Louis County Executive Same Page, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas, St. Louis County Police, St. Louis County Parks and numerous business partners. This

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JB Blast returns for 20th year at Jefferson Barracks July 3

The JB Blast, south St. Louis County’s biggest Fourth of July celebration, is returning to Jefferson Barracks Park for its 20th year. This family-friendly evening will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park. This year, the Blast will feature a concert from 7 to 9 p.m., with fireworks

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Beck, Unsicker host town hall on 2019 session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retired Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June 2018. Reps. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, will hold a joint town hall meeting and end-of-session 2019 Missouri legislative wrapup from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road.

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Reavis Road closed for about three weeks

Missouri American Water will be closing a section of Reavis Road in South St. Louis County for roughly three weeks beginning this week. Reavis Road will be closed between Reavis Park Drive and Bexley Station Road beginning May 28 so that Missouri American Water can connect a new 16-inch main that has already been laid

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Fitz’s opens second location in south county

St. Louis favorite Fitz’s Root Beer has a new home in south county after the company opened a second location at 5244 S. Lindbergh Blvd. last week. The 220-seat restaurant, dubbed Fitz’s SoCo, is open for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and

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Snow fall

Students and many workers got out of school and work a few hours early last week as the area received snow Jan. 11 that measured up to a foot in some areas. Among the younger generation outside enjoying the snow was Mehlville School District first-grader Cooper Jennings, pictured above, who also helped his family shovel.

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South county doubles 2017’s USO drive with most successful food drive ever

Pictured above:  The Call Newspapers team sorts hundreds of pounds of donations that south county residents donated to the USO of Missouri’s Operation October food drive. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The sixth annual Operation October food drive, benefitting the USO of Missouri, brought in record levels of food for Thanksgiving dinners for military

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