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South County again singled out as a hotspot for the coronavirus

The slide shown by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force last week that singled out South County as a coronavirus hotspot.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 1, 2020

The St. Louis region saw its largest single-day spike in COVID-19 hospital admissions last week since the pandemic started, and once again, South County is being singled out by a task force of area hospitals as a coronavirus hotspot. Dr. Alex Garza, the SSM Health chief medical officer who oversees the region...

JB Bridge gas station will get vote Monday

The proposed site of the Moto Mart, next to Interstate 255 where the Jefferson Barracks Bridge crosses into Illinois over the Mississippi River.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2020

A new gas station may be built directly along the banks of the Mississippi River in the shadow of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge after a July public hearing for a proposed Moto Mart along Interstate 255. The St. Louis County Planning Commission is set to vote on the gas station at a videoconferenced m...

South County is singled out as the regional hotspot for COVID

The slide shown by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force last week that singled out South County as a coronavirus hotspot.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 24, 2020

COVID-19 cases have continued to rise in South County in the weeks since it was singled out as a virus hotspot in the St. Louis metropolitan region, even as cases began to decline in other areas. The region’s “red zone” switched from St. Charles County to South County, especially Oakville’s...

Gas station proposed next to the JB Bridge

Plans for the new gas station, above, show the site directly next to the JB Bridge crossing into Missouri from Illinois.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 23, 2020

A gas station and travel plaza/truck stop could be coming to vacant land directly next to the Jefferson Barracks Bridge along Interstate 255 and the Mississippi River. Residents can attend a videoconferenced public hearing on the development held by the St. Louis County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. M...

Trooper pulls man out of burning car on Interstate 55

Brock Teague

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 23, 2020

A Missouri state trooper pulled a man out of a burning car in South County, saving the man’s life. Around 2 a.m. Saturday, June 13, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a rollover crash on the northbound ramp of Interstate 255 leading to northbound Inter...

St. Louis Community College-Meramec set to host career fair

St. Louis Community College-Meramec set to host career fair

February 28, 2020

St. Louis Community College will host a career fair Wednesday, March 4, to connect the community with potential employers for full- and part-time positions. The career fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Meramec campus gymnasium, 11333 Big Bend Road, 63122. The event is free to attend and...

Bridge over Bayless

Bridge over Bayless

February 27, 2020

Great Rivers Greenway installed a 600-foot pedestrian bridge last week across Bayless Avenue at Interstate 55 to connect to the trail expansion currently under construction. The bridge is made up of seven segments that were lifted over three days. When complete, the paved greenway will extend an additional...

South County listening session on next police chief set for Wednesday

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar announces the newly instated Special Response Unit in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

February 24, 2020

The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners will host two more upcoming public events to gather feedback directly from the citizens of St. Louis County on the selection of the next police chief, including a South County listening session this week. The next meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Fe...

Bayless pedestrian bridge could go up

Bayless pedestrian bridge could go up

February 17, 2020

There will be temporary lane restrictions on Bayless Avenue between Avenue H and Union Road as crews work to set a new Great Rivers Greenway pedestrian bridge over Bayless beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18. Lane restrictions will continue through Thursday, Feb. 20. Access to Interstate 55 will also be affe...

New private high school set to open for fall 2020

New private high school set to open for fall 2020

February 13, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A private Christian school in Arnold that serves South County students is looking to expand the grades it serves by opening a new high school in fall 2020. Victory Christian Academy, 1930 Meyer Drury Drive, Suite B, in Arnold, is searching for a ...

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