Tim Fitch

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announced they are coming — and those didn’t even make it

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Discount Tire and Popeye’s up for hearings

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on several potential developments in south county, including a child-care center next to Sperreng Middle School, a potential new business at a long-vacant site on South Lindbergh and a new Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in Lemay. The planning panel will meet for the

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County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

    The new and returning officeholders in St. Louis County were set to be sworn in at noon Tuesday, Jan. 1 — after the Call went to press. In a change from tradition, the ceremony was set to happen outdoors at Memorial Plaza outside the county Administration Building and Police Department. County Executive Steve

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Fitch set for new role as councilman

Pictured above: Tim Fitch speaks at a Republicans club meeting during his run for the St. Louis County Council. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will have a new role serving the public starting in January after winning the Nov. 6 election for the 3rd District seat

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‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

Pictured above: Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy of Oakville hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at the elder Murphy’s victory party at Cafe Telegraph Nov. 6, after the father and son heard the final results in the race. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The

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Fitch, Ward square off in County Council 3

Staff Report  Former St. Louis County police Chief Tim Fitch, Republican, will square off against Democrat Paul Ward, a former Kirkwood city councilman, to represent the 3rd District on the St. Louis County Council. The seat is currently held by Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, R-Huntleigh, who is stepping down. The seat represents most of Sunset Hills,

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