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Following the introduction of medical marijuana dispensaries in Franklin County, smoke shop and boutique Peace of Mind opened in Washington on Tuesday, with another location set to launch in the next 90 days in Pacific.

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The Sand Bar co-owner Mike Turner sat to the right of the 40-foot-long liquor cabinet, which he said has been part of the building since the 1960s. Directly behind him, a black-and-white photograph showed the exterior of the building in 1898, even then a Washington bar at its 601 W. Fifth St. spot.

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Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital (MBSH) President Tony Schwarm will retire Aug. 31. MBSH Vice President of Operations Lisa Lochner will replace him as the new president Sept. 1, according to a Facebook post by the hospital.

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At Little Caesars Pizza, 1088 Washington Square Center, the string lights around the entrance were on, dozens of bottles of soda filled the fridge, and a few sauce containers graced the shelves Thursday evening.

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United Airlines aims to bring back supersonic travel before the decade is over with a plane that is currently just an artist's drawing — even the prototype hasn't flown yet.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens.

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Down the steps of Mount Pleasant Estates and into the wine cellars below ground, the cool earth encases history the same way the aged wooden barrels encase wine. It’s the site of the first commercial wine producer in Augusta, which started around 1850 in the country’s first AVA historic wine…

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In two months, Beau and Ashley Bekemeier will open a coffee shop in the same St. Clair building where they got married 13 years ago.

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The city of Pacific is hoping to breathe new life into the historic Red Cedar Inn by converting the once-famed Route 66 roadside eatery into a visitors center, according to City Administrator Steve Roth. 

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The Sahara Desert is composed of 3.5 million square miles of sand. The Arabian Desert adds nearly 1 million square miles to that. Still, the world — and Franklin County — is facing a sand shortage.

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Five Franklin County and St. Louis area tradeswomen made up the Four Rivers Career Center’s April 27 panel on women in trades careers. Instead of listing female role models, all of them said men had inspired them to join their fields.

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An analysis of municipal governments in the St. Louis metro region and some Washington-based employers has revealed that Washington’s city employees are collectively underpaid by $146,965 when compared to other cities, according to Elizabeth Tatarko, a staff member with Austin Peters Group. 

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Three months after a proposed cell tower was rejected by the Washington City Council, the same developer is moving forward with new plans to construct a cell phone tower at the same location of the rejected tower, 602 Alberta Lane, on the city’s east side.

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Representatives serving Franklin County were split on a fuel tax increase that was approved this week by the state Legislature.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline — hit on May 7th by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday that it has resumed “normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast.

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The Hoffmann Family of Companies is finalizing an agreement to purchase 50 acres of Emmaus Homes in Marthasville that includes nearly all the buildings on the property.

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The Franklin County Health Department reported Friday that a 53-year-old Villa Ridge man died of COVID-19-related complications in April. He is the 173rd county resident to die of the virus since the pandemic began in March 2020. An additional 28 people are listed in the probable death category.

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Just over a week after debuting in Washington, electric scooters are getting mixed reviews from city officials despite higher-than-expected ridership numbers, according to comments made during Monday’s Washington City Council meeting. 

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At both of St. Clair’s new Mexican restaurants, orange paint covers the walls, tacos are menu staples, and the deals are abundant. This aside, each eatery brings its own flair to the cuisine.

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In April of 1951, supported by a $200 loan from a girlfriend, Don Hillermann bought a load of pine trees. He stacked them in the back of his pickup truck, drove off to plant them and launched Hillermann Nursery & Florist.