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Candace Jarrett

Email: candace.jarrett@patch.com Phone: 314-341-5417 Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas Grew Up: Hazelwood and Florissant, Missouri Bio: I was born in Arkansas and grew up in Hazelwood, Missouri. I attended Armstrong Elementary and graduated from Hazelwood West High School. I have always had an interest in news, history and story-telling and realized my junior year of high school that journalism was my career path. Upon graduating in 2002, I entered the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated in 2006 with a Journalism degree. I have worked at newspapers, television and radio stations in Columbia, Missouri; Utica, New York; Myrtle Beach-Florence, South Carolina; and Jacksonville, Florida. I was an account manager for a multicultural advertising and public relations agency before my return to the St. Louis area and news as a member of the Patch team. Politics I'm an objective individual that believes in listening to both sides of any issue. Religion I am a believer in God and know that all blessings come through him. I am Christian and was reared in the baptist denomination. I' am a member and have attended New Sunny Mount Missionary Baptist Church on the Northside of St. Louis since I was 4 years old.

Recent Contributions

STLCC-Florissant Valley Hosting Career, Networking Fair Oct. 29

STLCC-Florissant Valley Hosting Career, Networking Fair Oct. 29

The fair gives jobseekers a chance to meet with area employers and learn about available full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in the community.
North County Residents Honored for Community Service

North County Residents Honored for Community Service

The North County Optimist Clubs honored Hazelwood Fire Department Battalion Chief Randy Getz, along with Willie Bunch, Jackie Wasser and Jerry Nolen, for helping youth.
North County Residents Honored for Community Service

North County Residents Honored for Community Service

The North County Optimist Clubs honored Hazelwood Fire Department Battalion Chief Randy Getz, along with Willie Bunch, Jackie Wasser and Jerry Nolen, for helping youth.
Student Video About HSD's Dropout Prevention Program Wins Statewide Contest

Student Video About HSD's Dropout Prevention Program Wins Statewide Contest

RJ Fentress earned the top spot and a $1,000 cash prize for is video in the MO School Boards’ Association’s “2013 What’s Super About Public Schools” contest.
JC's 5 Star Outlet Closing Nationwide Including at Jamestown Mall

JC's 5 Star Outlet Closing Nationwide Including at Jamestown Mall

All 15 stores will close due to declining sales and merchandise will be liquidated, according to Todd Hutchins, spokesman at SB Capital.
Top Steak on Yelp: Truffles, Hendel's, The Block, Tahoe Joe's and more

Top Steak on Yelp: Truffles, Hendel's, The Block, Tahoe Joe's and more

Where is your favorite steakhouse? Tell us in the comments section below.
Government Shutdown Stalls West Lake Landfill Tests, Odor Controlling Work Continues

Government Shutdown Stalls West Lake Landfill Tests, Odor Controlling Work Continues

The EPA can't do much at the landfill sites until the federal government reopens. Republic is moving forward with its action plan that includes odor controlling systems.
Farewell But Not Goodbye, This Patch Editor Signs Off

Farewell But Not Goodbye, This Patch Editor Signs Off

Founding Hazelwood Patch editor Candace Jarrett thanks readers for making Patch part of the community. St. Louis Patch editors will see their last day on the job Oct. 15.
Man Steals from His Aunt, Takes Police on Foot Chase, Swallows Heroin to Hide It

Man Steals from His Aunt, Takes Police on Foot Chase, Swallows Heroin to Hide It

The Hazelwood Police Department supplies the daily crime report. Arrests or charges listed don't indicate conviction.
Florissant Native Named Anheuser-Busch Leadership Scholar

Florissant Native Named Anheuser-Busch Leadership Scholar

Blackman will receive a $5,000 scholarship and trip to St. Louis for a two-day leadership symposium at the Anheuser-Busch headquarters.
Police Blotter: Daughter Smashes Mother's Car Window

Police Blotter: Daughter Smashes Mother's Car Window

The Hazelwood Police Department supplies the daily crime report. Arrests or charges listed don't indicate conviction.
Hazelwood Police Set Sobriety Checkpoint for this Weekend

Hazelwood Police Set Sobriety Checkpoint for this Weekend

The Hazelwood Police Department will conduct a DWI sobriety checkpoint somewhere in the city this Friday or Saturday.
Little Creek Nature Preserve Homecoming is Saturday

Little Creek Nature Preserve Homecoming is Saturday

here will be guided tours of the nature area’s trails, bird watching with Audubon Society experts, a scavenger hunt, refreshments and more at the free family event.
Starbucks Offering Free Coffee, Show Lawmakers How to Work as a Team

Starbucks Offering Free Coffee, Show Lawmakers How to Work as a Team

Starbucks is setting an example on how working together makes the U.S. better, with hopes it will move lawmakers closer to ending the government shutdown.
Restaurant Report: de.lish, Deaver's, Crest Bowl and more

Restaurant Report: de.lish, Deaver's, Crest Bowl and more

We're letting you know about the most recent inspections in Florissant and surrounding areas.
Restaurant Report: Pueblo Nuevo, Quiznos, Starbucks and more

Restaurant Report: Pueblo Nuevo, Quiznos, Starbucks and more

We're letting you know about the most recent health inspections in Hazelwood and surrounding areas.