New budget includes 3% electric rate hike
• City council expected to increase fees next month
The St. James City Council approved the 2014-15 annual budget on Monday night. As the last act of the council prior to certification of the April election results, some questions were raised about where the city stands moving forward.
St. James students do well in FRC art contest
John F. Hodge High School art students participated in the 2014 Four Rivers Conference Art Show recently with many students being recognized for their excellent work. Students competed in the areas of design, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, fibers, computer art, printmaking, black and white drawing, color drawing and ceramics.
John F. Hodge High School students will be presenting the classic children’s fairy tale “Snow White” at the high school beginning Thursday night. Shows will be held Thursday, Friday,and Saturday in the gym and will run approximately one hour.
Incumbents returned to school board
Area voters returned all three incumbents to the St. James Board of Education on Tuesday. Positions were also decided for city council, fire board and ambulance board.
Sip ‘n’ Savor has been scheduled for May 3
The sixth annual Sip ‘n’ Savor is quickly approaching. On May 3, a one-day endless tasting from more than 30 vendors offering 90 different samplings will be coming to St. James. Sponsored by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, the wine and microbrew festival will kick off the summer months downtown.
Harlem Wizards will take on school team
The Harlem Wizards are coming to St. James to face off against St. James schools faculty and alumni. Sponsored by the St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) the event will be held on April 30 at the St. James Middle School and will feature trick hoops and alley-oops galore.