St. James News
Queen candidates, Chamber getting ready for 81st GFF
The 81st Annual Grape and Fall Festival is coming to St. James soon. Area residents will have plenty to do for the festival this year, which runs September 3-6. Many new and returning events are slated for the week.
On Saturday, August 23, an organization called Change This World (CTW) will be at the St. James Community Hall in Nelson Hart Park to pack 50,000 meals. Beginning at 9 a.m., volunteers from the community will join together to package balanced meals for those suffering from hunger around the world.
The James Memorial Public Library Board will be holding a public forum on Tuesday, August 26 at 6 p.m. at the library. Members of the board and city officials will be available to answer any questions city residents have about the property tax issue, which will once again be presented to a public vote.
School opening goes well, super says
School is now in session as St. James students opened the 2014-15 school year on Monday. Teachers and students began the year with many changes.
City spending $65,000 for mapping system
For the past two months, the St. James City Council has been discussing the purchase of GIS mapping and hosting service to map manholes and electrical primary lines. On Monday night, the council passed a resolution to contract with Midland GIS Solutions for mapping services at a cost of $64,722.