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Siebert to be featured speaker at St. James Chamber awards dinner

The St. James Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual dinner and awards ceremony on Friday, January 23 at Matt’s Steakhouse. Every year, the Chamber awards citizens, businesses, and organizations for their many contributions volunteers make throughout the year to make St. James a better place. This year, keynote speaker Dr. Sean Siebert will be speaking prior to the awards presentation and changing of officers.

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JFH looks at changing block system

    High School Principal Keith McCarthy spoke to the St. James Board of Education about his plans to move from a ten-block to a seven-block system. He had spoken with the board in November to highlight how the change would allow teachers more time in front of their students.

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Public House Brewing beginning statewide distribution

    Public House Brewing Company has announced it is partnering with distributors Major Brands and Grellner Sales and Service to launch statewide distribution in February.

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Drug cases on the rise, police chief tells council

    Police Chief Ron Jones gave an overview of 2014 to the St. James City Council on Monday night. Calls were up significantly last year, and police officers responded to more incidents than ever. Over 7,800 incidents were reported last year, with 1,052 requiring investigations.

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Deadline is drawing near for candidates

    This is the final week for interested candidates to file their information to run in the April General Election. Interested candidates have until next Tuesday, January 20 to file for positions up for election.

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Split council redefines employee workweek

    The St. James City Council approved a change in the employee handbook regarding a 40-hour workweek on Monday night. City Administrator Jeff Davis requested the change, which primarily changed the utility department from an eight-hour workday to a 40-hour workweek. The council was split on the decision, with the motion passing four to two.

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