St. James Winery wins three Jefferson Cups
The results from the 15th annual Jefferson Cup Invitational wine competition are in, and St. James Winery won an impressive three Jefferson Cups out of the total 38 that were awarded. The winning wines for St. James Winery are 2013 Semi-Dry Vignoles, 2012 Estate Norton, and Friendship School White.
Filing for April election opens Tuesday
Filing for city and school positions, along with some other area boards, begins next week. Candidate filing will be held from December 16 through January 20. Seats on the St. James City Council, St. James School Board of Education, mayor, municipal judge, fire, and ambulance boards will all be up for election in April.
Resident wants carport rule changed
Resident John McCallister spoke to the St. James City Council Monday night about a city code that restricts residents from having carports in their driveway. McCallister believes the ordinance should be amended to allow for carports and Councilman John Huster had the issue put on the agenda for the council to discuss possible solutions.
Parking nixed near soccer field
The St. James City Council approved an ordinance Monday night making it illegal to park on the north side of the driveway near the soccer field at Nelson Hart Park. Parking issues have caused dangerous situations during high traffic times at the park, leading to concerns about foot traffic crossing near the bathrooms and ball fields. Park Director Clay Coffman spoke to the council about the situation.
Public House opens new brewery location in St. James
Public House Brewing Company opened the doors to its new St. James facility on November 29. The soft opening has been well received during its first week of operation and owners Josh Goodrich and Josh Stacy hope bring a new experience to the area.
OT policy reversed at council meeting
Alderman David Watkins took issue with an item left off Monday night’s agenda of the St. James City Council. He had requested a discussion regarding a change to the employee handbook, which was discussed during the November council meeting.