St. James News

Kiwanis club raffling kayak

   The St. James Kiwanis Club is raffling off a kayak and tickets are on sale now. Every year, the club holds a fall raffle of a gun during the annual Grape and Fall Festival, but this year, the club has added a spring raffle as well. Tickets are on sale now for those wanting an opportunity to win.

City will no longer maintain dusk to dawn lights on private property

    St. James Municipal Utilities will no longer maintain dusk to dawn lighting on private property. The utility board voted in August to eliminate the practice, and the city has officially stopped working on private dusk to dawn lighting on personal property.

School board hears update on health insurance

    The St. James Board of Education heard an update on a health insurance consortium the district is a member of along with concerns over the rising cost of insurance due to high claims in recent years. Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson has been considering options and other consortiums the district could join and updated the board during a meeting on February 21.

Sanitation truck overturns on slick road

    A sanitation truck overturned during trash pickup on Thursday morning, February 28 on Sports Club Road. Two sanitation crew members were uninjured during the wreck, but the truck sustained damage and is currently down for repairs. The cause of the wreck was icy roads, as rain and ice were moving into the area that morning.