St. James News

Strong storm causes power outage

    A storm on Tuesday, May 21 caused many St. James residents to be without power for the evening, after strong winds broke a utility pole. The damage was severe enough it took two days to make the necessary repairs, with over 500 customers affected.

Harlan discusses fees for facilities rentals

    St. James Schools Athletic Director Greg Harlan spoke to the St. James Board of Education during a meeting on May 16, reviewing the numbers of students involved in sports this year and recommending fees for outside entities renting school facilities. In his proposal, he suggested a range of fees depending on what facilities could be rented by non-school affiliated organizations.

School board hears budget assumptions for upcoming year

    During a recent St. James School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson discussed his budget assumptions for the 2019-20 school year, based on the information being provided by the state. He noted district will face a tighter budget next year due to the rising cost of health insurance, cuts to Title money, and increases to the salary schedule.

Memorial Day ceremony will honor new names added to veterans memorial

    A Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Monday to recognize new names being added to the veterans memorial in front of the John F. Hodge High School. Organizer Bob Smith has spent the past two months selling new bricks and promoting the addition of names of local veterans to the monument, with over 40 being added.

Tiger Shark Waterpark opening Friday

    The Tiger Shark Waterpark will open for the summer this Friday. The pool is filled, the concession stand is stocked, and park staff is ready for another fun year of swimming. Season passes are on sale now for families wanting a deal on using the pool all summer long.