Harlan updates board on A+ program

    During last week’s January school board meeting, John F. Hodge High School Assistant Principal Greg Harlan updated the St. James Board of Education on the A+ program, which helps qualified students attend a two-year college. Harlan said the program has grown this year and he is pleased with the current enrollment.

Board approves 2022-23 calendar

    The St. James Board of Education heard an update on the 2022-23 calendar by Superintendent Tim Webster during the January 19 meeting of the board.
    The district sent out a survey earlier in the school year to seek opinions on what the community and faculty wanted when the district created next year’s school calendar and Webster told the board that information was used when designing it.

Chamber still seeking Lifetime Achievement nominees

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual awards dinner and still needs nominations for the Lifetime Achievement award. Nominations are requested to be turned in to the Chamber offices by February 28.

Police respond to high speed chase

    A high-speed pursuit came through St. James on Saturday, January 22, after originating in Edgar Springs. Derrick K Whiting, 25, of Collierville, Tenn., was arrested for resisting arrest, possession/unlawful use of a weapon, and multiple traffic offenses following the incident.

District updates Return to Learn plan

    Based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding shortening quarantine recommendations, the St. James Board of Education has approved updating the district’s Return to Learn plan to incorporate those recommendations.