St. James News

Board discusses next steps on delayed building projects

    Work to construct a new early childhood center and to renovate the high school has been delayed after high estimates were received by the district. The St. James Board of Education held discussion on what the next steps will be during a meeting on Thursday, January 17.

Several races will appear on the April ballot

    Candidate filing for the April 2, 2019 general election for city and school boards closed on Tuesday, January 15. There will be races for mayor, the city council, and school board during the election

Council sets rates for net metering program

    The St. James City Council met on Monday, January 14 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
•    Approved an ordinance that set rates on the city’s net metering program for the fiscal year 2018-19. The rates will be $0.014634 per kilowatt hour for any residence that adds solar energy back onto the city’s power grid. There are currently two homes inside the city limits this applies to and the ordinance must be approved annually to reflect new rates.

St. James Tire and Auto makes December Book Buzz donation

Lincoln Hale (left) shows off the November Book Buzz books and Jaxon Hale (right) shows off the December Book Buzz books that St. James Tire & Auto recently donated to the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.