St. James News

Library book sale returns next week

    The James Memorial Public Library will hold its annual book sale from March 12 through March 14, offering residents a great chance to purchase new and used books at a low price. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, the annual sale allows the library to get rid of duplicate books to make room for new ones.

Chamber holding gun raffle fundraiser to help pay for carnival

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is holding a gun raffle fundraiser to raise money to pay for the new carnival coming to the annual Grape and Fall Festival. The Chamber will be raffling off a commemorative Henry “Goldenboy” H004 .22 long rifle and tickets are on sale now.

School board considers snow routes

    The St. James Board of Education held discussion on snow routes and late starts during inclement weather during their meeting on Thursday, February 21. Board members had brought up discussion on the topic last year, but opted to wait to see how this year’s calendar finished and how many days were missed.

City borrowing SRO, making changes to district funding

    St. James City Administrator Jim Fleming and Police Chief Ron Jones presented changes to the School Resource Officer (SRO) position due to lack of manpower at the St. James Police Department during a school board meeting on February 21. Fleming also outlined changes coming next year to the amount of funds provided to the school district from the Walmart Distribution Center money given annually as part of its lease agreement.