St. James News

City recycling leaves as compost for possible tree nursery

    The city has plans to use leaves picked up from city streets as compost and reusable fill soil for a possible tree nursery planned to be installed near the middle school. Reliable Excavating was contracted to begin the process of spreading the leaves in the city dump.

Christmas events begin Thursday

    Christmas activities will begin this week and will offer a chance for families to celebrate the holidays, get pictures with Santa, and view the annual Christmas parade. Residents are encouraged to join with the various businesses and organizations to celebrate Christmas together.

District eying insurance options due to rising costs

    The St. James Board of Education is seeking health insurance options after hearing an update on healthcare costs. Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson spoke to the board on November 21 about the rising cost of healthcare, $383,000 in assessment fees due to settle unpaid health insurance claims, and what options the district has as part of a health insurance consortium.

School board accepts annual audit report

    The St. James Board of Education met on Thursday, November 21 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
    • Heard an audit report from district auditor Mike Catlett, who reported there were no findings in this year’s report and the finding from last year has gone away. The board approved the audit findings.

Community rallied to put Tigers wrestlers into their new home

    Thirteen years in and the St. James High School wrestling team finally has a home to call its own.
    The Tigers wrestling program has been the gypsy of St. James High School athletics in its 13 years of existence, moving from one practice facility to another on a near-regular basis over the past several seasons. This season St. James wrestlers will be in its fifth practice facility in the past seven years.