Flag Springs Church is celebrating its 75th year in St. James, with a planned anniversary party to be held September 24-26. The church was founded in 1946 and has been a staple of the St. James community since its inception.
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The St. James recycling program has continued to grow after the city received a grant and purchased new recycling bins for residents to use. The program has continued to see more residents taking advantage of the bins, aiding in the city saving money due to the less tonnage needing to be taken to the landfill.
The city of St. James completed a major stormwater project on North Springfield Street near the Industrial Park. Several new culverts were installed in residential driveways and ditches were reshaped to force water to drain correctly into a nearby creek.
Students attending St. James Schools will no longer be masked after spending the first two weeks at Level 2 of the Return to Learn district plan. On Friday, September 3, the district announced area COVID-19 positivity rates were falling and there had not been any major outbreaks district-wide, leading to the return to Level 1.
The 87th Annual Grape and Fall Festival returns to St. James next week and will see Nelson Hart Park filled with plenty to do after the event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. This year’s theme is Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future and the event will run from September 8-11.