St. James News

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.

Carney joins Caring Center, Senior Center

    Sarah Carney has joined the St. James Senior Center/Caring Center as the Administrative Coordinator. She’ll be spearheading marketing, outreach, activities, and programming at the Centers. Contact her if you’d like to teach a class, lead an activity, join a planning committee, collaborate, rent our dining hall, or reserve our meeting room.

Repairs to Lift Station 2 nearly complete

    The renovation of the city’s sewage Lift Station #2 is nearly complete, with Smith & Edwards working to install two new pumps and a control system at the site, located at the bottom of a hill near the football complex. Work was delayed a short time after some unforeseen issues, but plans are to bring the facility to full capacity by the end of the week.

Programs available to aid with heating bills

    Winter has come to the area and many in the community struggle to pay their heating bills when temperatures drop. The city of St. James has provided information regarding programs that can assist families as they try to keep their expenses low while winter bills rise.