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St. James News

Noose incident leads to retirement, unpaid leave for two workers

    The St. James Board of Education held a special session October 2 to discuss the employees currently under investigation for racial discrimination. Board members moved to place an employee accused of hanging a noose in the staff break room on two weeks of unpaid administrative leave as of October 1. Another has retired from the district.

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Chamber officials pleased with Chics and Chocolate turnout - PHOTO GALLERY

    Chics and Chocolate was a huge success for downtown businesses and the St. James Chamber of Commerce. Held on Thursday, September 25, participants had a fun evening of shopping, winning prizes, and enjoying tasty treats. The event has grown since its beginnings and this year was the largest Chics and Chocolate event ever.

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Band takes first in Sullivan

    Red Regiment Marching Band members have a lot to celebrate after an outstanding performance at the Sullivan Marching Festival on Saturday. The St. James High School band brought home first place and several special awards.

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St. James voters approve library tax

    St. James will retain its public library after a 30-cent per $100 of assessed valuation property tax passed on Tuesday. Voters approved the tax with 287 in favor and to 255 opposed. Revenue from the tax will provide a steady income stream for the continued operation of the James Memorial Public Library by the city of St. James.

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Residents can now get rid of old medications at police department

    The St. James Police Department and Kiwanis Club teamed up for a prescription drug disposal on Saturday. Approximately 50 pounds of unused, over-the-counter and prescription medications were taken for proper disposal. The program is designed to keep unused medications out of the hands of children.

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