St. James News

Library improvement project almost complete


            Work on repairs to old wiring on the lighting system outside the James Memorial Public Library and the construction of an American Disabilities Act compliant restroom is nearly complete. Alexander Construction was contracted to renovate two restrooms, converting them into one ADA-compliant restroom, and work on masonry for the lighting project began on Monday.

Just A Taste offers new options for dining

Just A Taste, a wine bar and restaurant that specializes in a locally sourced, made from scratch menu and located in the heart of St. James, is welcoming back guests after quarantine restrictions on dine-in services have been lifted. The small business has implemented several procedures to protect both its employees and customers.

July 4 celebration to take place downtown

            The St. James Chamber of Commerce announced they will hold the annual July 4 fireworks display this year, with some changes expected due to COVID-19. Fireworks will be fired from the water tower on the north side of I-44 near the middle school and can be viewed from areas on that side of town.

Council hears presentation from Tri-County Humane Society

            Katrina Macey and Belinda Althage, of the Tri-County Humane Society, presented a proposal to the St. James City Council on June 16, asking to continue to rent a city-owned building near the Industrial Park to operate the animal shelter. The city has been in negotiations on a new lease agreement since October and a new animal group, Phelps County Animal Rescue, presented plans to the council to step in and provide a no-kill animal shelter earlier this month.