A change order in the amount of $81,346 was approved by the St. James Board of education on June 11. Brandon Dake, of Dake Wells Architecture, discussed the order with the board on the ongoing construction project following a walk through of the project earlier in the day.
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The St. James Board of Education reorganized last week after certifying the June 2 election results. Reelected board members Barb Smith and Shalena Doss joined newcomer Jon Rapp in taking the oath of office. The board met in special session to certify the results within the timeframe required by state law.
The St. James City Council swore in new officers on Monday night, following the certification of the June 2 election results. Two new faces joined the council with two returning members.
A small group of protesters spent Saturday near Lucy Wortham James Elementary School to support social change. Holding signs stating, “All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice, No Peace.” and others. They stayed on Jefferson Street attracting honks by passing cars in favor of their efforts, as well as others who voiced their opposition to the peaceful protest.
A water leak plaguing residents near North Louise Street has finally been identified and repaired. The leak was on a line running from the Walmart Distribution Center and caused water to run into residents’ yards for years.