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Services are set for Frances Anne Fortner, the Jackson Academy (JA) senior who died from injuries sustained in a car crash last week.

For years, Jackson residents have turned to humor to cope with the city’s poor infrastructure.

Jackson Academy’s commencement exercises will go on as scheduled tonight, a day after senior Frances Anne Fortner was killed in a car wreck.

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Jackson is bringing on a team of private consultants to help it draw up a long-range infrastructure master plan. 
The first phase of the plan will be funded by the city’s one-percent infrastructure sales tax. 
Jackson will soon have two more ways for Northsiders to get outside, enjoy nature and exercise. 

Law enforcement appreciation

Madison the City Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler and the Madison Board of Aldermen signed a resolution proclaiming May 13 -19 as Madison County Law Enforcement Appreciation Week in the City of Madison.  For information on how to get involved in thanking our officers in blue for their service, contact the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce.

New Arc

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held an open house in the new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Elizabeth Alley, Trudy Moody, and Head of School George Penick.

One hundred days

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated the 100th Day of School.  Shown are (from left) Coleman Wallace, Avery Warf, Laurel Rae Myrick and Jackson Page.

Book characters

Students (from left) Elizabeth Peters, Stone Skipper, Taylor James, Taylor Brown, Katherine Fowler, and MJ Funchess dressed up as their favorite characters from the Superkids reading program used in Jackson Academy’s Preschool.

Reader points

First Presbyterian Day School students were recognized as having the most Accelerated Reader points in each grade in male and female categories. Shown are (from left, back) Clark Smith, Alice Moore, Hannah Polk, Oliver Dawson; (front) Kennedy Buchanan, Wade Smith, Alex Guidry, Emily Maggio, Nichols Katsaboulas, and Sophia Splaingard.

Student government

Madison Central High School SGA executive officers for the 2018-2019 school year are (from left) Claire Iupe, secretary; Bonnie Hill and Sydney Storm, co-presidents; Haaris Patel, vice president. Not pictured: Michael Zhang, treasurer.

NJHS officers

Jackson Prep’s National Junior Honors Society 2018 officers are (from left) John Henry Andress – president; Mason Nichols – chaplain; Mills Murphy – secretary; Hawthorne Cleveland – vice president.