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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. 

Brown, Dossett exchange vows April 22

Mr. and Mrs. John Terrell Brown Jr. of Baton Rouge announce the marriage of their daughter, Jane Lloyd to David Laurence Goodyear Dossett, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kethley Dossett of Cleveland and Covington, La. The double ring ceremony took place April 22, at First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge and was officiated by the Rev.

Fund-raiser board

The Mississippi Opera Guild will present its fund-raiser An Evening in Tuscany October 8 at the Chapel at Livingston. A wine bar and silent auction will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Fund-raiser board members include (from left) Mary Atchley, Dr.

Tacky tourists

After the middle school pep rally during Jackson Academy’s spirit week students (from left, back) Bailey Berry, Rosanne Maxwell, Addison Comer, Katie Chustz, Houston Hearn; (front) Emily Buchanan, and Josie Huff are shown in their tacky tourist attire.

Ready to play

Sixth-grade First Presbyterian Day School Crusaders preparing for their weekly football game are (from left) Will Dungey, Andy Brown, and Banks Hewitt.

Project fit

Students at Mannsdale Upper Elementary School recently cut the ribbon on their new Project Fit America fitness equipment. The new outdoor fitness area, along with indoor fitness equipment, is designed to enhance the physical education curriculum and further encourage students to live healthy lives.

Red riding hood

In preschool at Jackson Academy students (from left) Caroline McKinnon, Bowman Sandifer, Kate Prescott Orr, Lucy Hines, and Palmer Williams reenacted the story of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Students practice listening, taking turns, and acting all together in this creative learning experience.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held its annual Saints Celebration recently, honoring each sports team and celebrating the grand opening of the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Clay Morris, Kayla Crossley, Olivia Lantrip, and Allen Ryu.



Crisler Boone is the new executive director of the Baptist Health Foundation, responsible for helping raise money that makes any healthcare at Baptist more affordable and more comfortable.