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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. 

County considers tax

A user tax might become a possibility for Madison County. However, the tax is not meant to affect county residents.

Officials recently discussed how to implement a tax on hotels, motels, and possibly liquor stores in the county.



Longs supports Arts

The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will bring the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra to the University of Mississippi this fall, thanks to a generous gift from Northsiders Billy and Rebecca Long.


Studying salesmen

Madison County is trying to get a handle on door-to-door salesmen.

During a recent board of supervisors meeting, the county discussed what to do about salesmen knocking on county residents’ doors.



Platt approved

A Madison subdivision is expanding. Hartford, located on N. Old Canton Road, will have two more sections added to the neighborhood.

Madison city officials recently approved the preliminary plats for parts 2A and 3A for the subdivision.









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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.