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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.










Crisler Boone on Baptist Foundation

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. Boone was born and raised in Jackson and graduated from Jackson Prep and Millsaps. She and her two sons were born at Baptist as well.


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Emma Warren, Mark Waters exchange wedding vows in the Chapel at Livingston

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Ray Warren of Madison announce the marriage of their daughter, Emma Kathryn Warren, to Mark Ryan Waters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jeffrey Waters of Shreveport. The wedding was held November 11 at the Chapel at Livingston in Madison. The Rev. Doug Pierce officiated the double ring ceremony.


Graduations

By ANTHONY WARREN,

N’side students prepare to say goodbye to high school

High School seniors across the Northside have only days to go until they don cap and gowns for the big day - graduation.

It’s May, and that means high school awards days and commencement exercises are right around the corner.



Staying Afloat

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Allocation to keep water fund solvent until summer

Jackson’s water and sewer cash fund should stay afloat at least until the summer.

Meanwhile, city officials were still in talks last week with Siemens in hopes that it can correct problems with its billing system.




News Briefs

Airfield Work Under Way

By January 2019, the Bruce Campbell Airfield should be complete in lighting upgrades.

The lighting improvement project will replace some structures along the runways and taxiways and has been designed by Neel Schaffer.


Crisler Boone on Baptist Foundation

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. Boone was born and raised in Jackson and graduated from Jackson Prep and Millsaps. She and her two sons were born at Baptist as well.



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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.





SESSION OUTLOOK

Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.


Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.


Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).





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City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.


Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.


Watters honored for contributions

Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.

This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.



Determination

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.




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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.