Posts Tagged ‘circuit clerk’

Audit finds circuit clerk owes more money

VICKSBURG — An unfinished 2012 audit of Warren County says Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree owes the county more than previously thought and supervisors will ask for payback this week. The Vicksburg Post reports the five-member board will meet in special session to demand the clerk repay fees beyond the state-set cap for fee-based public officials. “We’re […] [...]

Circuit clerk’s pay issue results in lawsuit, countersuit

VICKSBURG — Trading one debt in the circuit clerk’s office to pay off another in time for Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree to win a third term was a big deal to her in 2011. So much so, that it was written in a letter to state auditors agreeing to the swap. “Pursuant to our phone […] [...]

After failed negotiations, circuit clerk’s paycheck garnished

VICKSBURG — Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree will not get a paycheck until she pays back money the state auditor’s office and the board of supervisors say is owed dating back to 2006. The Vicksburg Post reports supervisors acted this week after talks with Ashley-Palmertree and her attorney failed to reach a resolution. The […] [...]

Judge orders circuit clerk to pay sanctions; suspends deputy clerk

HINDS COUNTY — A Hinds County judge has ordered the county’s Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn to pay $9,535 in sanctions for her office’s failure to timely file appeal papers to the state Supreme Court. The Clarion-Ledger also reports Judge Tomie Green ordered the deputy clerk who handled appeals in Dunn’s office be suspended for 30 […] [...]

Circuit clerk resigns, pleads guilty to embezzlement

BROOKHAVEN — The longtime circuit clerk of Lincoln County has resigned after pleading guilty to failing to properly deposit county money. Terry Lynn Watkins, 57, of Brookhaven, had been set to stand trial on embezzlement charges today. As part of her guilty plea, Watkins had to resign and agree not to run for circuit clerk […] [...]

Auditors find poor record keeping, but no theft

QUITMAN — A representative from the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office has told Clarke County officials there has been no evidence of theft found in accounts for the Clarke County Circuit Clerk’s Office. David Huggins delivered the news to the Clarke County Board of Supervisors, according to WTOK television. While there has been no stealing, Huggins […] [...]

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