Posts Tagged ‘repayment’

Coast city to repay BP grant funding for Ocean Expo

D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville must refund more than $1 million of a $3-million BP grant awarded to cover some of the expense of bringing Ocean Expo aquarium to the city. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality administered the grant for BP. The agency has spent nine months reviewing the circumstances that led to the firing of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Coast city gets more time to pay back $1.4M

D’IBERVILLE — The $3 million BP grant awarded to D’Iberville for Ocean Expo aquarium is still under review, giving the city an additional 90 days to repay $1.4 million in disputed expenses. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has extended the stop-work order while the agency continues to review documents. The […] [...]

Mayor wants amount state says he must repay reduced

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking a Hinds County judge to throw out part of the $70,000 that the state auditor alleges he owes for unsubstantiated personal expenses. The Commercial Appeal reports Davis is scheduled to be in chancery court in Jackson tomorrow. Davis argues his reimbursements followed state law. He says contends […] [...]

Bonding company repays county for missing arena funds

CORINTH — Alcorn County supervisors have accepted $34,678 from the bonding company for former Crossroads Arena manager Reggie Churchwell to replace missing funds found by state auditors. The Daily Corinthian reports the money will be paid by Travelers Casualty and Surety Company. The board of supervisors signed off on the amount Monday. In October of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Small Delta community gets repaid for clerk’s embezzlement

ANGUILLA — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has presented the town of Anguilla with a $108,000 check to restore funds allegedly embezzled by a former clerk. Pickering says in a news release that an investigation showed town clerk Manika Kelly allegedly embezzled funds from the town’s water and sewer accounts from October 2006 to November 2011. […] [...]

Pickering returns funds misused by supervisor to county

LEAKESVILLE — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has returned $70,280.72 to Greene County following an investigation into supervisors’ misuse of funds used as part of an illegal kickback scheme carried out through a contract for Katrina debris removal and legal expenses. These funds represent $64,030.72 in principal and $2,146.08 in interest and investigative costs. Pickering previously […] [...]

Auditor’s Office closes embezzlement investigation

BROOKHAVEN — Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering has closed his office’s investigation into embezzlement by a former Lincoln County Circuit Clerk. Pickering last week delivered a check for more than $61,000 to Lincoln County Supervisors. The Brookhaven Daily Leader reports the check represents the last of the money the auditor’s office says Terry Lynn Watkins had […] [...]

State plans to demand refund from Handy Hardware

Handy Hardware, a Texas-based hardware store cooperative, plans to close its two-year-old Meridian warehouse on Dec. 31, laying off 109 workers. The Mississippi Business Journal earlier reported the facility was closing after receiving a release from the Office of Mayor in Meridian. Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Dan Turner said the state contributed a $3.6 million […] [...]

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