Posts Tagged ‘Warren County’

Court denies appeal by circuit clerk to use tax money for defense

VICKSBURG — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports the Mississippi Supreme Court has denied the interlocutory appeal filed by Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree. The three-member panel of Justices Michael Randolph, James Kitchens and Leslie King agreed with an earlier Hinds County Chancery Court ruling restricting Palmertree from using taxpayer money to pay her attorneys’ […] [...]

Palmertree blocked from using public funds for legal defense

VICKSBURG — Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas has ordered Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Palmertree to no longer use taxpayer money to pay for her attorneys’ fees, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering. Thomas opined that he believes the action before the court is a personal action by Palmertree and not an action […] [...]

Palmertree’s embezzlement trial set for March

by Associated Press Published: January 29,2014

Tags: bench, circuit clerk, court, crime, embezzlement, justice, law, law enforcement, legal, Shelly Ashley-Palmertree, trial, Warren County

VICKSBURG — Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree is scheduled for trial March 24 on three counts of embezzlement. The Vicksburg Post reports that lawyers for Palmertree waived arraignment Monday. Palmertree is charged with inappropriately taking funds from her office’s civil and criminal accounts into her circuit clerk fee account. The circuit clerk collects […] [...]

Grand jury returns indictment against former circuit clerk

VICKSBURG — A Warren County Grand Jury has returned a three-count indictment against Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says Palmertree was arrested yesterday by sheriff’s deputies. Pickering says in a news release that Palmertree was indicted on three felony counts of embezzlement. A previous indictment from August 2013 was dismissed due […] [...]

Julie Ford named sales, marketing manager at Vicksburg Convention Center

by MBJ Staff Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, hospitality, Mississippi, tourism, VICKSBURG, Warren County

Julie Ford has been named the sales and marketing manager at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Ford has over 14 years of sales and marketing experience and 12-plus years in the tourism and hospitality industry. She was previously a part of the Vicksburg Convention Center team from 2002-2006. Ford most recently was the sales manager for […] [...]

Limited ferry service to island draws complaints

by Associated Press Published: December 18,2013

Tags: Bill Lauderdale, board of supervisors, Coast Guard, Kings Point Island, M&M Property LP, Warren County

VICKSBURG — Warren County officials are getting complaints about the short staffing and limited hours for a ferry to Kings Point Island. Hunting and tree farming dominate activity on Kings Point Island, which was cut off from mainland Warren County when the Mississippi River changed course in the late 19th century. Warren County officials said […] [...]

Commission awards contract extension for port operations

VICKSBURG — The Port of Vicksburg has given a Texas company another year to operate the port under current terms. The Vicksburg Post reports that Kinder Morgan of Houston, Texas, had been operating the port on a month-to-month arrangement since its contract expired June 30. Terms approved this past week call for the company to […] [...]

Eight counties report damage from storm system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from eight counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state yesterday. MEMA says minor street flooding was reported in Hinds, Rankin, Washington and Yazoo counties. Trees were reported down in Jones and Scott counties. There was street flooding […] [...]

Pickering petitioning for change to fee system

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Every year, the Mississippi auditor’s office cites a handful of circuit and chancery clerks for overpaying themselves. Now, as lawyers for Auditor Stacey Pickering and Warren County fight in court with Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree, the Republican Pickering says he wants to meet with clerks and county supervisors statewide […] [...]

Choctaws petition for work stoppage on road project

VICKSBURG — The Choctaw Nation is asking Warren County to stop work on the local China Grove Road if any historic artifacts traced to Choctaw settlements centuries ago are found. The action was requested in a letter sent to the county in June asking work to be halted if any significant archaeological materials, such as […] [...]

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