Tag Archives: Stacey Pickering

Former Stone County Economic Development Partnership executive director indicted

January 31, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Jay Paul Gumm, former executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, was indicted Thursday on one count of felony embezzlement, according to a release today from State Auditor Stacey Pickering.  Gumm was previously arrested on August 16, 2013 for embezzlement. As Executive Director, Gumm embezzled over $24,000.00, Pickering’s release said. […]

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Pickering gives county certificate of achievement

January 7, 2014

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It seems lately that if one hears of an audit, somebody is in trouble for misappropriating funds or shady accounting. But one county has bucked that trend. Lowndes County’s financial records have gotten a clean bill from state auditors. WCBI-TV reports that state Auditor Stacey Pickering sent a certificate of achievement to county officials because […]

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Pickering to run for Senate if Cochran decides against reelection

November 26, 2013

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Add State Auditor Stacey Pickering to the list of potential candidates for the U.S. Senate if Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) decides not to seek reelection in 2014. Cochran has held the seat since 1978 and has said he’ll decide by the end of this month whether to seek another six-year term. However, a Cochran spokesman […]

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Good Jobs First calls Pickering’s statement on Nissan subsidies ‘false and misleading’

June 10, 2013

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A Response to Stacey Pickering We were surprised to read Stacey Pickering’s attack on our report about the $1.3 billion in subsidies made available to Nissan in connection with its assembly operations in Mississippi. The surprise was both at who wrote the article and what it said. Why is the Mississippi State Auditor responding to […]

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Stacey Pickering: Nissan has lived up to its promises

May 28, 2013

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Statement from Stacey E. Pickering, State Auditor A Washington, D.C. based organization called Good Jobs First recently released a false and misleading report funded by the United Auto Workers concerning the Nissan plant in Canton. Unfortunately, the report was short on facts and long on estimates. As the UAW has continuously been unsuccessful over the past decade […]

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ALL BUSINESS: Former bank president Chuck Jordan hits the ground running as new Greenville mayor

December 21, 2011

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In an election year when politics dominated headlines, perhaps Chuck Jordan’s sweeping victory in the Greenville mayoral race topped them all. In a surprising landslide victory, banker-turned-politician Jordan took more than 64 percent of the vote to become Greenville’s next mayor. Not only was this his first political campaign, Jordan, a white, took 40 percent […]

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NORTHWAY COLUMN: Things getting frosty in Southaven

December 8, 2011

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Today, there is a warning on the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s website about icy accumulation in North Mississippi. It is for the I-55 bridge over the Coldwater River in DeSoto County. However, it would appear that the really slick ice in DeSoto County is at the Southaven Mayor’s Office. >> SEE RELATED STORY FROM THE […]

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