Chaney, Pickering to announce investigation results this afternoon
State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney will hold a joint press conference this afternoon to announce the results of an investigation into the possible misuse of rebate funds by officials of the city of Sledge.
Pickering and Chaney will release their findings of their two agencies’ joint investigation at 1:30. Magnolia Marketplace will be there and we’ll have the particulars as soon as they’re available, so check back here around mid-afternoon.
Mississippi music historians will recognize Sledge as the birthplace of country music star Charley Pride. Legend also has it that the town was once home to a man named Leroy Brown who inspired the Jim Croce song. There are some folks who label Sledge as the birthplace of the blues. We’ll find out this afternoon if some of the town’s leaders should be singing the blues. Talk to you then.