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Warren Co. won’t help pay defense of convicted former clerk

Warren County supervisors say they won’t help pay attorneys’ fees for a former circuit clerk convicted in a corruption case. The Vicksburg Post reports that supervisors on Monday approved a letter telling Travelers Insurance company that the county won’t pay the $10,000 deductible the company requested. Travelers previously insured the county, and it asked the county to pay the deductible ...

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Mississippi high court to consider hidden public records dispute

The Mississippi Supreme Court will consider a dispute over public access to records from a state agency. The dispute started in late 2012, when the Sun Herald requested records from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. After the newspaper made its request, state Auditor Stacey Pickering subpoenaed the same documents and took possession of them. Pickering’s staff said the records ...

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Mississippi auditor Pickering being called up for National Guard duty

State Auditor Stacey Pickering is being called to active duty in the Mississippi Air National Guard. Auditor’s office spokeswoman Kelley Ryan says Tuesday that Pickering will be deployed within the next week to a military base in Nevada in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Ryan says Pickering will remain in touch with employees at the auditor’s office and will continue ...

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Former Youth ChalleNGe Academy employee sentenced

JACKSON — Jerry Howard, 51, former Cafeteria Manager at the Youth ChalleNGe Academy at Camp Shelby, was sentenced to 8 years to serve, and 2 years suspended. The Youth ChalleNGe Academy is part of the National Guard Youth Guard Program and serves at-risk male and female youth ages 16-18. “During a search in 2014, Special Agents from my office found large quantities ...

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Ex-mayor denies misusing of Southaven city funds

JACKSON — A former mayor accused of spending city money on trips, shopping and marriage counseling was authorized to use the funds and did nothing wrong, his attorney said Wednesday. The attorney for former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis told the state Court of Appeals that Davis doesn’t have to pay back $73,000 because they were for his travel and training. ...

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Truck driver wins Dem nomination for Mississippi governor

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn’t even vote in Tuesday’s primary. Robert Gray won the Democratic primary for governor over two candidates — Vicki Slater, a trial lawyer ...

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Pickering and Butler vie for GOP nomination for auditor

JACKSON — Stacey Pickering says he’s as aggressive a state auditor as Mississippi has ever had. His challenger in Tuesday’s Republican primary, Mary Hawkins Butler, says that’s not enough. Pickering is touting his record as he seeks a third term in the office that oversees the finances of state and local government. The winner of Tuesday’s primary will face Democrat ...

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Auditor demands former Pontotoc County clerk pay money back

JACKSON — Mississippi state auditor Stacey Pickering has demanded nearly $14,000 from a former Pontotoc County employee after noticing a shortage in a county account. Pickering says the county’s former Deputy Chancery Clerk Allison Stegall owes the county $13,934.97. Pickering’s office issued a statement Tuesday claiming cash paid by taxpayers on land redemption releases was taken before it was accounted ...

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Tommy Robertson indicted on five counts of embezzlement

JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Jackson County District Attorney Tony Lawrence announced today that former State Senator Tommy Robertson has been indicted on five counts of embezzlement, which are alleged to have occurred in April of 2013.  Robertson, 59, is accused of using his position as board attorney for the Singing River Federal Credit Union to embezzle $484,092 of loan ...

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Former Greenville Parks Commission director sentenced

State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Yvette Yeager, a former employee of the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department, has been sentenced to ten years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Yeager previously plead guilty to one count of embezzlement on October 1, 2014. Yeager’s sentence will be carried out as follows: two years of intensive supervised ...

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