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Aldermen question stipends received by Davis; petition Hood

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Alderman has asked the attorney general’s office whether two stipends received by Mayor Greg Davis are legal. The Commercial Appeal reports a $5,000 educational stipend and a $2,700 longevity stipend are added to the mayor’s $145,000 annual salary. A seven-month investigation by the state auditor’s office revealed that Davis misspent $153,000 on clothing, a ...

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PEER releases report on inmates pardoned by Barbour

JACKSON — The Mississippi Parole Board rejected 16 inmates’ requests for freedom before they were given full pardons by former Gov. Haley Barbour during his final days as governor, according to a nonpartisan legislative watchdog group. The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review examined Barbour’s pardons at the request of Rep. Cecil Brown of Jackson. Brown released ...

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FBI issues alert on federal grant scam

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The FBI has warned Mississippi residents of a telephone scam that claims the person is eligible for a $5,000 to $10,000 grant from the Grants Department of the federal government. It supposedly can be used for home or residential purposes. The FBI says in a statement that a claim code containing two letters and three numbers is ...

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Ex-chancery clerk indicted, accused of embezzlement

LEAKESVILLE — Former Greene County chancery clerk Latricia Cornelson has been indicted for embezzlement. The indictment, according to state Auditor Stacey Pickering, alleges Cornelson diverted $54,133 in county funds to her own use. Pickering says Cornelson was arrested on seven counts of embezzlement. The alleged thefts occurred during her time as Greene County chancery clerk. Pickering says the alleged embezzlement ...

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House passes bill limiting Hood's power to hire private attorneys

JACKSON — Mississippi House Republicans are moving forward with efforts to limit the attorney general’s power to hire private attorneys to file lawsuits for the state. Attorney General Jim Hood is the only Democrat remaining in statewide elected office, and he opposes their efforts. A bill that passed the House Judiciary A Committee yesterday says any statewide elected official or ...

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