Category Archives: State Auditor

State Auditor Recovers More Than $29,000 In Mendenhall

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced that more than $29,000 has been recovered and returned to the City of Mendenhall following the investigation into former Mendenhall Police Chief Bruce Barlow. Pickering presented a check for $29,432.13 to Mendenhall Mayor Steve Womack today. “Individuals in a position of trust who use their power to embezzle and […]

State Auditor’s Office, Mississippi Military Department Announce Arrest Of Civilian Employee At Youth Challenge Program

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – State Auditor Stacey Pickering joined military officials during a news conference today at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg to announce the investigation and arrest of a non-military, civilian employee. Pickering and Major General Augustus Collins identified those participating as personnel in the Mississippi National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy’s dining facility and include manager […]

Judge Rules In Favor Of State Auditor In Davis Trial

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas has ruled that former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis must repay the full amount of money demanded by the State Auditor’s Office. “This investigation began more than three years ago, and we have remained committed to protecting the taxpayers of Southaven […]

Warren County Board Removes Palmertree From Office

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree was removed from office today by the Warren County Board of Supervisors for violating the state law governing residency requirements for elected officials. Board President Bill Lauderdale said an affidavit signed by Palmertree was presented during an evidentiary hearing showing her residence as Madison County, […]