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Auditor to JC grads: Own your destiny

ELLISVILLE, MS (Laurel Leader-Call) – At the 92nd annual Spring Commencement ceremonies at Jones College, State Auditor Shad White of Sandersville challenged graduates to “own” their destinies, work hard and set a course toward achieving their goals. The University of Mississippi graduate earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science and is

3 On Your Side Investigates: State of Corruption

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – At least once a month, the state auditor says a public official in the Magnolia State gets caught embezzling money — with demands equaling more than $2.5 million since last July. Depending on where you live, that could be your tax dollars. Five years ago, researchers ranked Mississippi the most corrupt

Mississippi schools administrative spending costs teachers, state auditor says

JACKSON, MS (Clarion-Ledger) – With state elections approaching, candidates looking to evade chastisement for the state’s low teacher pay are likely to cast some blame on a familiar foe — administrative spending growth. A review of school district spending from 2007-2017 released by Mississippi Auditor Shad White’s office Tuesday, finding that administrative spending has increased from $822 million

Second woman indicted in Mississippi fire department theft

SUMRALL, Miss. (AP) — A former bookkeeper of a south Mississippi fire department is charged with stealing $69,000 from the agency just months after her predecessor was named on similar charges. Jessica Delancey was indicted and arrested Friday on one count of embezzlement from the Oloh Fire Protection District in Lamar County. She’s free on

State auditor sheds light on investigations into government theft, corruption

COLUMBUS, MS (THE DISPATCH) Shad White said there are two ways to do his job: the easy way and the right way. White was appointed to the position of state auditor about nine months ago, meaning he’s in charge of the office that sorts out misappropriation, theft and corruption in government offices all over the

State Auditor raises red flag on cybersecurity vulnerabilities

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -State agencies house more of your personal information than you may realize. But how secure is it? One official is sounding the alarm and pushing to have the law changed to make your information safer. Servers for state agencies have a wealth of personal information, attractive to hackers. You’d think the cybersecurity