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How Two Women Allegedly Stole Nearly $1 Million from a Cash-Strapped College

Mississippi’s Coahoma Community College, located in the impoverished Delta region, didn’t have money to spare due to significant drops in state funding in recent years. Yet two women who worked at the college allegedly stole almost $1 million through crafty embezzlement that occurred over four years, officials said. In one of the state’s largest employee

Noxubee chancery clerk used taxpayers’ money to pay church tithes, state auditor says

The state auditor says Noxubee County Chancery Clerk Mary Shelton Washington used taxpayers’ money to pay church tithes. “It should go without saying that you can’t use taxpayers’ money to pay your tithe to your church,” State Auditor Shad White said. “Elected officials have to use common sense. If you or an organization you belong

Mississippi: Ohio firm must pay $235,000 in failed expansion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s state auditor is demanding that an Ohio business pay nearly $235,000 over a failed business expansion. State Auditor Shad White says John Cullen must repay a $174,000 grant, plus $60,000 interest, to Mississippi or face a lawsuit. Cullen is CEO of Payliance Inc. of Columbus, Ohio. In 2010, he agreed

When people can see what government is up too, it gets better

When Gov. Phil Bryant appointed me state auditor on July 6, I made a commitment to myself that I would do everything possible to make the auditor’s office the most transparent agency in state government. That afternoon I met with senior staff and told them this would be a priority, and now we’re unveiling a

Legal battle begins over demand for Hattiesburg Tourism Commission’s misappropriated funds

The Hattiesburg Tourism Commission and some of its current and former members have filed a civil lawsuit hoping for relief from a nearly half-million dollar demand for payment by the state auditor’s office. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Hinds County Chancery Court names as defendants United States Liability Insurance Co., which has refused to pay

White could be first millenial to hold statewide office

Mississippi’s first millennial to hold a statewide office is likely the first from his generation to assume such a post in the Deep South. The milestone reached by Shad White, who was sworn in on July 17 as Mississippi’s new state auditor, might be seen as a paradox in a state where policymakers and the