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September 20, 2016 in News

lauderdale-titleMERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) – Starting October 1st, the new budget year will bring with it a three percent raise for most Lauderdale County employees. The head of the board of supervisors tells WTOK TV the board approved the raises as part of its ongoing effort to help the pay for Lauderdale County employees catch up with the southeastern average. The board voted to give sheriff’s deputies a 10 percent raise.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – The city of Natchez has hired a Madison accounting firm to conduct a forensic audit of the city’s finances. The Natchez Democrat reports Mayor Darryl Grennell signed an agreement Friday to hire Collins, Barr & Hembree to conduct the audit. The concerns or specific problem areas outlined by the mayor and board of aldermen will direct the work of the audit.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – Former Forrest County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Charles Bolton has been officially terminated from office. County Administrator Betty Carlisle told the Hattiesburg American Monday Bolton’s termination was effective Thursday, the day after Bolton and his wife, Linda Bolton, each were found guilty of five counts of filing false tax returns. Charles Bolton also was found guilty on four counts of tax evasion, all in connection to returns filed for tax years 2010-13.

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has scheduled three town hall meetings to talk about how to spend $750 million in Deepwater Horizon oil disaster money. The Sun Herald reports the first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lyman Community Center in Gulfport. Reeves has said he would like to see the majority of the funds spent in south Mississippi.