Pickering to study viability of hospitals

The office of State Auditor Stacey Pickering will be studying which community-owned hospitals in Mississippi are facing economic difficulties and why.

Pickering says he is concerned that some accessibility to health care will be lost if those hospitals can’t remain viable.

Pickering spoke last week to a forum hosted by Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government and the Capitol press corps.

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State auditor recovers $19k for Vicksburg

State Auditor Stacey Pickering presented a check for $19,416.10 to officials with the City of Vicksburg.  This recovery follows an investigation into embezzlement of public funds by former Assistant City Clerk, Katrina McCloud.  The amount recovered includes $18,842.53 in total funds embezzled and $573.57 in interest expense.
“In light of the recent headlines in Warren County, I am pleased that the Office of the State Auditor can provide some positive news to the City of Vicksburg,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering.  “The money returned…should restore funds that the City can use for the betterment of its future.”  […]

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State auditor returns $92k to Tishomingo County

The Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors received a $92,000 check this week from state auditor Stacey Pickering following an investigation into a former chancery clerk’s misappropriation of funds

The Auditor’s Office found that former chancery clerk Hayden Ables used his position as Chancery Clerk to obtain personal benefit for services he did not perform. […]