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Circuit Clerk’s office adds $160,036 to Warren County’s general fund

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Jan Daigre

During Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Warren County Circuit Clerk Jan Daigre presented a check for $160,036 for deposit into the county’s general fund.

The funds reflect overages from collected fees after Daigre’s salary, that of her staff and office expenses were paid in 2019. Circuit clerks are required by Mississippi law to reconcile the previous year’s accounting of their office by April 15 every year.

Daigre has held office since December 2014, after winning a special election. That election saw Daigre defeat interim clerk Greg Peltz whom the board had appointed following Shelly Palmertree’s removal from office for a number of improprieties including embezzlement.

To date, Daigre has deposited more than $600,000 into county coffers.

Her salary is currently set at $94,500 after the most recent raise approved by the Mississippi Legislature.

In addition to issuing marriage licenses, circuit clerks are tasked with receiving and filing all lawsuits, indictments and other related paperwork in civil and criminal cases filed in circuit or county court. They also issue all process materials including summons and subpoenas, and they draw and qualify jurors. Clerks serve as the point of registration for voters and political candidates in county elections. They work in conjunction with election commissioners and the secretary of state to ensure elections are properly conducted.

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Handgun stolen in auto burglary

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A handgun was stolen in an auto burglary Monday in Vicksburg.

Monday, Nov. 30, at 10:34 a.m. officers took a report in reference to an auto burglary that occurred at 3133 Washington St.

The victim reported someone stole a SCCY 9-mm handgun from his 2000 GMC Sierra.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Shooting suspect turns herself in

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Devona Jackson (photo courtesy VPD)

The suspect in a Nov. 25 shooting turned herself in to Vicksburg police investigators Monday

Devona Jackson, 36, of Vicksburg, was charged with one count of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle in connection with an altercation at the Smoke Break convenience store, 1217 Cherry St., on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Jackson was arraigned in the Vicksburg Municipal Court, where Judge Angela Carpenter set her bond at $15,000 and bound her over to the Warren County grand jury.

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COVID-19

Mayor Flaggs extends Vicksburg’s mask mandate through Jan. 4

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Mayor George Flaggs Jr. during his Nov. 25 news conference. (photo via video screen grab)

Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. has extended Vicksburg’s COVID-19 Civil Emergency Order from 8 a.m. Dec. 2, through 8 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021.

The order continues the mask requirement currently in effect for public buildings and businesses, current social distancing guidelines for public or private social gatherings, and the juvenile curfew from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

A summary of the order is below.

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