Jones County Chancery Clerk's Office under investigation

The Mississippi State Auditor's Office has confirmed an investigation is underway into the Jones County Chancery Clerk's Office.

The nature of the investigation is unknown, but WDAM is told that it does not include the current or former chancery clerk.

Normally, state officials will neither confirm nor deny the existence of an ongoing investigation, but agreed to in this instance because newly elected auditor Stacey Pickering is from Jones County, and the investigation has become common knowledge among employees at the courthouse.