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Hinds Supervisors President Promises ‘Safeguards’ as State Auditor Arrests Three for Fraud

Special agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor arrested Hinds County District 2 Election Commissioner Toni Johnson, 36, and businessman Cedric Cornelius, 46, on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, as alleged accomplices in defrauding the county. An alleged collaborator, Sudie Jones-Teague, surrendered herself at the Hinds County Detention Center on Feb. 22.

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Judge My Book by Its Cover—Then Read It with Children

School Library Journal named Anastasia Higginbotham’s “Not My Idea” one of the best books of 2018. Mississippi State Auditor Shad White says it teaches racism as do all anti-racism books, calling Higginbotham “some white lady” who made up ideas about whiteness “five minutes ago.”

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