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Aldermen ask for Davis' resignation

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 today to ask Mayor Greg Davis to resign amid allegations he misspent about $170,000 in city funds. Attorney Steve Farese, who represents Davis, would not comment on whether Davis would resign. He said in a statement that the mayor is taking personal time for medical treatment and he expects Davis to ...

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Extension offers training to new county supervisors

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University Extension Service’s Center for Governmental Training and Technology recently gave newly elected county supervisors some of the tools they needed to begin work in the new year. New supervisors from across the state participated in a training session designed to teach them about basic laws and ethical issues that supervisors face on a daily basis. ...

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Developer, city still negotiating over TIF financing

MADISON — GBT Realty Corporation of Brentwood, Tenn., was scheduled to present the final plans and variance requests at the Jan. 9 meeting of the city of Madison’s Planning and Zoning Commission for the proposed Madison Promenade, but has deferred its request over TIF financing issues. The roughly 26-acre first phase is located in the northeast quadrant of I-55 and ...

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Iconic furniture store closing after 67 years

BOONEVILLE — A downtown furniture store that has been open for 67 years in Booneville is closing. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dickerson Furniture began its store closing sale this week. Hugh Dickerson opened the store in 1945, originally selling furniture and appliances. However, the store has offered only furniture since the 1950s. Marshall Dickerson bought the store from ...

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Judge gives McAllister, Nissan more time for negotiating

JACKSON — A federal judge is giving attorneys for former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. more time to negotiate a settlement in a lawsuit between them over the football star’s failed Jackson auto dealership. A court filing late yesterday said “because progress was demonstrated” U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson would allow the settlement ...

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Legal services for poor to cut staff, clients

JACKSON — A lack of funding has prompted a legal services program for the poor to make cuts staff and reduce the number of people for whom it handles cases. Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project executive director Shirley Williams tells The Clarion-Ledger her program’s annual budget, which also includes funding from other sources, has dropped from about $700,000 in 2011 to ...

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Read the Jan. 9 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — Monster shrimp invade the Coast: Asian Tiger Shrimp are proving to be a nightmare for researchers who say they could feed on all other shrimp species and cause price spikes across the nation. By Wally Northway Also in this week’s paper: >> Legislature kicks off: Small business lobby hopeful odds of passage are better — ...

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Aldermen to vote on resolution asking for Davis' resignation

SOUTHAVEN — Leaders of an affluent northern Mississippi suburb are expected to vote today on a resolution asking the mayor to resign over allegations that he misspent thousands of taxpayer dollars, including some at a gay sex shop in Canada. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has come under increasing scrutiny since November when Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering told him to pay ...

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Parkway continues 'shift' with sale of 15 buildings

JACKSON — Parkway Properties Inc. is selling 15 buildings for $147.5 million to Hertz Investment Group. The sale of structures in Jackson, Memphis, Tenn., and Richmond, Va., is part of a shift out of what Parkway now describes as “non-core” markets. Parkway said yesterday it would sell four buildings and a parking garage in Jackson, four buildings in Memphis and ...

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MEC unveils Blueprint, Bryant and Reeves pledge support

JACKSON — The Mississippi Economic Council wants legislators to expand charter schools, recruit more businesses, improve teacher quality and increase the amount of funding available to entrepreneurs. The MEC is the state chamber of commerce. Yesterday, the group released its Blueprint, a set of policy recommendations for lawmakers and other state officials. Incoming Gov. Phil Bryant and new Lt. Gov. ...

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