Posts Tagged ‘City of Southaven’

City officials back off post-shooting rental price hikes

SOUTHAVEN — The city of Southaven has scaled back the rental for city-owned facilities. The city raised the rent after a shooting in July 2013 at the city’s Tennis Center. Mayor Darren Musselwhite tells The Commercial Appeal that officials decided they overreacted. He says they didn’t want to make the facilities too expensive for people […] [...]

Mid-South Fair officials decide to stay in Mississippi

SOUTHAVEN — The Mid-South Fair will stay in Southaven for five more years. The city and fair organizers signed an agreement this past week. The 158th annual event will be at the Landers Center facilities from Sept. 19 to Sept. 28. This will be the final year of the current agreement. The new deal will […] [...]

Ex-contractor to be sentenced for bank fraud this month

SOUTHAVEN — Sentencing for James M. Harris, a former contractor with the city of Southaven who pleaded guilty last year to a federal bank fraud charge, is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Aberdeen. The Commercial Appeal reports the 54-year-old Harris pleaded guilty on Sept. 12 to one count of loan and credit application fraud in […] [...]

City leaders want extension of tourism tax

SOUTHAVEN — The city of Southaven’s 1-cent tourism tax on restaurant tabs is set to expire this year, and officials are working to stop that from happening. The Commercial Appeals reports the Board of Aldermen this week unanimously passed a resolution asking that the Mississippi Legislature to remove the repealer clause that would cause the […] [...]

Former Mayor Davis could plead guilty to embezzlement

SOUTHAVEN — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis may be preparing to plead guilty to the state’s embezzlement case against him. The Commercial Appeal reports that a court filing in DeSoto County Circuit Court shows that the former Dec. 9 trial date was delayed so Davis could consider a plea offer “in conjunction with other law […] [...]

S&P gives city ‘AA-’ long-term debt rating

SOUTHAVEN — For the third year, Standard and Poor has assigned the city of Southaven an “AA-” long term rating. The Commercial Appeal reports the rating service cited the city’s financial standing as stable and positive. In its recent report issued on Nov. 18, Standard & Poor noted Southaven’s strong economy, budgetary performance and liquidity […] [...]

Fair officials mulling a second event to be held in Memphis

SOUTHAVEN — The Mid-South Fair has no plans to move from the Landers Center in Southaven, but officials are exploring the possibility of adding a second fair in Memphis. The Commercial Appeal reports Michael Doyle, president of the Mid-South Fair board of directors, told the Memphis City Council earlier this week that organizers want the […] [...]

Ex-Southaven mayor’s trial concludes; no ruling likely until 2014

SOUTHAVEN — Testimony concluded in a civil lawsuit against former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, but a ruling isn’t likely until next year. The 47-year-old Davis is being sued by Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering for allegedly misusing more than $170,000 in city funds for trips, expensive dinners and clothing. Davis has repaid $96,000 but still owes […] [...]

Ex-Southaven mayor’s trial to resume today

SOUTHAVEN — After a five-month recess, the civil trial of former Southaven mayor Greg Davis is set to resume in Hinds County Chancery Court in Jackson. The civil trial centers on Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering’s efforts to recover more than $70,000 the state alleges Davis still owes for questionable personal expenses including trips, shopping and […] [...]

Officials mull bond issue for road enhancements

SOUTHAVEN — The widening of Getwell Road to five lanes and extending Swinnea Road are two of the road improvements for which Southaven is looking at issuing $9.5 million in general obligation bonds. The Commercial Appeal reports the Board of Aldermen will consider a resolution expressing the intent of the city to issue bonds not […] [...]

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