Posts Tagged ‘mayor’

Delta mayor indicted for false pretense, wire fraud

ROLLING FORK — The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta has been indicted on false pretense and wire fraud charges related to his construction company’s invoices for grants to rehabilitate houses, according to court records. A Sharkey County grand jury charged Rolling Fork Mayor Eldridge “Butch” Walker in two separate indictments Monday, […] [...]

Flaggs wants to see city restore its bond rating

by Associated Press Published: January 6,2014

Tags: bond, bond rating, city government, city of Vicksburg, credit, debt, finance, George Flaggs Jr., mayor

VICKSBURG — Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has said several times since taking office he wanted to get Vicksburg’s bond rating restored in January. He now says city officials may wait a bit longer. “Even though I think we’re ready, I’m told that you do not want to apply unless you are ready to borrow money,” […] [...]

Mayor wants new sales tax for ‘Progress Hattiesburg’

by Associated Press Published: January 6,2014

Tags: city government, City of Hattiesburg, Johnny Dupree, mayor, Progress Hattiesburg, Sales Tax

HATTIESBURG — It may be too late for the 2014 wish list, but Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree said he is interested in revisiting the addition of a 1 percent sales tax that could provide the city as much as $10 million annually. That initiative, dubbed “Progress Hattiesburg,” failed to win the necessary approval from the […] [...]

Supervisors say no to mayor’s request for records

MADISON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has turned down a public records request from the mayor of Madison. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler wants to see a study about restructuring the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District outside city limits. The Clarion-Ledger reports that county officials said it would be premature to release the records […] [...]

Former Mayor Davis could plead guilty to embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: December 22,2013

Tags: City of Southaven, court, crime, embezzlement, Greg Davis, law, legal, mayor, plea, Stacey Pickering, State of Mississippi

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 […] [...]

McGee named to board; only Miss. mayor in group

by Associated Press Published: December 22,2013

Tags: board of directors, city government, city og Ridgelannd, Gene McGee, mayor, municipal, National League of Cities

RIDGELAND — Mayor Gene McGee has been named to the board of directors of the National League of Cities. The Clarion-Ledger reports McGee will serve as two-year term. The group focuses on building better communities. McGee is Mississippi’s only representative on the board. [...]

Judge denies ex-mayor’s motion to vacate Katrina-related conviction

GULFPORT — A federal judge has denied a motion to throw out the conviction of a former south Mississippi mayor sentenced to probation in a Hurricane Katrina fraud case. Former Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr pleaded guilty to one count on Sept. 25, 2009, more than four years after the August 2005 storm devastated parts of […] [...]

Memorial service to be held for late Hollandale mayor

by Associated Press Published: November 20,2013

Tags: city government, death, Helen Johnson, mayor, Melvin Willis Sr., obituary, Roy Schilling, town of Hollandale

HOLLANDALE — A memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow for Hollandale Mayor Melvin Willis Sr., who died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 65. City clerk Helen Johnson says Willis had taken medical leave Nov. 1. She says after being diagnosed with cancer, Willis was admitted to Anderson Medical Center in Meridian on […] [...]

Ex-mayor to be sentenced for bribery; faces up to 10 years in prison

by Associated Press Published: November 19,2013

Tags: bribe, bribery, bwench, city government, city of Vicksburg, court, crime, FBI, judge, justice, law, legal, mayor, Paul Winfield, sentencing

VICKSBURG — Former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield is scheduled for sentencing today in a federal bribery case. Winfield pleaded guilty Sept. 16 in U.S. District Court in Natchez. He faces up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say he sought $10,000 in exchange for a city contract. Winfield, a Democrat, completed his first term as […] [...]

One House seat won; two others await runoff election

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — One Mississippi House seat was decided in yesterday’s special elections, but two more seats will await a runoff. Oscar Denton, who worked 39 years for AT&T, won yesterday’s special election in House District 55. Complete, but unofficial returns, show Denton received 55 percent of the vote to defeat four other candidates for […] [...]

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