Posts Tagged ‘resignation’

Legislator resigns, fined for steering contracts to family

BRANDON — A five-year Mississippi House member has resigned and agreed to pay a $10,000 fine to resolve an ethics case the state brought against him over public contracts that went to his family’s printing company — a fraction of the amount he originally was ordered to pay. Republican Rep. Kevin McGee, 42, of Brandon, […] [...]

Allee resigning as director of State Port as scrutiny continues

GULFPORT — The longtime director of Mississippi’s state-owned port is resigning after increasing scrutiny over how the Gulf Coast facility is spending $570 million in federal money it was given after Hurricane Katrina. Gulfport Port director Don Allee will resign Nov. 2, according to a news release distributed today at a port commission meeting After […] [...]

Bryant sets date for election to fill Flowers’ Senate seat

DESOTO COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant says the election to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Merle Flowers will be held during the Nov. 6 elections. Bryant says in a news release holding the election for Mississippi Senate District 19 in DeSoto County on that day will save the cost […] [...]

City administrator resigns after ‘heated discussion’ with councilman

LAUREL — Laurel administrator Dennis Keveryn has resigned in aftermath of a verbal altercation with Ward 7 Councilman Trey Chinn during a council work session. Keveryn’s resignation was effective Friday. Keveryn told the Hattiesburg American that the “heated discussion” led to a week’s suspension without pay from Mayor Melvin Mack. Keveryn, who had spent the […] [...]

Sen. Flowers to resign from Legislature to spend time with family

SOUTHAVEN — Republican Merle Flowers of Southaven says he is resigning from the Mississippi Senate to spend more time with his wife and their four children. The 43-year-old Flowers said today that he would step down as of July 11. His District 19 is entirely inside DeSoto County. Flowers has been in the Senate since […] [...]

School superintendent’s resignation accepted during emergency board meeting

GREENVILLE — Harvey Franklin Sr., superintendent of the Greenville Public School District, has resigned. The Delta Democrat Times reports the school board accepted the resignation during an emergency meeting today. Franklin’s resignation is effective immediately Deputy superintendent Leeson Taylor II has been named “acting interim superintendent” until June 30, the end of the district’s fiscal […] [...]

Mayor pleads guilty to witness tampering; Pickering issues demand

WALNUT GROVE — A Mississippi mayor who also worked as a jail warden pleaded guilty yesterday to witness tampering and resigned from office after facing charges that he took a female inmate to a hotel to have sex. Grady Sims was mayor of Walnut Grove for 30 years before pleading guilty in U.S. District Court. […] [...]

Davis will not resign despite state, federal investigation into spending

SOUTHAVEN — Fourth-term Southaven Mayor Greg Davis said yesterday he plans to remain on the job amid continuing state and federal scrutiny of his spending of city money. “I am looking forward to continuing working for all the citizens of Southaven. For that reason, I have no intentions of resigning,” Davis said during his first […] [...]

Resort management continues to shuffle with Warren’s resignation

CHOCTAW — Executive changes continue at Pearl River Resort with the sudden resignation of president and CEO and the hiring of a new CFO. The Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE) board has accepted the resignation of Pearl River Resort president and CEO Bryce Warren. He was just named president and CEO of Pearl River late […] [...]

USM provost resigns, feels ‘pretty bad’ about leaving

HATTIESBURG — Bob Lyman has resigned his post as University of Southern Mississippi provost. The Hattiesburg American reports Lyman will stay on at Southern Miss as a psychology professor. Lyman said Wednesday it was still being worked out with the department chair as to whether he would teach classes next semester. The 64-year-old Lyman said […] [...]

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