Posts Tagged ‘SCANDAL’

Federal charges dropped against Shumate after guilty plea

GULFPORT — Federal prosecutors, apparently satisfied with a guilty plea in state court, dropped charges yesterday against a former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources manager. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Rushing made the filing in federal court in Gulfport to dismiss the indictment on conspiracy and fraud charges, and U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett signed it, […] [...]

Teacher exam fraud case ends; four agree to stop teaching

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four people caught in a teacher certification test fraud scandal have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving a long-running scam that affected students in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, prosecutors said yesterday. Janett Dixon, of Northport, Alabama; Corey Holmes, of Metcalfe; Charles Ray Lee, of Magee; and Nia Kimble-Harris of […] [...]

Bill passes requiring more oversight of troubled DMR

BILOXI — A plan to reorganize the scandal-plagued Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and require that it be audited every year is moving forward. House members passed an amended version of Senate Bill 2579 Tuesday, returning it to the Senate for more work. Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, persuaded House members to amend the […] [...]

Delta mayor indicted in case involving cheating teachers

METCALFE — A Mississippi mayor has been indicted for his role in a scheme ran by a Memphis educator who helped teachers cheat on certification exams over a 15 year period. Metcalfe Mayor Cory A. Holmes appeared yesterday in federal court in Memphis, Tenn. He was released on his own recognizance. His arraignment is scheduled […] [...]

Mayor’s civil trial continued, but judge urging settlement

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis’ civil trial in Jackson has been continued until May, but there are discussions that the judge in the case has urged both sides to settle the matter before then. At the end of yesterday’s hearing, The Commercial Appeal reports a Hinds County chancellor called attorneys for both sides into his […] [...]

Mayor’s embezzlement trial set for April

SOUTHAVEN — An April trial date has been set for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, who is accused of embezzlement and false pretense. A DeSoto County grand jury indicted Davis last month. The Commercial Appeal reports the three-count indictment accuses the 46-year-old Davis of embezzlement by a public official linked to his city-leased vehicle and using […] [...]

Embattled mayor will not seek re-election

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis says he will not run for re-election. Davis has served as mayor the Northwest Mississippi city for 16 years. Davis says in a statement he reached the decision after talking with his partner and family. The 46-year-old Davis, who admitted he was gay more than a year ago, cited a […] [...]

Mayor asks judge to make state give back his money

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has asked a Hinds County judge to return to him the $96,000 he paid to the state amid allegations of misspending city money. The Commercial Appeal reports Davis filed a motion in Hinds County Chancery Court, where he is locked in a dispute with State Auditor Stacey Pickering over […] [...]

Mayor Davis has perks cut, but gets raise

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is losing $40,000 in annual perks in the city’s new budget. But he is getting a $5,000 a year raise. The Commercial Appeal reports in approving a new budget this week, aldermen bumped Davis’ base pay from its current $145,000 annually to $150,000. However, the board removed a $35,000 annual stipend […] [...]

Mayor Davis: State auditor ‘persecuting’ him

SOUTHAVEN — A north Mississippi mayor under scrutiny for alleged questionable spending of city money says he’s being persecuted. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis testified yesterday in Hinds County Chancery Court, trying to convince a judge to block Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from garnishing his paycheck. Judge Dewayne Thomas issued a temporary restraining order last week […] [...]

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