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Cemetery owner gets four years for mishandling trusts

BOONEVILLE — Cemetery owner Wayne Hight of Booneville has been sentenced to serve four years in prison for failing to properly fund pre-need burial trusts. Assistant District Attorney Richard Bowen tells The Daily Corinthian reports Hight also was ordered to pay restitution of more than $500,000. Bowen said Hight, 74, pleaded guilty Friday in Alcorn County Circuit Court to two ...

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Mayor Davis indicted; accused of misappropriating taxpayer money

SOUTHAVEN — A North Mississippi mayor has been indicted on three charges related to his alleged misuse of taxpayer money. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was indicted today on one count each of embezzlement, false pretense and making fraudulent statements. Davis has been under scrutiny since November 2011 when the Mississippi Auditor’s office told him to repay $170,000. The amount was ...

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Pickering returns funds misused by supervisor to county

LEAKESVILLE — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has returned $70,280.72 to Greene County following an investigation into supervisors’ misuse of funds used as part of an illegal kickback scheme carried out through a contract for Katrina debris removal and legal expenses. These funds represent $64,030.72 in principal and $2,146.08 in interest and investigative costs. Pickering previously returned over $18,000.00 to Greene ...

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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 Davis had received for running ...

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Ex-Delta housing director Jefferson asks for bond

GREENVILLE — The former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority wants a judge let her remain free on bond pending the appeal of her prison sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson sentenced 58-year-old Ann Jefferson to 32 months in prison on Aug. 2 for embezzlement, obstruction of justice and witness intimidation. He ordered her to ...

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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 that prevents the auditor’s office ...

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MDOT awards funds frozen due to mayor's financial problems

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven is getting $850,000 to link the city’s two largest parks with a bike path and walking trail after learning state officials have released the funds that had been frozen because of Mayor Greg Davis’ financial problems. The Commercial Appeal reports aldermen learned yesterday the enhancement grant for the nearly three-mile trail between Central and Snowden Grove parks ...

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State won't get Southaven mayor's paycheck — for now

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis will get his paycheck after a Hinds County Chancery Court judge issued a stay preventing Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from seizing Davis’ salary — for now — to recover disputed debt. The Commercial Appeal reports attorneys for Davis sought a temporary restraining order to stop Pickering from garnishing the mayor’s city-issued $3,700 biweekly paycheck beginning ...

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Davis looks to keep his paycheck from garnishment by Pickering

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis is seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from garnishing his paycheck to recover disputed debt. The Commercial Appeal reports the temporary order is part of a counter suit filed by Davis that also seeks to force Southaven to restore a $35,000 stipend the mayor had been paid for operating the ...

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Ex-county supervisor pleads guilty to stealing tax money

LEXINGTON — Former Holmes County Supervisor Norman Cobbins has pleaded guilty to submitting false invoices to get county money for his own use. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis says in a news release that Cobbins will be sentenced Oct. 26. He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The indictment alleged that the 61-year-old ...

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