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Audit report questions Davis' reimbursements from chamber of commerce

SOUTHAVEN — Newly released audit reports call into question large entertainment reimbursements the Southaven Chamber of Commerce paid Mayor Greg Davis without receipts or other documentation. The reports released yesterday by the chamber to The Commercial Appeal include a statement by auditors saying they “were unable to examine sufficient documentation” involving $75,800 in expenses incurred in 2008 and 2009. Overall, ...

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Embattled Davis blames aldermen for approving transactions

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, speaking publicly for the first time about business dealings that benefited friends and associates, said he believes he did nothing wrong because the city’s aldermen approved all transactions. Davis spoke yesterday with The Commercial Appeal about deals involving a Florida condominium he co-owns with a developer who has received more than $3.4 million through ...

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Aldermen want internal audit as investigation of Davis continues

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven aldermen say they want an internal audit of city finances to get a more in-depth look than the one provided by the routine annual audit. The Commercial Appeal reports a newly formed committee plans to initiate the review in the wake of ongoing questions over Mayor Greg Davis’ spending. Davis, who presided over last Tuesday’s Board of ...

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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 public appearance in about a ...

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Investigation: Mayor Davis arranged city payments to developer after condo deal

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis co-owns an oceanfront Florida condominium with a developer who’s received more than $3.4 million through real estate deals with the city since 2008. The developer, Chuck Roberts, more popularly known as the public address announcer at the University of Memphis Tigers basketball games, bought the $500,000 luxury condo with Davis in 2006. An investigation ...

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MDOT freezes city's road funding due to auditor's investigation of Davis

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Department of Transportation has frozen funding for new projects in Southaven because of an auditor’s investigation into Mayor Greg Davis’ spending. The action affects an $850,000 state grant the city was to use to construct a bike path and walking trail system. Randy Battey, assistant chief engineer of operations at MDOT, tells The Commercial Appeal the ...

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Chamber says it reimbursed Davis for expenses

SOUTHAVEN — Officials with the Southaven Chamber of Commerce say it reimbursed Mayor Greg Davis for expenses through his account with the organization. The Commercial Appeals reports how much Davis has been reimbursed over the years is unknown. The newspaper says it has filed a records request with the chamber. Chamber officials say no questions have been raised about the ...

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Circuit clerk resigns, pleads guilty to embezzlement

BROOKHAVEN — The longtime circuit clerk of Lincoln County has resigned after pleading guilty to failing to properly deposit county money. Terry Lynn Watkins, 57, of Brookhaven, had been set to stand trial on embezzlement charges today. As part of her guilty plea, Watkins had to resign and agree not to run for circuit clerk again. She was starting her ...

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Aldermen ask for Davis' resignation

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 today to ask Mayor Greg Davis to resign amid allegations he misspent about $170,000 in city funds. Attorney Steve Farese, who represents Davis, would not comment on whether Davis would resign. He said in a statement that the mayor is taking personal time for medical treatment and he expects Davis to ...

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Aldermen to vote on resolution asking for Davis' resignation

SOUTHAVEN — Leaders of an affluent northern Mississippi suburb are expected to vote today on a resolution asking the mayor to resign over allegations that he misspent thousands of taxpayer dollars, including some at a gay sex shop in Canada. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has come under increasing scrutiny since November when Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering told him to pay ...

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