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Sales tax money on the rise in Southaven

SOUTHAVEN — For the past six months, Southaven has received its largest sales tax revenue in the city’s 32-year history. Mayor Greg Davis shared the good news with the city’s board at this week’s meeting. Davis said the city has averaged $1 million in sales tax collections over the past six months. Sales tax is the largest source of revenue ...

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Agency advertising bill ‘ill-conceived’

A bill that cleared the committee in the Senate and awaits action on the floor has caught the attention of advertising and media outlets. Senate Bill 2736 would prohibit state agencies from spending funds appropriated from the state’s general fund on radio and television advertisements that promote programs and initiatives, unless there is a bidding process involved. “It’s got a ...

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Southaven Mayor Greg Davis to attend its council meeting

SOUTHAVEN — Embattled Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is to preside over his first city council meeting Tuesday since returning from treatment at an unnamed medical facility. Police Chief Tom Long says that interest in the meeting is running high among local residents. In November, state Auditor Stacey Pickering told Davis to repay the city about $170,000 for allegedly improper billings, ...

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MDA: Kimberly-Clark to Southaven, 100 jobs

From the Mississippi Development Authority: Kimberly-Clark Corporation [NYSE: KMB] has announced it is locating a distribution facility in Southaven, Miss.  The company’s Southaven distribution center will employ more than 100 workers and represents a capital investment of approximately $2 million. “I am pleased Kimberly-Clark is expanding its business presence in Mississippi,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “I applaud this well-respected global ...

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FBI investigating Southaven mayor Greg Davis

JACKSON — The FBI has confirmed that it is investigating the mayor of Mississippi’s third largest city who was already ordered by state officials to pay more than $170,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. >> SEE MBJ COLUMNIST NANCY ANDERSON’S COLUMN ON DAVIS Southaven Mayor Greg Davis had already come under scrutiny after Mississippi ...

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MBJ Editorial: Idea for new minor league team not a good one

There was a time that minor league sports, baseball in particular, was at the heart of the American dream. Watch “Field of Dreams” and you will know everything you need to know. However, these days, non-affiliated minor league sports do not work. They don’t work in Mississippi, ever. To think there is a group of people, today, wanting to start ...

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Dennis in DeSoto, Part 2

DESOTO COUNTY- Gulf Coast CEO and Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Dave Dennis tours Desoto County. In this second highlight reel, MBJ-TV meets two voters on a windy hill in Nesbit to get their take on the GOP candidate.

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Small Business Spotlight: Cowboy Corner, Southaven

Keeping it in the family Tacketts continue to maintain relationships with generations of customers Charles Tackett’s father, George Tackett, opened a small saddle and leather repair shop in 1957 on Summer Avenue in Memphis. The shop remains in the family and in business today on Goodman Road in Southaven. The elder Tackett grew up on farms in Savannah, Tenn., during ...

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Crye-Leike Agents get CRS pins

Crye-Leike, Realtor Southaven agents Frances Follis and Annice Kyle received their Mississippi Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Chapter pins at the Quarterly membership Meeting of the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors, held Sept. 17. The Certified CRS is a prestigious designation awarded to real estate sales associates. Realtors who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional ...

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