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Pickering threatens to garnish Mayor Davis' paycheck

SOUTHAVEN — Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering paid a surprise visit to Southaven Mayor Greg Davis at a city meeting and announced plans to garnish the mayor’s paycheck. The Commercial Appeal reports Pickering returned $96,000 in disputed funds repaid by Davis last night, but announced plans to take the mayor’s paycheck to recover another $70,000. Pickering said Davis’s $3,700 bi-weekly paycheck ...

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Port City to become 'Hot Tamale Capital of the World'

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has unofficially been the known as the best place to grab some hot tamales for years. Tomorrow, the city will make it official. Mayor Chuck Jordan is scheduled to declare Greenville the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World” tomorrow at 10 a.m. on the front steps of City Hall. The proclamation comes in advance ...

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Special judge appointed to hear mayor's bus-passing case

SOUTHAVEN — A special judge has been named in Southaven Mayor Greg Davis’ misdemeanor traffic case, but no prosecutor or court date have been set. DeSoto County Justice Court Clerk Shirley Beshears tells The Commercial Appeal Tallahatchie County Justice Court Judge Steve Ross has been appointed to hear the case. A special judge and prosecutor are being appointed because all ...

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Rikard will not seek re-election after 16 years as mayor

OLIVE BRANCH — Mayor Sam Rikard will not run for re-election next year. Rikard tells the Commercial Appeal after 16 years as mayor, he is looking forward to having more time for family. The 58-year-old Rikard served eight years as alderman before being elected to a first term as mayor in 1997. Olive Branch has only had three mayors since ...

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SBA honors mayor for helping community recover from tornado

SMITHVILLE — A Mississippi mayor who led recovery efforts after a tornado destroyed the entire town has earned a Phoenix Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Mayor Gregg Kennedy of Smithville received the Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery by a Public Official. SBA wrote: “When they heard the tornado warning sirens around 2:30 p.m. on April ...

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Former MDOT executive director Brown wins mayoral runoff

NATCHEZ — Larry L. Brown has won the Democratic primary for Natchez mayor, defeating Phillip West by 541 votes in the runoff. Brown, former executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, received 56 percent of the vote, or 2,696 votes in yesterday’s runoff election. West had 44 percent of the vote, or 2,155 votes. The Natchez Democrat reports Brown ...

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Coast mayor wants historic fire station saved, not demolished

MOSS POINT — The old central fire station built in downtown Moss Point in 1926 has seen better days, but Mayor Aneice Liddell wants to save it. City council members had earlier voted to tear the hurricane damaged building down, but the mayor vetoed the action. “It could be something with retail, a restaurant; it could be a museum. I’m ...

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Embattled mayor pleads not guilty to passing school bus

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has pleaded not guilty to charges of for allegedly passing a stopped school bus on March 22. Yesterday, The Commercial Appeal reports the judge hearing the case recused himself at Davis’ request because of his ties to Davis and the mayor’s family. Justice Court Judge Billy Lantrip said he had no problem hearing the ...

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Alderman take action against advisor who told Davis to not answer questions

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven aldermen have stripped Mark Sorrell of his role as the city’s legal adviser and said he would serve only as prosecutor in the future. Sorrell has been serving in both capacities, but aldermen said the dual roles were too much. The Commercial Appeal reports Sorrell came under fire from some aldermen earlier for publicly advising Mayor Greg ...

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