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Runoff required in mayorial race; incumbent finishes fourth

ABERDEEN — There will be a runoff in two weeks to decide who will be Aberdeen’s next mayor. In complete but unofficial returns from yesterday’s Democratic Party primary, former mayor Cecil Belle and Maurice Howard lead the six-candidate field that included incumbent Mayor Jim Ballard. Ballard finished fourth in the balloting. The runoff election is April 17. Police Chief Henry ...

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Davis to be in court May 2 over alleged passing of school bus

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will be DeSoto County Justice Court on May 2 for allegedly passing a stopped school bus. Davis went to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department after misdemeanor warrants were issued for his arrest Tuesday. The Commercial Appeals reports Davis was freed on $1,100 bond. Steve Farese, Davis’ attorney, says a witness will confirm that Davis ...

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Embattled mayor surrenders to authorities, charged with passing school bus

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has surrendered to authorities after he was charged with passing a school bus in a private vehicle that displayed blue police-type lights. The Commercial Appeal reports the misdemeanor charge, stemming from an incident last week. The embattled mayor was already the target of state auditors and the FBI investigating possible misuse of city funds. ...

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Aldermen quiet on outcome of closed-door meeting about Davis' credit card

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to take action on the state auditor’s request that they review Mayor Greg Davis’ city-issued credit card. But only the dozen or so people in a two-hour closed-door meeting know exactly what that action was because city officials refused to release any information on the matter. The Commercial Appeal reports the ...

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Report: Davis used campaign funds for car, treatment, credit card payments

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis used campaign money for a $30,000 car, treatment at an Arizona stress clinic and $75,000 in personal credit card payments. The spending, legal in Mississippi, showed up in campaign finance reports, The Commercial Appeal said. Nothing in Mississippi law forbids personal use of campaign money — a loophole that state Rep. Henry Zuber III, ...

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Former Oxford Mayor Leslie to be buried tomorrow

OXFORD — Gravesite services are scheduled tomorrow for John Leslie, the former longtime mayor of Oxford, who died Saturday at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford. He was 88. Leslie served six terms as mayor and worked as a pharmacist in Oxford for 38 years. Officials with Waller Funeral Homes said today that a graveside memorial service will be tomorrow ...

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Aldermen review thousands in charges to Davis' city credit card

SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven alderman says he and fellow aldermen spent nearly six hours in a closed-door session Tuesday reviewing thousands of dollars in charges to Mayor Greg Davis’ since-canceled city credit card. Alderman Ronnie Hale said the state auditor’s office, which has already ordered Davis to repay more than $170,000 in personal charges, requested that the Board of Aldermen ...

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Former Meridian Mayor Rosenbaum dies at home

MERIDIAN — A memorial service is scheduled Friday for former Meridian Mayor I.A. “Al” Rosenbaum, a community leader and businessman who worked tirelessly to bring new industry to east Mississippi. In a statement, the family said Rosenbaum died Saturday of natural causes at his Meridian home. He was 92. The family said a memorial service would be held at the ...

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Group petitioning for change in form of government

D’IBERVILLE — A group of D’Iberville residents is starting a petition drive to change the city’s form of government from council-manager to one where the mayor wields more power. The city currently operates under a form of government where the appointed city manager makes many of the major decisions and the elected mayor has less power than in most other ...

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