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Group collects signatures calling for Davis' removal from office

SOUTHAVEN — The attorney general’s office has told a citizens’ group in Southaven that nothing in state law allows for the removal of a municipal official. The Commercial Appeal reports Concerned Citizens of Southaven has collected about 1,000 signatures demanding the removal of Davis, under fire for allegedly misspending thousands of dollars in public funds. Organizers have based their effort ...

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Auditors investigating Davis' stipend; wants another review of credit card use

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Auditor’s Office is investigating the $35,000 utility fund stipend that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis until recently received as part of his salary. The Commercial Appeal reports auditors also plan to ask city officials for a second review of charges by Davis on his city-issued credit card. Davis started receiving the $35,000 annual stipend to oversee the ...

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Aldermen question stipends received by Davis; petition Hood

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Alderman has asked the attorney general’s office whether two stipends received by Mayor Greg Davis are legal. The Commercial Appeal reports a $5,000 educational stipend and a $2,700 longevity stipend are added to the mayor’s $145,000 annual salary. A seven-month investigation by the state auditor’s office revealed that Davis misspent $153,000 on clothing, a ...

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Tye, Marsalis in runoff for Ripley mayor's office

RIPLEY — Breat Tye and Chris Marsalis will participate in the Feb. 28 runoff for mayor of Ripley. After affidavit ballots were counted yesterday and the election certified, Tye had 262 votes to 244 for Marsalis. Nine candidates were on the Tuesday ballot. City election officials had to switch to paper ballots Tuesday after Tye discovered about an hour after ...

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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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