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NORTHWAY COLUMN: Things getting frosty in Southaven

Today, there is a warning on the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s website about icy accumulation in North Mississippi. It is for the I-55 bridge over the Coldwater River in DeSoto County. However, it would appear that the really slick ice in DeSoto County is at the Southaven Mayor’s Office. >> SEE RELATED STORY FROM THE MBJ The Associated Press is ...

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Auditor demands Southaven mayor repay $170K

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Auditor’s Office is demanding that fourth-term Southaven Mayor Greg Davis pay the city more than $170,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. Davis told The Associated Press he’s not sure how he will pay. “To me, it’s an expensive but valuable lesson learned,” said Davis, 45. Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the ...

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MDOT changing policy on travel expanses

JACKSON — Top highway officials said they stopped letting the road-building industry pay for their trips to meetings at luxury hotels in tourist hot spots — a change lawmakers and the state’s top ethics official applaud. Taxpayers now pick up the tab for Southern District Transportation Commissioner Wayne Brown, Central Commissioner Dick Hall and Northern Commissioner Bill Minor to go ...

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