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    Sweeping Spending Changes in the City of Southaven Sweeping Spending Changes in the City of Southaven

    (Southaven, MS 1/4/2012)  Vacationing Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will come back to work  with new rules. No more lavish hotel stays  and big restaurant tabs without any questions being  asked. “We were surprised by some actions, taken a back by some things that have been brought out,” says Southaven Alderman Ronnie Hale. Southaven residents have said enough is enough. “They definitely need to have some rules and guidelines in place,” says Susan Whatley of Southaven. And now the Board of […]

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    Southaven Mayor Reveals He Is Gay, Residents Respond

    (Southaven, MS  12/16/2011) It’s a part of Southaven Mayor Greg Davis’  personal life that for the most part remained hidden from many. But when the probe began into his city spending, a lot suddenly came to the surface and Thursday night in an interview with the Commercial Appeal Newspaper Greg Davis revealed it, saying “I think it’s important that I discuss the struggles I have had over the last few years when I came to the realization that I am […]

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    Southaven Mayor Greg Davis Misses Repayment Deadline

    (Southaven, MS 12/2/2011) Tonight, Misissippi state auditors say Southaven Mayor Greg Davis did not repay nearly 171,000 by a 5 p.m. deadline set by investigators. Auditors say that money is owed to taxpayers who footed the bills for the mayor’s personal expenses. State auditors plan to meet Monday to talk about the next step. They say the failure to pay could lead to a civil lawsuit to try and get the money. Tonight, one thing is clear: this case is […]

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    Auditor Calls Southaven’s Reimbursement to Mayor “Illegal”

      (Southaven, MS 11/15/2011) There are more problems for Southaven’s embattled mayor.  WREG On Your Side Investigators uncovered what the state is calling an illegal contribution made to a political action committee. The problem, according to investigators, is that tax money was used to reimburse that contribution. The state auditor’s office says Mayor Greg Davis is free to make political contributions out of his own pocket, but once the city reimbursed the mayor for the expense, investigators confirm it broke […]

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    Check Please: Fine Dining By Southaven Mayor On Taxpayer’s Dime

    (Southaven, MS  11/14/2011) We’re digging deeper into extravagant spending on a Mid-South mayor’s credit card. It all came to light after the Mississippi state auditor demanded Southaven Mayor Greg Davis repay nearly $171,000that investigators called personal expense. A review of credit card statements by WREG On Your Side Investigators found tens of thousands of dollars spent at top notice restaurants across the country. Investigators say taxpayers footed the bill. Auditors say Davis did not submit receipts or itemized statements to […]

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    Southaven Mayor Hotel Spending

    (Southaven, MS 11/10/2011) Month after month, Southaven Mayor Greg Davis charged everything from $1000 meals, luxury hotels, even furniture to the City of Southaven over the  3 years. He says it was all for tourism, like  Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Biloxi in  June  2009 for $7,588. He was back in 2010 charging another $7, 218, listing it as a Convention. The Mayor did a lot of dining in the name of tourism. Big dollars were spent at  the Mesquite […]

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    Southaven Mayor Greg Davis’ Spending Records

    (Southaven, MS 11/10/2011) Month after month, Southaven Mayor Greg Davis charged everything from $1000 meals, luxury hotels, even furniture to the City of Southaven over the  3 years. He says it was all for tourism, like  Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Biloxi in  June  2009 for $7,588. He was back in 2010 charging another $7, 218, listing it as a Convention. The Mayor did a lot of dining in the name of tourism. Big dollars were spent at  the Mesquite […]

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    Southaven Mayor’s Spending, By The Numbers

    (Southaven, MS 11/7/2011) Southaven Mayor Greg Davis spent a lot of time on the road doing  city business. The city clerk tells us he averaged about 14-hundred dollars a month in mileage reimbursement. Davis was using his own vehicle, opting not to use a city car like other department heads. The problem, the City Clerk says they never got a detailed report on where Davis traveled. If he used the vehicle for non-business, they just assumed he would subtract that […]

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    Little Oversight for Southaven Mayor’s Spending

    (Southaven, MS 10/4/2011) Southaven City Hall, the place of record for city spending.But when it comes to what Mayor Greg Davis was spending, the detailed information is like finding a needle in a haystack One City Alderman told us by phone, up until a few months ago, most of the time even they didn’t know the line item details they signed off on. “Every two weeks we get a docket and when we see the docket we see the amount […]

  • Southaven Mayor Works to Account for Expenses

    (Southaven, MS 11/03/2011)  Citizens of Southaven seem to support their Mayor, one day after the Mississippi State Auditor demanded repayment of a six figure amount in what were termed questionable expenses. But the support is not universal. As they listened to the State Auditor Wednesday, many folks in Southaven say they were shocked at the huge numbers being thrown around Some, like Janice Barrett, say it doesn’t matter. ”I like Greg Davis.  I think he’s a good Mayor and I […]

  • Southaven Mayor Ordered To Repay $170,000

    (Southaven, MS 11/2/2011) The State of Mississippi says Mayor Greg Davis have 30 days in which to repay $170,700 in expenses billed to the city unless he can provide specific receipts. The $170,000 comes from several years of receipts which state auditors say are not appropriate. Questions about his expenses arose last April when Davis spent two weeks and more than $27,000 at Psychological Counseling Services in Scottsdale, Arizona. He says he has an anger problem. Davis reimbursed the city […]

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