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Mayor of Southaven Won't Resign

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According to Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' attorney, Mayor Davis will not resign from office, despite the Board of Aldermen holding a special meeting where they called for him to step down. The resolution was passed by a vote of 5-1.

Just before the special meeting on Friday, Davis' attorney, Steve Farese, said that the Mayor will be out of office for 30-60 days due to health reasons. Farese did not say where or what kind of treatment he was seeking. He added that he had not heard anything about potential criminal charges being filed against Davis.

The controversy stems from an audit that revealed that Davis had spent taxpayer money for personal use, including expensive dinners, anger management classes, and sex toys.

Davis claimed that much of the spending was attracting businesses to the city of Southaven.

The Board of Aldermen saw it differently, rejecting the vast majority of the $44,000 worth of receipts that Davis turned in.

Davis paid $96,000 of the $170,000 he owed after receiving donations from private Southaven citizens.

Despite the Board of Aldermen calling for Davis to resign, they have no legal power to force him out of office.
 

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