Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and his attorney Mike Heilman appeared in Hinds county Chancery Court on Thursday. There was more good news for the Mayor as the temporary restraining order stays in place and the Mayor continues to get paid.
The restraining order came after the State Auditor announced that Davis could not get paid until he paid back the more than $70,000 the state says he owes for improperly spending taxpayer funds on personal items.
"We have had a hearing on the temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction filed on behalf of Mayor Davis. The court has asked some additional questions and the judge seeks briefing for. In the next 20 days he has continued the stay in place which allows the city to continue paying the mayors salary until further order of the court," said Heilman.
The Judge said he will be sending both the State and the Mayor's attorney several questions on paper over the next twenty days at which point he will make a ruling.
This morning in court there were questions about code 7743 and why it was used by Auditor Stacey Pickering and how it even applied to Davis's case.
The Judge also went so far as to tell the state they had wasted 2 hours of his time.