It was a good day for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis. Judge Dewayne Thomas handed down a ruling in Hinds County Court after the state tried to garnish the Mayor's paycheck.
According to Davis' attorney Steve Farese, Judge Thomas issued an order granting a temporary Injunction. It means the Mayor continues to get paid. The judge ruled that Code 7743, the very code that State Auditor Stacey Pickering used to try to seize the Mayor's pay, does not apply in this case.
Farese said, "We will continue our negotiations with the state, and if that can't be reached, we will have a hearing to determine if he actually owes them money or not."
Mayor Davis owes the state over $70,000 after an audit revealed that he had spent over $170,000 worth of taxpayer money for personal items.
Much of the initial sum was paid for with donations from Southaven citizens.
"It used to be in America that we pulled for the underdog, now we grind our heel into his face," added Farese.