Davis says he won't resign as Southaven mayor

By The Associated Press

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis says he has “no intentions of resigning” amid a continuing investigation into his spending of city money.

Davis made a brief appearance Monday at City Hall. He read from a prepared statement but took no questions.

In November, state Auditor Stacey Pickering told Davis to repay the city about $170,000 for allegedly improper billings, including travel, stress counseling and food and liquor. The auditor’s office has said one such bill was for $67 at Priape, described on its website as “Canada’s premiere gay lifestyle store and sex shop.”

Davis is a Republican who ran for Congress in 2008 on a conservative platform. After news of the spending was revealed, he said he was gay and that he and his wife had divorced.