Southaven board's asks mayor to resign

By Jack Elliot Jr./The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Southaven Board of Aldermen is asking for the resignation of Mayor Greg Davis who has been accused of misspending city funds.

The resolution passed on a 6-1 vote Friday.

Attorney Steve Farese in a statement to the board said Davis is taking personal time for medical treatment. Farese says he expects his client to be released from treatment in 30 to 60 days. He would not say where Davis was.

Farese did not comment on whether Davis would resign.

Davis has come under increasing scrutiny since November when Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering told him to pay back about $170,000 for allegedly improper billings. They included travel, stress counseling, food and liquor. The auditor’s office has said one such bill was for $67 at a gay sex shop in Canada.