Wednesday, March 6 2013 6:12 PM EST2013-03-06 23:12:14 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A heated debate is brewing in Southaven over a senior center. Mayor Greg Davis said it would fulfill a promise but the aldermen voted against it. The Southaven senior adult building would eventuallyMore >>
A heated debate is brewing in Southaven over a senior center. Mayor Greg Davis said it would fulfill a promise but the aldermen voted against it.More >>
Tuesday, January 29 2013 10:14 PM EST2013-01-30 03:14:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Southaven Alderman Ronnie Hale is back on the stand for a second day of testimony in the civil trial for Mayor Greg Davis. During this trial, the state is trying to recover funds it believesMore >>
Southaven Alderman Ronnie Hale is back on the stand for a second day of testimony in the civil trial for Mayor Greg Davis.More >>
Tuesday, January 29 2013 1:51 PM EST2013-01-29 18:51:00 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Breaking news from the Action News 5 newsroom... Southaven mayor Greg Davis will not run for re-election. He has served the city as mayor since 1997. Right now Davis is at the center of a spendingMore >>
Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will not run for re-election.More >>
SOUTHAVEN, MS -
(WMC-TV) - Greg Davis, Southaven Mayor, has until 5 p.m. Friday to decide if he will run for re-election. And he tells us if he does run, it will be as an Independent and not a republican - all because of a poll he says was disturbing.
"It was very disheartening to me to find out that 35 percent of the Republican voters wouldn't vote for me because of my sexuality or sexual preference," Davis said. "To me that was very disheartening."
Davis and his supporters are now trying to get 50 signatures of registered voters needed so that he can file. In January, he announced he would not seek re-election for a fifth term, but says he does not like the direction the current board of Aldermen has taken.
Under Davis, Southaven has become the third largest city in Mississippi. Ronnie Hale, Alderman, credits Davis for the good he's done, but says re-election may not be wise considering his current legal problems.
"I think he is aware that a lot of the turmoil with the city is directly related to the Mayor's office. I just don't think it's a good choice for him to make," said Hale.
The six candidates who have already filed for mayor are all Republicans. If Davis does run, he'll face the winner of that race in June.
Friday, August 29 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:08:03 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:43:56 GMT
Jackson police have a man in custody in a deadly stabbing at a retirement home. It happened just after 4 on Friday morning at a retirement community on Briarwood Drive. Police say Charles Davis confessedMore >>
Police say Charles Davis confessed to killing his roommate and has been arrested.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:48:23 GMT
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short. The Rankin County School District says Northwest Rankin'sMore >>
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.