SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - After weeks away, Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is back at work. Considering he's under investigation and most folks around town want him out of office, can he really do his job?
Mayor Davis is refusing all media requests, but city aldermen say there are obstacles to overcome. One of the biggest is that many in Southaven don't like that Davis is back.
Resident Marcia Doyle told abc24.com, "As far as I'm concerned I don't think he should be in office."
Whether Southaven residents like it or not, Greg Davis is.
Southaven Alderman Ronnie Hale knows citizens are "concerned, upset, angry, and confused," and they just want to see a positive message from city hall.
Davis returned to office on Monday, January 30th. Since then, we're told he's been booked with meetings and catching up on all that has happened in his absence.
The mayor no longer has a city credit card, but he still has access to city money.
When asked if Davis is spending any city money right now, Hale replied, "Not that I'm aware of."
But he could. As mayor, Davis is still entitled to the mayor's budget and the city's tourism and travel fund - the money he's being investigated for misusing.
However, Hale said if it's legitimate city business, "He has that capability, even today."
"He will probably be watching his P's and Q's from now on since I believe there's going to be a lot of people watching him," noted Doyle.
But despite all the controversy, Davis is still not without his supporters.
"Until you're proven guilty, said resident Katrina Benson, "Let the man work."
As for how much city money Davis has access to, the mayor's budget is about $24,000. That covers travel and training, but those expenses must now be approved beforehand.