Southaven, MS (abc24.com) - Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is making it clear, he isn't going anywhere. In a news conference on Monday, the mayor announced his intentions to stay in office.
"I am looking forward to continuing working for all the citizens of Southaven," Mayor Davis said. "For that reason, I have no intentions of resigning."
The mayor's stance comes weeks after the board of aldermen asked him to resign.
Mayor Davis remains under civil and criminal investigations related to his use of city money to pay for meals and lavish trips.
"The relationship has been somewhat strained, to say the least," said Greg Guy, the city's Mayor Pro Tem. "The board has realized now that we have the power to control the money, and to control how the money is spent in the city."
The mayor was seen leaving city hall after the noon-time news conference. Despite this, his attorney tells abc24.com that the mayor is back to work full-time.
Board members and the mayor say the city comes first, and they'll continue to work to provide citizens the services they expect.
The board and the mayor are set to meet for the city's next regularly scheduled council meeting on February 7th.