Southaven's Greg Davis on Life After the Mayor's Office

Southaven's Greg Davis on Life After the Mayor's Office

Greg Davis' time as the city's longest serving mayor is up at the end of the month. He talks with Local 24 News about what the future holds, other than the state's ongoing legal battle against him.
SOUTHAVEN, MS (localmemphis.com) - What's next for Southaven, Mississippi's most infamous politician?

Greg Davis' time as the city's longest serving mayor is up at the end of the month. He talks with Local 24 News about what the future holds, other than the state's ongoing legal battle against him.

Davis and mayor-elect Darren Musselwhite met Wednesday to talk about the coming changes at city hall.

"I think the hardest thing he'll have to adjust to will be the number of phone calls and responses he'll have to answer to. It's not just an 8-5 job. It's a 24/7 job," Davis says. It's a job he's done for almost two decades.

Now that he's been voted out of office, he's looking at big changes.

"Right now I'm painting a house that I moved back into, cleaning up, spending the next two weeks with my daughters."

Further down the road, Davis was considering going to law school. He says that's still an option.

"I still have two years of college paid for through a scholarship I got at Mississippi State. That's an alternative out there. I'll probably look at some consulting work."

"Retirement checks start soon, so it's not necessarily for financial reasons that I have to get back to work. I'll probably take some downtime and enjoy life without the public eye being on us constantly."

He has several ongoing legal battles with court dates set for later this summer and fall.

Southaven residents will still be paying attention to those.

Southaven's new mayor Darren Musselwhite has never held any public office. Davis plans to help train him "to get him up to speed on whatever is taking place and happening," he says. "We want him to be well informed and ready to go on July 1st."
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