Southaven's New Mayor Eager to Get Started

Southaven's New Mayor Eager to Get Started

Southaven is wiping the slate clean. Greg Davis and his controversies are gone, and newly-elected Mayor Darren Musselwhite attends his first aldermen meeting Tuesday night.
SOUTHAVEN, MS (localmemphis.com) - Southaven is wiping the slate clean. Greg Davis and his controversies are gone, and newly-elected Mayor Darren Musselwhite attends his first aldermen meeting Tuesday night.

Despite coming into office after a tumultuous end to the era of Greg Davis, Musselwhite has plans to brighten the image of the city through a beautification plan.

Darren Musselwhite has hit the ground running after the embattled former mayor Greg Davis stepped down from office early.

"Right now, you know, with the carry-over issues, taking office the first couple of days there's a lot of things on the table that have to be addressed immediately."

Musselwhite isn't the only new face among Southaven's leaders. Along with five new board members, he's far from being the new kid on the block. He says their first order of business is taking care of the basics.

"You've got your basic issues with traffic and drainage problems and stuff like that. We're going to make sure that we get those things taken care of for the citizens."

Farther down the road, Musselwhite is aiming to improve the city's parks.

"I'd love to see us expand on our parks program. It's one of the best in the nation. I want to see that move forward in a positive way."

The former insurance salesman says the citizens will stay as first priority, no matter what.

"Long term plans are just preserving the quality of Southaven. I want to make sure original Southaven is taken care of."

Musselwhite is Southaven's first new mayor in 16 years.

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