Southaven's New Politicians Learn the Ropes

Southaven's New Politicians Learn the Ropes

Only two of the city's veteran politicians will remain in office after this month.
SOUTHAVEN, MS (localmemphis.com) - Overhaul at city hall. Southaven's newly elected politicians are learning the ropes. Only two of the city's veteran politicians will remain in office after this month.

Southaven's new leaders are getting schooled on how to run a city.

It's training 101. Teaching the class is professor Greg Davis, who's on his way out of city hall.

"(Going over) nuts and bolts of what's getting ready to happen the next few weeks," Davis says.

Southaven has a new mayor in Darren Musselwhite. "It's a listening session for me today," he tells Local 24 News. He's getting briefed on how to run the city.

"It was nice to have everyone in one room to kind of get an overview of the functions in our city. Mayor Davis is very helpful."

Five aldermen out of the city's seven are new, to the position and to politics.

"This is my first time in politics," says Kristian Kelly.

"First time for me," says Raymond Flores.

Both are going over all kinds of city dealings with the group. "Dealing with everything from potholes to asphalt to tickets," says Davis.

Residents are happy to hear they're already at work.

"Just hope they keep it up," says Carlton Cook.

"There are a few surprises," Kelly says. "There's a lot of reading we have to get caught up on. We're very excited."

"We've taken a lot of notes and are just trying to absorb it all," adds Flores.

They have less than 3 weeks to study and learn all of this new information. They take office July 1st.
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