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Davis spars with residents during board meeting

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and the city's board of aldermen were compared to "pigs at a trough" during yet another spirited meeting Tuesday night. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and the city's board of aldermen were compared to "pigs at a trough" during yet another spirited meeting Tuesday night.

(WMC-TV) - Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and the city's board of aldermen were compared to "pigs at a trough" during yet another spirited meeting Tuesday night.

The man who compared city leaders to pigs brought a big bag of hog feed with him.

Meanwhile, new rules regarding people who can speak at the meetings may change, again.

Southaven resident Paul Miller was the first to speak to Davis and the board.

"I've been here 12 years and I've seen a well-run city," he said.

But the compliments ended when he explained why he brought a 50 pound bag of hog feed with him.

Miller said many people have lost faith in the wake of the mayor's spending scandal and the perception that aldermen sat idly by.

"People who are just taking advantage of the tax money - everybody else is working their butts off and they're tired of seeing something like this," Miller said. "What the hell's going on?"

Miller was just one of several citizens who spoke under new rules implemented since the last meeting. The new rules require that people sign up immediately beforehand..

Previously, they were able to call ahead.

"If they're here," Davis explained, "they can sign the sheet. They can speak."

Davis told the crowd new rules were his decision.

Though he's willing to make changes and even meet face to face with community activist Linda Temple.

"Would love for you to come meet me someday," Davis told Temple during the meeting.

"Well good, how about Mesquite Chop Shop," she quipped, referring to a pricey restaurant the mayor frequented.

"That works," he said.

"Bring the credit card," she said.

"I can't do that no more," Davis said. "The board won't let me."

Davis also addressed recent reports that he double dipped, was reimbursed by both the city and the chamber of commerce for the same expenses.

However, he denied that the duplicate charges occurred.

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