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Musselwhite sworn in as Southaven mayor

Darren Musselwhite was sworn in Friday. Darren Musselwhite was sworn in Friday.
Former Southaven mayor Greg Davis remains in the middle of two legal battles. Former Southaven mayor Greg Davis remains in the middle of two legal battles.
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(WMC-TV) - For the first time in 16 years there is a new mayor in Southaven. Darren Musselwhite made it official Friday.

Voters in Desoto County's largest city chose to go in another direction with Musselwhite, who was a local insurance agent. He won with 77 percent of the vote in the election held early June.

"I'm a trustworthy person. I have a reputation of doing what I say I am going to do. That's the main thing I bring to the table is my integrity and my business skills to help Southaven," said Musselwhite.

Former Southaven mayor Greg Davis remains in the middle of two legal battles.

One with the state of Mississippi which is trying to recoup $70,000 in taxpayer money. The auditor said Davis owes taxpayers that money. Also, Davis is in a custody battle with his ex-wife.

Meanwhile, a newcomer will work to define his tenure and the city Southaven the next four years.

"The future holds a lot. I have been busy already, so my plate is already full, my work is lined out for me, like, I was saying we have a lot of issues on the table that have to be addressed, and I am doing that right now," said Musselwhite.

Musselwhite is a fiscal conservative who wants to keep the city in a strong financial position, expand the parks and recreation department and continue to attract business to the city. He has a good rapport with his predecessor and wants to build on the success of the past.

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