South Georgia Mayor May Face Recall

Linda Harris
Posted at 2:14 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2016-05-24 17:20:37-04

MEIGS, GA (WTXL) -- Meigs Mayor Linda Harris may be removed from office following a string of controversy in the small south Georgia city.

This comes after the State's Assistant Attorney General visited Meigs to speak with council members and residents about the mayor.

Since Harris has been in office, she has been arrested for theft from the city and reportedly told police officers not to respond to certain calls after the city lost its insurance.

According to the city's police chief, the elections commissioner in Meigs has received a petition for a mayoral recall with 165 signatures.

Only 116 were needed to hold the election. If the signatures are all verified, the election would be held May of 2016.