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Meigs mayor controversy isn't over

The mayor's family The mayor's family
Pheobia Eason Pheobia Eason

There's an ongoing controversy in Meigs involving the mayor and the city manager.  The mayor was arrested this weekend and has bonded out of jail, but the battles appear far from over.  

Relatives of Meigs Mayor Linda Eason Harris gather near a family home to gather their thoughts about the recent events surrounding their loved one.  

"Try to support her the best way that we can, that's all we can do, you know everybody just stay calm, and let God just do his thing," said Pheobia Eason, the mayor's  sister in law.  

Mayor Eason Harris bonded out of jail on Saturday after facing Disorderly Conduct Charges. She has been released with the condition that she must stay away from city Manager Marsha Demoga.

But family members say she's not the person she is being made out to be. "Because she's not a bad person, she's a good person and if she can help someone she will," said Eason.  

Last Wednesday Eason-Harris is said to have told Demoga "It is almost time for you, and I've got something for you."

This isn't her first time meeting controversy head on Harris has admitted to using black salts to ward off spirits but says it was not a voodoo ritual. Loved ones say they just want peace restored to their town.  

"I want peace here, we need peace again, and we need our city to run like it did before all of this took place, before all of this mess started."  

In the meantime the mayor is essentially banned from all council meetings.

 

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