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Meigs losing city insurance coverage

The city will not have liability insurance. The city will not have liability insurance.
Meigs will soon be without anyone working in city hall and without a police department. Meigs will soon be without anyone working in city hall and without a police department.
The mayor and council have not yet found a new insurance carrier. The mayor and council have not yet found a new insurance carrier.
Lizzy Battle Lizzy Battle
Chief Gary Price Chief Gary Price
MEIGS, GA -

The City of Meigs will be losing its insurance coverage at the end of the weekend.

The clock has run out of time for the city of Meigs. Barring any unexpected changes, the city will not have liability insurance.

"Without any insurance we can't function," said police chief Gary Price. "We can not function."

City employees could lose their jobs. The city has lost its coverage because their insurance carrier deems them a high risk after having to pay settlements to settle lawsuits brought by five former employees. Many of the lawsuits involve the actions of Mayor Linda Harris.  

"I love her, but she has a problem, a power problem," said city council member Lizzy Battle.

The mayor and council have not yet found a new insurance carrier. 

"I don't think that the elected officials have created a contingency plan for that as well," said Price. "There's no back up plan there's no okay this is whats going to happen. There's no vision for us."

Meigs will soon be without anyone working in city hall and without a police department. Battle said she hopes that Meigs can get a mayor who genuinely cares about the city to get it back up and running again.

Without anyone working in town, she's asking for any help possible.

The City of Meigs will lose their insurance on Monday, November 16 at 12 a.m. A city council meeting will be held during the same week in hopes to move forward.

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