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Meigs reopens police department

The Meigs Police Department is back open.  (Source: WALB) The Meigs Police Department is back open.  (Source: WALB)
Cheryl Walters, the new Meigs mayor (Source: WALB) Cheryl Walters, the new Meigs mayor (Source: WALB)
MEIGS, GA -

The Meigs Police Department is back open.

The city council voted Monday night to shut down the department immediately, but new mayor Cheryl Walters made the decision Thursday to reopen it.

She said she believes the vote to close the department was invalid because it did not get four votes.

Walters said she wants to make sure the city government operates legally and properly from here on out. 

"Above all, we must be legal. We must be legal and we have to remember that we are responsible for the people that we represent. We must have their best interest at heart," said Walters.

Walters was sworn in as mayor Wednesday.

She said her first priority was to make sure the citizens of Meigs are protected.

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