Thomasville Times Enterprise

December 6, 2012

Mayor pro tem: 'Witch hunt and whims'

Patti Dozier
CNHI

THOMASVILLE — Gossip is rampant on Meigs streets. People are making up things.

So said Meigs Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Chaney. When Meigs citizens critical of city government do not receive what they want, they get louder, Chaney said Thursday.

Chaney described the current Meigs situation as “a witch hunt and whims.”

When asked if a city hall employee was fired recently, Chaney said, “I’m not at liberty to speak on it. It’s still being handled.”

Linda Harris, a 44-year Meigs resident and owner of a business in the town, went to city hall Thursday morning to inquire about her water bill and asked for a specific employee.

“I had not gotten it yet,” Harris said, in reference to the water bill.

Harris said Chaney told her she could not speak to the employee, that it was “an administrative issue.”

Chaney then summoned Meigs Police Chief Chris Luckey.

Harris said Luckey told her she would have to leave, because Chaney felt harassed and threatened.

Chaney said Harris arrived at city hall at 9:28 a.m., and her only inquiry was about the employee.

“I told her it was a personnel issue, and I could not discuss it with her,” Chaney said.

Harris insisted on speaking to the employee, said Chaney, who called the police chief.

See Friday's edition for more details.