Meigs Mayor Dies

Wayne Nesmith, mayor of Meigs, Georgia since 1972, passed away shortly before midnight Wednesday night.

Nesmith was taken to the hospital last Sunday with a high count of ammonia in his bloodstream, and died of pneumonia-related complications.

He was 61 years old.

While in office, mayor Nesmith oversaw natural gas and a new sewage system being brought into Meigs, and received grants for new water wells throughout the town.

His friends and co-workers say he will be greatly missed.