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Tishomingo mayor calls it quits

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Tishomingo Mayor Don Keel announced his resignation on September 3, 2019. (File/KTEN) Tishomingo Mayor Don Keel announced his resignation on September 3, 2019. (File/KTEN)

TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- Tishomingo is looking for a new leader.

Mayor Don Keel resigned effective immediately at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

Keel, a Tishomingo native and a member of the Chickasaw Nation, told KTEN he quit because he needs to spend more time with his family in Utah.

"It's personal reasons," he said. "I have a family member that's ill, and I wanted to move closer. It's difficult not to want to be closer to your children."

In the interim, the city's Vice Mayor Sue Robbins will act as mayor.

Keel said he believes he is leaving the city in good hands.

"I've had a really really fantastic time as mayor. I feel like we have accomplished a lot, and we've had a turnover in our personnel," he said.

The City Council will appoint a new mayor at its next meeting on September 16.
 

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