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Posted: August 28, 2012 9:00 p.m.

Clark Miller

Oxford City Manager Clark Miller recently announced he was retiring from the position due to health concerns.

We pray that these health issues aren't serious, and that Miller will be able to find relaxation through his retirement plans, which will frequently take to the golf course.

Miller helped lead the city through the transition to a city-manager style of government this past year, and, once he finally hangs it up, his stabilizing presence in the small town will be missed.

After rising up through the ranks of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, he quickly rose through Oxford's ranks as well, initially being hired as the police chief in 2008, before becoming full-time city manager in July 2011.

Miller humbly downplays his accomplishments, but Mayor Jerry Roseberry credited Miller with greatly improving the quality of the town's police force and helping move the town forward as city manager.

Now Roseberry and the council are tasked with finding a replacement, which Roseberry said should take about two months. In the meantime, Miller will work fewer hours but remain on until a replacement is found.

We wish the city success in finding a new leader and we wish happy retirement to a truly nice guy.

 

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