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Long time superintendent announces plans to retire

One long time Southwest Georgia superintendent has just announced plans to retire.Photo: Kailey McCarthy

One long time Southwest Georgia superintendent has just announced plans to retire.

Superintendent David Mims with Crisp County Schools officially announced his intent to retire this week at the county school board meeting.

According to Mims, he will retire at the end of this upcoming school year on June 30th, 2019.

Mims has been with the Crisp County School System for the past 15 years and became superintendent back in April of 2014.

He has worked in education for the past 31 years.

Mims says what he will miss most is interacting with the students.

"Students are the whole reason that we do what we do. I love working with the kids, I love working with the students and we do whatever we can to support them in all the things from athletics to academics," said Mims.

According to Mims, the board of education will now have to decide what process to follow to fill the open position.

Mims adds that Crisp County schools currently have the highest graduation rate they have ever had and the facilities have gotten some upgrades.

He doesn't have any plans for retirement at this time.

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