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Rolin remains leader

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Buford L. Rolin was reelected as Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Chairman at a special called council meeting held on the Reservation Thursday afternoon.
Rolin began his second term as Chairman immediately following the meeting.
Rolin has been on the Tribal Council for more than 40 years and has also served as secretary and vice chairman.
Arthur Mothershed was reelected as the Tribal Council’s treasurer and Garvis Sells replaced former council member Eddie Tullis.
Rolin, Mothershed and Sells were voted in as council members during the June 7 election and were sworn in as PCI council members by Judge Ben Brown during the Thursday meeting.
Mothershed was pleased and thankful to be reinstated as the council’s treasurer.
This is Mothershed’s second term as treasurer. He also serves as Creek Indian Enterprises Chief Financial Officer.
It was an emotional moment when Tullis stepped away from the council tables for the first time since 1964 and as Sells stepped into take his place.
Tullis has served as a Poarch Tribal Council member continuously since 1964, he said.
Sells is pleased to serve as Tribal Council member and wants to be a part of unifying the Tribe.
Sells is also the vice chairman of the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), which promotes Tribal member employment and advancement.