Longtime editor Mike McCormick plans to retire from the Shawnee News-Star on Nov. 7, ending a 47-year tenure at the newspaper.
The newspaper reported Tuesday that McCormick said it was the right time to end a "fulfilling career." The 66-year-old plans to spend more time with his family and work part-time at Seminole State College.
McCormick was hired as a reporter at age 19, while a sophomore at St. Gregory's College. He became city editor 10 years later.
Publisher Brian Blansett said McCormick's retirement is well-deserved. Advertising director James Bridges said McCormick's colleagues will never forget his ability to forge on through the hardest of times.
McCormick is also a longtime board member of the Associated Press/Oklahoma News Executives organization and also worked with the Salvation Army and Rotary Club.
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