Poarch Creeks' Tullis Loses Seat as Tribal Chairman

ATMORE, AL - Eddie Tullis has lost his seat as chairman of the Poarch Creek Indians, a post he has held for 30 years. The nine-member tribal council has elected Fred McGhee to replace Tullis as chairman.

Tullis said he will continue to oversee operations at the tribe's Riverside gaming facility in Wetumpka. He also will maintain oversight on a proposed 300 million dollar hotel and casino project at the Riverside location. Tullis is still chairman of the tribe's gaming board, but he will no longer handle any governmental work for the tribe, located near Atmore.

Tullis was re-elected to the council with an all-time record vote but he says he was voted out of the chairman seat by one vote. Officers face a secret council vote every three years.

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