Teel Bivins Dies

A prominent community member has died. Family and life-long friends confirm that Teel Bivins has passed away.

Bivins is a former state senator and ambassador to Sweden.

A cause of death is not known at the moment, but Bivins has had serious health problems since 2005, when he resigned from the ambassador post because of them.

Bivins will be remembered as a profound influence on local culture because of his leadership and extensive non-profit work.