Update 12/13/18 8 p.m.
The board of supervisors has not scheduled a meeting yet to announce the replacement sheriff.
They will have a replacement chosen by January 2.
Update 12/06/18 10 a.m.
Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell says he will retire on January 2, he confirmed with WTVA 9 News this morning.
See the original post below.
WEBSTER COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The future of Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell appears to be up in the air.
Mitchell says because of health reasons, he tendered a letter of resignation to the board of supervisors last week.
He tells WTVA 9 News he has not decided if the January 2 date on the letter will be his last day.
Mitchell says he is still talking with his doctors and is really a week or two away from knowing for certain if he can remain on the job.