New City Councilman Appointed in Benton

Benton — The Benton City Council is welcoming a new member. According to a report from Barry Wright at WQRL in Benton, Don Story was appointed to take the place of outgoing councilman David Moore during a Monday night meeting. Moore is stepping aside due to health concerns. Story’s appointment will be made official at the scheduled April 11th City Council meeting. He will also serve as the city’s Public Health and Safety Commissioner, and will be able to run to retain his seat in the next city elections, which will take place in April of next year.