There's a new superintendent-elect in the Benton School District.
In a 9 p.m. meeting Tuesday, the seven-member board unanimously voted officially to offer the job to Jeff Collum of Tyler, Texas.
Collum previously had agreed to accept the job for an annual salary of $132,500.
Collum currently is serving as executive director of secondary education of the Tyler ISD, which includes oversight for two 5A high schools, six middle schools, an athletic department, career and technology education and university initiatives.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers had no problem in dispensing the J.A. Fair Lady War Eagles 58-17 Tuesday night in 6A South conference action at Benton Arena. The Lady Panthers ho-hummed their way to the teamâ€™s 14th consecutive victory and improved to 12-0 in the 6A South.
â€śFair is way down,â€ť Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. â€śWe got through and didnâ€™t have any injuries so mission accomplished.â€ť