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July 23, 2013

Keener named to White Hall council

Councilwoman to fill seat left open after resignation

WHITE HALL — A vacancy has been filled on White Hall’s town council.

During Monday’s meeting, council appointed Zella Keener to fill the empty council seat after former councilwoman Beverly Owens submitted her resignation in June.

Keener said she wants to help push council in the right direction.

“I just think council was taking a direction that I wasn’t happy with,” she said. “We were hoping for a smaller government, not a bigger government, and I thought if I got involved I could help a little.”

During the meeting, Mayor Guy Ward read letters of intent from Keener and Sheldon Raber, the only other resident who had expressed interest in the seat.

Both candidates spoke to council about why they wanted to be appointed.

Keener told council she would like to expand the town but not be overburdened with rules and regulations.

“When we first voted creating the town, we decided we didn’t want to be a part of Fairmont because of rules and regulations,” she said. “I was one of the people that said that’s what we want to do.”

Keener won by a 4-2 vote. Councilmen Chad Corley and Arley Hayhurst cast the opposing votes.

Following the vote, Keener was sworn in by the town’s attorney, J.T. Hodges III.

 

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