FOLEY -- Benton County has chosen an interim Human Services Director to replace longtime director Tim Martin who is retiring. Martin's last day will be January 31st.

Benton County Administrator Monty Headley says Social Services Supervisor Deb Rieland has been tabbed as the interim director. Headley says she has about 25 years experience working for the county.

Headley says they are interviewing three finalists for the permanent job this week and hope to have someone in place by March 1st.