By Russell Hood and Daniel Brunty
The Webster Progress-Times
Webster County leaders remain determined to recover the maximum amount owed in the courthouse insurance settlement claim despite unsuccessful legal dispute negotiations last week.
The Board of Supervisors traveled to Jackson on Aug. 26 for mediation with Atlantic Specialty Insurance over how much the carrier owes the county for the burned courthouse. The mediation was held at One Jackson Place with Tina Nicholson, whose law firm is representing the county in courthouse litigation and the claim of the county in general. The county contracted with Baker Nicholson in March.