Tree removal begins on courthouse site

From Staff Reports

WALTHALL — The first step toward construction of Webster County’s new courthouse began last week with timber cutting on the site by FJH Logging.

FJH moved in Jan. 21 to cut the timber on the nearly 7-acre tract, which is southwest of highways 9 and 50 in Walthall. The company was the sole timber sale bidder at $3,000.

Members of the Board of Supervisors said they are excited to see progress toward construction since the courthouse burned two years ago.

The timber sale gives the county the opportunity to advertise for stump removal and then move toward doing dirt work. JH&H Architects will design the new courthouse.

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF FJH Logging crews cut timber on the future site of Webster County’s new courthouse in Walthall. There were working southwest of the Highway 9-50 intersection on Jan. 21.

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF
FJH Logging crews cut timber on the future site of Webster County’s new courthouse in Walthall. There were working southwest of the Highway 9-50 intersection on Jan. 21.