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Webster County referendum the next step

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Updated: 4/08 6:39 pm
WALTHALL, Miss. (WTVA) -- It's a night Jim and Kelly Hope remember well.

"All we saw when we looked out our window was fire," said Kelly Hope.

The couple live near the Webster County Courthouse.

In January 2013, fire swept through the practically 100-year-old building.

Since that time, Webster County supervisors have been weighing their options.

We spoke to Supervisor Paul Crowley in December.

"We're trying to do the right thing and do what the people want," said Crowley.

What they want are two different things.

"I'm kind of on the fence a little bit right now. I think there's good issues on both sides," said Jim Hope.

"Well, there are good points on both sides, but I kind of want to see it restored," said Kelly Hope.

It could take as much as $7 million to restore the old courthouse, but in late December, the insurance company offered up only $3 million.

County officials have also been looking at 14 acres of land in the village of Walthall where a new one could be built.

Webster County supervisors may discuss the election results on or before their next regularly meeting April 21st.
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