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Felony charges against Webster County's elected sheriff have been consolidated into one indictment.
The Webster County grand jury that was recalled May 21 indicted Tim Mitchell on a single 10-count indictment charging him with:
• two counts of embezzlement by a public official,
The state wildlife conservation agency undertook a project last month to improve the fish habitat at Whites Creek Lake in Eupora.
“Operation Tree Drop” took place at the 280-acre lake on May 25, when the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks sank cedar trees throughout the lake to establish fish cover.
Charges have been filed against the Webster County man authorities say shot at law enforcement officers and into an occupied home two weeks ago.
William Glenn Campbell, 38, of Starnes Tabernacle Road is charged with five counts of aggravated assault on an officer and shooting into a dwelling house.
The county has awarded a bid for paving and striping at the new courthouse in Walthall.
Double S. Inc. of Grenada, the only bidder, was awarded the contract on April 30 by the Webster County Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors has eliminated a contractor from the bidding process for future bridge projects in Webster County because it is so far behind on ones underway.
Supervisors passed a board order doing so May 6 after meeting with County Engineer Karl Grubb and Christy Powell, president of Greenwood-based J.J. Ferguson Cos.
Acting Sheriff Andy McCants said it’s a miracle no Webster County deputies or other law enforcement officers were shot during an ambush and hours-long standoff with a heavily armed man last week.