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South Walton tops Braves after lengthy county baseball tournament finale

Apr 26th, 2016 | 0

By REID TUCKER

 

THE SOUTH WALTON SEAHAWKS WON IT ALL after a lengthy battle against tournament host Walton, claiming the 7-4 victory at the 2016 Walton County Baseball Tournament. (Photo by Reid Tucker)

THE SOUTH WALTON SEAHAWKS WON IT ALL after a lengthy battle against tournament host Walton, claiming the 7-4 victory at the 2016 Walton County Baseball Tournament. (Photo by Reid Tucker)

After the conclusion of the 2016 Walton County Baseball Tournament, one thing is clear: the players can add “marathoner” to their résumés, or at least they ought to.
Endurance was obviously the key read more » »

Walton Softball wins District 1, Class 5A title

Apr 26th, 2016 | 0

By PATRICK CASEY

THE WALTON LADY BRAVES softball team captured their second consecutive district championship with a 3-0 win over Panama City Rutherford. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

THE WALTON LADY BRAVES softball team captured their second consecutive district championship with a 3-0 win over Panama City Rutherford. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

Walton assistant softball coach Larry Antonacci told the Lady Braves that were huddled together after a 3-0 win over Panama City Rutherford for the District 1, Class 5A title that ‘Defense wins championships’ and he could not have been more right in a game that saw Walton get only two hits but take advantage of two critical errors by the Rams to post the victory. read more » »

Officials vote to hire attorney for research on beach use, take up other beach issues

Apr 25th, 2016 | 0

 By DOTTY NIST 

South Walton

Location of property approved for construction of a “minimal” beach access by county commissioners.

Voting to hire an attorney for research on historical beach use data and other related investigations, county commissioners also took up a number of other beach-related issues at their April 12 regular meeting at the South Walton Annex. read more » »

Marie Lathinghouse, Entrepreneur and Woman of Light

Apr 25th, 2016 | 0

 

Story and photos by BRUCE COLLIER

MARIE LATHINGHOUSE AND HER FAMILY gathered for the unveiling of the light and marker. Lathinghouse was honored as a Woman of Light April 15 by the DFS Woman's Club. (Photo by Bruce Collier)

MARIE LATHINGHOUSE AND HER FAMILY gathered for the unveiling of the light and marker. Lathinghouse was honored as a Woman of Light April 15 by the DFS Woman’s Club. (Photo by Bruce Collier)

A standing-room-only crowd met April 15 in the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood in DeFuniak Springs to help celebrate the Woman’s Club of DeFuniak Springs’ induction of Marie Lathinghouse as a Woman of Light. Per Woman’s Club tradition, Lathinghouse was honored with a light and a stone marker. On the marker were carved her name, year of birth, and the title “Entrepreneur.” She is the fifth woman to date to be so honored. read more » »

WHERE IN THE HERALD IS

Apr 25th, 2016 | 0
Where in the Herald?

..President Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Herald-Breeze Editor Bruce Collier spent part of last Saturday in the role of FDR, including the reading of a “fireside chat” on the Rural Electrification Act and the founding of CHELCO. CHELCO held a well-attended annual membership meeting as part of its 75th anniversary providing power to the area. (Photo by Kim Collier)

Seahawks and Paxton win districts and capture Class A crowns

Apr 21st, 2016 | 0

By DeFuniak Springs Herald/Beach Breeze Sports Editor Patrick Casey

The South Walton Seahawks defeated Chipley 6-5 to win their first district championship in baseball as they captured the District 3, Class A crown, earning a home game next Thursday with either Bozeman or Liberty County.

South Walton squad

                                  South Walton Seahawks

 

The Paxton baseball team beat Central 9-0 to win the District 1, Class A crown. Congratulations to both squads.

Paxton High squad

                         Paxton High School baseball squad

 

Look in next week’s edition for all the details on these exciting wins for Walton County high school baseball and more sports.

DeFuniak Springs welcomes American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall

Apr 21st, 2016 | 0

Mega Adoption Event Saturday in Niceville!

Apr 21st, 2016 | 0

The Walton County Animal Shelter volunteers are having a HUGE dog adoption event at Laura’s Pet & Horse Supply Saturday, April 23rd with more than two dozen shelter dogs who are hoping and praying to find their Happily Ever Afters soon. read more » »

In this week’s DeFuniak Herald/Beach Breeze

Apr 21st, 2016 | 0

In this week's DeFuniak Herald

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED IN DEFUNIAK SPRINGS POND

Apr 19th, 2016 | 0

Walton County, Fla—A car is found partially submerged in a pond behind a home in DeFuniak Springs Tuesday afternoon.

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