Walton County Heritage Museum

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One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

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Hotel DeFuniak

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In 4-0 vote, commissioners deny Hampton Inn proposed for CR-30A

By DOTTY NIST Residents of CR-30A awoke to a sunny morning on April 21, with no 90-room chain hotel on the horizon for their scenic roadway. This was the result of a Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) special meeting the previous evening at Emerald Coast Middle School. Running for several hours and attended [...]

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BCC set to consider revised letter on May 12

By DOTTY NIST  A $60,000 contract has been approved for distribution and tracking of easement packages for the Walton County Hurricane & Storm Damage Reduction (WCH&SDR) Project, but there will be a delay in the packages being sent out to beachfront property owners in the project area.          It had previously been anticipated that the easement [...]

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Walton softball wins district title

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Braves softball team took advantage of two costly errors in the third inning to rally from a 1-0 deficit for a 2-1 victory over defending state champion West Florida as the Walton County squad captured their first district championship in fast-pitch softball. The Braves, who won the District 1 title [...]

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Headline News 4.23.2015

BCC TO CONSIDER REVISED BEACH EASEMENT LETTER Contract approved for distribution and tracking of packages to property     owners _____ BCC APPROVES CHANGES IN BEACH VENDING ORDINANCE Puts off decision on more beach driving permits _____ CHATEAU 30A/HAMPTON INN PROPOSAL VOTED DOWN BCC denies project 4-0 _____ WALTON SOFTBALL WINS DISTRICT TITLE First district championship [...]

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Officials OK beach vending changes, TIFs, PUD proposal, put off decision on more beach driving permits

By DOTTY NIST In a lively meeting on April 14 at the South Walton Annex, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) took action on a number of items but opted to get more information before deciding on whether and, if so, how to increase the number of permits for beach driving. Two months [...]

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Headline news 4/16/15

DFS CITY COUNCIL APRIL 13 MEETING Debates impact and tap fee moratoria _____ PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS AGAINST SPECIAL MAGISTRATE BCC to make final decision _____ PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES CHANGES TO DUNE LAKE REGULATIONS Applies to lots in vicinity of coastal lakes _____ TDC APRIL 7 MEETING Traffic, trolleys, vehicles and auto rally get attention _____ [...]

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DFS City Council once again debates merit of impact and tap fee moratoria

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs City Council proceedings waxed philosophical on the night before elections, with Councilman Mac Carpenter invoking founding father Thomas Jefferson before launching a renewed debate about the city’s moratorium on impact and tap fees. “Thomas Jefferson said ‘I never a considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion or philosophy [...]

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Planning Commission recommends against replacement of code board with special magistrate

By DOTTY NIST Will a special magistrate replace the Walton County Code Enforcement Board (CEB)?  If this occurs, it will be against the recommendation of another county commission-appointed board, the Walton County Planning Commission. A proposed ordinance that would replace the CEB with a special magistrate was brought before the planning commission at its April [...]

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Changes to dune lake regulations clear Planning Commission with favorable vote

By DOTTY NIST The Walton County Planning Commission has voted in favor of changes to regulations applying to lots in the vicinity of the county’s coastal dune lakes. The decision took place at the board’s April 9 meeting at the South Walton Annex. There was a considerable amount of discussion on the proposed changes brought [...]

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Tuskegee Airmen tribute and P-51 Mustang steal the show at Marvel of Flight 2015

By REID TUCKER No amount of bad weather could stop or dampen the crowd’s spirit at the Marvel of Flight – not when those gathered at the fifth annual event heard the deafening roar as a P-51C Mustang launched down the runway. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event for many of the onlookers to see [...]

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