Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

Train Depot Museum

Walton County Courthouse

Growing to meet the needs of the community


Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

Fun and relaxation

Hotel DeFuniak

Built in 1920, completely restored, the perfect place to stay!

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Headline News 10.1.2015

BCC APPROVES HARDEE’S SITE PLAN Restaurant to be located at corner of U.S. 98 and CR-393 _____ GRAND JURY REPORT MADE PUBLIC Planning Department investigation _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 28 MEETING Hall of Brotherhood elevator grant likely to be funded _____ WRWF SEPT. 16 MEETING Members hear about organ donation from LifeQuest representative _____ […]

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Santa Rosa Beach Hardee’s approved with revised site plan

By DOTTY NIST Approved on Sept. 22 was a 2,474-square-foot commercial building in Santa Rosa Beach that is to be leased long-term for use as a Hardee’s restaurant with drive-though.

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Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood elevator installation grant likely to be funded

By REID TUCKER Grant writer Melinda Henderson had “good tidings of great joy” for the DeFuniak Springs City Council.

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State attorney releases report on investigation of the Walton County Planning Department

By DOTTY NIST In the wake of an investigation that began in January 2015, State Attorney Bill Eddins announced on Sept. 24 that he did not find sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution as a criminal offense what he termed a “mistake” by the Walton County Planning Department. This was an incident that had occurred a […]

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Walton Republican Women Federated members hear about organ donation

By DOTTY NIST With 8.3 million Floridians registered for organ donation, the state has the highest per capita rate for registration in the United States, Phil Van Stavern of LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services told Walton Republican Women Federated (WRWF) members and their guests.

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Sunshine Shuttle has plans to expand trolley service to all of CR-30A corridor

By DOTTY NIST “There’s a disease out there, and it’s traffic,” said Alan Roberts of Sunshine Shuttle. “We’ve got the answer,” he emphasized. Fresh in CR-30A residents’ minds is the extreme traffic congestion that was recently experienced during the summer tourist season. Roberts maintains that traffic congestion can be calmed during this critical period by […]

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Tallahassee Cossons to retire in DeFuniak’s first solar-powered home

By REID TUCKER Dan and Sherry Cosson’s retirement plans are modest ones, but with a twist. The Tallahassee couple wants to do some traveling, sure, but mostly they aim to enjoy the easier pace of life in historic downtown DeFuniak Springs in Dan’s grandmother’s home on Live Oak Avenue. They also plan to get their […]

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Headline News 9.24.15

BCC APPROVES FINAL BUDGET No millage increase for FY 2015-16 _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL SEPT. 15 MEETING Awards bid on Town Hall renovation project _____ SCHOOL BOARD SEPT. 15 WORKSHOP AND MEETING Final budget and millage approved _____ LAWSUIT FILED BY FORMER COUNTY EMPLOYEE Federal action alleges “adverse treatment” for whistle-blowing activity _____ MIRAMAR BEACH […]

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Walton County approves final budget with no millage increase

By DOTTY NIST A final budget of $127,229,944 has been approved for the new fiscal year for Walton County government, $603,511 of which is for North Walton Mosquito Control.

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Paxton Town Council awards bid on Town Hall renovation project

By REID TUCKER The second round of bidding for the renovation project at Paxton Town Hall paid off, as the Town Council approved a bid of $141,500 on the construction.

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