Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

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Walton County Courthouse

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Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

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Hotel DeFuniak

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

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Headline News 10.02.14

BCC MOVES FORWARD ON SPORTS/REC PROJECTS Calls for more talks on Freeport Fire Department _____ BCC SPECIAL MEETING ON PROPOSED TOPSAIL ACCESS Votes not to pursue controversial project _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 25 MEETING Annexation, palm trees and impact fees _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 25 MEETING Approves $23,960,750 budget _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL [...]

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Officials take action on recreation in south Walton, discuss Freeport Fire Department

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners recently moved ahead with sports and recreational enhancements and improvements in south Walton County and called for more negotiations on the possible acquisition of the Freeport Fire Department by the county. The action and discussion took place at the Sept. 23 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) regular meeting [...]

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City of Paxton approves FY2015 budgets, approves current year-to-date over-expenditures

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council met briefly early Tuesday afternoon, approving the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and to approve the over-expenditures of the current budgets. The tentative general fund, water and sewer fund budgets were approved by unanimous vote with only minor changes since the budget workshop held before the Council’s last regularly [...]

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Annexations, palm trees, impact fees and more at Freeport Council meeting

By BEN GRAFTON At a long and well attended meeting, the Freeport City Council session of Sept. 25 began when City Planner Latilda Hughes-Neel advised the Council that the Large Scale Amendment has been approved without comment by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. City Attorney Clayton Adkinson presented the first reading of an annexation [...]

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Officials vote not to explore plan for new Topsail Preserve beach access

By DOTTY NIST Imperiled golden aster and Gulf coast lupine will continue to bloom at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, but a concept for a new entrance and public beach access boardwalk through the park has been nipped in the bud. This was the result of a decision by the Walton County Board of County [...]

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Freeport posts 26-13 revenge win against Graceville

By REID TUCKER In the ongoing saga of Freeport versus Graceville football, a year makes a monumental difference. Graceville very nearly bombed Freeport out of existence in their 2013 meeting, putting a huge 48-14 welt of a win on the visiting Bulldogs – itself a bit of vengeance for the three beatings Freeport laid on [...]

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Legal Notices 11.02.2014

PUBLIC NOTICE   Please be advised that the Walton County Board of County Commissioners Regular October Meetings will be changed as follows:   October 14, 2014 Meeting will begin at 4:00 PM and be located at the Walton County Courthouse; 571 US Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL   October 28, 2014 Meeting will begin at [...]

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Headline News 9.25.2014

    BCC APPROVES FINAL BUDGET FOR FY2014-15             Brief public hearing sets budget of $123,936,505             _____   DFS CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 22 MEETING             CNG fueling station a no-go, at least for now             _____   PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL SEPT. 16 REGULAR MEETING             Passes ordinance simplifying rate scheme amendment process             _____ [...]

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Walton County approves final budget for new fiscal year

By DOTTY NIST Walton County’s final budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year was approved in a very brief public hearing on Sept. 22. This, the second of two budget hearings held by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), took place at the Walton County Courthouse. Aside from county commissioners, attendees consisted of BCC [...]

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School district implementing new technology for students

By ALICIA LEONARD For about an hour before the Walton County School Board met on the afternoon of Sept. 16, they heard about new technology being implemented for students and staff across the district. Internet Technology Director Henry Martin outlined many new advances that are being put into place in the district. Some of those [...]

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