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DeFuniak Herald/Beach Breeze this week!

May 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on DeFuniak Herald/Beach Breeze this week!

DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze this week

Headline news 5/19/16

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BCC APPROVES SEVERAL AREA PROJECTS

Kaiya PUD, Niceville Robotics Lab warehouse among projects OKd

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PLANNING COMMISSION MAY 12 MEETING
Fox Lake development recommended with conditions
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DFS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MAY 12 MEETING
Discusses long term plans
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A BETTER SOUTH WALTON COMMUNITY MEETINGS HELD
Inaugural May 9 meeting draws large crowd
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HABITAT WOMEN BUILD WEEK DRAWS MANY VOLUNTEERS
People, Places & Things
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FDOT MEETS WITH DFS BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Talks alternative plans for U.S. 331 paths
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Spring Football

May 23rd, 2016 | Comments Off on Spring Football

 

Spring football is underway with Freeport playing at Bozeman on Thursday night while Walton will travel to Chipley on Friday night with South Walton making a visit to Baker for spring contests. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

Spring football is underway with Freeport playing at Bozeman on Thursday night while Walton will travel to Chipley on Friday night with South Walton making a visit to Baker for spring contests. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

 

Officials approve Kaiya PUD and Niceville Robotics Lab Warehouse; redesign required for townhome project

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS at the May 10 meeting. (Photo by Dotty Nist)

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS at the May 10 meeting. (Photo by Dotty Nist)

By DOTTY NIST

 
While calling for redesign on the Martha’s Lane Townhomes project, commissioners have approved two development proposals, one of those a robotics lab in Villa Tasso and the other for an upscale mixed-use project to be constructed near the east end of CR-30A. read more » »

FDOT meets with DBPA

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DBPA BUSINESS LEADERS filled the room to hear about the U.S. 331 highway project and to ask questions about its potential impact on their businesses. (Photo by Cathy Mosley)

By DBPA President Sara Comander

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS – Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Project Manager Peggy Kelley and staff met with members of the DeFuniak Business and Professional Association (DBPA) recently at the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood. The two groups met to discuss FDOT preliminary highway plans and alternative paths for U.S. 331 through DeFuniak Springs and up to Paxton and the Alabama state line. read more » »

Community meetings focus on governance of south Walton County

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ATTENDEES AT the May 9 A Better South Walton community meeting in Rosemary Beach. (Photo by Dotty Nist)

By DOTTY NIST

Community members recently learned more about the group “A Better South Walton,” (ABSW), its work and progress at a series of public meetings.
ABWS is a nonprofit organization with the goal of seeking more effective governance and local representation for south Walton County. read more » »

UPDATE: MISSING KAYAKER LOCATED NEAR HOGANS LOOP

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Walton County, Fla—55-year-old Edward Daniel Craven of Seabrook, Texas has been located near Hogans Loop. A search was initiated Sunday night for the missing kayaker/birding enthusiast who called 911 stating he was lost somewhere near the Choctawhatchee River.

At 5:52pm Sunday Craven called 911 nearly six hours after putting his kayak in at Bruce Creek Landing. Craven told dispatchers he was in a camouflage kayak wearing a black shirt. read more » »

Headline news 5/12/16

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DFS CITY COUNCIL MAY 9 MEETING

Council hears updates, approves purchases
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FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL MAY 10 MEETING
Hears from lobbying group offering advice
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TDC BEACH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MAY 3 MEETING
Discusses beach erosion and calls for workshop
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PUBLIC WORKS HOLDS COMMUNITY MEETING MAY 5
Details possible projects on Ellis and Driftwood Roads
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SCHOOL BOARD MAY 3 MEETING
Talks broadband, handles expulsions
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“BUDDY BENCHES” – BUILDING A RESPONSE TO BULLYING
Local effort gives kids a positive message, and a rest
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Possible projects on Ellis Road and Driftwood Road detailed at community meeting

May 17th, 2016 | 0

By DOTTY NIST

WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 5 Commissioner Cindy Meadows (right) talks with Miramar Beach residents Toni Smith (left) and Lacey Meyer following the close of the meeting. (Photo by Dotty Nist)

WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 5 Commissioner Cindy Meadows (right) talks with Miramar Beach residents Toni Smith (left) and Lacey Meyer following the close of the meeting. (Photo by Dotty Nist)

Walton County Public Works staff recently provided details on possible projects involving stormwater improvements and the addition of multi-use paths on Ellis Road and Driftwood Road south of U.S. 98 in Miramar Beach.
This was at a May 5 community meeting at Seascape Conference Center, at which information on the projects was provided and public input was taken. Approximately 40 people were in attendance. read more » »

Committee members discuss beach erosion, call for workshop

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By DOTTY NIST

At their May 3 regular meeting, members of the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) Beach Management Committee viewed pictures of beach erosion and discussed the condition of the beach, along with other beach management issues.

NARROWED BEACHFRONT south of Emerald Cove Lane, east of the Inlet Beach Regional Beach Access. (Photo courtesy of Walton County TDC).

NARROWED BEACHFRONT south of Emerald Cove Lane, east of the Inlet Beach Regional Beach Access. (Photo courtesy of Walton County TDC).

There were also some action items at the committee meeting, which took place in the TDC meeting room. read more » »