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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School Board discuss half-mil referendum, extracurricular expenses

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) met for a 4 p.m. workshop, followed by their second regularly scheduled meeting of the month at 5p.m., at the South Walton High School media room on the evening of Feb. 17. Chief Financial Officer Debra Noyes presented a Power Point presentation outlining what the half-mil [...]

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Brad Pickel saying goodbye soon after almost 15 years’ work with Walton County

By DOTTY NIST Walton County’s first and only beach management coordinator and coastal management consultant will be bowing out at the end of March after almost 15 years’ work with Walton County. “I’m very proud of the work we’ve done,” Pickel said. A coastal scientist, Pickel was hired in as a Walton County Tourist Development [...]

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Headline News 2.26.15

DFS CITY COUNCIL FEB. 23 MEETING Kelly Schultz approved 4-1 as planning director _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL FEB. 17 MEETING Awards water line upgrade project to Florida Rural Water Association _____ CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD FEB. 19 MEETING Hearing continued on alleged Edgewater “white sand” violation _____ SCHOOL BOARD FEB. 17 WORKSHOP AND MEETING Discusses referendum, [...]

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DFS city staff recommends Kelly Schultz for planning director, Council votes 4-1 to approve

By REID TUCKER Former Interim City Manager and Airport Services Supervisor Kelly Schultz got the recommendation of current City Manager Sara Bowers to fill the vacant planning director position. That recommendation eventually got the nod from the Council as well on the night of its Feb. 23 meeting, but it took some doing before calling [...]

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Paxton Council goes with Florida Rural Water Association for water line upgrade

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council voted 4-0 after some discussion to award the Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) with the contract for an upcoming water line upgrade project. Discussion at the Feb. 17 meeting centered on whether the city should chose the FRWA, a not-for-profit company and the first pick after the request [...]

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Headline News 2.19.2015

BCC FEB. 10 MEETING HAD FULL AGENDA Plaque presentation, funding priorities, tax exemptions and proposals _____ BCC APPROVES GRAYTON BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN Multi-year effort of residents of historic community _____ EVENTS ORDINANCE WORKSHOP HELD Permit system outlined, including exemptions _____ FREEPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL CAREER DAY Students hear from speakers on various vocations _____ FREEPORT CITY [...]

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Headline news 2.19.15

BCC FEB. 10 MEETING HAD FULL AGENDA Plaque presentation, funding priorities, tax exemptions and proposals _____ BCC APPROVES GRAYTON BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN Multi-year effort of residents of historic community _____ EVENTS ORDINANCE WORKSHOP HELD Permit system outlined, including exemptions _____ FREEPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL CAREER DAY Students hear from speakers on various vocations _____ FREEPORT CITY [...]

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BCC: Officials receive plaque, set priorities, revisit tax exemptions, approve development proposal

By DOTTY NIST The positive occasion of a plaque presentation kicked off a busy Feb. 10 Walton County Board of County Commissioners meeting at the South Walton Annex. State of Florida Division of Emergency Management Community Rating System (CRS) Coordinator Danny Hinson was in attendance to provide the plaque in recognition of Walton County’s recent [...]

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Freeport to install security camera system

By BEN GRAFTON As the first order of business at the Freeport City Council meeting of February 10, City Clerk Gary Mattison provided an expenditure report to each council member and said that at a later meeting expenditures broken down by department would be included. Mattison asked approval for a security camera system that would [...]

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Workshop held on proposed Outdoor Events Ordinance

By DOTTY NIST Walton County’s goal is to make its Outdoor Events Ordinance “as good as we can,” according to Wayne Dyess, county planning and development services director. The planning department hosted a Feb. 11 workshop at the South Walton Annex on the proposed ordinance. Dyess told attendees that it is the county’s hope to [...]

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