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Archive for April 3rd, 2017

Headline news 3/30/17

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DFS CITY COUNCIL MARCH 27 MEETING Covers fee waivers, signs and city manager qualifications _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL MARCH 23 MEETING Talks grinder pumps, city pool status _____ COUNTY RECYCLING PROGRAM CONTINUES WITH SOME CHANGES Bill McKee of Walton County Solid Waste & Recycling Department talks changes _____ WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MARCH 21 MEETING […]

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Walton County’s recycling program continues with some changes

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By DOTTY NIST While recycling is encouraged, economics and market conditions have caused Walton County to limit materials currently collected for recycling in county recycle trailers to aluminum cans and plastic. Newly-painted trailer bins at some locations reflect the change in materials accepted for recycling, while others not yet repainted continue to also display sections […]

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DeFuniak Springs City Council talks fee waivers, signs and city manager qualifications

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By ELIZABETH SINCLAIR Pat Franklin, chief of operations at the Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center, located on College Ave. came before the DeFuniak Springs City Council at its March 27 meeting to request a $75 fee waiver to rent the civic center on May 23. The center acts as “first responders,” and coordinates local, state […]

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Freeport City Council discusses grinder pumps, city pool status

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Story by JEFFREY POWELL The Freeport City Council held their second regularly scheduled meeting of the month on March 23, 2017. Prior to the regular meeting the council also held a workshop concerning the cost and procurement of sewer grinder pumps. Approximately 20 people attended the regular meeting, with both council members Jennifer Laird and […]

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More High Impact Walton County teachers recognized, board draws line in the sod

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  By ALICIA LEONARD The March 21, 2017 second regularly scheduled Walton County School Board (WCSB) of the month was held in the media room of South Walton High School. A second wave of High Impact teachers, this time from the south end of the county, was recognized by the board and the Florida Commissioner […]

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Headline news 3/23/17

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BCC MAKES TOP CHOICE FOR PLANNING DIRECTOR Steven Bourne of Kentucky is first, Kristen Shell is second _____ BCC SET TO CONSIDER REVISIONS TO CUSTOMARY USE ORDINANCE Public hearing set on recommendations made _____ DFS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING Business owners state need for a city plan _____ WALTON REPUBLICAN WOMEN MARCH 15 MEETING Speaker on […]

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Officials to consider revisions to beach customary use ordinance

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By DOTTY NIST  Walton County officials are set to consider revisions to the county’s Customary Use Ordinance, which was approved in October 2016 and is scheduled to take effect on the beaches beginning on April 1. At the outset of the March 14 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) regular meeting at the South […]

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Steven Bourne is top choice for planning director position

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By DOTTY NIST  Steven Bourne, a resident of Hopkinsville, Ky., has emerged as the top-ranked candidate to fill the vacant Walton County Planning and Development Services position. The planning director position had been vacated at the end of January with the resignation of Wayne Dyess, who had served in that capacity since spring 2011.

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Chipley edges South Walton softball 1-0

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By PATRICK CASEY A triple by Chipley third baseman Lauren Finch to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning was the big blow to the South Walton softball team on Monday night as the Tigers’ Tiffany Lee drove her in with the winning run on a fielder’s choice play at the plate that saw […]

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Business owners tell DFSEDC: We need a plan

Apr 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Business owners tell DFSEDC: We need a plan

  By ALICIA LEONARD The DeFuniak Springs Economic Development Committee held its regularly scheduled meeting March 9, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. On the agenda before the committee were citizen comments, past meeting minutes, information on Wayne Farms, CRA programs, Main Street Programs, and possible grant updates. Under citizen comments, Robert McKnight urged the city to […]

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