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Headline news 11/6/14

Nov 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

    BCC THANKS SEN. GAETZ FOR HELP WITH COUNTY APPROPRIATIONS             Legislature appropriates $89 million for county projects             _____   PARKING NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR SOUTH WALTON FINALIZED             Finds potentially 453 new spaces             _____   WATERSOUND TRAIL OPENS             St. Joe holds ribbon-cutting for five-mile trail             _____   SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES [...]

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DFS Council presented with aerial photograph of the city, approves Public Works requests

Feb 1st, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Walton Middle School teacher Cathy Mosley and Gulf Power rep Terry Dawkins presented the DeFuniak Springs City Council with a photograph of the city taken from several hundred feet in the air.

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Freeport City Council talks horses and sewage

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON City Planner Latilda Henninger opened the Freeport City Council meeting of Nov. 13 by presenting a draft ordinance on equine management to the Council.

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Park Avenue West approved for commercial and two residential lots

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A proposal for a mixed-use development in Inlet Beach has been approved, but with one fewer residential lots than proposed and without the use of “double-dipping” in calculating density.

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Wounded veteran skydives for the first time: “Let’s get back to living life”

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The term “bucket list” is often bandied about when someone first starts skydiving, but for Air Force Staff Sgt. David Flowers, nothing could have been farther out of character than jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.

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DFS City Council announces resignation of Finance Director John McCue at meeting

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council accepted the resignation of Finance Director John McCue, who held the office for five months.

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Freeport gets ahead and hangs on for a 26-21 win against Graceville

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER In football it’s often the little things that make all the difference, and Freeport proved that to be true, staying tough to earn 26-21 win after a pitched contest against Graceville.

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Walton Planning Commission hears contentious request

Aug 16th, 2012 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON The first item on the Walton County Planning Commission meeting agenda of Aug. 9 was a request by the county itself, to adopt an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element Policy L-1.4.4, Neighborhood Commercial. The proposal would modify the criteria for new future designations in the Route 30A Scenic [...]

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SWMCD considers applicants for new director

Jul 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

By LEAH STRATMANN Even before the open position of director of the South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWMCD) has been advertised, nine applicants have applied for the open position. According to Florida state law, a new director must be found within six months. The new director would have to meet all the criteria required [...]

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School district/union impasse goes to mediation

Mar 17th, 2011 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON The Walton County School District and teachers’ unions, both instructional and education support professionals (ESP), have reached an impasse in negotiating the 2010-11 collective bargaining agreement.

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