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Archive for 'Local News' Category

This is only a test

Mar 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD An executive order on Feb. 24, 2015 from Governor Rick Scott has suspended an 11th grade state mandated exam for English Language Arts students citing a need to reduce repetitive or redundant testing.

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South Walton Baseball tames Sharks 10-3

Mar 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The South Walton Seahawks took advantage of six fielding errors by the visiting Port St. Joe Sharks while Rhett Glover had a key single in the sixth inning to break a one-run game open as the Walton County squad earned a 10-3 win on a chilly Friday evening.

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SWCC forums kick off public discussion on potential city south of the bay

Mar 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “On such a winter day” in south Walton County, Feb. 26 was a time for some Florida Panhandle dreaming about a possible new city south of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Mostly, however, the afternoon and evenin

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Freeport Council recognizes state championship girls basketball team

Mar 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON Freeport High School’s State Championship Girl’s Basketball Team and its coaches attended the Freeport City Council meeting of Feb.  26 before a full house in the city’s council chamber. Councilwoman Elizabeth Brannon read a resolution praising the accomplishments of this team. The proclamation was followed by rousing applause. When the applause died [...]

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Maximum number of hotel rooms may be reduced for CR-30A area

Mar 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County staff have been directed to start the process for amendments to reduce the maximum number of rooms for new lodging establishments in the CR-30A area.

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Headline news 3.5.15

Mar 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

    BCC MAY REDUCE PERMITTED NUMBER OF HOTEL ROOMS ON 30A             Staff directed to start amendment process             _____   FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL FEB. 26 MEETING             FHS girls basketball team recognized             _____   SWCC HOLDS INCORPORATION FORUM             Answers questions on possible new city in south Walton             _____   GOV. [...]

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School Board discuss half-mil referendum, extracurricular expenses

Feb 27th, 2015 | Comments Off

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.

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

Feb 27th, 2015 | Comments Off

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.

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Headline News 2.26.15

Feb 27th, 2015 | Comments Off

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

Feb 27th, 2015 | Comments Off

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.

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