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School Board adopts final budget and millage

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) held a public hearing on Sept. 9, 2014, for the adoption of a final budget and millage for the fiscal year 2014-15, at the district’s board room in DeFuniak Springs.

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DFS City Council approves tentative budget for fiscal year 2015

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council turned in straight votes in favor of approving a tentative budget of $23,960,750 and a tentative millage rate of 4.5 mills for fiscal year 2015.

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Special meeting scheduled on topic of beach access through Topsail Preserve

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Official consideration of a letter to the state regarding a potential public beach access through Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has been put off for a Sept. 29 special meeting of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC).

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Walton holds off South Walton 27-17

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Braves rallied from a one-point deficit in the second half on Friday night at Everette Yates Memorial Stadium to capture a 27-17 victory over the South Walton Seahawks.

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Freeport Council locks in existing building permit fees

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON City Planner Latilda Hughes opened the Freeport City Council meeting of Sept. 9 with a request that the Council clarify how building permit fees should be charged.

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Headline news 9.18.14

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC SCHEDULES SPECIAL MEETING ON TOPSAIL PRESERVE Will consider letter to state regarding proposed public access _____ STOP-WORK ORDER ISSUED ON EDGEWATER CONDO PROJECT Code Enforcement, DEP concerned about sand, permit _____ ST. JOE’S BAY-WALTON SECTOR PLAN TAKES A STEP FORWARD BCC approves sending plan to state for review _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL VOTES ON [...]

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Headline news 9.11.14

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC APPROVES PRELIMINARY BUDGET Millage rate raised to fund drainage and infrastructure needs _____ BCC HOLDS SPECIAL SEPT. 3 WORKSHOP Public input on beach nourishment easements _____ DESIGN REVIEW BOARD SEPT. 4 MEETING Approves signs for 30 Avenue, discusses corridor standards _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 8 MEETING Citizens weigh in on blight ordinance draft [...]

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Beachfront property owners still uneasy about easements

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A Sept. 3 meeting held to take public input on construction easements for the Walton County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction (beach nourishment) Project was well attended and lively, with many beachfront property owners present.

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Preliminary county budget includes funding for stormwater, infrastructure needs

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST As discussed at a workshop two months earlier, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has approved a preliminary budget for 2014-15 that edges the millage rate up to provide for stormwater drainage and infrastructure needs facing the county.

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Citizens address DFS City Council regarding blight ordinance draft

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It was a packed house once more at City Hall as the DeFuniak Springs City Council addressed problems arising from a misunderstanding about the nature of its draft blight ordinance.

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