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Headline News 4.23.2015

Apr 24th, 2015 | Comments Off

BCC TO CONSIDER REVISED BEACH EASEMENT LETTER Contract approved for distribution and tracking of packages to property     owners _____ BCC APPROVES CHANGES IN BEACH VENDING ORDINANCE Puts off decision on more beach driving permits _____ CHATEAU 30A/HAMPTON INN PROPOSAL VOTED DOWN BCC denies project 4-0 _____ WALTON SOFTBALL WINS DISTRICT TITLE First district championship [...]

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Officials OK beach vending changes, TIFs, PUD proposal, put off decision on more beach driving permits

Apr 24th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST In a lively meeting on April 14 at the South Walton Annex, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) took action on a number of items but opted to get more information before deciding on whether and, if so, how to increase the number of permits for beach driving.

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Headline news 4/16/15

Apr 17th, 2015 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL APRIL 13 MEETING Debates impact and tap fee moratoria _____ PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS AGAINST SPECIAL MAGISTRATE BCC to make final decision _____ PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES CHANGES TO DUNE LAKE REGULATIONS Applies to lots in vicinity of coastal lakes _____ TDC APRIL 7 MEETING Traffic, trolleys, vehicles and auto rally get attention _____ [...]

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DFS City Council once again debates merit of impact and tap fee moratoria

Apr 17th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs City Council proceedings waxed philosophical on the night before elections, with Councilman Mac Carpenter invoking founding father Thomas Jefferson before launching a renewed debate about the city’s moratorium on impact and tap fees.

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Planning Commission recommends against replacement of code board with special magistrate

Apr 17th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Will a special magistrate replace the Walton County Code Enforcement Board (CEB)?  If this occurs, it will be against the recommendation of another county commission-appointed board, the Walton County Planning Commission.

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Changes to dune lake regulations clear Planning Commission with favorable vote

Apr 17th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The Walton County Planning Commission has voted in favor of changes to regulations applying to lots in the vicinity of the county’s coastal dune lakes. The decision took place at the board’s April 9 meeting at the South Walton Annex. There was a considerable amount of discussion on the proposed changes brought [...]

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Tuskegee Airmen tribute and P-51 Mustang steal the show at Marvel of Flight 2015

Apr 17th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER No amount of bad weather could stop or dampen the crowd’s spirit at the Marvel of Flight – not when those gathered at the fifth annual event heard the deafening roar as a P-51C Mustang launched down the runway.

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Traffic, trolleys, vehicles, and auto rally get attention at TDC meeting

Apr 17th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Seagrove resident Fred Buehler got the April 7 Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) meeting started with a bang with a complaint about the “lack of an agenda item” about traffic.

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Walton Softball Edges Paxton 1-0; Braves Win Samson Tourney

Apr 17th, 2015 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Walton freshman pitcher Hannah Poole threw a one-hitter and drove in the only run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third inning as the Braves defeated Paxton 1-0 on April 8 on Senior Night at the Walton High School softball complex.

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Headline news 4.9.15

Apr 10th, 2015 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM Incumbents and challengers tackle city issues _____ DFS CITY MARSHAL CANDIDATE FORUM Candidates highlight differing priorities _____ PREMIERE OF COASTAL DUNE LAKE FILM Spotlights importance of rare bodies of water _____ TDC BEACH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE APRIL 6 MEETING Beach nourishment easement letters to be sent out by end of month [...]

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