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Archive for 'Local News' Category

School bus accident simulation held at SWHS

Aug 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL The 2014-2015 school year is upon us. Throughout  this election season much conversation has taken place about students and teachers in the classroom. These conversations are for the most part productive and meant to serve students well in their respective schools.

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Headline News 8.21.2014

Aug 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

WALTON COUNTY NEW BUSINESSES UPDATE             Love’s, Triangle and Taco Bell all making progress             _____   NEW SOUTH WALTON LOGO GETS FINAL APPROVAL             BCC votes 3-2 to adopt Sun Wave logo             _____   HEALTHMARK DOES NOT SUPPORT NEW U.S. 331 PLAN FROM FDOT             Cites “negative impact” on health care for north [...]

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Headline News 8.14.2014

Aug 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL AUG. 11 MEETING Votes to accept bid on CNG fueling station _____ SCHOOL BOARD AUG. 5 MEETING Approves dual enrollment program, hires new CFO _____ AUG. 6 CANDIDATE FORUM, PART ONE Audience “by far the biggest” yet for this election. _____ JUDGE FINDS COUNTY IN VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER Sandestin Investments seeks [...]

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DFS City Council awards contract on compressed natural gas plant

Aug 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER After years of on-again, off-again talks, the DeFuniak Springs City Council voted to accept a bid of nearly a million dollars for the construction of a compressed natural gas fueling station.

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Freeport Council approves four-day work week trial

Aug 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At a special Aug. 7 Freeport City Council meeting attended by a number of city employees from the Water, Sewer and Fire Departments and from the office staff, Councilwoman Janice McLean initiated a discussion about changing employee work hours to a 10-hour day, four days per week.

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Biggest-ever bed tax collection month reported at tourism council meeting

Aug 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST For the first time ever, monthly bed tax revenues have exceeded $4 million in Walton County, tourism council members heard on Aug. 5.

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Changes to construction easement language announced at workshop

Aug 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Construction easements in connection with the Walton County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction (beach nourishment) project will not be perpetual, it was announced at an Aug. 5 workshop on the project. This represented a change in the construction easement language.

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Judge finds Walton County in violation of court order

Aug 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County Circuit Judge Kelvin C. Wells has found Walton County in contempt of an order that he had issued three months earlier.

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Headline News 8.07.2014

Aug 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

PLANNING COMMISSION TO REVIEW ST. JOE SECTOR PLAN Proposed plan covers 13,284 acres in Walton County _____ PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED TOPSAIL BEACH ACCESS Some support, lots of opposition voiced _____ COUNTY HIRES NEW LANDFILL MANAGER Former Jackson County Chamber of Commerce president ____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING Sets tentative ad valorem tax rate [...]

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Public sounds off on potential Topsail Preserve beach access, other accesses

Aug 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Beachview Heights resident Norman Froeschner’s statement, “This is a bad, bad, idea,” was the overwhelming sentiment at a July 30 public workshop at which most of the discussion involved a potential public beach access across Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.

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