Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

Train Depot Museum

Walton County Courthouse

Growing to meet the needs of the community

Courthouse

Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

Fun and relaxation

Hotel DeFuniak

Built in 1920, completely restored, the perfect place to stay!

Awesome
Weather Forecast
July 2015
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Archive for 'Local News' Category

DFS City Council: sale of City Hall property falls through again

Jun 12th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Land developer T Investments, LLC, terminated its agreement to buy the DeFuniak Springs City Hall property via a May 11 letter addressed to the city.

Read full post...

Ordinance to replace Code Enforcement Board with special magistrate fails

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County citizens charged with alleged code violations will continue to appear before a “jury of their peers” rather than a special magistrate.

Read full post...

Commissioners agree to support for “Project Target” manufacturing facility

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County officials have agreed to provide, in conjunction with Freeport, some funding in support of an Indian manufacturing business interested in putting its first U.S. facility in Walton County.

Read full post...

Updates provided on results of new vendor rules, free beach parking at Topsail

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners were told that 164 cars, 24 bicycles and over 523 people took advantage of parking funded by the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park during the Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25).

Read full post...

Officials act to limit hotel rooms, give direction for more beach driving permits

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Among items of particular interest to south Walton County residents at the May 26 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting were two concerning hotel rooms and beach driving permits.

Read full post...

DFS City Council interviews Paula Smith for finance director position

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It’s one down, two to go for the DeFuniak Springs City Council after the board conducted one of three scheduled interviews with candidates for the vacant finance director position.

Read full post...

Headline News 6.4.2015

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off

BCC REJECTS SPECIAL MAGISTRATE ORDINANCE Code Enforcement Board will continue with citizen volunteers _____ BCC VOTES TO LIMIT HOTEL ROOMS ON SCENIC CORRIDOR Gives direction for more beach driving permits _____ BCC UPDATES ON NEW VENDOR RULES Beach parking at Topsail _____ BCC AGREES TO SUPPORT “PROJECT TARGET” FACILITY Corporate tax refund proposed for manufacturing [...]

Read full post...

Headline news 5.28.15

May 29th, 2015 | Comments Off

PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL MAY 19 MEETING Talks possible USDA grant, modifications to baseball field _____ WRWF MAY 20 MEETING Rep. Brad Drake gives legislative summary _____ CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MAY 21 MEETING Edgewater sand protection ordinance case continued _____ WALTON COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING New officers elected, mission expanded _____ BCC SPECIAL MEETING ON [...]

Read full post...

Paxton Council: “Food desert” status and USDA grant could help city attract a grocery store

May 29th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council may have found a somewhat ironic bargaining chip when it comes to bringing in new businesses – specifically grocery stores.

Read full post...

Officials put off action on regulations for dune lake lots

May 29th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST After hearing from county staff and 22 members of the public at a two-hour special meeting on May 18, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) opted to put off a decision on proposed changes to county regulations for lots within the Coastal Dune Lake Protection Zone (CDLPZ).

Read full post...