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Archive for 'Local News' Category

Beachfront owners “accessorizing” the shoreline with signs and markers

Jul 11th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County’s beachfront is being accessorized by beachfront property owners, but aesthetics is not the idea.

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Headline News 7.3.2014

Jul 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

REVISION OF NOISE ORDINANCE PROPOSES CONTINUED USE OF METERS BCC reschedules hearing to July 8 _____ BCC APPROVES TEMPORARY SUNDAY TRASH PICKUP Applies to Scenic Gulf Drive and CR-30A _____ SCHOOL BOARD JUNE 30 MEETING District general fund falls below 3 percent _____ ZONING BOARD MEETS JUNE 26 Approves hardship setback for Santa Rosa Beach [...]

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Officials approve Sunday trash pick-up on CR-30A and Scenic Gulf Drive

Jul 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST To remedy what has definitely been an unscenic occurrence, Walton County commissioners have approved a Sunday trash pick-up along two of the county’s scenic corridors.

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Revised noise ordinance proposes continued use of noise meters

Jul 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A second public hearing on Walton County’s proposed countywide noise ordinance has been rescheduled for July 8. The decision to reschedule took place at the June 24 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting at the Walton County Courthouse.

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Mayor Barley delivers a State of the City report for Freeport

Jul 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON Mayor Russ Barley presented a State of the City address at the Freeport Council meeting of June 26 in which he said “…I am happy to report that the state of our city is improving and our future is bright.” Barley went on to review significant events that have taken place in [...]

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School district’s general fund falls below 3-percent

Jul 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD Walton County School Board (WCSB) member Gail Smith succinctly summed up the overall mood of the board the evening of June 30, 2014 when she said far into the meeting, “we’re in deep caca” after learning there was close to a $400,000 unexpected hole in the general unassigned fund.

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DeFuniak Springs’ angler hooks tournament-winning dolphinfish worth $145,000-plus

Jul 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Some things are absolutely meant to be. Just ask Luke Andrews, who, along with the six other crewmen aboard the fishing boat ReHab, got to split $145,411 amongst themselves after winning the dolphin division at the prestigious Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, which wrapped up Sunday, June 22, in Miramar Beach.

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Headline News 6.26.2014

Jun 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL JUNE 23 MEETING Talks feasibility of CNG fueling station _____ MORE NARCOTICS ARRESTS IN OPERATION AVALANCHE Phases One and Two _____ WALTON REPUBLICAN WOMEN JUNE 18 MEETING Rep. Marti Coley updates members on state budget _____ WALTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN JUNE 20 MEETING WINGS and Children’s Advocacy Center make presentations _____ SCHOOL [...]

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WCSO investigation leads to 25-plus arrests for meth production and other drug charges

Jun 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER A Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a county-wide methamphetamine production ring resulted in more than 25 arrests in the span of 72 hours.

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DFS City Council continues talks on feasibility of compressed natural gas fueling station

Jun 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER New revenue projection reports regarding the city of DeFuniak Springs’ long- and oft-discussed compressed natural gas fueling station gave the City Council more information to chew on before making its decision.

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