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Archive for 'Local News' Category

Commissioners call for a look at alcohol ban on beach, meeting procedures

Jun 18th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Discussion at the June 9 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting resulted in direction for a look at BCC meeting procedures and at a possible ban on alcohol on the beach during spring break 2016. The meeting took place at the South Walton Annex.

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Officials set course for sunset of bridge tax, artificial reef deployment, grant application for innovative transit solutions

Jun 18th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST On the horizon as a result of recent county commission action are a sales tax rate reduction, deployment of artificial reefs in a permitted snorkel reef area off Grayton Beach, and a possible world-class meeting to examine innovative transit options for CR-30A.

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WCSB workshops future plans, finance and safety

Jun 12th, 2015 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) started early on the afternoon of June 2 with an evening of workshops outlining strategic plans and staffing for the district, before holding their regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m.

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Beach Management Committee members get update on beach project

Jun 12th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Easement language and cover letters are expected to go out by the end of June to property owners in the Walton County Hurricane & Storm Damage Reduction (WCH&SDR) Project area, Jim Bagby told members of the Beach Management Committee on June 1.

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Two DFS police officers fired after internal affairs investigation into racial harassment

Jun 12th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs Police Sgt. Anthony Kaiser and officer Rick Boblitt were fired last week for the racial harassment of fellow officer Chuwan Boros.

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TDC recommends funding for water rescue equipment, artificial reef deployment

Jun 12th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) has voted in favor of expenditures from its bed tax revenue for new water rescue equipment and for deployment of artificial reef structures off Grayton Beach.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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