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Walton volleyball sweeps foes

Oct 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Lady Braves earned a four set victory over Freeport on Sept. 30 as the Braves defeated the visiting Bulldogs by a score of 25-17, 25-18, 25-27 and 25-22.

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Extended Collinsworth clan chosen Farm Family of the Year

Oct 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL Each year the Walton County Extension Service choses a farm family of the year. The families are chosen in part due to their contributions to the farming community and their continued effort toward sustaining a farming lifestyle. This years Farm Family of the Year is the extended family of [...]

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Headline News 10.02.14

Oct 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC MOVES FORWARD ON SPORTS/REC PROJECTS Calls for more talks on Freeport Fire Department _____ BCC SPECIAL MEETING ON PROPOSED TOPSAIL ACCESS Votes not to pursue controversial project _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 25 MEETING Annexation, palm trees and impact fees _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 25 MEETING Approves $23,960,750 budget _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL [...]

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Officials take action on recreation in south Walton, discuss Freeport Fire Department

Oct 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners recently moved ahead with sports and recreational enhancements and improvements in south Walton County and called for more negotiations on the possible acquisition of the Freeport Fire Department by the county. The action and discussion took place at the Sept. 23 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) regular meeting [...]

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City of Paxton approves FY2015 budgets, approves current year-to-date over-expenditures

Oct 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council met briefly early Tuesday afternoon, approving the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and to approve the over-expenditures of the current budgets.

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Annexations, palm trees, impact fees and more at Freeport Council meeting

Oct 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At a long and well attended meeting, the Freeport City Council session of Sept. 25 began when City Planner Latilda Hughes-Neel advised the Council that the Large Scale Amendment has been approved without comment by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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Officials vote not to explore plan for new Topsail Preserve beach access

Oct 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Imperiled golden aster and Gulf coast lupine will continue to bloom at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, but a concept for a new entrance and public beach access boardwalk through the park has been nipped in the bud.

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Freeport posts 26-13 revenge win against Graceville

Oct 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER In the ongoing saga of Freeport versus Graceville football, a year makes a monumental difference.

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Legal Notices 11.02.2014

Oct 2nd, 2014 | Comments Off

PUBLIC NOTICE   Please be advised that the Walton County Board of County Commissioners Regular October Meetings will be changed as follows:   October 14, 2014 Meeting will begin at 4:00 PM and be located at the Walton County Courthouse; 571 US Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL   October 28, 2014 Meeting will begin at [...]

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Headline News 9.25.2014

Sep 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

    BCC APPROVES FINAL BUDGET FOR FY2014-15             Brief public hearing sets budget of $123,936,505             _____   DFS CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 22 MEETING             CNG fueling station a no-go, at least for now             _____   PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL SEPT. 16 REGULAR MEETING             Passes ordinance simplifying rate scheme amendment process             _____ [...]

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