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Grayton Beach Neighborhood Plan garners approval

Feb 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The Grayton Beach Neighborhood Plan Overlay, a multi-year effort of residents of the historic community, has been approved, minus one proposed section.

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Paxton overcomes PDL 38-33 in Region 1 championship, earns return trip to Final Four

Feb 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It was a perfect setup for a bona fide classic when the Paxton Lady Cats took on the Ponce De Leon Lady Pirates in the Region 1 final.

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Freeport Girls Win Region 2 Title

Feb 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Freeport Lady Bulldogs used a big second half to pull away from the Chipley Tigers on Friday night for a 60-44 victory that propelled the squad to the Class A Final Four in Lakeland.

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Headline news 2.12.15

Feb 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL FEB. 9 MEETING Takes next step on mayor voting referendum _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL FEB. 3 SPECIAL MEETING Talks “Project Target” _____ TDC FEB. 3 REGULAR MEETING Departures and newcomers recognized, goals discussed _____ TDC WORKSHOP GETS LIVELY Storm reduction project, Leave No Trace challenged _____ SCHOOL BOARD FEB. 3 MEETINGS Workshops [...]

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Departures and newcomers recognized and goals discussed at tourism council meeting

Feb 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “The community’s vision for this destination” will be the topic for a Public Space Design Charrette that the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) has taken on as an upcoming project.

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Special City Council meeting: Freeport puts some skin in the game

Feb 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON On Feb. 3, the Freeport City Council held a special meeting to hear presentations relating to an incentive package to be offered to a company presently identified under a confidentiality agreement as Project Target to establish a manufacturing plant in Freeport. Steve Jaeger, executive director of the Walton County Economic Development Alliance [...]

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DFS City Council takes another step toward voter referendum on mayor’s voting rights

Feb 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER First talked of years ago, a voter referendum to abolish the voting rights of the mayor moved closer to appearing on the ballots after a unanimous decision from the DeFuniak Springs City Council.

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Beachfront owner blasts Beach Breeze headline at workshop

Feb 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “It ain’t a restoration project, and it ain’t on hold,” Blue Mountain Beach resident and property owner Emmett Hildreth told a reporter in reference to the Walton County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project (WCH&SDR Project). Hildreth’s statement took place at the Walton County Tourist Development Council’s (TDC) Feb. 3 bimonthly workshop [...]

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Headline news 2.5.15

Feb 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

    EMPIRE TRUCK TAX EXEMPTION FAILS 2-2 IN BCC VOTE             Would have been five-year exemption from ad valorem tax             _____   VILLAGE MIXED USE WORKSHOP DRAWS INTEREST             Discussion of proposed revisions affecting CR-30A             _____   COUNTY TO CONSIDER GRAYTON BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN             South Walton community is 115 years old [...]

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​Officials to consider Grayton Beach Neighborhood Plan

Feb 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

  By DOTTY NIST Walton County will soon consider a neighborhood plan for a 115-year-old community in south Walton County. Two years in the making, the Grayton Beach Neighborhood Plan is on the agenda for the Feb. 10 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting. Hearings on the plan have been held before the [...]

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