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Archive for 'Local News' Category

Local author weaves tale using fact and fiction

Mar 28th, 2014 | Comments Off

Story by JEFFREY POWELL Have you every passed by a country road and wondered where it went? Miramar Beach author Foster Sanders has and the experience inspired him to write a novel titled Almost to Destin.

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Headline News 3.20.2014

Mar 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC GETS “AN EARFUL” ABOUT BP SETTLEMENT             Counsel will seek Attorney General opinion             _____   BCC ACTS ON TDC APPOINTMENTS/OSPREY POINT DEVELOPMENT             No permits until compliance hearing is held             _____   MORE ACTIVITY ON TAP FOR MOSSY HEAD INDUSTRIAL PARK             Development to continue             _____   FREEPORT COUNCIL REJECTS GOLF [...]

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County commissioners act on TDC appointments, Osprey Point development

Mar 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Appointments have been made to fill seats on the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) and a decision has been reached regarding the newly-approved Osprey Point subdivision at Sandestin.

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Commissioners catch an earful about BP settlement, beach vending

Mar 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Recent public discussions related to the Walton County Tourist Development Council’s (TDC) recent settlement with BP and vending of chairs and umbrellas on the beach became heated.

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Corridor design standards draw attention of Planning Commission

Mar 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At the beginning of the Walton County Planning Commission meeting on March 13, of 10 items on the agenda, seven were continued to the commission meeting of April 10. Those continued included  reviews of an agricultural uses ordinance;  a mining ordinance; a limited lodging ordinance; a U.S. 98/US 331 outdoor display ordinance; [...]

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Freeport Council rejects proposed golf cart ordinance

Mar 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON Before a fair sized audience, the Freeport City Council meeting of March 11 opened when City Planner Latilda Hughes initiated discussion about the proposed Freeport golf cart ordinance. City Attorney Clayton Adkinson joined the presentation by saying that in his opinion Freeport was not ready to enact the ordinance. Adkinson said that [...]

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Gabe Moore wins pentathlon championship at New Balance Nationals Indoor

Mar 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Gabe Moore has just about done it all when it comes to track and field, but that didn’t stop him from one-upping himself. The Freeport senior has done well representing his high school at regional and state competition, and he’s claimed wins at numerous national invitational meets in his free time. He [...]

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Paxton Town Council considering agreement with Masons to bring back Heritage Festival

Mar 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Paxton’s onetime annual Heritage Day Festival may make its return in coming months if the Town Council votes to work out a deal with the local Masonic Lodge.

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Headline News 3.13.2014

Mar 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

  DFS CITY COUNCIL MARCH 10 MEETING             Votes to annex 22 acres near Gene Hurley Road             _____   TDC SELECTION COMMITTEE FORMULATES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP             Will fill six seats on TDC             _____   SCHOOL BOARD MARCH 4 MEETING             Taxpayers Association makes presentation             _____   DESIGN REVIEW BOARD MARCH 6 [...]

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WCSB meets, WCTA makes recommendations

Mar 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board held their regularly scheduled meeting March 4, 2014 to an unusually full crowd at 5 p.m. The small meeting room spilled over with teachers, union representatives, parents, and board members of the Walton County Taxpayers Association (WCTA).

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