Walton County Heritage Museum

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Hotel DeFuniak

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Inlet Beach subdivision with plans to use easement for road access is denied

Aug 21st, 2015 | Comments Off on Inlet Beach subdivision with plans to use easement for road access is denied

By DOTTY NIST            Due to plans involving an access road for some of the lots, a proposal for a six-lot subdivision in Inlet Beach encountered opposition and failed to garner approval by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC).

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Headline news 8.6.15

Aug 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on Headline news 8.6.15

  BCC VOTES TO REPLACE CONFEDERATE FLAG AT MEMORIAL Battle flag replaced by first national flag of Confederacy _____ COALITION MEETS ON RESTORE ACT FUNDING Eight northwest Florida counties discuss area’s economic future _____ SCHOOL BUSES LINING UP FOR ACTION Report on stops, preparations for start of school year _____ SCHOOL BOARD JULY 28 MEETING […]

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Officials vote to replace Confederate battle flag by memorial with first national flag of the Confederacy

Aug 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on Officials vote to replace Confederate battle flag by memorial with first national flag of the Confederacy

By DOTTY NIST The Confederate battle flag has been removed from the pole next to the Civil War memorial on the grounds of the Walton County Courthouse. Following a decision of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), plans are for the 13-star first national flag of the Confederacy to replace the battle flag […]

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Kamp Kellywamba presents “Fabulous Fifties” musical drama at NWF State Chautauqua Center

Aug 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on Kamp Kellywamba presents “Fabulous Fifties” musical drama at NWF State Chautauqua Center

By REID TUCKER Summer camp usually means horseback riding and campfires, but it was more like stagecraft and drama lessons for DeFuniak Springs students participating in the Kamp Kellywamba performance art program.

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Walton County hosts coalition meeting to discuss RESTORE Act funding

Aug 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on Walton County hosts coalition meeting to discuss RESTORE Act funding

By DOTTY NIST Representatives of a coalition of eight Florida Gulf Coast counties that were disproportionately affected by BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill met at the South Walton Annex on July 27 to discuss funding expected by the counties from the RESTORE Act.

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WCSD sets tentative millage and budget for 2015-16 school year

Aug 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on WCSD sets tentative millage and budget for 2015-16 school year

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School District (WCSD) held a public hearing and adoption on a tentative millage and budget for the upcoming fiscal year of 2015-16 on the afternoon of July 28, 2015.

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South Walton’s Friis repeats as national decathlon champion with win at USATF Junior Olympics

Aug 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on South Walton’s Friis repeats as national decathlon champion with win at USATF Junior Olympics

By REID TUCKER South Walton High School’s Christian Friis has done it again. The rising Seahawk senior claimed his second-straight national championship in the decathlon with a gold-medal performance at the 2015 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics 17-18-year-old division decathlon, held July 28 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

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Headline News 7.30.15

Jul 31st, 2015 | Comments Off on Headline News 7.30.15

DFS CITY COUNCIL JULY 27 MEETING Talks airport site certification, fee rate study _____ DFS BUDGET MEETING JULY 21 Looking at possible shortfall if revenue and expenditure figures are   accurate _____ BCC VOTES TO APPROVE NEW FLAG AT COURTHOUSE MONUMENT First national flag of the Confederacy will replace battle flag _____ SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS AFTERNOON […]

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WCSB holds afternoon of workshops and meetings

Jul 31st, 2015 | Comments Off on WCSB holds afternoon of workshops and meetings

By ALICIA LEONARD Walton County School Board (WCSB) members settled down in the media room of South Walton High School on July 21 for a long afternoon of workshops and meetings pertaining to varied topics concerning the district and students. All members were present.

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Paxton resident and Town Council clash over Gulf Power utility franchise fee reimbursement

Jul 31st, 2015 | Comments Off on Paxton resident and Town Council clash over Gulf Power utility franchise fee reimbursement

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council and city resident Randy Fuller are again at an impasse after the two parties went the rounds over an agreement to reimburse Fuller for utility fees mistakenly collected by Gulf Power.

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