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Archive for 'Local News' Category

Planning board takes up Forest View Village amendment, other proposals

Mar 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The Walton County Planning Commission dealt with legislative and quasi-judicial items at its March 12 regular meeting at the South Walton Annex, with much of the meeting devoted to the Forest View Village Planned Unit Development (PUD), a multifamily development planned for the eastern end of U.S. 98, immediately west of Serenoa [...]

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Paxton home runs power past PDL

Mar 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Paxton Bobcats got a pair of home runs in the first inning for all the run support they would need as they earned a 5-1 District 1, Class A victory over Ponce de Leon on Monday night in Paxton.

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Headline news 3.12.15

Mar 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL MARCH 9 MEETING Talks gravel parking lots, CNG fueling stations _____ BCC SPECIAL MEETING ON REDESIGN OF CHATEAU 30A/HAMPTON INN Three-hour meeting ends in no decision on 90-room hotel _____ WCSB MARCH 3 WORKSHOP AND MEETING Talks athletic expenses, student expulsions _____ ARTIFICIAL REEF DRAFT PLAN WORKSHOP Public input indicates eagerness to [...]

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No decision yet on 90-room hotel proposed for CR-30A

Mar 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Arguments by attorneys and testimony by expert witnesses consumed most of a three-hour county commission quasi-judicial hearing on the Redesign of Chateau 30A/Hampton Inn development proposal, with no decision to approve or deny resulting.

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DFS Council gets down to nitty gritty on gravel parking lots and compressed natural gas

Mar 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER One thing was for sure by the end of the March 9 DeFuniak Springs City Council meeting: everybody in the room had mixed up “pervious” and “impervious” at least once.

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Air Force hosts First Friday Breakfast at Eglin’s Site C-6

Mar 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It’s not every day that passing multiple levels of security clearances and background checks are required before enjoying some scrambled eggs and a biscuit.

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Input provided on draft artificial reef plan for Walton County

Mar 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

BY DOTTY NIST Walton County may be “dead last” among coastal counties for artificial reefs, but there is a desire to change that and an eagerness to proceed with plans to create more reefs in order to enhance local fishing and recreational opportunities. This was evidenced by a March 3 public workshop hosted by Walton [...]

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This is only a test

Mar 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD An executive order on Feb. 24, 2015 from Governor Rick Scott has suspended an 11th grade state mandated exam for English Language Arts students citing a need to reduce repetitive or redundant testing.

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South Walton Baseball tames Sharks 10-3

Mar 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The South Walton Seahawks took advantage of six fielding errors by the visiting Port St. Joe Sharks while Rhett Glover had a key single in the sixth inning to break a one-run game open as the Walton County squad earned a 10-3 win on a chilly Friday evening.

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SWCC forums kick off public discussion on potential city south of the bay

Mar 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “On such a winter day” in south Walton County, Feb. 26 was a time for some Florida Panhandle dreaming about a possible new city south of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Mostly, however, the afternoon and evenin

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