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A “Tale of Two Wednesdays” – patrolling Walton County’s beaches at the height of Spring Break 2014

Apr 10th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER What a difference a week makes. The afternoon of March 26 was as dead as dead gets on the beach in front of Scenic Highway 98’s Whale’s Tail restaurant, the de facto hub of Spring Break in Walton County. A week later, the beaches off State Road 30A teemed with teenaged vacationers [...]

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Walton Property Appraiser addresses Chamber First Friday Breakfast

Apr 10th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast on April 4, with Camille Burlison acting as moderator, was held before a good sized crowd in the Lake House at Hammock Bay. The meeting was sponsored by builder D.R. Horton, which is presently building homes at two Freeport sites: LaGrange landing where [...]

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Headline News 4.3.2014

Apr 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC TAKES ACTION ON BP CONTRACTS             Ratifies contracts for legal representation             _____   PROPOSED MOSSY HEAD RV/WATER PARK PROJECT A NO-GO             Developer drops project partly due to price of land             _____   FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL MARCH 27 MEETING             Approves fire department aid agreement with county             _____   TEACHERS, SCHOOL [...]

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Officials discuss and take action on contracts

Apr 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST In action that was described by Walton County Attorney Mark Davis as a “clean-up,”  the Walton County Board of County Commissioners recently took up contracts signed several years ago.

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Developer decides against Mossy Head RV park/water park project

Apr 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST RV industry developer Jay Howard recently indicated that he will no longer pursue an RV park/water park project at the Mossy Head Industrial Park.

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Local law enforcement officers carry the flame in Special Olympics Torch Run 2014

Apr 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The weather always seems to do its level best to freeze or soak the law enforcement officers participating in the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics, but spirits at the event could not be dampened.

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DFS mayor issues Boys & Girls Club Week proclamation By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs Mayor Bob Campbell joined with mayors across the state and governors across the nation in declaring the week of March 23 as Boys & Girls Club Week. Campbell presented the proclamation at a special gathering and public open-house, held Tuesday, March 25, at the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast’s DeFuniak location near the Community Center. Campbell praised the efforts of the club’s organizers to provide afterschool programs for the young people in the area and he also had words of encouragement for the students. “You are all a great blessing to your community and families,” Campbell said. In addition to giving a brief speech, Campbell held a sort of “press conference,” giving the youths in attendance the chance to ask him questions about comings-and-goings in city government and events around town. One of the items that came up during the impromptu Q&A session was the possibility of a “mayor-for-a-day” program. More information on that process is forthcoming as no plans have been formally drawn up as yet. Campbell also took a tour of the facility when some of the 66 local kids in the program were in the classroom, with the curriculum focusing on helping students achieve academic success, develop good citizenship and promote a healthy lifestyle. The Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast is composed of seven clubs in four counties, with nearly 2,000 students regularly participating in club activities. More than 4,000 clubs across the country and approximately 2 million kids will take part in National Boys & Girls Club Week programs, said club President Mick Leatherwood. “The idea is to get the community involved,” he said. “We want to open up the doors to the club and let everyone see what we’re all about. Having a week dedicated to raising the public’s awareness for the great programs we have here is a fantastic opportunity.”

Apr 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs Mayor Bob Campbell joined with mayors across the state and governors across the nation in declaring the week of March 23 as Boys & Girls Club Week.

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Headline News 3.27.14

Mar 28th, 2014 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL MARCH 24 MEETING Debates CNG fueling station financing details _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL MARCH 18 MEETING Considering reviving Heritage Day Festival _____ CODE ENFORCEMENT MEETING MARCH 20 Approves lien foreclosure, finds violation _____ KELLOGG BAYSIDE PARK OFFICIALLY OPENED Ribbon cutting overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay _____ WRWF MARCH 19 MEETING Hears from state Division [...]

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DFS City Council debates CNG fueling station financing particulars

Mar 28th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council has about a month to decide to move forward with financing the construction of the long-planned compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

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WRWF hears from state Division of Consumer Services consultant

Mar 28th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST What services does the state Division of Consumer Services provide to the public? Speaking last week in Walton County, Alexander Warmka filled local residents in on how the agency could be of help to them.

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