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A crowd turns out for opening of new trail connecting Walton and Bay counties

Nov 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Panhandle residents love their trails, as was evidenced by the excitement accompanying the St. Joe Company’s opening of a new five-mile trail running from southeastern Walton County into Bay County.

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Walton clinches playoff berth

Nov 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Azende Rey ran for 184 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Walton quarterback Jace Fielder added a pair of his own scoring runs early in the game as the Braves picked up a 38-6 district win over East Gadsden on Halloween at Everette Yates Memorial Stadium.

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Seahawks pummel Bucks 49-13

Nov 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY South Walton quarterback Johnathan Ortner threw for 353 yards and five touchdowns as the Seahawks earned a 49-13 road victory over Panama City Bozeman on Thursday night in Sand Hills to finish District 3 of Class A with a perfect 4-0 record while improving to 8-1 overall.

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Headline news 10.30.14

Oct 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL OCT. 27 MEETING Votes 3-2 to make counteroffer on City Hall sale _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL OCT. 21 MEETING Discusses revising water connection and fee rates _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL OCT. 23 MEETING Discusses city clerk job, Sports Complex lights, golf carts _____ SCHOOL BOARD OCT. 21 MEETING Hears concerns over curriculum, [...]

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DeFuniak Springs City Council to counter-offer $2.75 million on sale of City Hall

Oct 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It was a close vote, but the DeFuniak Springs City Hall property is back up for sale. The City Council was narrowly in favor of counter-offering $2.75 million to the Alabama-based T Investments, LLC, which made an introductory offer of $2.45 million for the 4.2-acre plot containing City Hall. According to the [...]

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SW volleyball wins district title

Oct 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The South Walton Seahawks needed five sets as they rallied from a 2-1 game deficit to defeat Liberty County in the District 4, Class A volleyball title game played in Port St. Joe on Thursday night.

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Freeport’s Council talks city clerk job, Sport Complex lighting issues

Oct 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON Freeport City Planner Latilda Hughes opened the business portion of the City Council meeting with a request for approval to purchase a GIS (Graphic Information System) Program License to use with planning computer system. The Council approved the request.

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Paxton Town Council to look into revising city’s water connection and fee rates

Oct 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council directed city staff to draw up an amendment reevaluating how much to charge for connection to the water system under the water and sewer ordinance.        

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Record tourism numbers announced at TDC annual meeting

Oct 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

Story and photos by DOTTY NIST With 3 million visitors welcomed to south Walton County this year, Jim Bagby recently announced the destination as number two statewide in bed tax collections for June and July 2014.

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South Walton gets 35-7 homecoming win against arch-rival Freeport

Oct 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER There was a time when South Walton didn’t hold out much hopes of beating Freeport in their yearly football meeting. There was a time when the “Battle of the Bay” was almost a sure win for the Bulldogs.

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