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Citizens speak out at DeFuniak Springs city blight ordinance workshop

Oct 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Thoughtful suggestions and constructive criticisms were the result when city government officials and citizens alike met to take the first stab at crafting a blight ordinance for DeFuniak Springs.
     

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Appeals court reverses granting of injunction to Sandestin Investments

Oct 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The First District Court of Appeal has found that an order granting a temporary injunction to Sandestin Investments failed to meet necessary criteria or set forth findings supporting the criteria.

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South Walton wins district crown

Oct 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Senior quarterback Johnathan Ortner threw for 233 yards and four touchdowns while adding a 42-yard scamper for the first score of the game as South Walton wrapped up the District 3, Class A championship with a 63-6 win over Holmes County on Friday night.

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Headline news 10.16.14

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL OCT. 13 MEETING Proposed plan to bring zoning designations into compliance _____ SCHOOL BOARD OCT. 7 MEETING New math standards, board spending addressed _____ TDC OCT. 7 MEETING GETS UPDATE ON DECK GRAPHICS SIGNS Safety messages in use at beach accesses maintained by TDC _____ BEACH RESTORATION WORKSHOP OCT. 7 Proposed storm [...]

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WCSB meets, new CFO addresses board spending, parents question new maths

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) met for a series of workshops and their regular meeting on the afternoon of Oct. 7, 2014. All board members were present with the exception of Sharon Roberts.

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TDC deck graphics safety signs now available for walkovers

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Signs, displaying beach safety messages directly on the floor planks of dune walkovers, are now in use at beach accesses maintained by the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC). These unique signs are also being made available to local properties for their own walkovers.

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Funding for Walton County projects announced through NRDA Phase III

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST More than $1 million of funding has been announced for Walton County projects as part of the third set of early restoration projects approved through the Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) process.

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Possible collaborative solution to grant writer conundrum presented to DFS City Council

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs resident Bob McKnight and Preble-Rish, Inc.’s Cliff Knauer proposed to work together to fulfill the duties of the vacant grant writer position with the city, and the Council got on-board.

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Reasons for beach restoration project discussed at workshop

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST There have been a number of theories on the reason for the proposed Walton County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. Brad Pickel, Walton County beach management consultant, provided the official reasons for the project at an Oct. 7 public workshop at the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) office.

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Seahawks Squash Hornets 53-12

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY South Walton quarterback Johnathan Ortner threw for 251 yards and five touchdowns as the Seahawks rolled to a 53-12 road victory on Friday night at Hornet Field in Cottondale. The Seahawks jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter as Ortner connected with senior receiver Alex Smith on a 56-yard [...]

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