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Changes to construction easement language announced at workshop

Aug 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Construction easements in connection with the Walton County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction (beach nourishment) project will not be perpetual, it was announced at an Aug. 5 workshop on the project. This represented a change in the construction easement language.

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Judge finds Walton County in violation of court order

Aug 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County Circuit Judge Kelvin C. Wells has found Walton County in contempt of an order that he had issued three months earlier.

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Headline News 8.07.2014

Aug 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

PLANNING COMMISSION TO REVIEW ST. JOE SECTOR PLAN Proposed plan covers 13,284 acres in Walton County _____ PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED TOPSAIL BEACH ACCESS Some support, lots of opposition voiced _____ COUNTY HIRES NEW LANDFILL MANAGER Former Jackson County Chamber of Commerce president ____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING Sets tentative ad valorem tax rate [...]

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Public sounds off on potential Topsail Preserve beach access, other accesses

Aug 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Beachview Heights resident Norman Froeschner’s statement, “This is a bad, bad, idea,” was the overwhelming sentiment at a July 30 public workshop at which most of the discussion involved a potential public beach access across Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.

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Freeport Council sets tentative ad valorem tax rate

Aug 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At a special meeting in City Hall at 6 p.m., July 29, City Attorney Clayton Adkinson advised the City Council that the Certificate of Taxable Values for the 2014 – 2015 budget has been received  and that the tentative ad valorem tax rate for the coming fiscal year must be set that [...]

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Walton County Planning Commission to review St. Joe sector plan

Aug 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST On the Walton County Planning Commission agenda for Aug. 14 is a long-term master plan proposal by the St. Joe Company that includes 13,284 acres in Walton County.

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Christian Friis claims gold in decathlon at 2014 AAU Junior Olympics

Aug 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It’s fair to say South Walton High School’s Christian Friis closed out the summer before his junior year in grand fashion.

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Boy Scout Evan Cowie dedicates concrete chess table and benches to DeFuniak Springs

Aug 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It’s hard to imagine a more tranquil spot than the reading garden just outside the Walton County Library, which makes it just about the perfect location for a game of chess.

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Headline News 7.31.2014

Aug 1st, 2014 | Comments Off

GROWING PAINS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES WITH 331 EXPANSION             BCC tackles business issues with U.S. 331 expansion   BREAKING RECORDS IS GABE MOORE’S GAME               Phenom Gabe Moore finishes eighth at World Junior Championships   DFS CITY COUNCIL COVERS LOTS OF GROUND             July 28 meeting covers a wide swath of items   WCSB [...]

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Commissioners put U.S. 331 Corridor Design Standards on the back burner

Aug 1st, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners have agreed not to proceed for the time being with design standards proposed for U.S. 331 north of the bay. This decision was taken during the July 22 Walton County Board of County Commissioners(BCC) meeting at the Walton County Courthouse, following comments by District 2 Commissioner Kenneth Pridgen.

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