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Archive for 'Local News' Category

New children’s center, superintendent issue discussed at Democratic women’s meeting

Jun 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Presentations by representatives of the Walton Initiative for Great Students (WINGS) and the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center headlined the June 20 meeting of the Walton County Democratic Women’s Club at Enzo’s restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach.

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Marti Coley updates WRWF members on state budget

Jun 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “I am so honored to have represented you in Walton County,” Marti Coley told members of Walton Republican Women Federated (WRWF) and their guests.

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WCSB approves moving ahead with south Walton land purchase negotiations

Jun 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board met June 17 in the South Walton High School media room for their second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of June 2014. All board members were present.

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Lakefest: a cool way to spend a Saturday

Jun 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD A steady stream of visitors did not let the heat and humidity deter them from having a great time at the first Lakefest held by the city of DeFuniak Springs and lots of local sponsors. Crowds milled around circle drive after racers finished up logging in the miles earlier in the morning. [...]

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Headline news 6.19.14

Jun 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

WCSO EXECUTES FOUR SEARCH WARRANTS – PUBLIC DEFENDER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES Five arrests in other locations ____ BCC HEARS COMMENT ON PROPOSED NOISE ORDINANCE Second hearing set for June 24 _____ BCC HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING ON PUBLIC PARKING Beach shuttle, parking garage recommended _____ FDOT/HEALTHMARK IN CONFLICT OVER U.S. 331 EXPANSION Detrimental encroachment alleged [...]

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Beach shuttle, parking garage recommended for southwestern Walton County

Jun 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A June 10 special meeting of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) focused on the public parking situation along Scenic Gulf Drive and along CR-30A from the county road’s west end to CR-83.

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Proposed noise ordinance to get second hearing

Jun 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners opted not to immediately move forward on a countywide noise ordinance but will take up the issue again on June 24.

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Healthmark Regional Medical Center and FDOT in conflict regarding U.S. 331 expansion

Jun 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Though a four-lane U.S. 331 has long been the dream of many Walton County residents, tourists and business owners, that doesn’t mean the construction project is without its critics.

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Freeport approves development order for Lafayette Creek

Jun 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON As the first order of business at the Freeport City Council meeting of June 10, City Planner Latilda Hughes-Neel presented a recommendation of the City Planning Board for approval of a development order submitted by Freeport Landing, LLC for Lafayette Creek Landing Phase 1.

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Planning Commission wrestles with Grand Boulevard development order

Jun 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON The first order of business for the Walton County Planning Commission meeting on June 12 was the election of a new Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for the remainder of the 2014 calendar year. Teddy Stewart was elected Chair and David Kramer was elected Vice-Chair.

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