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Archive for 'Local News' Category

Economic development tax exemption proposal fails in 2-2 vote

Feb 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST After a lively debate, a proposal to implement a five-year, 100-percent ad valorem tax exemption for Empire Truck Sales, a business locating at the Mossy Head Industrial Park, failed to carry.

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Workshop on Village Mixed Use classification draws community interest

Feb 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Should requirements for Village Mixed Use (VMU) projects on CR-30A be different than those applying to U.S. 98? There appears to be agreement that this should be so. However, aside than that, there are lots of different opinions on revisions that the county is proposing for the VMU land use classification.

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Lady Pirates top Paxton in District 1-A championship game

Feb 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER and PATRICK CASEY A third match-up this year between Ponce de Leon and Paxton’s girls almost had to happen.

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Freeport soccer team wins 2-1 in region quarterfinal scrap against Wakulla

Feb 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER When the dust settled on the street fight that was the region quarterfinal it was Freeport that came out on top by a score of 2-1, securing the soccer program’s first-ever playoff win after appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

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Headline News 1.29.15

Jan 30th, 2015 | Comments Off

Headline News 1/29/15 DFS CITY COUNCIL JAN. 26 MEETING Reviews ups and downs of FY 2013 audit _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL JAN. 20 MEETING Lift station rehabilitation project update _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL JAN. 22 MEETING Talks security, sports complex, finance _____ WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD JAN. 20 MEETING Financial report, farewell to resource deputy [...]

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DeFuniak Springs City Council reviews ups and downs of Fiscal Year 2013 audit

Jan 30th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It quickly became apparent as the DeFuniak Springs City Council went over its recently returned audit for Fiscal Year 2013 that the report was a bit of a mixed bag.

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School Board gets good news on finance, says goodbye to SRD supervisor

Jan 30th, 2015 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) held their regularly scheduled second meeting of the month on Jan. 20, 2014 in the media room of South Walton High School at 5 p.m.

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Freeport Council deals with security, sports complex and finance issues

Jan 30th, 2015 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON Freeport City Clerk Gary Wittison opened the business portion of the City Council meeting of Jan. 22 meeting by reporting that key pads have been installed on both entrances to city hall. He continued by reporting that proposals have been received for security cameras needed to overlook sensitive area such as utility [...]

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Freeport wins first district soccer title in 2-1 thriller against South Walton

Jan 30th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Freeport Bulldogs simply couldn’t be bothered on the night when they claimed the program’s first District 1-2A soccer championship with a 2-1 win against arch-rival South Walton.

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Walton tops West Florida in OT

Jan 30th, 2015 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton boys basketball team earned their second district win of the 2014-15 season with a 34-33 decision in overtime over West Florida on Friday night in a contest that wasn’t decided until senior Rodney Shipman sank a free throw with less than three seconds remaining in the game.

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