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Walton Planning Commission wrestles with borrow pit ordinance

Nov 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At the beginning of the Walton County Planning Commission meeting of Nov. 13 in the South Walton Courthouse Annex, there was one announcement: the agent for Rosemary Beach asked for a continuance of their major development application review until the meeting of Dec. 11, 2014. This request was approved by the commission [...]

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Freeport Council agrees to transfer fire department to county

Nov 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON Freeport’s City Council held back-to-back meetings in City Hall on Nov. 10. The first of these was a workshop for the presentation of the hydraulic model of the city water system and the second was a regular Council meeting. This combination gave the city a very long meeting: the opening gavel fell [...]

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County to consider changes to Coastal Dune Lake Protection Zone requirements

Nov 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County plans to consider revising regulations for lots in the vicinity of the coastal dune lakes that would increase flexibility in connection with clearing of vegetation on those lots.

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Officials discuss tax exemption, interlocal agreements, take action on broadband unit and development proposal

Nov 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST At the Nov. 12 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting at the South Walton Annex, a number of items concerning the area north of the bay included the commissioners discussing a tax exemption requested by Empire Truck Sales, a company locating at the Mossy Head Industrial Park.

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Action on easements for beach nourishment project, Leave No Trace revisions, is postponed

Nov 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST At its Nov. 12 meeting at the South Walton Annex, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) had been scheduled to take action on language for construction easements for the beach nourishment project envisioned for Walton County. However, action was put off until after the first of the year.

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Freeport girls go 2-0 to open 2014-2015 basketball season

Nov 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Lady Bulldogs look to be in top form to start the season, hauling in impressive wins against Ponce de Leon and Blountstown to get the 2014-2015 campaign rolling.

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Lady Seahawks head to state final four after historic volleyball win over Baker

Nov 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER and PATRICK CASEY Before about 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, no South Walton team had ever beaten Baker in a volleyball contest, regular season or otherwise. The Lady Gators, on the other hand, were riding high on a 19-3 record and their umpteenth straight district championship going into the post-season, with [...]

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Retiring board members depart WCSB, Career Center gets new name

Nov 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD Walton County School Board members held a workshop on curriculum for high school sophomores an hour previous to their regularly scheduled board meeting on the afternoon of Nov. 4, 2014. The two meetings were the last Dennis Wallace, Faye Leddon and Sharon Roberts would preside over. Roberts was not present for the [...]

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DFS City Council talks grant writer compensation, Tesla Motors charging station plans

Nov 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council and prospective grant writer candidate Robert McKnight didn’t come to terms at the most recent meeting, but that does not mean they won’t after the first of the year.

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Tax Increment Financing could yield $700,000 annually for south Walton projects

Nov 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The need for crosswalk and roadway improvements, drainage upgrades, and bridge replacements has been identified in south Walton County. According to a consultant’s report, approximately $700,000 a year for such work would be possible through the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in that area. It was also reported that a similar [...]

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