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TOP STORIES 12/31/15

Jan 4th, 2016 | 0

Hilton Sandestin Beach Basketball Blowout Day 1: Freeport wins in OT, Paxton falls by 12 By REID TUCKER The 21st annual Hilton Sandestin Beach Basketball Blowout started off with a bang, as the two local teams on the boys’ side of the tournament found their way to the winners’ and losers’ brackets, respectively.

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Officials take action on CR-83/U.S. 98 intersection, other business

Jan 4th, 2016 | 0

By DOTTY NIST Among action at the Dec. 22 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting were measures to improve safety at the CR-83/U.S. 98 intersection. The meeting took place at the Walton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs. All commissioners were present with the exception of District 5 Commissioner Cindy Meadows.

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Headline news 12/24/15

Dec 28th, 2015 | Comments Off on Headline news 12/24/15

  Headline news 12/24/15 THE DEFUNIAK HERALD/BEACH BREEZE CHRISTMAS FAMILY OF 2015 IS…… “The Schack Pack”of DeFuniak Springs _____ CODE ENFORCEMENT AND ZONING BOARD WRAP UP 2015 Story on both meetings _____ WALTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB HOSTS SEN. GAETZ Legislator speaks, takes questions at luncheon meeting _____ WALTON BOYS BASKETBALL MOVES TO 7-4 Braves […]

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Officials make appointments to county volunteer boards and committees

Dec 18th, 2015 | Comments Off on Officials make appointments to county volunteer boards and committees

By DOTTY NIST  A special county commission meeting on Dec. 8 was devoted to those who are among Walton County’s “unsung heroes,” citizens who volunteer their time, effort and expertise to serve on the county’s boards and committees.

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Headline News

Dec 18th, 2015 | Comments Off on Headline News

Headline News December 17, 2015 BCC DEC. 8 SPECIAL MEETING Appointments to volunteer boards and committees PLANNING COMMISSION DEC. 10 MEETING Recommends approval for robotics lab, land use proposal DFS CITY COUNCIL DEC. 14 MEETING Approves Public Works schedule change to save costs FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL DEC. 8 MEETING Welcomes new city clerk PONCE DE […]

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Tourism council makes recommendations for hiring new director, beach management plan

Dec 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on Tourism council makes recommendations for hiring new director, beach management plan

By DOTTY NIST The Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) held its first regular bimonthly meeting without an executive director or director of administration on Dec. 1 at the South Walton Annex.

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Hearing on Sandestin Notice of Proposed Change continued to Jan. 21

Dec 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on Hearing on Sandestin Notice of Proposed Change continued to Jan. 21

By DOTTY NIST Future development at Sandestin Resort will depend on a determination to be made soon by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC).

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Walton boys move to 2-2

Dec 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on Walton boys move to 2-2

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Braves got a lay-up from senior Nitro Gee as time expired to pick up a 55-54 win over Panama City Arnold on Dec. 1 as the Braves snatched victory from defeat to earn a win over the visiting Marlins. Walton had led the contest for most of the night only […]

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Paxton sweeps PDL

Dec 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on Paxton sweeps PDL

By PATRICK CASEY Friday night marked a District 1 showdown for the Paxton Lady Bobcats against the Ponce de Leon Lady Pirates while the boys’ contest set the stage for a Malone-Paxton showdown on Dec. 7.

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Local elves ride again to give Santa a hand

Dec 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on Local elves ride again to give Santa a hand

By DOTTY NIST Elves by the hundreds made the trek to the South Walton Fire District (SWFD) WaterColor Station to deliver gifts for local children who might otherwise have little or nothing under their Christmas tree this year.

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