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Archive for 'Local News' Category

Two hotels proposed for CR-30A in Seagrove

Jan 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Vacation homes and condominiums are much more numerous when it comes to short term accommodations in south Walton County than hotels, especially along CR-30A. However, two current development proposals call for a total of 165 hotel rooms to be added along a short stretch of the county road on the east end [...]

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“Southern Style” boutique Katie Beth’s blends hometown atmosphere and high fashion

Jan 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER One of Kaitlyn Bailey’s favorite things is people-watching. The customers that stop by her store, Katie Beth’s, downtown DeFuniak Springs’ high-end clothing boutique, sometimes don’t initially believe it when they find out Bailey, a 2014 high school graduate and a college freshman, is the owner.

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Friends of Scenic 30-A elects new board members, takes on a mission

Jan 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The Friends of Scenic 30-A has taken on the mission of getting CR-30A repaved.

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Freeport Girls Hold Off Holmes County 78-71

Jan 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The first game of the New Year for the Freeport Lady Bulldogs was a district contest that saw the host squad outlast Holmes County 78-71 as Katie and Megan O’Neal combined for 61 of the 78 points to steer the Walton County squad to the victory.

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Headline news 1.1.15

Jan 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

WALTON COUNTY ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN Party celebrates history of county with poetry and sunset toast _____ PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS DUNE LAKE REGULATIONS Jan. 8 meeting will take up possible changes _____ BCC SCHEDULES JAN. 6 BEACH VENDING WORKSHOP Will discuss possible changes to vending standards _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL DEC. 23 SPECIAL MEETING OKs sewer [...]

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Walton County anniversary countdown continues with Dec. 29 celebration

Jan 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST With 10 years left to go until Walton County’s bicentennial, this year’s gathering to celebrate the county’s Dec. 29 birthday was hosted by Brenda Rees on Eastern Lake.

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Potential changes to requirements for dune lake lots on planning board agenda

Jan 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Proposed changes to regulations for lots within Walton County’s Coastal Dune Lake Protection Zone (CDLPZ) are on the agenda for the Walton County Planning Commission’s Jan. 8 meeting, among other items set to be taken up. The CDLPZ extends 300 feet from the dune lakes and their tributaries. The dune lakes are [...]

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Officials to hold Jan. 6 workshop on beach vending

Jan 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST In Walton County, vendors provide beach chairs, umbrellas, and other items for beachgoers within the terms of permits issued by the county. Vendors serve private beachfront condos and homes and also receive permits to provide and deliver set-ups to public beach access areas.

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Freeport City Council holds special meeting Dec. 23

Jan 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON The Freeport City Council special meeting of Dec. 23 was called to in order to deal with three agenda items: first, execution of the eased sewer system loan agreement (outstanding balance of $2.1 million more or less) with Walton County; second, execution of the agreement to transfer the Freeport Fire Department to [...]

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Headline news 12.25.14

Dec 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC APPROVES TWO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH FREEPORT Sewer loan repayment and fire protection services _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL DEC. 16 MEETING Amends policy for abandoned water meters _____ SWCC DEC. 16 COMMUNITY FORUM Discusses proposed changes to regulations for lots in dune lake         protection zone ____ WRWF DEC. 17 MEETING FEATURES DAVID OTT [...]

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