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Paxton Council and FDOT reps lay groundwork for U.S. 331 four-lane project studies, workshops

Aug 29th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council hashed things out with representatives from the Florida Department of Transportation, putting together a plan of action for public workshops regarding the imminent four-laning of U.S. 331.

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DFS City Council to develop strategic plan with Institute for Senior Professionals

Aug 29th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs resident J.B. Hillard at last got his chance to address the City Council on a topic near and dear to his heart – the development of a long-term strategic plan for the city.

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Officials discuss need for more beach accesses, beach parking

Aug 29th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners recently discussed future needs in connection with beach accesses and beach parking. District 3 Commissioner Bill Imfeld brought up the topic at the Aug. 12 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting at the South Walton Annex.

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Offenses excel in 2014 Kickoff Classic

Aug 29th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Walton junior Cody Phillips caused two fumbles and had an interception in a little over one half of play while junior running back Azende Rey scored three touchdowns as Walton posted a 41-28 win over South Walton in the exhibition game played on Friday night that is known as the Kickoff Classic.

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We do not support U.S. 331 project plan with delay/bottleneck, hospital says

Aug 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “We do not support this in any way,” a Healthmark Regional Medical Center representative recently told county commissioners in reference to new plans for the U.S. 331 expansion project that had been announced by the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) three weeks earlier.

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New Walton County business openings roundup

Aug 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER with photos by JEFFREY POWELL The next few months should be busy ones indeed for the growing business community in northern Walton County, as several major retailers are set to open in Mossy Head and DeFuniak Springs. However, it’s easy for the facts to get lost amid the deservedly excited speculation, so [...]

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Sept. 3 public meeting set on topic of easements for beach nourishment project

Aug 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST After four beachfront property owners targeted construction easement language proposed for the Walton County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction (beach nourishment) Project with criticism, a decision on the easement language was put off, and a public meeting was scheduled on the topic of the easements.

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Walton County challenges order of contempt

Aug 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County has challenged an Aug. 6 judge’s order finding the county in contempt of court for failure to comply with a court order issued three months earlier.

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School bus accident simulation held at SWHS

Aug 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL The 2014-2015 school year is upon us. Throughout  this election season much conversation has taken place about students and teachers in the classroom. These conversations are for the most part productive and meant to serve students well in their respective schools.

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Headline News 8.21.2014

Aug 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

WALTON COUNTY NEW BUSINESSES UPDATE             Love’s, Triangle and Taco Bell all making progress             _____   NEW SOUTH WALTON LOGO GETS FINAL APPROVAL             BCC votes 3-2 to adopt Sun Wave logo             _____   HEALTHMARK DOES NOT SUPPORT NEW U.S. 331 PLAN FROM FDOT             Cites “negative impact” on health care for north [...]

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