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Walton County approves final budget for new fiscal year

Sep 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County’s final budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year was approved in a very brief public hearing on Sept. 22. This, the second of two budget hearings held by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), took place at the Walton County Courthouse. Aside from county commissioners, attendees consisted of BCC [...]

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School district implementing new technology for students

Sep 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD For about an hour before the Walton County School Board met on the afternoon of Sept. 16, they heard about new technology being implemented for students and staff across the district.

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Paxton Town Council passes ordinance to simplify rate scheme amendment process

Sep 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council unanimously passed the much-discussed ordinance enabling future changes to rates and fees to be set via resolution rather than by ordinance.

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Seahawks football team wins district opener

Sep 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The South Walton Seahawks put up 21 points in the first half against district foe Blountstown, then held on as the Tigers second half rally came up short, to capture a 28-14 district win at home in Santa Rosa Beach.

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Freeport gets 50-19 win in homecoming game against North Bay Haven

Sep 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER If Freeport head coach Jim Anderson had a catchphrase on the night of the massive win against North Bay Haven it was some variation of “The most important thing about homecoming is winning the homecoming game.”

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School Board adopts final budget and millage

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) held a public hearing on Sept. 9, 2014, for the adoption of a final budget and millage for the fiscal year 2014-15, at the district’s board room in DeFuniak Springs.

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DFS City Council approves tentative budget for fiscal year 2015

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council turned in straight votes in favor of approving a tentative budget of $23,960,750 and a tentative millage rate of 4.5 mills for fiscal year 2015.

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Special meeting scheduled on topic of beach access through Topsail Preserve

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Official consideration of a letter to the state regarding a potential public beach access through Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has been put off for a Sept. 29 special meeting of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC).

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Walton holds off South Walton 27-17

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Braves rallied from a one-point deficit in the second half on Friday night at Everette Yates Memorial Stadium to capture a 27-17 victory over the South Walton Seahawks.

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Freeport Council locks in existing building permit fees

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON City Planner Latilda Hughes opened the Freeport City Council meeting of Sept. 9 with a request that the Council clarify how building permit fees should be charged.

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