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Headline news 9.18.14

Sep 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC SCHEDULES SPECIAL MEETING ON TOPSAIL PRESERVE Will consider letter to state regarding proposed public access _____ STOP-WORK ORDER ISSUED ON EDGEWATER CONDO PROJECT Code Enforcement, DEP concerned about sand, permit _____ ST. JOE’S BAY-WALTON SECTOR PLAN TAKES A STEP FORWARD BCC approves sending plan to state for review _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL VOTES ON [...]

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Headline news 9.11.14

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC APPROVES PRELIMINARY BUDGET Millage rate raised to fund drainage and infrastructure needs _____ BCC HOLDS SPECIAL SEPT. 3 WORKSHOP Public input on beach nourishment easements _____ DESIGN REVIEW BOARD SEPT. 4 MEETING Approves signs for 30 Avenue, discusses corridor standards _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 8 MEETING Citizens weigh in on blight ordinance draft [...]

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Beachfront property owners still uneasy about easements

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A Sept. 3 meeting held to take public input on construction easements for the Walton County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction (beach nourishment) Project was well attended and lively, with many beachfront property owners present.

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Preliminary county budget includes funding for stormwater, infrastructure needs

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST As discussed at a workshop two months earlier, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has approved a preliminary budget for 2014-15 that edges the millage rate up to provide for stormwater drainage and infrastructure needs facing the county.

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Citizens address DFS City Council regarding blight ordinance draft

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It was a packed house once more at City Hall as the DeFuniak Springs City Council addressed problems arising from a misunderstanding about the nature of its draft blight ordinance.

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Walton rolls past Freeport 47-7

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Walton junior running back Azende Rey ran for 242 yards and three touchdowns as the Walton Braves improved to 2-0 on the 2014 season with a 47-7 road victory over the Freeport Bulldogs on Friday night.

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Seahawks earn road win

Sep 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Johnathan Ortner tossed four touchdown passes and threw for 251 yards as South Walton defeated North Bay Haven 48-18 on Friday night in a game played at Bozeman School in northern Bay County.

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Public input requested in DeFuniak Springs blight ordinance draft process

Sep 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council and city staff are calling on the public to help them trim down the draft blight ordinance announced at the Aug. 25 council meeting.

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Business owners come together to increase downtown traffic

Sep 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD A group of concerned business owners, citizens and local civic leaders came together on the afternoon of Aug. 28 to discuss potential ways to get people to venture beyond the U.S. 331 turn lane and into historic downtown DeFuniak Springs. One of the biggest hurdles the group discussed was getting tourists to [...]

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Commissioners renew support for potential fish hatchery

Sep 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A fish hatchery project has been on Walton County’s list of priorities for Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) funding since 2011. Recently county officials renewed their commitment to making the project a reality.

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