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Headline News 6.13.2014

Jun 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL JUNE 9 MEETING Approves plans to proceed with Tesla car charging stations _____ WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD JUNE 3 MEETING Discusses south Walton properties for new school sites _____ TDC JUNE 3 MEETING Takes fresh look at budget philosophy, event grants _____ BEACH NOURISHMENT JUNE 3 WORKSHOP Congressional authorization announced for restoration [...]

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DFS Council approves Tesla Motors electric vehicle charging stations for downtown

Jun 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs will, in about five months’ time, officially go on the map – the dashboard touchscreen map of every Tesla Model S sold, that is.

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The Wild Kingdom’s Jim Fowler at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

Jun 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

Story and photos by BEN GRAFTON On Saturday, June 7 the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center presented a program featuring Jim Fowler, zoologist and once host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. The theater was filled to capacity by an excited crowd representing at least four generations. Fowler said, “I’m sure you don’t know who in [...]

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Tourism council takes a fresh look at budget philosophy, grants for events

Jun 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST As work on a budget for the new fiscal year begins, Walton County’s tourism council has voted in favor of a move to balance expenses to revenues rather than emphasizing the building up of reserves. The council members also voiced support for a different focus with grant funds being provided to market [...]

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Congressional authorization announced for Walton County beach project

Jun 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “We have a project now,” Brad Pickel announced at a recent workshop on Walton County’s planned large-scale beach restoration project, which is now known as the Walton County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. The June 3 meeting, one of six months’ worth of public workshops on the project, was held at [...]

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Officials find Sandestin DRI “not in substantial compliance”

Jun 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County commissioners have determined that the Sandestin Development of Regional Impact (DRI) is not in substantial compliance with its development order – and that a Notice of Proposed Change procedure will be required by the developer for future development activity.

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Headline News 6.5.14

Jun 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC SCHEDULES FOLLOW-UP MEETINGS ON PARKING Recommendations to be presented for comment _____ BCC BALKS AT TAX REFERENDUM PROPOSAL Reduction in bed tax will go forward _____ WRWF HOSTS FLORIDA FIRST LADY Ann Scott addresses luncheon meeting _____ COPE/WCSO/DFSPD/BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS TOWN HALL MEETING Discuss underage drinking prevention _____ WALTON COACH JERRY HESTER RETIRES [...]

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COPE, Sheriff’s Office, DFSPD and Boys & Girls Club reps discuss underage drinking prevention

Jun 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Walton County Prevention Coalition hosted a meeting of the minds between representatives of community organizations and law enforcement agencies to discuss possible solutions to the problem of underage drinking.

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Officials schedule follow-up meetings for public parking study

Jun 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The county commission will have the chance to discuss and consider recommendations for public parking in south Walton County and hear from the public on the topic at three upcoming public meetings.

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Commissioners balk at bed tax referendum proposal

Jun 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County’s bed tax rate will soon be declining, at least for a time, as scheduled, in the wake of a recent county commission decision.

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