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Archive for 'Local News' Category

BCC: Officials receive plaque, set priorities, revisit tax exemptions, approve development proposal

Feb 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The positive occasion of a plaque presentation kicked off a busy Feb. 10 Walton County Board of County Commissioners meeting at the South Walton Annex.

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Freeport to install security camera system

Feb 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON As the first order of business at the Freeport City Council meeting of February 10, City Clerk Gary Mattison provided an expenditure report to each council member and said that at a later meeting expenditures broken down by department would be included.

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Workshop held on proposed Outdoor Events Ordinance

Feb 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County’s goal is to make its Outdoor Events Ordinance “as good as we can,” according to Wayne Dyess, county planning and development services director.

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Grayton Beach Neighborhood Plan garners approval

Feb 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The Grayton Beach Neighborhood Plan Overlay, a multi-year effort of residents of the historic community, has been approved, minus one proposed section.

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Paxton overcomes PDL 38-33 in Region 1 championship, earns return trip to Final Four

Feb 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It was a perfect setup for a bona fide classic when the Paxton Lady Cats took on the Ponce De Leon Lady Pirates in the Region 1 final.

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Freeport Girls Win Region 2 Title

Feb 20th, 2015 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Freeport Lady Bulldogs used a big second half to pull away from the Chipley Tigers on Friday night for a 60-44 victory that propelled the squad to the Class A Final Four in Lakeland.

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Headline news 2.12.15

Feb 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL FEB. 9 MEETING Takes next step on mayor voting referendum _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL FEB. 3 SPECIAL MEETING Talks “Project Target” _____ TDC FEB. 3 REGULAR MEETING Departures and newcomers recognized, goals discussed _____ TDC WORKSHOP GETS LIVELY Storm reduction project, Leave No Trace challenged _____ SCHOOL BOARD FEB. 3 MEETINGS Workshops [...]

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Departures and newcomers recognized and goals discussed at tourism council meeting

Feb 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “The community’s vision for this destination” will be the topic for a Public Space Design Charrette that the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) has taken on as an upcoming project.

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Special City Council meeting: Freeport puts some skin in the game

Feb 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON On Feb. 3, the Freeport City Council held a special meeting to hear presentations relating to an incentive package to be offered to a company presently identified under a confidentiality agreement as Project Target to establish a manufacturing plant in Freeport. Steve Jaeger, executive director of the Walton County Economic Development Alliance [...]

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DFS City Council takes another step toward voter referendum on mayor’s voting rights

Feb 13th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER First talked of years ago, a voter referendum to abolish the voting rights of the mayor moved closer to appearing on the ballots after a unanimous decision from the DeFuniak Springs City Council.

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