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Paxton Town Council gets update on FDOT five-year roadway improvement plan

Jul 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council had a quick July meeting, hearing update on the status of projects submitted last year for inclusion on the Florida Department of Transportation’s five-year rural work program.

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BCC discusses millage “bump” to accommodate infrastructure needs

Jul 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners took a first look at a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year on July 10 and discussed needs of the county. This was at a Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) budget workshop at the Walton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs.

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Recommendations provided on parking from Grayton to Seagrove

Jul 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Recommendations on public parking from Grayton Beach to Seagrove were provided at a July 8 special meeting of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners.

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DeFuniak Springs Little League State Champs

Jul 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

The DeFuniak Springs Senior League Softball squad that claimed district and section titles is now also a state champion after winning three games in two days in Plant City over the weekend.

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Headline News 7.17.2014

Jul 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

NO VENDORS AT CAMP HELEN STATE PARK State withdraws plans following public objection _____ BEACH VENDING DISCONTINUED ON SECTION OF GRAYTON Property owners seek relief from “out of control” situation _____ BCC APPROVES COUNTYWIDE NOISE ORDINANCE Discussion planned on 2003 ordinance still in effect _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL JULY 14 MEETING Approves sidewalk merchandise display [...]

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Officials approve countywide noise ordinance

Jul 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The first noise ordinance applying to all the unincorporated area in Walton County has been approved by county commissioners.

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DFS City Council passes sidewalk merchandise display ordinance 3-1

Jul 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council members were split on the matter of approving Ordinance 842 – an amendment to the municipal code laying out the rules for merchandise displays on public sidewalks.

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Beach vending is discontinued on a section of Grayton Beach

Jul 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Beach vending has been discontinued on a section of Grayton Beach at the request of beachfront property owners, according to Jim Bagby, Walton County Tourist Development Council executive director.

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State nixes plans for new vending at Camp Helen State Park

Jul 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has withdrawn plans for new vending at Camp Helen State Park. DEP announced the decision on July 9.

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Casey Cuchens and Eddie Farris elected to Freeport City Council

Jul 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON July 8, 2014 was election day for the city of Freeport, so before the Council meeting was called to order, Walton County Supervisor of Elections Bobby Beasley and one of his staff completed counting absentee ballots and added this count to the totals from the voting machines.

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