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Possible collaborative solution to grant writer conundrum presented to DFS City Council

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs resident Bob McKnight and Preble-Rish, Inc.’s Cliff Knauer proposed to work together to fulfill the duties of the vacant grant writer position with the city, and the Council got on-board.

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Reasons for beach restoration project discussed at workshop

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST There have been a number of theories on the reason for the proposed Walton County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. Brad Pickel, Walton County beach management consultant, provided the official reasons for the project at an Oct. 7 public workshop at the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) office.

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Seahawks Squash Hornets 53-12

Oct 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY South Walton quarterback Johnathan Ortner threw for 251 yards and five touchdowns as the Seahawks rolled to a 53-12 road victory on Friday night at Hornet Field in Cottondale. The Seahawks jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter as Ortner connected with senior receiver Alex Smith on a 56-yard [...]

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Headline news 10.9.14

Oct 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

UPDATE ON IN-WATER CONSTRUCTION OF U.S. 331 BRIDGE Set to begin in December _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING OCT. 2 Discusses city clerk position, personnel policies _____ JUDGE DISMISSES CITATION IN BEACH PROPERTY MARKER CASE Poles and chains not specifically prohibited in ordinance _____ WALTON GETS HOME-COURSE WIN AT CROSS COUNTRY MEET Braves’ first [...]

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In-water construction to start in December on U.S. 331 bay bridge project

Oct 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Test piles have been installed in the water in connection with the U.S. 331 bay bridge expansion project in Walton County, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Seahawks roll over Tigers 42-6

Oct 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The South Walton Seahawks earned their second district win of the season as their defense shut down the Chipley Tigers’ offense in picking up a 42-6 road victory on Friday night.

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Walton volleyball sweeps foes

Oct 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Lady Braves earned a four set victory over Freeport on Sept. 30 as the Braves defeated the visiting Bulldogs by a score of 25-17, 25-18, 25-27 and 25-22.

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Extended Collinsworth clan chosen Farm Family of the Year

Oct 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL Each year the Walton County Extension Service choses a farm family of the year. The families are chosen in part due to their contributions to the farming community and their continued effort toward sustaining a farming lifestyle. This years Farm Family of the Year is the extended family of [...]

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Headline News 10.02.14

Oct 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC MOVES FORWARD ON SPORTS/REC PROJECTS Calls for more talks on Freeport Fire Department _____ BCC SPECIAL MEETING ON PROPOSED TOPSAIL ACCESS Votes not to pursue controversial project _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 25 MEETING Annexation, palm trees and impact fees _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 25 MEETING Approves $23,960,750 budget _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL [...]

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Officials take action on recreation in south Walton, discuss Freeport Fire Department

Oct 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners recently moved ahead with sports and recreational enhancements and improvements in south Walton County and called for more negotiations on the possible acquisition of the Freeport Fire Department by the county. The action and discussion took place at the Sept. 23 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) regular meeting [...]

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