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Freeport considers community center renovation and addition of pavilion behind City Hall

Dec 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At the Freeport City Council meeting of Dec. 9, City Clerk Gary Mattison reported that he would furnish the Council a rough draft of revised policies, summaries of the check register and monthly statements of budget expenditures by department.

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Community Christmas feeds more than 600 people, provides gifts to 300 children

Dec 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Matrix Community Outreach Center and numerous other Walton County organizations provided gifts for 300 local children and fed a combined 641 people at the 2014 Community Christmas event.

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Tax exemption for Empire Truck Sales approved 4-1 by officials

Dec 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST In a split decision, the county commission voted to approve a five-year, 100-percent economic development tax exemption for Empire Truck Sales.

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South Walton holds off Graceville 60-58

Dec 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The South Walton Seahawks boys basketball team broke a six-game losing streak with a hard fought 60-58 decision over Graceville on Monday night.

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Neale secures 1,000-plus points and Paxton boys win thriller in back-to-back nights at Laurel Hill

Dec 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER This season’s first meetings between the boys and girls squads of Paxton and Laurel Hill included flashes of both the exemplary and more of the same. The thing is, even the “run of the mill” games between these eternal rivals produce more excitement than some teams can muster in multiple seasons.

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Headline news 12.11.14

Dec 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL DEC. 8 MEETING Discusses choosing future site for new City Hall _____ WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DEC. 8 MEETING Approves Freeport land purchase for bus facilities _____ SCHOOL DISTRICT WORKSHOPS PRE-ENGINEERING/MACHINIST ACADEMY At Freeport High School _____ TDC DEC. 2 BIMONTHLY MEETING Proposed additions to unimproved beach accesses, vendor ordinances _____ BEACH [...]

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WCSB approves Freeport land purchase for bus maintenance facilities, appreciates the arts

Dec 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) met for the only regularly scheduled meeting for December 2014 on Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. in the board room of the district offices located in DeFuniak Springs. On the agenda before the board were contracts, personnel recommendations, construction contracts and land purchases. Under the opening [...]

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School district workshops pre-engineering and machinist academy for Freeport High School

Dec 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD Freeport High School Principal Tripp Hope brought an exciting grant proposition in front of the Walton County School Board (WCSB) during a workshop, held before their regular meeting on the evening of Dec. 8, 2014.

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TDC proposes additions to three unimproved beach accesses, vendor ordinance changes

Dec 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST At the request of staff, the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) has voted to begin the process for approval of boardwalks and other additions at three unimproved beach accesses and for consideration of changes to regulations for vending on the beaches.

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Settlement between state and condo association reached regarding retaining wall

Dec 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Issues raised by the state Department of Environment Protection (DEP) regarding a retaining wall constructed by the Edgewater Beach Owners Association (EBOA) have been resolved through a settlement agreement. The agreement, termed a consent order, was executed on Dec. 2, according to Brandy Smith, external affairs manager for DEP’s Northwest District.

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