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Beach Management Committee members get update on beach project

Jun 12th, 2015 | Comments Off on Beach Management Committee members get update on beach project

By DOTTY NIST Easement language and cover letters are expected to go out by the end of June to property owners in the Walton County Hurricane & Storm Damage Reduction (WCH&SDR) Project area, Jim Bagby told members of the Beach Management Committee on June 1.

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Two DFS police officers fired after internal affairs investigation into racial harassment

Jun 12th, 2015 | Comments Off on Two DFS police officers fired after internal affairs investigation into racial harassment

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs Police Sgt. Anthony Kaiser and officer Rick Boblitt were fired last week for the racial harassment of fellow officer Chuwan Boros.

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TDC recommends funding for water rescue equipment, artificial reef deployment

Jun 12th, 2015 | Comments Off on TDC recommends funding for water rescue equipment, artificial reef deployment

By DOTTY NIST The Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) has voted in favor of expenditures from its bed tax revenue for new water rescue equipment and for deployment of artificial reef structures off Grayton Beach.

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DFS City Council: sale of City Hall property falls through again

Jun 12th, 2015 | Comments Off on DFS City Council: sale of City Hall property falls through again

By REID TUCKER Land developer T Investments, LLC, terminated its agreement to buy the DeFuniak Springs City Hall property via a May 11 letter addressed to the city.

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Ordinance to replace Code Enforcement Board with special magistrate fails

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on Ordinance to replace Code Enforcement Board with special magistrate fails

By DOTTY NIST Walton County citizens charged with alleged code violations will continue to appear before a “jury of their peers” rather than a special magistrate.

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Commissioners agree to support for “Project Target” manufacturing facility

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on Commissioners agree to support for “Project Target” manufacturing facility

By DOTTY NIST Walton County officials have agreed to provide, in conjunction with Freeport, some funding in support of an Indian manufacturing business interested in putting its first U.S. facility in Walton County.

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Updates provided on results of new vendor rules, free beach parking at Topsail

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on Updates provided on results of new vendor rules, free beach parking at Topsail

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners were told that 164 cars, 24 bicycles and over 523 people took advantage of parking funded by the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park during the Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25).

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Officials act to limit hotel rooms, give direction for more beach driving permits

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on Officials act to limit hotel rooms, give direction for more beach driving permits

By DOTTY NIST Among items of particular interest to south Walton County residents at the May 26 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting were two concerning hotel rooms and beach driving permits.

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DFS City Council interviews Paula Smith for finance director position

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on DFS City Council interviews Paula Smith for finance director position

By REID TUCKER It’s one down, two to go for the DeFuniak Springs City Council after the board conducted one of three scheduled interviews with candidates for the vacant finance director position.

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Headline News 6.4.2015

Jun 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on Headline News 6.4.2015

BCC REJECTS SPECIAL MAGISTRATE ORDINANCE Code Enforcement Board will continue with citizen volunteers _____ BCC VOTES TO LIMIT HOTEL ROOMS ON SCENIC CORRIDOR Gives direction for more beach driving permits _____ BCC UPDATES ON NEW VENDOR RULES Beach parking at Topsail _____ BCC AGREES TO SUPPORT “PROJECT TARGET” FACILITY Corporate tax refund proposed for manufacturing […]

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