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Headline News 3.13.2014

Mar 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

  DFS CITY COUNCIL MARCH 10 MEETING             Votes to annex 22 acres near Gene Hurley Road             _____   TDC SELECTION COMMITTEE FORMULATES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP             Will fill six seats on TDC             _____   SCHOOL BOARD MARCH 4 MEETING             Taxpayers Association makes presentation             _____   DESIGN REVIEW BOARD MARCH 6 [...]

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WCSB meets, WCTA makes recommendations

Mar 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board held their regularly scheduled meeting March 4, 2014 to an unusually full crowd at 5 p.m. The small meeting room spilled over with teachers, union representatives, parents, and board members of the Walton County Taxpayers Association (WCTA).

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DFS Council annexes 22 acres near Gene Hurley Road and promises to take over FDOT service road

Mar 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council kicked off the end to the first quarter of 2014 with another busy but quick meeting agenda, voting to annex 22 acres on the west end of town.

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At Seascape, Comander asks citizens to continue visioning

Mar 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “Where do we want to be, and how do we want to get there?” was a question posed to attendees at the March 4 “Coffee with the Commissioner” event hosted by Sara Comander at Seascape.

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DRB opposes sandwich board signs on U.S. 98 Scenic Corridor

Mar 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST After board discussion and airing of community opposition to allowing sandwich board signs on the U.S. 98/U.S. 331 South Scenic Corridor, the Walton County Scenic Corridor Design Review Board (DRB) voted against allowing these signs on the corridor. The vote took place at the DRB’s March 6 meeting at the South Walton [...]

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Selection Committee formulates recommendations for TDC membership

Mar 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST After looking through applications for membership on the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC), a newly-created Selection Committee formulated recommendations to fill six seats on the council.

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Headline news 3.6.14

Mar 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC APPROVES OFF-DUTY DEPUTIES FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL At CR-395-CR-30A intersection in spring break _____ BCC AGREES TO SELL INDUSTRIAL PARK LAND For restaurant and hotel in Mossy Head park _____ COMMISSIONERS HOLD SPRING BREAK MEETING Underage drinking, parking problems, manpower discussed _____ ST. JOE TO SUBMIT FOR SECTOR PLAN LAND Master plan probably submitted mid-March [...]

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Two commissioners host spring break meeting at Seascape

Mar 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “We want the folks to come back; we just don’t want them to tear up our beautiful beaches,” said Walton County District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander.

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More discussion to come on Sandestin DRI

Mar 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A development order recently approved for the Osprey Point subdivision at Sandestin prompted some discussion at the Feb. 25 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting at the Walton County Courthouse.

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Commissioners agree to sell industrial park land for restaurant and hotel

Mar 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A recent county commission decision has paved the way for a “sit-down restaurant” and hotel at the Mossy Head Industrial Park. At the Feb. 25, Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting at the Walton County Courthouse, there was a decision to sell seven acres to Love’s Travel Stops on which [...]

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