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Freeport finishes 2014 football season with 34-33 win against Rocky Bayou

Nov 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Freeport’s 34-33 win over Rocky Bayou Christian on the windy night of Nov. 8 put the wraps on a season that saw the Bulldogs improve 400 percent over last year’s winless campaign.

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South Walton defeats Baker 28-21

Nov 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The South Walton Seahawks scored two touchdowns over the final 11 minutes of the fourth quarter as they rallied for a 28-21 victory on their home field over the previously undefeated Baker Gators. Baker entered the contest with a 9-0 mark, winning their last 20 regular season games despite an opening round [...]

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Headline news 11.13.14

Nov 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL NOV. 10 MEETING             Talks grant writer compensation, Tesla charging station             _____   SCHOOL BOARD NOV. 4 MEETING AND WORKSHOP             Curriculum discussed, retiring members honored             _____   BCC HOLDS WORKSHOP ON POSSIBLE TAX INCREMENT FINANCING             Considering TIF as a means to finance south Walton projects             _____   [...]

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Headline News 11.6.14

Nov 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

BCC THANKS SEN. GAETZ FOR HELP WITH COUNTY APPROPRIATIONS Legislature appropriates $89 million for county projects _____ PARKING NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR SOUTH WALTON FINALIZED Finds potentially 453 new spaces _____ WATERSOUND TRAIL OPENS St. Joe holds ribbon-cutting for five-mile trail _____ SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES 2014-2015 BUDGET Board votes 4-0 to adopt, with no public comment [...]

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Gaetz receives thanks for help with Walton County appropriations

Nov 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST In all, $89 million was appropriated by the Florida Legislature this year for Walton County, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) revealed at the outset of the Oct. 28 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting.

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Parking needs assessment study for south Walton County is finalized

Nov 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A year-long study of public parking needs along CR-30A and Scenic Gulf Drive has been concluded with the study firm’s presentation of a final report to county officials.

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A crowd turns out for opening of new trail connecting Walton and Bay counties

Nov 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Panhandle residents love their trails, as was evidenced by the excitement accompanying the St. Joe Company’s opening of a new five-mile trail running from southeastern Walton County into Bay County.

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Walton clinches playoff berth

Nov 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Azende Rey ran for 184 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Walton quarterback Jace Fielder added a pair of his own scoring runs early in the game as the Braves picked up a 38-6 district win over East Gadsden on Halloween at Everette Yates Memorial Stadium.

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Seahawks pummel Bucks 49-13

Nov 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY South Walton quarterback Johnathan Ortner threw for 353 yards and five touchdowns as the Seahawks earned a 49-13 road victory over Panama City Bozeman on Thursday night in Sand Hills to finish District 3 of Class A with a perfect 4-0 record while improving to 8-1 overall.

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Headline news 10.30.14

Oct 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL OCT. 27 MEETING Votes 3-2 to make counteroffer on City Hall sale _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL OCT. 21 MEETING Discusses revising water connection and fee rates _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL OCT. 23 MEETING Discusses city clerk job, Sports Complex lights, golf carts _____ SCHOOL BOARD OCT. 21 MEETING Hears concerns over curriculum, [...]

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