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County commissioners scratch proposed revisions to mining ordinance

May 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Proposed revisions to the Walton County Mining Ordinance, long in the works, have been scratched, and the county will pursue another way of helping people who want to build ponds on their property.

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Officials deal with CR-30A issues, discuss recycling, set course on investigation recommendation

May 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST CR-30A’s challenges were a focus for county commissioners at their April 28 regular meeting at the Walton County Courthouse, along with other issues of importance in south Walton County.

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Despite opposition, ordinance to replace code board with special magistrate moves forward

May 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A proposed ordinance that would replace the Walton County Code Enforcement Board (CEB) with a special magistrate recently moved forward from its first county commission hearing and will continue to be considered.

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Meetings kick off with South Walton Sports Park designers

May 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST April 29 was the first chance for community members to meet with representatives of the firm that will be designing the South Walton Sports Park. This was at a workshop hosted at the South Walton Annex.

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Florala inventor Walter Owens secures partner and certification for static electricity motor

May 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It’s been a while since the Herald heard from Walter Owens, the man behind a motor system that harnesses free static electricity, but that doesn’t mean the Florala inventor has been idle.

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Chipley drops South Walton 3-1 in softball region opener

May 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER A three-run rally in the top of the sixth did the trick for Chipley, propelling the Lady Tigers to the Region 2 softball final over the district championship-winning South Walton club.

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Headline news 4.30.2015

May 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

DFS CITY COUNCIL APRIL 27 MEETING New members sworn in, city manager gets back hiring/firing authority _____ APRIL 23 WORKSHOP ON TIMPOOCHEE TRAIL PATH Discussion of extension of multi-use path _____ SCHOOL BOARD APRIL 21 WORKSHOP AND MEETING Discusses uniforms, trims student testing _____ BAY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT MOSQUITOS South Walton County Mosquito Control [...]

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New and returning DFS Council members vote to give personnel powers back to city manager

May 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Newly elected DeFuniak Springs City Councilwoman Janie Griffith wasted no time getting to work, successfully passing a motion to return hiring and firing powers to the city manager’s office.

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Paxton Council awards lift station rehab contract to Martin Construction, LLC

May 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council voted in favor of awarding Martin Construction, LLC, with a contract to handle the city’s lift station rehabilitation project.

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WCSB workshops uniforms, trims testing for students

May 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) met for their second regularly scheduled meeting of the month on April 21, starting with a workshop at 4 p.m. and board meeting at 5 p.m. in the media center at South Walton High School. The workshop was centered around a presentation prepared for discussion on [...]

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