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Archive for 2008

CLASSIFIEDS AUGUST 28, 2008

Aug 27th, 2008 | 0

LOST/FOUND FOUND: Young male pit bull, not neutered and without bobbed tail. Brown with white chest and four white paws. Found on east Hwy 20 near Freeport. Call 836-4844 to claim. tfp 8/28 ————————————————————————————————————————————————— WANTED ODIE SLAY WANTS Pick-up trucks for Salvage, 1/2 and 3/4 Ton size, wrecked or wore-out. I will pay $150-$300 for [...]

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HEADLINES…AUGUST 28, 2008

Aug 27th, 2008 | 0

DFS COUNCIL ENTERS INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENTS The city joins with county and municipalities on broad array of projects. RESIDENTS SEEK HELP FROM BCC Juniper Lake Estates residents ask for paved streets. WALKER RECOGNIZED, YATES RETIRES The school board recognized two luminaries at meeting. DFS COUNCIL’S NEWEST BUDGET BOOSTS WORKER’S PAY Council now approves modest raise for [...]

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REV. BROADUS RECEIVES PROCLAMATION FROM CITY

Aug 27th, 2008 | 0

  REV. TYRONE BROADUS received a city proclamation from Mayor Harold Carpenter noting the re-naming of a stretch of U.S. 90W as Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

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ABSENCE OF BUILDING PERMITS DOES NOT PRESENT VIOLATION

Aug 27th, 2008 | Comments Off

  THE ABSENCE of a building permit does not present a violation, per a county board decision, for unfinished or abandoned homes as long as they are secured and no work on them is contemplated. This is the case with a number of homes in Eagle’s Landing and Inlet Heights subdivisions in the Inlet Beach [...]

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WALTON COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION: ELECTION SUMMARY REPORT

Aug 27th, 2008 | Comments Off

Walton County Primary Election Election Summary Report UNOFFICIAL RESULTS Congressional Representative, District 2 Eddie Hendry – 600 – 33.4% Mark Mulligan – 1192 – 66.5% State Representative, District 5 Sherry Campbell – 856 – 19.6% Brad Drake – 3497 – 80.3% Public Defender, 1st judicial circuit James Owens – 3522 – 62.3% Kelly Merritt Richards [...]

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CITY COUNCIL’S NEWEST BUDGET BOOSTS WORKER’S PAY

Aug 27th, 2008 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD The DeFuniak Springs City Council received two very different budget suggestions during their August 19 budget workshop meeting. City Manager Kim Kirby, under the direction of the Council, returned to the second workshop with two different versions of the 2009 budget regarding the city’s blue-collar workers. The first budget showed the city’s [...]

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MOSQUITO BOARD MEMBERS CONTINUE TO WRANGLE

Aug 27th, 2008 | 0

Mosquito board members continue to wrangle By LEAH STRATMANN For months, South Walton County Mosquito Control (SWMC) board members John Magee and Jim Crawford have been at odds over the issue of a contract for director Stephen Sickerman. Magee feels strongly the director deserves a contract outlining evaluations, raises, and other aspects of the position. [...]

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INLET BEACH WATER SYSTEM MEMBERS HEAR OF COMPANY CHANGES

Aug 27th, 2008 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Attendees at Inlet Beach Water System’s (IBWS) Aug. 23 annual meeting heard about “the good, the bad, and the ugly” with regard to personnel and events at the small member-owned utility. It was obvious that parts of the member update were difficult for Jim Kelly, board president, to report, but Kelly said [...]

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DRAPER LAKE POPS ITS CORK

Aug 27th, 2008 | 0

By LEAH STRATMANN Recently Draper Lake, one of the environmentally fragile and rare coastal dune lakes did exactly what it is supposed to do: it broke through a sand barrier adjoining it with the Gulf of Mexico. Eyewitnesses to the event think the breach was aided and abetted by small children with shovels and pails, [...]

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POINT – COUNTERPOINT

Aug 27th, 2008 | 0

POINT – COUNTERPOINT The DeFuniak Springs Herald and Beach Breeze is dedicated to informing its readers on the candidates and issues so that they will be prepared to make an informed decision when it comes time to vote. From now until the November general election, the Herald-Breeze will pose a new question each week to [...]

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