Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

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One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

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Archive for 2008

HEADLINES…OCTOBER 1, 2008

Oct 1st, 2008 | 0

BCC PASS BUDGET WITHOUT WCSO INCREASE BCC holds the line, lay-offs of various employees expected. COUNTRYSIDE FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY IN DFS Annual event benefits local Brain Disorder Foundation. AN INDUSTRIAL GEM HIDDEN IN WALTON COUNTY Local businessman’s companies setting the standard for doing it right. WALTON COUNTY PREVENTION COALITION Group working to eliminate underage drinking [...]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Helen McCall Park

Oct 1st, 2008 | 0

  WALTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER Cindy Meadows (in the white hardhat) led the Sept. 25 groundbreaking ceremony at Helen McCall Park. Developing an additional 10 acres, funded partially by a $134,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the park will boast a children’s play area, picnic pavilion, and boardwalk for families to enjoy. (Photo [...]

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Hi-Tech Laboratories new inventions

Oct 1st, 2008 | Comments Off

  FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT of Hi-Tech Laboratories and Gulf Stream Plastics, Inc., John Magee displays some of the inventions of this little-known gem in industry in Walton County. Magees businesses have been praised for their creative placement in the market, their continued success, as well as his decision to hire local residents and keep the [...]

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Supreme Court rules on beach restoration

Oct 1st, 2008 | 0

By LEAH STRATMANN A lawsuit originally filed in 2005 by a group of beachfront homeowners during Walton County’s beach restoration project, which restored 26,200 feet of beach over five miles in western Walton County in 2006-2007, questioned ownership rights of the beach. On April 19, 2007, the Florida State Supreme Court held a hearing to [...]

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County finalizes budget without sheriff’s increase

Oct 1st, 2008 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the 2008-2209 budget after much discussion over Walton County Sheriff Ralph Johnson’s request for additional funds to meet payroll for 10 employees, several more than had been approved for hiring by the BCC. The BCC voted 4-1 to approve the budget at $111,409,645. [...]

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County foregoes participation in Driftwood litigation

Oct 1st, 2008 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST On the advice of their legal counsel, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) took no action with regard to entering into a lawsuit filed against developers of the new interior portion of the Driftwood Estates subdivision. Two weeks previously, the BCC had asked Mike Burke, county legal counsel, to review [...]

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County declines grant support for truck stop

Oct 1st, 2008 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Both the owners of the former Lucky 13 Truck Stop and Walton County commissioners are in favor of the business reopening, but on Sept. 23 commissioners could not see their way clear to support a grant application to make that happen.

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DeFuniak man stabbed following alleged argument

Oct 1st, 2008 | 0

By BRUCE COLLIER A man was stabbed in an apparent argument last Thursday in DeFuniak Springs. On Sept. 25, at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers from DeFuniak Springs Police Department (DFSPD) responded to a disturbance call at Cherokee Trailer Park located at 456 South 19th Street, Lot 11. Officers arrived to find the victim, Darrell Mabron, [...]

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Point – Counterpoint

Oct 1st, 2008 | 0

 ~    A weekly discussion of the issues by the leaders of Walton County Democratic and Republican parties. ~ “Congress considered approving the spending of up to $700 billion taxpayer dollars to cover bad mortgage debts caused by foolish banking decisions. What went wrong and how can it be prevented from happening again?” Tim Norris, [...]

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Freeport wins district opener 35-16

Oct 1st, 2008 | 0

By PATRICK CASEY Nathan Hendrickson ran for 118 yards and three touchdowns as the Freeport Bulldogs won their opening district game of the year 35-16 to improve to 2-1 on the season. The game was played in front of a raucous Homecoming crowd that saw the host team help with the celebration by building a [...]

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