Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

Train Depot Museum

Walton County Courthouse

Growing to meet the needs of the community

Courthouse

Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

Fun and relaxation

Hotel DeFuniak

Built in 1920, completely restored, the perfect place to stay!

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CLASSIFIEDS…DECEMBER 18, 2008

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

WANTED WILL PAY temporary boarding for beautiful, gentle American Stroffordshire Terrier. Prefer fenced yard for running. 1tp 12/18 ————————————————————————————————————— PETS & PET SUPPLIES PUPPIES FOR SALE: Two Jack Russell male puppies for sale. $50. Perfect Christmas present. Call  now 951-0862 or 830-4379. 2tp 12/11-12/18 ————————————————————————————————————— JACK RUSSELLS. 1 male-grown-no papers. $100. 1 female-1-yr-old-no papers. $100. [...]

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LEGALS…DECEMBER 18, 2008

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

ADVERTISEMENT FOR INVITATION TO BID ITB NO: 09-010 INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for the Van Ness Butler Beach Access ADA Ramp will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Walton County, Florida, hereinafter referred to as “County” at the address shown below: Central Purchasing Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing Agent 176 Montgomery Circle DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 [...]

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HEADLINES…DECEMBER 18, 2008

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

BREAKING THE SILENCE Loud music a “breach of the peace” in south Walton. CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER STARTING TO FLOOD Expected to swell to 17 feet by mid-week. CITIZENS TRYING TO RECLAIM ITS ORIGINAL MISSION The state-run agency is supposed to be the last resort, not first choice. DFS COUNCIL NAMES WEEKS AS ACTING CHIEF Capt. Mark [...]

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THE THIRD ANNUAL FREEPORT COMMUNITY LIVE NATIVITY

Dec 17th, 2008 | 0

  THE THIRD ANNUAL Freeport Community Live Nativity opened on Dec 12, and continues Dec. 19, 20, 21, from 5 – 9 p.m., at Hammock Bay, Freeport. The site is on SR-20, approximately two miles west of downtown Freeport. People wishing to participate can dress in costumes provided and participate in the nativity scene. High [...]

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WCSO AND SMOKE-N-BONES BARBECUE RESTAURANT TEAMED UP TO BENEFIT THE SANTA PATROL

Dec 17th, 2008 | 0

  ANGIE PAGE (at keyboard) and members of the New Beginnings Church praise and worship team provided the evening’s entertainment. Annually, in the weeks before Christmas, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) gears up for its Santa Patrol project. The endeavor is meant to bring a Merry Christmas to those who, due to financial hardships, [...]

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ABSOLUTE DANCE PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER

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    ABSOLUTE DANCE Center, owned by instructor Gillian Poole, hosted its production of The Nutcracker Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Walton High School auditorium. The Snow Queen, danced by Meghan Snell, glided across the stage.

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DUI CHARGES DISMISSED AGAINST WCSO DEPUTY

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

The State Attorney’s office has not objected to dismissal of a DUI charge filed against Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Deputy Cullen Coraine. The off-duty Coraine was stopped in south Walton County on Nov. 23 when another deputy observed him to be speeding. The incident report states that Coraine’s vehicle was traveling at “approximately 100 [...]

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BREAKING THE SILENCE

Dec 17th, 2008 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD By mid-November 2008, the Walton County Sheriffs Office (WCSO) had answered more than double the amount of “breach of the peace” or complaints about loud music on the south end of Walton County then the north end. There were 244 calls made to complain north of the bay and 632 south of [...]

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EAR ATTENDEES ASSESS THE PROCESS AND PROVIDE AN EARFUL

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

By LEAH STRATMANN Every seven years, the state mandates local planning agencies to look over the land development codes and ordinances at work in communities and fine-tune them according to the growth and development needs of each community. For the most part these meetings draw interest only from those who feel as if they might [...]

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CITIZENS TRYING TO RECLAIM ITS ORIGINAL MISSION

Dec 17th, 2008 | 0

By ASHLEY AMASON (Part three in a Herald-Breeze series on residential property insurance in Florida.) As of 2004, nearly 80 percent of Florida’s total insured exposure was coastal, totaling nearly $2 trillion in insured coastal exposure, $942 billion of that in insured residential coastal exposure. “To put this in perspective,” former Florida Representative and Committee [...]

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