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Archive for April, 2008

H E A D L I N E S May 1, 2008

Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

DFS COUNCIL APPROVES LEASES AND PURCHASES Land, trucks and pipe purchases highlight agenda. EX-DEPUTIES FILE SUIT AGAINST JOHNSON Two former employees take their discrimination suit to federal court. BRING YOUR GUN TO WORK? NRA says, Go ahead, make our day. LOCAL STORES GET WAKE-UP CALL Selling kids energy drinks with alcohol gives clerks a jolt. [...]

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Bring your gun to work?

Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD Florida businesses fought and failed to derail a bill allowing employees and customers the right to have a firearm on business owners property last week.

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Animal control amendment generates much discussion

Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

By CHRIS MANSON The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) met last Tuesday for a second public hearing concerning an amendment to the existing animal control ordinance.

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Ex-deputies file suit against Johnson.

Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD A federal discrimination lawsuit was filed April 22 against Walton County Sheriff Ralph Johnson in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola by an attorney representing the two former deputies.

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All signs point to consensus

Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

By LEAH STRATMANN Dave Rauschkolb, one of the people behind the Scenic Pride Initiative, which was in turn one of the groups vehemently opposed to the signs erected by the South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC), called a meeting last week to try and find consensus among all the groups and to integrate all the [...]

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Freeport Council debates placement of RV resort

Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

By BENJAMIN GRAFTON In City Hall on April 24, the Freeport City Council debated whether or not a request made by Cliff Knauer of Ramsey Creek RV Resort to locate the development on a 38-acre parcel, zoned commercial, at the intersection of U.S. 331 and LaGrange Road could be approved.

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Freeport baseball squad makes playoffs

Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Freeport Bulldogs qualified for the state playoffs for the first time since 1997 as they defeated the Ponce de Leon Pirates last week 12-5 in a District 1, Class 2A semi-final.

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LEGALS MAY 1 2008

Apr 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 08-CP-0036 Division: Probate The Estate of: TIMOTHY SCOTT CHAMPAGNE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS- SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Summary Administration of the estate of Timothy S. Champagne, deceased, Case No: 08-CP-0036, whose date of death was December 16, 2007, is [...]

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HEADLINES April 23, 2008

Apr 23rd, 2008 | Comments Off

I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER New substance abuse recovery program begins. SAMSON MAYOR FACES CIVIL SUIT Suit stems from stabbing incident at DFS motel. GAFFREY ART PROVIDES UNIQUE EXPERIENCE See the gallery of prolific local artist Justin Gaffrey.

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HEADLINES April 16, 2008

Apr 16th, 2008 | Comments Off

BCC ROLL CALL What they voted on, and how. _____ DRIFTWOOD: THE SAGA CONTINUES Plat can’t be rescinded, says county attorney. _____ DE FUNIAK SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETS Re-elected members sworn in. _____

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