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Archive for May, 2008

HEADLINES MAY 29, 2008

May 28th, 2008 | Comments Off

MEMORIAL DAY IN WALTON COUNTY Different communities celebrated Memorial Day from north Walton to south. CANDIDATE FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST SHERIFF Deputy Rick Brown alleges campaign improprieties. MEMORIAL DAY IN SANTA ROSA BEACH Honors and decorations at Gulf Cemetery. ROCK HILL BORROW PIT UNDER SCRUTINY Citizen board to decide on Azland application. IT’S OFFICIAL ! CR-30A [...]

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ZBA VARIANCE BOARD TO DECIDE ON BORROW PIT

May 28th, 2008 | 0

By DOTTY NIST A citizen board will have the final say next month as to whether a new borrow pit will be allowed to go into operation in the Rock Hill Road area. Lee Perry’s Azland Mining Company has applied to open the pit operation on a 207-acre site on Ed Brownfield Road less than [...]

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FORMER SWCMCD DIRECTOR REFUTES BURKE’S STATEMENTS

May 28th, 2008 | Comments Off

By JEFFREY POWELL “I want to let the public know the truth about Mr. Burke’s statements in the May 8, edition of the Beach Breeze,” said former South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWCMCD) Director Gary D’Andrea. “Many of his comments are inaccurate.” D’Andrea is referring to comments made by suspended SWCMCD Commissioner Charlie Burke. [...]

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FCAT MEAN SCALE SCORES IN MATH AND READING FOR WALTON COUNTY

May 28th, 2008 | Comments Off

Staff Reports The following are 2008 mean scale scores for Walton County elementary school grade-level three in mathematics and reading, for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The range used is a scale of 100 – 500. All scores are for third-grade only. Other grade levels are expected to be released soon. Mathematics: Bay Elementary [...]

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SCHOOL BOARD WORKS TO COOL OFF BUS RIDES

May 28th, 2008 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton County School Board met on Tuesday, May 20, to discuss a much lighter agenda than at their previous meeting in the month as air-conditioned school buses was the highlight of the agenda. The school board members voted to add air-conditioning to eight previously approved school buses that are on order [...]

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NO “DIE HARD” MEASURES FOR TRAINING OFFICERS

May 28th, 2008 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER A police tactical team creeps unseen through the shadows of a dimly-lit room of crowded machinery and storage equipment, weapons and sinews cocked back, searching for an armed suspect and his two captives. Ears strain in the eerie quiet and at any moment someone could get a case of nerves and snap. [...]

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IT’S OFFICIAL – FLORIDA SCENIC HIGHWAY 30A

May 28th, 2008 | Comments Off

By CHRIS MANSON Last Thursday, citizen activists and Walton County officials celebrated the designation of CR-30A as a Florida Scenic Highway. The event was held at Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club where Jon Sewell of the planning and engineering firm Kimley-Horn first met with county officials 12 years ago. “At the time, country roads [...]

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WALTON STRUGGLES WITH TURNOVERS IN SPRING GAME

May 28th, 2008 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton football team suffered seven turnovers in their spring game with Pensacola Tate on Thursday night as the Aggies claimed a 27-14 victory over the Braves to close out the spring practice season. Walton, which had 22 seniors on the 2007 squad, struggled on the offensive line and had trouble holding [...]

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AREA MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES

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POST COMMANDERS from several different local military veteran organizations spoke to the crowd assembled at the Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs

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AREA MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES

May 28th, 2008 | Comments Off

VETERANS LIVING IN SANDESTIN gather at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Monday afternoon for a 30-minute ceremony that included patriotic songs and a moment of silence to honor the fallen. (Photo by Chris Manson) “OH SAY CAN YOU SEE…” The Star-Spangled Banner waved gently in the breeze in the Gum Creek Cemetery, final resting place [...]

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