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Archive for May 7th, 2008

Legals May 8, 2008

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP NO: 08-025 INTRODUCTION: Sealed proposals for local and long distance telephone service and equipment for the inmates at the County Jail 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 [...]

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HEADLINES MAY 6, 2008

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1ST BAPTIST CHURCH TO LAUNCH NEW SCHOOL Teachers have already been hired for the school inside the church. BORDER COLLIES ROUND UP HAPPY KIDS Children’s activities going to the dogs. Kids are thrilled. FIFTH ANNUAL TAKE A KID FISHING DAY Children and parents have fun wetting corks in Lakeyard. DEMYSTIFYING MSBUs The straight talk on [...]

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First Baptist Church gets approval for K-5 school

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By ALICIA LEONARD The DeFuniak Springs Planning Board unanimously approved a special request to start a Christian school in the existing First Baptist Church Facility. The DeFuniak Springs City Hall was filled to standing-room only with supporters of the request and a few opponents as well.

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State Attorney files new charges in Burke case

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By JEFFREY POWELL “The State Attorney has filed new charges on the same complaint. That complaint is based on hearsay information that is false,” said suspended South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWCMCD) Commissioner Charlie Burke. “This [complaint] was never sworn to by the person making the complaint because he was a lawyer and knew [...]

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Pubgoers amenable to church services

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By CHRIS MANSON Services tonight will be held at McGuire’s Irish Pub in Destin. No, this isn’t a wake. It’s “church for the real world,” part of Shoreline Church’s three-years-and-counting mission to bring its message to the people.

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Training gives deputies real-life edge

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By ALICIA LEONARD “If you can see them, they can see you,” explains Sgt. Andy Casavant, of the Walton County Sheriffs Office (WCSO), in the opening minutes of the “concealed live-fire training exercise” last week.

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Demystifying MSBUs

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By ALICIA LEONARD Municipal Services Benefit Units (MSBU) are often misunderstood as to the hows and whys they are used. Walton County Administrator Ronnie Bell sat down with the Herald to clarify their use.

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County holds south-of-bay EAR workshop

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By DOTTY NIST Planners heard concerns about stormwater design, protection of dune lakes, neighborhood commercial land use, and use of the public right-of-way on April 29.

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Paxton baseball off to Jacksonville for Region final

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By PATRICK CASEY The Paxton Bobcats will play for the right to advance to Sarasota for the Class A baseball Final Four this week as the squad travels to Jacksonville to face Eagle’s View in a best-of-three series. This will be the third straight year the Bobcats will square off with the Warriors in the [...]

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