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Archive for June 4th, 2008

NEAL McCORMICK DAY & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Jun 4th, 2008 | Comments Off

CROWDS TURNED OUT in the Lakeyard to enjoy the Neal McCormick Day & Bluegrass Festival in DeFuniak Springs on May 31. The event, presented by the Walton County Heritage Association and Museum, featured The McCormicks, The WaCo Ramblers and Dread Clampitt.

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SHERIFF AND BCC WORKING ON 911 DEBACLE

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By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and Walton County Sheriff Ralph Johnson each presented their sides of the argument over funding for the 911 system with the Florida Administration Commission, which is made up of Gov. Charlie Crist and his Cabinet. The staff listened to arguments from both sides and suggested [...]

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BIG CHANGES AT OWC

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By ALICIA LEONARD The Okaloosa-Walton College (OWC) 2008 commencement was the largest graduation class in the college’s history with 1,902 graduates per their press announcement. However, the release noted that “This year’s record number of graduates could well be the last to graduate from OWC. Due to current legislation that would convert OWC into a [...]

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WALTON COUNTY MAY SOON HAVE ANIMAL SHELTER

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By DOTTY NIST After at least a decade of efforts in the direction of a county-owned animal shelter, it now looks likely that Walton County will soon have such a facility. The shelter is to be constructed on county-owned property on Triple G Road north of DeFuniak Springs, near the county landfill and new jail. [...]

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SWFD DISCUSSES LAND OPTIONS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE STATS

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By CHRIS MANSON The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) once again tackled a 10-acre parcel the district owns on CR-393. Representatives from Bosso, Dentzau, and Imhof (BDI), Inc., a Pensacola environmental firm, addressed the commissioners during Monday’s monthly board meeting. BDI conducted a preliminary wetland assessment of the property. A portion of the property was [...]

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COUPLE COMES HOME TO FIND INTRUDER

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By BRUCE COLLIER The Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) received a call on June 1 at around 12:04 a.m. from a man and woman living on Woodlands Boulevard. The couple reported that they had returned home and discovered that one of their bedroom windows had been broken out. After entering the house they heard a [...]

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Top Ten Local Sports Events of 2007-08, Part I

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By PATRICK CASEY The end of another school year brings to a close yet another chapter in local athletic history. For some, the look ahead to next year brings hope for improvement, for others, the realization that a repeat of success may be a near impossible task. After looking back on the school year that [...]

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LEGALS JUNE 5, 2008

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDAFAMILY LAW DIVISIONCASE NO.: 07-DR-17222 IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR THE PROPOSED ADOPTION OF: A MINOR CHILD NOTICE OF ACTION AND HEARING TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING ADOPTION TO: Bora Dagdelen or any known or unknown legal [...]

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CLASSIFIED ADS JUNE 5, 2008

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WANTED WANTED:PIECES of driveway culvert, plastic or metal. Cash. (850)892-2933. 2tp 5/29-6/5 ——————————————————————————————————————— ODIE SLAY WANTS Pick-up trucks for Salvage, 1/2 and 3/4 Ton size, wrecked or wore-out. I will pay $150-$300 for each. Must be complete, must be towable. (850)859-2619. 8tp 5/8-6/26 ——————————————————————————————————————— FOR SALE FRONT WINDOW VISOR-with lights-painted red-originally $300 but will sell [...]

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