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Archive for June 18th, 2008

HEADLINES…JUNE 19, 2008

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SHERIFF CANDIDATES ANSWER PUBLIC Forum in Freeport clears the air on law, $$$ and job security. STATE COLLEGE BILL SIGNED BY CRIST AT OWC OWC is all grown up, now a state college. A HURLBURT HOMECOMING A close-up look at returning soldiers and the families who wait for them. SPORTS NEWS & NOTES The latest [...]

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STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE HABITAT OF THE AMERICAN ALLIGATOR

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IN MAY, Walton Career Development Center’s high school science students had a special treat. Two guest speakers from Fudpucker’s Alligator Farm gave the students the opportunity to hear about the habitat of the American alligator. Girls like ‘gators, too, as evidenced by this plucky young lady at Walton Career Development Center. The gator didn’t seem [...]

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THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING COMFORTING IN THE FACT THAT WE COULD COME BACK FROM A NICE, RELAXING WEEKEND KNOWING THAT SOME POLITICIAN HAD A HORRID, UNCOMFORTABLE ONE!

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SUSPENDED SWCMCD COMMISIONER CHARLIE BURKE FOUND GUILTY AS CHARGED

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By JEFFREY POWELL “I plan to appeal today’s verdict,” said suspended South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWCMCD) Commissioner Gregory Charles (Charlie) Burke. “This decision did not follow the rule of the law.” Burke’s comments came on June 11, shortly after a jury of his peers found him guilty of false swearing to any oath [...]

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SHERIFF CANDIDATES ANSWER PUBLIC

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By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County Prevention Coalition joined forces with the DeFuniak Herald-Beach Breeze to present a candidate forum on June 12 at the Freeport High School auditorium for the upcoming Walton County Sheriff’s race. Six candidates came out to meet, greet and answer questions on a variety of topics. About 100 concerned citizens [...]

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COMMISIONERS: A DEAL’S A DEAL WITH STORIES

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By DOTTY NIST Property owners have been directed to remove stories from two western Inlet Beach homes that were built taller than 2003 approval by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) had specified. At the June 10 BCC meeting, vesting was considered to allow three- and four-story homes, substantially complete on Lot 2 [...]

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DON BROWN: UNPLUGGED

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By BRUCE COLLIER District 5 Representative Don Brown’s term expires in November, but barring a special session, the legislator’s work is over. Brown has served four terms, first taking office in 2000 and winning re-election every two years since then. Like most elected officials, Brown had some ideas in mind when he first took office. [...]

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Sports NEWS AND NOTES

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By PATRICK CASEY Marianna saw another of its high school basketball players sign a scholarship as Derrian Bell inked a deal with Chipola Junior College to play basketball at the school this fall. Bell was the starting point guard for the Bulldogs for the last three seasons, helping the team reach the 3A state semifinals [...]

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LEGALS JUNE 19, 2008

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Walton County Code Enforcement board will hold their regular meeting on June 16, 2008 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to be held at the South Walton Courthouse Annex. In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, whenever any board or commissioner of any state agency or authority, or of any agency or authority [...]

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CLASSIFIED ADS JUNE 19, 2008

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WANTED 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 All Steel Buildings-Recession Inventory Discount. Big Monster Bldgs-less then $100k. Small Bldgs-less then $6,000. Factory Direct to Site. Can Erect, Cheap [...]

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