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Archive for June 25th, 2008

HEADLINES…JUNE 26, 2008

Jun 25th, 2008 | Comments Off

TWO DEAD IN BOATING MISHAP Alford brothers perish near Alaqua Creek. BAKER BLOCK MUSEUM See area historical artifacts, trace genealogy. STATE TO PELICANS: GO FISH! State law bans feeding of wild birds. FOUR GO BACK UNOPPOSED While some of the candidates’ races will be decided in the primary. DFS CITY COUNCIL “KNUCKLES DOWN” Approves $192K [...]

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BROTHERS PERISH IN APPARENT BOATING MISHAP AT ALAQUA CREEK

Jun 25th, 2008 | Comments Off

By BRUCE COLLIER Walton County authorities, along with U.S. Coast Guard and state Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) investigators, have found the bodies of two brothers, missing since Sunday evening. A spokesman for the FWC said that Logan Alford, 17, and Lucas Alford, 21, had gone to the Alaqua Creek Boat Ramp Sunday afternoon in [...]

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BAKER BLOCK MUSEUM

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  THE MUSEUM’S VOLUNTEER CURATOR Jeanette Henderson stands on the steps of the old Otahite post office. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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FOUR GO BACK IN UNOPPOSED AND THE REST WILL FIGHT IT OUT.

Jun 25th, 2008 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD Four local election races were unopposed by the time qualifying ended at noon on June 20. Clerk of the Circuit Court Martha Ingle, Tax Collector Rhonda Skipper, District 1 County Commissioner Scott Brannon and Property Appraiser Patrick Pilcher will all resume office in the new term. Others aren’t so lucky. District 3 [...]

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COUNTY DOES NOT SNOOZE ON BED TAX COLLECTIONS

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By LEAH STRATMANN The last several meetings of the South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC) have seen inquiries into the progress of collecting unpaid occupancy or bed taxes, primarily from individuals who rent property on a short-term basis. In Walton County, the bed tax is 4 percent, meaning four cents of every dollar charged for [...]

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SCHOOL BOARD WRAPS UP YEAR-END BUSINESS

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By PATRICK CASEY The Walton County School Board met on Tuesday, June 17, to handle several contract items in preparation for the end of the fiscal year. Mark Gardner presented the board with an update on capital projects throughout the county. South Walton High School will have bathroom facilities built at the softball field. Walton [...]

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HERE’S YOUR SIGN!

Jun 25th, 2008 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD They are popping up more than an afternoon thunder storm this time of year and they will probably just get worse according to Kevin Hargett, Walton County code enforcement manager, “We haven’t had too many complaints yet, but they do seem to progress as the election season progress,” said Hargett about election [...]

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Sports NEWS AND NOTES

Jun 25th, 2008 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Jacksonville University women’s basketball team announced the transfer of former Appalachian State guard Gigi Thomas, who will be eligible to practice with the squad but will not compete for the program until 2009- 10. Thomas, a 5-foot-8 junior, was one of the top scorers for the Mountaineers in each of her [...]

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LEGALS JUNE 26, 2008

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NOTICE TO CREDITOR OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estate are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated personal representative, appointed to administer this estate, and to file their claims on form #371PC with the probate court of Florence County, the address of which is Box MSC-L, City-County Complex, [...]

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CLASSIFIED ADS JUNE 26, 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 ———————————————————————————————————————- WANTED: Used utility trailer minimum 5’x10’. 892-0505. 1tp 6/26 ———————————————————————————————————————- FOR SALE All Steel Buildings-Recession Inventory Discount. Big Monster Bldgs-less then $100k. Small [...]

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