Walton County Heritage Museum

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Walton County Courthouse

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One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

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Archive for July, 2008

CLASSIFIED ADS JULY 31, 2008

Jul 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

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 7/3-8/20 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- LOST & FOUND LOST PUPPY- Pekingese female-5 months old, multi-color, missing July 38th. Lakeyard vicinity. 699-1176 cell/892-1365 home. 1tp 7/31 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- PETS & [...]

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HEADLINES…JULY 24, 2008

Jul 23rd, 2008 | Comments Off

DUDE, I CAN’T DRIVE STICK! Failed carjacking in DeFuniak Springs. I GOT YOUR CAVIAR RIGHT HERE, PAL…. Leaping sturgeon bops Milton anglers. TUCKER’S PEANUTS Farming Walton County. “PIRATES OF TIMPOOCHEE” AT 4-H UF/County Extension summer camp. ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE AMENDED Reins cats and dogs. DRIFTWOOD GETS TIME TO COMPLY Developer has deadline for corrections. CODE [...]

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WEEDS GET A SHORT BREAK

Jul 23rd, 2008 | 0

  WEEDS GET A SHORT BREAK as A.R. and Martin Tucker pose next to one of the tools of their trade, after spraying for weeds in their peanut crop. (Photo by Bruce Collier)

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“FLYING SQUIRREL” DIVE

Jul 23rd, 2008 | 0

  JEFF JOHNSON, of DeFuniak Springs, demonstrates the “flying squirrel” dive. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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REVISED ANIMAL CONTROLL ORDINACE TO GO INTO EFFECT AUG.1

Jul 23rd, 2008 | Comments Off

Staff reports A newly-revised animal control ordinance will go into effect August 1 for all dog and cat owners in the unincorporated areas of Walton County. The ordinance will not impact dog and cat owners within the cities of Paxton, DeFuniak Springs or Freeport unless the individual municipalities adopt the ordinance for their cities, nor [...]

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ATTEMPTED CARJACKING IN DeFUNIAK SPRINGS

Jul 23rd, 2008 | Comments Off

By BRUCE COLLIER On Sunday, July 20, officers of De Funiak Springs Police Department (DFSPD) responded to a report of attempted carjacking in the Winn-Dixie parking lot.

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SCHOOL BOARD HONORED; CUTS RETIREMENT CREDIT

Jul 23rd, 2008 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON The Walton County District School Board meeting on July 15, 2008, began with members accepting a Master Board award which signifies each individual’s level of skill and knowledge in their position, and recognizes the rigorous training members underwent to qualify for the award. Board members honored were Darrell Barnhill, Mark Davis, Bill [...]

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WALTON COUNTY DOCTOR ARRESTED FOR MEDICAL FRAUD

Jul 23rd, 2008 | 0

Staff reports Attorney General Bill McCollum announced the arrest today of Dr. Urmundalvaru Mallikarjuna, 52, a pediatrician from DeFuniak Springs. Mallikarjuna allegedly billed the state Medicaid program over the last three years for services for which he knew he could not be reimbursed. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control [...]

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INDEPENDENT MEDIA TIED TO SUCCESS OF DEMOCRACY

Jul 23rd, 2008 | 0

By NANCY JAMES Recently Nancy James, of Seagrove Beach, attended a three-day conference on media reform, held in Minneapolis, and filed this report. Bill Moyers put it the most simply: “As journalism goes, so goes democracy.” The acclaimed PBS commentator was addressing over 3,000 participants at the National Conference on media reform. It was sponsored [...]

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A GOLD MEDAL FOR ERIN

Jul 23rd, 2008 | 0

By REID TUCKER When Erin Walker wakes up in the morning, the first thing she does is look to make sure her gold medal is still hanging beside the bed. The 16-year-old Paxton sophomore is the best 1A high school discus thrower in Florida and the sixth-best in the country. She’s never been beaten in [...]

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