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Archive for July 30th, 2008

HEADLINES…JULY 31, 2008

Jul 30th, 2008 | 0

IS AMENDMENT 5 REALLY A GOOD IDEA? Despite lofty title, the devil is in the details, as always. COUNCIL MOVES TO NAME PARKWAY Part of U.S. 90 to be MLK Jr. Parkway. EACH SECOND COUNTS! School shootings: No more waiting for backup. CRNC HOSTS HALL OF FAME Nursing home honors lives of local residents. HERITAGE [...]

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MAYOR MARSE AND COMMISSIONER BRANNON POSE FOR PHOTO

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    FREEPORT MAYOR Mickey Marse (L) and Walton County Commissioner Scott Brannon stand atop the recently completed bulkhead adjacent to Four Mile Creek. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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IS AMENDMENT FIVE REALLY A GOOD IDEA?

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By ALICIA LEONARD Lines are being drawn between realtors, school boards and small businesses across Florida over the proposed tax cuts slated to come before voters on the November 4 ballot. Amendment Five was placed on the ballot by the Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Committee and is supported by The Florida Association of Realtors, [...]

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GRANGER BRUNER BRIDGE

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  STANDING UNDER THE BRIDGE SIGN which now bears his name, Granger Bruner (front) is joined by his daughter, Beverly Schmitt (directly behind him), Commissioner Jones, Commissioner Comander, Bruner’s son, Adlee Bruner (striped shirt) and members of the Walton County Public Works crew that built the new bridge on Williams Road as part of the [...]

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De FUNIAK ATTORNEY BOOKED WITH TRAFFICKING

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By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs attorney Jason Cobb was arrested after buying 30 10-milligram Lortab pills from a state law enforcement informant on Monday, July 21, according to arrest reports. Subsequently charged with trafficking in controlled substances, Cobb was arraigned the following day and released upon posting a $25,000 bond. Cobb had been under investigation [...]

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ROLL CALL

Jul 30th, 2008 | 0

Walton County Board of County Commissioners July 22 regular meeting A yes vote is to approve the motion. County Commission Chairman Jones announced that Commissioner Brannon was ill and therefore not present for the meeting. Second public hearing to consider a resolution creating a municipal service benefit unit in the Daughette subdivision to fund dredging [...]

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“EACH SECOND COUNTS!”

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By ALICIA LEONARD School shootings are nothing new. They have been occurring since 1966 with the University of Texas at Austin massacre with 18 people losing their lives. On April 20 1999, 15 students lost their lives in what has become known as the Columbine High School Massacre. Since Columbine, experts have debated how that [...]

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A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF MYSELF

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By BRUCE COLLIER I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. However, I did play one in a scene from “Healing Conversations: Effective Communication for Cancer Care,” an industrial film for medical students being shot in the Pensacola area. The film is a project produced for program developer Professional Resources Group (PRG) [...]

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PANHANDLE CLAIMES 35 BASEBALL TITLES

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By PATRICK CASEY The history of baseball in the Northwest Florida region of the state is brighter than its sister sport, softball. Teams from the Pensacola to Monticello region have captured 36 state championships according to the archives of the Florida High School Athletic Association. Baseball has crowned a state champion every year since 1922 [...]

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LEGALS JULY 31, 2008

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 08DR000165 Division: Family ASHLEY RENEE CHAPMAN, Petitioner, and CHARLIE J. RHODES, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION TO: Charlie J. Rhodes 593 Nelson Road DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to change the name [...]

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