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Archive for August, 2008

SPORTS NEWS & NOTES

Aug 27th, 2008 | 0

By PATRICK CASEY Former Marianna softball catcher Blythe Golden has found a job with Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City. Golden, who finished her career at Stetson University as a softball player in May, will be an assistant softball coach for head coach Susan Painter for the Commodores. Golden played two seasons at Gulf [...]

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LEGALS AUGUST 28, 2008

Aug 27th, 2008 | Comments Off

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 07-CA-846 KATHLEEN HAMILTON, Plaintiff, vs. PLAYGROUND DESTINATION PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corporation d/b/a SANDESTIN REAL ESTATE, BRAD SMITH, Individually, HORACE S. MCNABB and JAMIE MCNABB, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: HORACE MCNABB and JAMIE MCNABB 4502 Southwinds Drive Destin, FL 32541 YOU ARE [...]

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TROPICAL STORM FAY LEAVES NO MAJOR DAMAGE TO WALTON COUNTY

Aug 25th, 2008 | 0

Walton County emergency officials report no major damage in Walton County during Tropical Storm Fay’s threat the region. Emergency Response Division Director Ed Baltzley announced he was downgrading the Emergency Operations Center in DeFuniak Springs to a Level 3 activation Sunday. This means that emergency personnel will continue to monitor the remnants of the storm [...]

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HEADLINES…AUGUST 21, 2008

Aug 20th, 2008 | Comments Off

CITY MEETING STALLS OVER EMPLOYEE RAISES DFS Council prefer rewarding chiefs, not braves. PAXTON SETS BUDGET WORKSHOP Vandalism of city buildings also discussed. MOSSY HEAD SCHOOL OPENS The new elementary school is open for business. WHAT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRIMARY Who can vote in what race, and why. ROCKING IN WALTON Who is [...]

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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR MOSSY HEAD SCHOOL

Aug 20th, 2008 | Comments Off

  THE RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony overflowed with excited parents and students at Mossy Head School on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. The open house was a huge success at the new school, which took almost two years to complete. The new campus will host 500-600 students and boast three large wings for pre-K through fifth grade. As [...]

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BREEDLOVE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH TRIANGLE CHEVROLET

Aug 20th, 2008 | 0

PAMELA BREEDLOVE began her career at Triangle Chevrolet in August 1978. Thirty years later, she says that she still enjoys every moment. Owner Greg Lathinghouse surprised Breedlove with an employee party to honor her years of dedicated service. “When people think Triangle Chevrolet, they think of Pamela,” Lathinghouse said. Triangle owner and employees gave Breedlove [...]

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EXTRICATION CLASS BEGINS

Aug 20th, 2008 | 0

      EXTRICATION CLASS BEGINS next to “volunteer” vehicle. At center, in white t-shirt, is extrication authority Jeff McVay. Once it was determined that everyone in the demo class had had some experience in extrication, the demo moved from the general to the specific. Technical terms and jargon were used, and the demo became a [...]

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WHAT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW FOR THE PRIMARY

Aug 20th, 2008 | 0

By ASHLEY AMASON In the Walton County primary election, many voters may be confused or intimidated by the electoral process. Here are some tips to prepare voters before they make their way to the polls. Florida is a closed primary state. This means the primary is limited to registered party members. Florida recognizes three major [...]

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CITY MEETING STALLS WHEN BLUE-COLLAR WAGES DISCUSSED

Aug 20th, 2008 | 0

By Alicia Leonard The DeFuniak Spring budget workshop held on August 12 started out smoothy enough, but hit the same snag as they have hit last year while preparing budgets. Whether to help the lower-paid workers for the city receive better wages or even a small bonus while the top positions in the city rack [...]

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ROLL CALL

Aug 20th, 2008 | Comments Off

Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) August 12 regular meeting (By DOTTY NIST)     A yes vote was to approve the motion. Second required public hearing for an ordinance amending the county musical and entertainment festivals ordinance.     A motion for approval by Pridgen carried unanimously: Brannon-yes; Comander-yes; Jones-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes.    Presentation by [...]

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