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Archive for August, 2008

ART CLIP

Aug 20th, 2008 | 0

By CHUCK HINSON ABC orders reporters to not wear American flag lapel pins, or any other type of patriotic paraphernalia, when on the air stating that they need to be unbiased and remain completely in the gray. What is the next step, to take the flag down flying over the White House? In a stunning [...]

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DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION ISSUES AT FREEPORT COUNCIL

Aug 20th, 2008 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At the Freeport Council meeting of August 12, City Planner Latilda Henninger presented the second reading of an ordinance to change the zoning of a 1.6 acre parcel on the east side of U.S. 331, just south of the intersection with LaGrange Road, to Heavy Commercial. The Council approved the change. Henninger [...]

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SPORTS NEWS & NOTES

Aug 20th, 2008 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Marianna, like most other schools that play high school football in the state of Florida, opened practice last week. The Bulldogs, who finished as the runner-up in Walton’s district last season, are working to replace all five offensive linemen from last season, as well as finding a new starting quarterback. Junior Fidel [...]

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LEGALS AUGUST 21, 2008

Aug 20th, 2008 | Comments Off

ADVERTISEMENT FOR INVITATION TO BID BID NO: 08-038 INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for the Moll Drive Multi-Use Path will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, for Walton County, Florida, hereinafter referred to as “County” at the address shown below: Central Purchasing Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing Agent 176 Montgomery Circle DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 (850) 892-8176 [...]

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HEADLINES…AUGUST 21, 2008

Aug 20th, 2008 | 0

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 ————————————————————————————————————————————————— PET WANTED- I WOULD like a American Eskimo puppy. 850-419-2267. Leave message. 2tp 8/14-8/21 ————————————————————————————————————————————————— REAL ESTATE WANTED- Older home or mobile, needs [...]

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HEADLINES…AUGUST 14, 2008

Aug 13th, 2008 | 0

IN THE LINE OF DUTY Deputy honored for actions during Jackson County shoot-out. DFS COUNCIL TO CONSIDER ZONING CHANGES Public hearings set for Sept. 8. DO YOU NEED GRACE IN YOUR HOUSE? The Amazing Grace continues to recover after severe abuse. BUS DRIVER CHALLENGES SCHOOL BOARD Driver claims lost job is retaliatory after refusing to [...]

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RECORD-BREAKING BLUE CATFISH

Aug 13th, 2008 | Comments Off

  JAMES MITCHELL, of Washington County, poses with his record-breaking blue catfish, caught in the Choctawhatchee River. (Photo by Florida Wildlife Commission)

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LOCAL KIDS RAISE MONEY FOR TOWN CLOCK

Aug 13th, 2008 | 0

  AUSTIN WOODHAM (L) and Tyler Vandermate recently took time out of their summer vacation to do some community service. The duo are involved in a grassroots effort to repair the old First National Bank Clock at the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and 7th Street. “I think it would be positive for everyone in the [...]

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DOZIER NAMED THE FLORIDA SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION DEPUTY OF THE YEAR

Aug 13th, 2008 | Comments Off

    CPL. BILLY DOZIER was named the Florida Sheriff’s Association Deputy of the Year for bravery and courage shown on January 30, 2007 when he responded to the scene of a murder that took the life of Mellie McDaniel, wife of Jackson County Sheriif John McDaniel, and a fellow deputy, Mike Altman. Since that [...]

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REPUBLICANS RECEIVE DEATH THREAT

Aug 13th, 2008 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON A death threat was sent via email to the Republican Party Victory Center in Santa Rosa Beach.

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