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Archive for August 6th, 2008

BRANDON ODOM WINS FIRST PLACE

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BRANDON ODOM with the First Place Trophy at Five Flags Speedway April 25, 2008. He was the first high school freshman to ever win his class at the race track.

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RAQUEL RACOON

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RAQUEL RACOON may not yet realize she has only three legs. The injured animal, found by a Florida Wildlife Commission officer in Panama City, will have a new fourth leg through the kindness and expertise of humans. (Photo by Patrick Gault)

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BIGGEST LOSERS

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LAURA HICKEY, Everette Laird and Suzanne Birchfield (not present) came away as some of the Biggest Losers in the county-wide weight loss challenge sponsored by the Walton County Senior Center. Tammy Sasser (right) was the Biggest Loser in inches lost of the group. The three winners were among the 16 participants who completed the 12-week [...]

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HERMAN WALKER HAS AUG. 20 COURT DATE

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By BRUCE COLLIER Former Walton County Commissioner Herman Walker will appear in court on Aug. 20 on a charge of improperly driving left of the center line. This alleged offense occurred on SR-2 in north Walton County on July 11, when a tractor-trailer driven by Walker collided with a vehicle driven by Eric Buharp. Buharp [...]

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McCAIN WRAPS UP PANHANDLE CAMPAIGN STOP

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By TUQUYEN MACH, WMBB-TV The Panhandle takes the spotlight on the national political stage, as the Republican presidential hopeful makes a stop in Panama City. Senator John McCain arrived in Bay County around 2:30 p.m. Friday, a few hours before the Country First Concert with singer John Rich of Big & Rich. The Senator greeted [...]

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COMMISIONERS TANGLE OVER LEGAL MATTERS

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Commissioners tangle over legal matters By LEAH STRATMANN South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWMCD) commissioner John Magee and chairman Jim Crawford continue to be at odds over the lack of a contract for SWMCD director Stephen Sickerman. “He was hired with a specific job description, which constitutes a verbal contract,” Magee said. “That needs [...]

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POLICE OFFICERS RETURN TO DUTY AFTER ACCIDENT

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By ALICIA LEONARD On July 10, 2008, officers of the DeFuniak Springs Police Department (DFSPD) were involved in a two-car accident. One of those officers had to be flown to a Pensacola hospital after suffering a shoulder injury. In an effort to keep readers informed, the Herald sat down with DFSPD Marshal Mike Adkinson Jr. [...]

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SHERIFF’S CANDIDATES TAKE THE STAGE

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By ALICIA LEONARD On July 31 the Walton Republican Women Federated (WRWF) sponsored a forum for Republican and nonpartisan candidates. Dotty Nist covered the second half of the forum for all other candidates. The forum began with the pledge of allegiance and Walton County Board of County Commissioners chairman Larry Jones, led the invocation before [...]

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CANDIDATES WEIGH-IN ON COMMUNITY ISSUES

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By DOTTY NIST Topics of discussion included property taxes, the economy, economic development, and land use at the July 31 candidate forum sponsored by the Walton Republican Women Federated (WRWF). The forum provided voters with an opportunity to compare candidates for Walton County sheriff, county commission, school board, and other local offices. Republican and nonpartisan [...]

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WALTON GOLFERS, SUPPLE BUILT HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TRADITION

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By PATRICK CASEY High school golf hasn’t gotten a lot of attention in the state over the years, but it is a growing sport that saw its first state competition for boys in 1927, and for girls in 1947.

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