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Archive for August 13th, 2008

HEADLINES…AUGUST 14, 2008

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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

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  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

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  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

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    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

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

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VANDALS DESECRATE MAGNOLIA CEMETERY GRAVESTONES

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By JEFFREY POWELL “We are very disturbed about the desecration to these grave sites and the effect it has on the families of those affected,” said DeFuniak Springs City Marshal Michael Adkinson. “This is a very sensitive issue.” According to Adkinson, at least 19 and probably more headstones and grave markers have been vandalized in [...]

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COMMITTEE FOCUSES ON DOG TETHERING

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By DOTTY NIST The practice of tethering dogs, also known as chaining or tying up a dog, received thorough discussion at the August 6 meeting of the Walton County Animal Control Ordinance Committee. The committee was appointed three months ago to make recommendations for revisions to the county’s animal control ordinance in the interest of [...]

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BUS DRIVER CHALLENGES SCHOOL BOARD

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By ASHLEY AMASON Walton County bus-driver Barbara R. Hunt claims in a series of letters presented to the Walton County School Board that her non-re-employment this past April is retaliatory on the part of Director of Transportation Mac Work. In Hunt’s first letter, dated July 2, 2008, she details the instances which she believes led [...]

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DO YOU NEED GRACE IN YOUR HOME?

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By ALICIA LEONARD During the first week of June, 2008 a quiet phenomenon started to take place. A young, abused bull dog found in Pensacola received temporary shelter and treatment through Alaqua Animal Refuge and Freeport Pet Clinic. After interviews and a front page headline by the Herald – who coined the moniker “Amazing Grace” [...]

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A LOOK BACK AT WALTON COUNTY HISTORY….

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By PATRICK CASEY In August 1976, 32 years ago… Thriftway Supermarket sold bacon for 89 cents a pound, Twin Lakes Supermarket had 5 pounds of flour for 49 cents and Piggly Wiggly sold ground beef at 89 cents a pound. An east-bound train derailed in Mossy Head forcing an evacuation within a mile of the [...]

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