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Archive for August 20th, 2008

HEADLINES…AUGUST 21, 2008

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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

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  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

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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

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      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

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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

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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

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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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ART CLIP

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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

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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

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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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