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Archive for September 17th, 2008

HEADLINES…September 18, 2008

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TDC PLANS 2009 MARKETING Saw revenue increase in 2008. SMALL SCALE AMENDMENTS APPROVED Planning commission meets. PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES BIG PROJECTS Seascape, Emerald Cover, Black Creek get nods. BEACH HIGHLAND PLAN APPROVED Ordinance defines coverage, limits development. SINFONIA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS Season events announced. LEAH WON’T PLAY TWISTER Shooting the Breeze. COOKING FOR DOLLARS [...]

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“LITITIA” WAS AWARDED Best In Show and was painted by Diana DeSantis of Whitestone, New York. It is on display in Niceville in one of the NWF State College galleries. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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Kayaker on the Nantahala River

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  THIS KAYAKER’S BOAT is partially obscures by the rushing waters of the Nantahala River in North Carolina. It was all part of a free-style kayak competition. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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Primary candidates’ contributions

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By ASHLEY AMASON The winning primary candidates’ contributions beginning January 1, 2008 are as follows: Superintendent Carlene Anderson received a total of $18,435 in contributions. Records show that 3.7 percent of her contributions came from committee donations, 33.3 percent came from business donations, and 63 percent came from individuals’ donations. County Commissioner Cecilia Jones received [...]

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Judge upholds FDEP permit denial in Inlet Beach

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By LEAH STRATMANN After years of extensions and lawsuits, on Aug. 28, administrative judge T. Kent Wetherell II issued his opinion stating the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is within its rights to request removal of an armoring structure in Inlet Beach. One of the expert witnesses for the state was Gary Appelson of [...]

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County eyeing suit against Driftwood developer

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By DOTTY NIST The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted on Sept. 9 to have their legal counsel review a pending lawsuit in which Olson & Associates, Intrawest Sandestin, and Campbell Engineering are named as defendants. Alan Osborne, Steve Abbott and Alex Kish filed the suit in 2007. At issue is alleged failure [...]

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Point – Counterpoint

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Point – Counterpoint A weekly discussion of the issues by Walton County party leaders. Florida is one of several states that has been affected by mass immigration by illegal aliens. What can been done to lessen the adverse effects of illegal immigration? A growing problem of epic proportion facing the United States is illegal immigration. [...]

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Mr. Patzig’s Opus

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By RON KELLEY At first glance, he looks like a tough old Marine, and with good reason. Harry Patzig is Vietnam veteran, a no-nonsense kind of fellow who expects everyone to do their best every day. It’s in his face. What you may not see at first glance is a teacher of 23 years with [...]

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Sports News & Notes

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By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Braves golf team captured a home match against Holmes County and Marianna at the DeFuniak Springs Country Club. Paul McClure led the way as low medalist with a 34 over the nine-hole match. Heath Morgan shot a 40, including a chip-in par from off the green on the seventh hole [...]

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LEGALS September 18, 2008

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION DEPENDENCY ACTION CASE NO: 07-DP-54 IN THE INTEREST OF: J.C.G. (DOB 05/29/2007), minor child. NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING TO: GREG (last name unknown) Whereabouts unknown And/or all persons claiming paternity of the above-named [...]

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