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Archive for October 8th, 2008

HEADLINES…OCTOBER 9, 2008

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DFS WOMAN KIILED ON U.S. 331 Traffic fatality injures one other. MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT DEPUTIES Domestic violence escalates. WILDLIFE ORDINANCE GETS FINAL TWEAKING Compliance time-frame raises concerns. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY DOES IT AGAIN A dream house for deserving family. OFFSHORE DRILLING AND TOURISM Sandestin summit covers both sides of issue. FREEPORT’S VINTAGE WHEELS [...]

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PROJECT RED WOLF EARTHSHIP

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STUDENTS WORK on creating the outer wall of their “Earthship” using plaster, old tires, empty cans and bottles as filler. The Walton Career Development Center’s full-time students have broken ground on a two-year project called Project Red Wolf Earthship. This Earthship endeavor, which is a completely autonomous structure, is currently being constructed on the school’s [...]

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VEHICLES ON DISPLAY AT FREEPORT CAR SHOW

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    MOPAR ENTHUSIASTS WERE HAPPY TO SEE Wayne and Heather Jarrett’s 1972 Dodge Charger (L) and 1969 Dodge Super Bee at the Freeport Car Show last weekend. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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WALTON COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILDS NEW HOME FOR FAMILY

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  THE HAGER family stands before the shell of the new home being built for them by Walton County Habitat for Humanity. From left Hollie 13, Kim, Alex 16, Jimmie and Nicole, 18. (Photo by Leah Stratmann)

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DBPA names their Business of the Quarter: WCTFCU

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    THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Business and Professional Association (DBPA) recently named their Business of the Quarter, the Walton County Teachers Federal Credit Union. The DBPA bases its nomination on a variety of criteria, including business ethics, community involvement, quality of service, as well as involvement with DBPA events. Shown here are (front L-R) Lydia [...]

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Man takes a shot at Walton County deputies

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By BRUCE COLLIER A De Funiak Springs man is in custody for allegedly firing upon sheriff’s deputies. On Oct. 5, around 4:05 p.m., deputies from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) responded to a domestic violence call at a residence on Pyle Road in the DeFuniak Springs area. The alleged victim had advised the deputies [...]

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Walton County Jail visited by ACLU over bond procedures

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By ALICIA LEONARD An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently paid a visit to the Walton County Jail over bond issues relating to undocumented detainees.

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Walton musicians band together for protest Sunday

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By CHRIS MANSON Jeremiah Campbell, lead singer of the popular local band WaCo Ramblers, said he and a virtual who’s-who of Walton County musicians plan to meet at Pandora’s restaurant in Grayton Beach Sunday to march and play Sunday at 4 p.m. According to a recently launched page at www.myspace.com/lostwagesmarchingband, local musicians have “united in [...]

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Walton County animal shelter groundbreaking set

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Staff Reports A groundbreaking ceremony for Walton County’s new animal shelter is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m., at 365 Triple G Road near the new county corrections facility. When complete, the new $1.9 million shelter will include 8,400 square feet “under roof” and will provide county staff an opportunity to offer adoption [...]

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South Walton wins Homecoming 38-6

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By PATRICK CASEY South Walton improved to 4-1 on the year with a 38-6 victory over the Cottondale Hornets for Homecoming behind a running attack that rolled up 253 yards on the night. Bryant Adams ran for 122 yards and a touchdown while Cody Adams added scoring runs of five and 13 yards as the [...]

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