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Archive for October 17th, 2008

HEADLINES…OCTOBER 16, 2008

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UNLIMITED LIMITS? Planning commission discusses height restrictions. FREEPORT TEENAGER STABBED Sixteen-year-old charged. A MONTH OF SEEING GREEN Florida DEP “Greenways & Trails” month. FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL BAND EARNS HONORS Bags trophies at Dothan band competition. HIGH SPIRITS AT CAMP HELEN Ghost Walk features pirates, local mysteries. ANIMAL SHELTER BREAKS GROUND New facility should open in [...]

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FHS MARCHING BAND AND COLORGUARD

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  FHS MARCHING BAND AND COLORGUARD on field performing. Freeport’s colorguard not only earned the “Best in Class” award, but also had the second highest score of all 27 colorguards that competed Saturday! Of the 27 bands competing, Freeport was the only band to be awarded the “Outstanding Performance Award.” The band is made up [...]

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GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR THE NEW WALTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

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  SPEAKING AT THE OCTOBER 9 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Walton County Animal Shelter, District 3 Commissioner Larry Jones (second from right) said, “If there’s a word for today, the word is, ‘finally.’” Jones briefly reviewed the timeline for the project, which was first brought up in 2001. Shown here are (L-R) Corrections Director [...]

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  A PIRATE advises listeners to be on the lookout for the lost treasure of pirate Jose Gaspar. This motley crew of scurvy pirates regaled Ghost Walk goers with song, historical accounts, and tales of life on the ship. (Photo by Dotty Nist)

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THE SAVE THE MUSIC MARCH

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  THE SAVE THE MUSIC march – roughly two-miles along CR-30A’s bike path – was spearheaded by WaCo Ramblers front man Jeremiah “Red Rocket” Campbell to peacefully protest the recent arrest of Salty Dog Saloon manager-on-duty Ben Steeno for allegedly disturbing the peace. The arrest was made by deputies from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office [...]

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WCSB FACES $5 MILLION DEFICIT

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By ASHLEY AMASON At the Oct. 7, 2008 regular Walton County School Board meeting, Chief Financial Officer Jim McCall presented a financial deficit summary to the board. The initial budget deficit is $3.1 million. Additionally, there will be a four-percent reduction, totaling $550,000, in state funding; a two-percent holdback in state funding, totaling $275,000; a [...]

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JUVENILE STABBED IN WALTON COUNTY

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Staff Reports On Oct. 12,  at around 4:10 a.m., the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and Walton County Fire and Rescue responded to a stabbing call from the residence at 130 Earl Godwin Road in Freeport.   

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GROUNDBREAKING “FINALLY” DONE FOR WALTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

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Groundbreaking “finally” done for Walton County Animal Shelter By BRUCE COLLIER Speaking at the October 9 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Walton County Animal Shelter, District 3 Commissioner Larry Jones said, “If there’s a word for today, the word is, ‘finally.’” Jones briefly reviewed the timeline for the project, which was first brought up in [...]

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HEIGHTS AND WILDLIFE PROTECTED BY PLANNING COMMISSION

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Heights and wildlife protected by planning commission By LEAH STRATMANN Everything except two legislative items on the planning commission agenda were postponed, making way for a shortened meeting last week. The first item was to vote on extending the 50-foot height limitation countywide. The ordinance was amended for a one-year period by the Walton County [...]

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BEASLEY PUTS VOTING RUMORS TO REST

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By ALICIA LEONARD Walton County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) Bobby Beasley addressed some rumors that have been circulating about voting on election day. Beasley first touched on what voters can wear to the polls, “Candidates and voters can wear a shirt, cap or button promoting their candidate, when voting early or at the polls.

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