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Archive for October 22nd, 2008

WCSO EMPLOYEES EYEING UNIONIZATION AMID CONTROVERY

Oct 22nd, 2008 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD The upcoming Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) elections seems to have provided a push among some employees to move toward becoming union members in the Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Walton County Sheriff Ralph Johnson said he feels that the push for unionization is coming from employees fears over changes by a new [...]

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WALTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE GROWING

Oct 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD Sometimes goods ideas are know to happen concurrently by different people in different places. Such was the beginning oft the new Walton County Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA). DeFuniak Spring City Manager Kim Kirby, Mayor Harold Carpenter and Councilman James Huffman wanted advice from neighboring Jackson County about how they lured big business [...]

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FREEPORT REVIEWS FIRE DEPARTMENT BOATS

Oct 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At the Freeport City Council meeting of Oct. 14, a brisk discussion took place about the number and type of boats now available to the Freeport Fire Department. Recently the department acquired a fire boat donated by a contractor in the area. Now there is a 19-foot Boston Whaler, reconditioned and given [...]

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DOT SECRETARY TALKS TO BCC ABOUT 331 FOUR-LANING

Oct 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off

By CHRIS MANSON The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) met with Florida Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Kopelousos at the Walton County Courthouse Annex Friday to reiterate the need to complete the four-laning of U.S. 331. District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander, referring to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) statistics, offered information on the number [...]

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SEXUAL PREDATORS ABOUND IN CYBERSPACE

Oct 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON South Walton High School hosted Chuck McMullen from the Florida Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday, Oct. 14. McMullen spoke to parents about the dangers technology has afforded through social networking sites, file sharing programs, cell phones, and online video games. In his presentation, McMullen addressed chat rooms, online games, e-mail, peer2peer programs, [...]

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WALTON GOLF TEAM CAPTURES FOURTH DISTRICT CROWN

Oct 22nd, 2008 | 0

By PATRICK CASEY Walton junior Paul McClure shot a 72 to help lead the Walton Braves to their fourth consecutive district crown as the Braves won the District 2 event that was held at Bay Point Golf Club in Panama City. McClure took home Low Medalist honors at the district tournament for the second time [...]

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cx CLASSIFIED ADS OCTOBER 23, 2008

Oct 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off

 WANTED WANTED: Property to lease for bow hunting-deer, turkey, North Okaloosa, or Walton counties. Hunters will carry liability Ins. (Small Group) Please call Jason. 850-259-6354. 4tp 10/9-10/30. 27wds ————————————————————————————————————————————————— WANTED: In excellent to good condition wicker patio furniture. Reasonably priced. Call 850-880-6480. tfp 10/16 ————————————————————————————————————————————————— RIDING LESSONS In DFS, on smooth no trot, no bounce [...]

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LEGALS OCTOBER 23, 2008

Oct 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the COUNTY Court of OKALOOSA County, Florida, on the 19th day of JUNE, 2008. In the cause wherein BARNETT RECOVER CORP. was plaintiff(s) and DEBRA & CHARLES WARD was defendant(s), being Case No. 91692CC in said Court. I, [...]

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