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One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

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Archive for November, 2008

HEADLINES NOVEMBER 27, 2008

Nov 26th, 2008 | Comments Off

GIS OPEN HOUSE What’s new in geographical tech. WCSO DEPUTY BOOKED FOR DUI Off-duty officer stopped for speeding. CITY WORKSHOPS SIGN ORDINANCE DFS Council leaning toward more restrictions. FREEDOM AND LIBERTY IN AMERICA Part two deals with FISA, NSLs and other unpatriotic acts. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB INTRODUCE MONEY MATTERS Kids taught how to manage [...]

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SOUTH WALTON’S JESSE CANNON VS. MILTON OPPONENT

Nov 26th, 2008 | 0

  SOUTH WALTON’S Jesse Cannon grapples with a Milton opponent during last week’s event. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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MAYOR CARPENTER AND LOCAL MINISTERS COMMEMORATE NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK

Nov 26th, 2008 | Comments Off

  LOCAL MINISTERS and church elders (L-R) Kenneth Harrison (Northisde Baptist), Jerry Chumley (First Baptist), John C. Scott (St. Agatha’s Episcopal), James Coffield (First Baptist) Sonny Pritchett (Seagrove First Baptist), William Whaley (Southwide Baptist), Owen Smith (Pleasant Ridge Baptist), Phil McMillian (Pleasant Grove), David W. King (First Apostolic), pose for a photo with Mayor Carpenter [...]

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CANINE CARNIVAL

Nov 26th, 2008 | Comments Off

ALAQUA ANIMAL REFUGE’S Canine Carnival at Gulf Place offered a variety of events for dogs and their humans, including obedience and agility competitions. (Photo by Chris Manson)

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DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS

Nov 26th, 2008 | Comments Off

  DOING WHAT THEY DO, members of the Christmas Reflections board of directors work to decorate the fencing near the caboose on Circle Drive. Along with other local civic groups, Christmas Reflections has been busy putting on the Christmas ritz all around downtown in preparation for the now famous light display around Lake DeFuniak that [...]

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SAND PIT TOLD TO STOP WORK OR FACE $250/DAY FINES

Nov 26th, 2008 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The D&H Sand company was found to have violated seven provisions of the Walton County Land Development Code at a Nov. 20 hearing of the Walton County Code Enforcement Board. The findings of violation included alleged failure of the Rock Hill Road-area business to comply with a Nov. 10 county stop-work order. [...]

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DEPUTY BOOKED FOR DUI

Nov 26th, 2008 | 0

Staff reports An off-duty Walton County deputy has been booked with DUI and speeding. On Nov. 23, at around 9:02 p.m., a Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputy on patrol stopped a dark-colored mustang that was traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 98 near the Sandestin area. The vehicle was reportedly traveling [...]

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WALTON SCHOOL BOARD RE-ORGANIZES

Nov 26th, 2008 | 0

By ASHLEY AMASON Board members held a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2008 to re-organize. Former Vice-Chairman Bill Laird is now the board chairman, with member Sharon Roberts assuming the position of vice-chairwoman. At the Nov. 18 regular WCSB meeting, Superintendent Carlene Anderson recognized four Sunshine State Scholars who received the honor [...]

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CITY WORKSHOPS SIGNS ORDINACE

Nov 26th, 2008 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD The DeFuniak Springs City Council held a sign workshop the evening of Nov. 18. The workshop was well-attended by local business owners. The workshop mainly covered three items of interest, billboards, ground signs and information/directory signs. DeFuniak Springs City Planner Greg Schoville, went over clarification in wording and the “tidying up” of [...]

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WALTON COUNTY SNOWBIRD NEWS

Nov 26th, 2008 | Comments Off

Thankfully, due to the hard work of several volunteer and leaders, the second Walton County Snowbirds (WCS) newsletter has been updated to include many more activities. Always refer to waltoncountysnowbirds.com for regular updates. Much thanks to Hugh and Marilyn Barnard, who tend our website and steer the newbies in the right direction. Having just received [...]

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