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Archive for November 6th, 2008

HEADLINES…NOVEMBER 6, 2008

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IGNASIAK FOUND GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT Freeport “Doctor Feelgood” facing minimum of 20 years following deaths. JOB DESCRIPTION SHUFFLE DFS Council spread duties around after Laird leaves. CHURCH SEEKS ZONING CHANGE First Baptist of DeFuniak plans pre-school expansion. UNIONIZATION STILL MOVING FORWARD Controversy continues as PBA continues efforts at WCSO. PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SPEAKS AT [...]

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Mrs. Alice Catts’ gown is on display at the Walton County Heritage Museum

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  DR. PATRICIA CLEMENTS (l) Diane Merkel and Steffany Hagler examine Mrs. Alice Catts’ gown. This dress was worn by the wife of Gov. Sidney J. Catts on the day of Catts’ inauguration. It is on display at the Walton County Heritage Museum in DeFuniak Springs. (Photo courtesy of Museum of Florida History)

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TWO-TIME PULITZER PRIZE WINNER

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EDWARD O. WILSON, Harvard professor, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, acclaimed author, Alabama native, environmentalist, and witty humorist spoke on the dangers of ignoring and thus destroying our environment at a conference held at Sandestin. (Photo by Ashley Amason)

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DBPA COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS

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  DBPA COSTUME CONTEST winners, age 0-4, are (L-R) are 1st place-Joseph Sims, 3rd place Kaydence Roark, 2nd place-Connor Martin (with Dawn Martin, kneeling). Back row are (L-R) Theresa Dunaway, Barry Coxe, Leslie Roark and Lydia Odom. Halloween Happening is an annual event, sponsored by the DeFuniak Business and Professional Association and is held on [...]

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WALTON COUNTY GETS NEW SHERIFF

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According to unofficial results posted by the Walton County Supervisor of Elections office, there’s a new sheriff in town. Michael A. Adkinson received 16,421 votes (63.21 percent) and Danny H. Griffith received 9,559 votes (36.79 percent). Incumbent School Board member Mildred Wilkerson won a close election, getting 12,393 votes (52.54 percent). Robert Nelson scored 11,193 [...]

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MOTORIST DIES IN SOUTH WALTON CRASH

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Claude C. Duncan, 62, of Santa Rosa Beach, died on Oct. 29 when his vehicle inexplicably traveled across the northbound lane of CR-395 and ran onto the east shoulder of the road. He traveled some 185 feet and collided with a tree. A Walton County Sheriff’s deputy performed CPR on Duncan until emergency medical service [...]

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WCSO UNIONIZING STILL MOVING FORWARD

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By ALICIA LEONARD The vice president of the Northwest Florida Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association (NWFPBA), Alan Miller, spoke with the Defuniak Herald this week about the controversy surrounding the possible unionization of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) during the last weeks of outgoing Sheriff Ralph Johnson’s term. Miller spoke on where the [...]

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IGNASIAK FOUND GUILTY; 43 COUNTS

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From staff reports Thomas F. Kirwin, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced that Dr. Robert L. Ignasiak Jr. was found guilty of 43 charges including: health care fraud; dispensing controlled substances, including fentanyl, hydrocodone, diazepam, chlonazepam, morphine, and alprazolam, the use of which resulted in the death of two persons; [...]

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ROLL CALL

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Roll Call Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Oct. 28 regular meeting A yes vote was to approve the motion. Commissioner Brannon was not present for the meeting due to illness. Presentation by Bill Bard, committee chairman, of a report consisting of the recommendations of the Walton County Animal Control Advisory Committee. A motion [...]

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GAETZ’S NEIGHBORHOOD DAY A HIT ON WALTON COAST

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By DOTTY NIST State government is on the minds of many residents in coastal Walton County, as evidenced by their participation when State Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) recently brought his  “Neighborhood Day” to Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach and Point Washington. Gaetz’s district encompasses the coastal portions of five Panhandle counties, extending from Escambia County [...]

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