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Archive for December, 2008

FREEPORT SWEEPS AREA RIVALS

Dec 23rd, 2008 | 0

By PATRICK CASEY The Freeport Bulldogs got their Christmas gifts early as the boys basketball team swept Ponce de Leon, South Walton and Walton last week. Freeport beat PDL at home 65-58, then went on the road to knock off South Walton 67-54 and Walton in a high scoring affair 88-81. Against Walton, both teams [...]

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LEGALS…DECEMBER 25, 2008

Dec 23rd, 2008 | Comments Off

ADVERTISEMENT FOR INVITATION TO BID ITB NO: 09-010 INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for the Van Ness Butler Beach Access ADA Ramp will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Walton County, Florida, hereinafter referred to as “County” at the address shown below: Central Purchasing Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing Agent 176 Montgomery Circle DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 [...]

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CLASSIFIEDS…DECEMBER 25, 2008

Dec 23rd, 2008 | Comments Off

WANTED WILL PAY temporary boarding for beautiful, gentle American Staffordshire Terrier. Prefer fenced yard for running. (850)499-4784. 1tp 12/25 ——————————————————————————————————- PETS & PET SUPPLIES JACK RUSSELLS. 1 male-grown-no papers. $100. 1 female-1-yr-old-no papers. $100. 1 female 10-weeks. $100. 1 female grown with papers. $200. Call 1-850-236-3167. 2tp 12/18-12/25 ——————————————————————————————————- HAPPY JACK KENNEL SPOT: strongest flea [...]

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CLASSIFIEDS…DECEMBER 18, 2008

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

WANTED WILL PAY temporary boarding for beautiful, gentle American Stroffordshire Terrier. Prefer fenced yard for running. 1tp 12/18 ————————————————————————————————————— PETS & PET SUPPLIES PUPPIES FOR SALE: Two Jack Russell male puppies for sale. $50. Perfect Christmas present. Call  now 951-0862 or 830-4379. 2tp 12/11-12/18 ————————————————————————————————————— JACK RUSSELLS. 1 male-grown-no papers. $100. 1 female-1-yr-old-no papers. $100. [...]

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LEGALS…DECEMBER 18, 2008

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

ADVERTISEMENT FOR INVITATION TO BID ITB NO: 09-010 INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for the Van Ness Butler Beach Access ADA Ramp will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Walton County, Florida, hereinafter referred to as “County” at the address shown below: Central Purchasing Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing Agent 176 Montgomery Circle DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 [...]

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HEADLINES…DECEMBER 18, 2008

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

BREAKING THE SILENCE Loud music a “breach of the peace” in south Walton. CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER STARTING TO FLOOD Expected to swell to 17 feet by mid-week. CITIZENS TRYING TO RECLAIM ITS ORIGINAL MISSION The state-run agency is supposed to be the last resort, not first choice. DFS COUNCIL NAMES WEEKS AS ACTING CHIEF Capt. Mark [...]

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THE THIRD ANNUAL FREEPORT COMMUNITY LIVE NATIVITY

Dec 17th, 2008 | 0

  THE THIRD ANNUAL Freeport Community Live Nativity opened on Dec 12, and continues Dec. 19, 20, 21, from 5 – 9 p.m., at Hammock Bay, Freeport. The site is on SR-20, approximately two miles west of downtown Freeport. People wishing to participate can dress in costumes provided and participate in the nativity scene. High [...]

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WCSO AND SMOKE-N-BONES BARBECUE RESTAURANT TEAMED UP TO BENEFIT THE SANTA PATROL

Dec 17th, 2008 | 0

  ANGIE PAGE (at keyboard) and members of the New Beginnings Church praise and worship team provided the evening’s entertainment. Annually, in the weeks before Christmas, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) gears up for its Santa Patrol project. The endeavor is meant to bring a Merry Christmas to those who, due to financial hardships, [...]

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ABSOLUTE DANCE PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

    ABSOLUTE DANCE Center, owned by instructor Gillian Poole, hosted its production of The Nutcracker Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Walton High School auditorium. The Snow Queen, danced by Meghan Snell, glided across the stage.

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DUI CHARGES DISMISSED AGAINST WCSO DEPUTY

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

The State Attorney’s office has not objected to dismissal of a DUI charge filed against Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Deputy Cullen Coraine. The off-duty Coraine was stopped in south Walton County on Nov. 23 when another deputy observed him to be speeding. The incident report states that Coraine’s vehicle was traveling at “approximately 100 [...]

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