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Archive for December, 2008

BREAKING THE SILENCE

Dec 17th, 2008 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD By mid-November 2008, the Walton County Sheriffs Office (WCSO) had answered more than double the amount of “breach of the peace” or complaints about loud music on the south end of Walton County then the north end. There were 244 calls made to complain north of the bay and 632 south of [...]

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EAR ATTENDEES ASSESS THE PROCESS AND PROVIDE AN EARFUL

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

By LEAH STRATMANN Every seven years, the state mandates local planning agencies to look over the land development codes and ordinances at work in communities and fine-tune them according to the growth and development needs of each community. For the most part these meetings draw interest only from those who feel as if they might [...]

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CITIZENS TRYING TO RECLAIM ITS ORIGINAL MISSION

Dec 17th, 2008 | 0

By ASHLEY AMASON (Part three in a Herald-Breeze series on residential property insurance in Florida.) As of 2004, nearly 80 percent of Florida’s total insured exposure was coastal, totaling nearly $2 trillion in insured coastal exposure, $942 billion of that in insured residential coastal exposure. “To put this in perspective,” former Florida Representative and Committee [...]

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FREEPORT’S MARTIN TAKES CITY COUNCIL OFFICE

Dec 17th, 2008 | 0

By BEN GRAFTON  Mayor Mickey Marse opened the Dec. 9 meeting of the Freeport City Council by swearing-in Mark Martin to fill the council seat vacated by the death of longtime Council member Mike Helton. This action brings the Council back to its full five members. Following the swearing-in, City Attorney Clayton Adkinson presented the [...]

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WALTON GIRLS OFF TO 3-0 DISTRICT START

Dec 17th, 2008 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Lady Braves earned their seventh straight win over the South Walton Seahawks as a 17-8 run in the fourth quarter allowed the Braves to pull away for a 40-27 win in a District 1, Class 3A contest. Walton, which battled massive foul problems in the first half of play, saw [...]

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CLASSIFIEDS…DECEMBER 11, 2008

Dec 10th, 2008 | Comments Off

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LEGALS…DECEMBER 11, 2008

Dec 10th, 2008 | Comments Off

IN THE COUNTY COURT, IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA SUMMARY CLAIMS DIVISION Case No. 08-SC-536 ARMY AVIATION CENTER FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. JANE ELLEN SEALES, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Ms. Jane Seales 211 E. Nursery Road Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 Ms. Jane Seales 158 Long Point Drive Mary Esther, Florida 32569 [...]

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HEADLINES…DECEMBER 11, 2008

Dec 10th, 2008 | 0

DFS COUNCIL APPROVES FBC EXPANSION Heated words exchanged regarding church’s new preschool building. CITIZENS “TAKEOUT” TAKING TAXPAYERS FOR A RIDE? You want fries with that insurance policy? MILITARY SPOUSES GET TOUR OF DFS The First Ladies of Eglin enjoy a day in the Springs. WCSB WORKING WITH UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA The art of planning developments [...]

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JOLLY BAY PUD PROPONENTS FILE LITIGATION

Dec 10th, 2008 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Property owners who had proposed the Jolly Bay PUD have sued Walton County in response to the county’s Sept. 22 denial of their mixed-use development proposal. The property owners, Kimberly Maxwell and Carl Post, have filed a petition in circuit court seeking to reverse the denial of Jolly Bay PUD by the [...]

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JOHNSON CLEARED OF ETHICS CHARGE

Dec 10th, 2008 | 0

Walton County Sheriff Ralph Johnson was notified by the Florida Commission on Ethics that the complaint that had been filed against him by Carol Purdy, alleging that Johnson had used public funds to alter the election in his own race, had been dismissed. According to Purdy’s complaint, during the recent election campaign season Sheriff Johnson [...]

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