Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

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Walton County Courthouse

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Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

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Hotel DeFuniak

Built in 1920, completely restored, the perfect place to stay!

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Archive for 2009

PHOTOS…MARCH 5, 2009

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  COMMISSION CHAIR Sara Comander, joined by Commissioner Scott Brannon, other commissioners and county leaders, cut the ribbon to officially open Morrison Springs. Morrison Springs has been a nationally-recognized and popular diving location for decades just outside the small town of Ponce de Leon, but just inside the Walton County boundary line. The state acquired [...]

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  THIS STEREOLITHOGRAPHIC COPY of the starchild skull shows its irregular shape. Inlet Beach author Lloyd Pye is on a mission to prove his theories are out of this world – literally. Pye is the research coordinator of The Starchild Project, which is investigating possible origins of a strangely-shaped skull referred to as the Starchild [...]

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  THE EXPANSION OF THE BRIDGE spanning the Choctawhatchee Bay in Walton County has represented the most difficult part of the ongoing effort to get U.S. 331 four-laned countywide, with the bridge expansion cost recently estimated at $280 million. Recently a private company offered to expand the section of U.S. 331 from the south end [...]

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  AT THE SkillsUSA state championships in Bradenton, Florida, 23 students will represent the Walton Career Development Center (WCDC). WCDC students first competed in local SkillsUSA competitions, in their chosen career area, then advanced to the regional competition held at Pensacola Junior College. These 23 students placed and will move on to compete at the [...]

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MISS WALTON County 2008 Madison Lewis, Little Miss DeFuniak Springs 2009 Krislynn McLaney, Young Miss DeFuniak Springs 2009 Tori Manning, and Miss DeFuniak Springs 2009 Ashley Amason (L) pay a visit to Stanley House, an assisted-living facility on Walton Road. The 2009 DeFuniak Springs royalty donned residents in colorful beads and passed out Mardi Gras [...]

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  ART AND BEATRICE PRIOR (R) and members of the Sunset King Dulcimer Players make sweet music with the dulcimer. Watch out guitars, there’s a new instrument around the campfire. When Art, who has played the dulcimer for over 10 years, could not find anyone to jam with, he decided there had to be a [...]

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LEGALS…MARCH 5, 2009

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR INVITATION TO BID ITB NO: 09-018 INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for the Walton County Boat Ramps-Black Creek, Pt. Washington, Portland Park, and River Boat Landing 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 [...]

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CLASSIFIEDS…MARCH 5, 2009

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SEEKING WORK Retired  Military Man seeking part time job. Honest, reliable worker. 1 to 2 days a week. DeFuniak Springs, FL. H 859-2583. 4tp 2/19-3/12 ——————————————————————————————————————— WORK WANTED- General yard, labor, cleaning, raking, or pruning. attic, garage, basement cleaning. 401-4735 or 836-5340. 2tp 2/26-3/5 ——————————————————————————————————————— WANTING TO BUY WANTED: Young, white homing pigeons, brown homing  [...]

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HEADLINES…MARCH 5, 2009

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BCC ROLL CALL Feb. 24 agenda and measures taken. BAY BRIDGE PROPOSAL TO GET MORE TIME BCC moves to extend notification process for project. FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETS Feb. 26 meeting agenda and actions. COMMISSIONER JONES TAKES QUESTIONS New commissioner at SWCC public forum. TWO FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN WALTON COUNTY Three dead in same [...]

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BOOGIE HALL TO BE INDUCTED INTO FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

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By PATRICK CASEY Former Tivoli High School football standout and DeFuniak Springs resident Willie “Boogie” Hall, former Cocoa High School and New York Giants football player Bob Anderson and former Madison High School athlete Carl Joseph front the list of eight individuals selected for induction this year into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of [...]

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