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Archive for 2009

PHOTOS…JULY 2, 2009

Jul 3rd, 2009 | 0

  DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE FOR THE ARTS will open in Alys Beach starting July 1 to will raise money for area artistic promotion. The house, located at 35 Lady Bug Court in Alys Beach along Scenic Highway 30-A, will be open every Wednesday through Sunday from July 1 – 26 from noon until 5 p.m. [...]

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Jul 3rd, 2009 | 0

  THIS CREAM DRAFT STALLION, IVAN, takes a run around his corral. “We want everybody to know that these horses are now being successfully bred in the South,” said Charmagne Fraser. The care and upkeep of the animals is shared by Charmagne, her husband Jim, and daughter Brandi Jones.According to Equus Caballus magazine, the American [...]

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Jul 3rd, 2009 | 0

  A WIDE VARIETY of motorcycles lined West Street during the kick-off event.  Chapter FL1-0 of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) recently held a kick-off celebration at the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood building in DeFuniak Springs. The event was attended by approximately 125 riders and was held on Saturday, June 20. Attendees came [...]

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Jul 3rd, 2009 | 0

  THESE PHOTOS supplied by the Clean Water Network of Florida show clearly the river of mud flowing into creeks surrounding the airport construction in Panama City during the spring and with each rain event since then. According to Linda Young, director of CWN “the impact of these uncontrolled mud flows from the site — [...]

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Jul 3rd, 2009 | 0

  THE HERALD HEADLINE as it appeared on Aug. 27, 1942, declaring “home boy” Ewart Sconiers a hero. Other stories include V-Mail Service, married men being called into the service, the need for rooms and apartments for wives of Eglin servicemen, collecting scrap metal for Roosevelt’s WPA program, news from The Home Front and where [...]

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HEADLINES…JULY 2, 2009

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FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS County-wide observances, events. THREE ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM Historic DFS signs defaced. SWINE FLU UPDATE Another confirmed death in Florida. LEAH: MICHAEL WHO? Shooting the Breeze PANHANDLE STORE OWNER ARRESTED Alleged failure to pay state sales tax. FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETS Arrant will not seek re-election, candidates introduced. FREECYCLE NETWORK Giving globally [...]

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LAWSUIT LOOMING TO STOP AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION

Jul 3rd, 2009 | 0

By LEAH STRATMANN The Clean Water Network of Florida (CWN) has taken things to the next level when they informed Phoenix Constructions Services, Inc., the company building the new airport in Panama City, of an intent to sue under a provision of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The notice of intent read, “As detailed [...]

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SOUTH WALTON ROAD RAGE INCIDENT STILL UNSOLVED

Jul 3rd, 2009 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD A local resident and motorcycle rider is incensed that the person whom allegedly attacked him with a vehicle in a south Walton Publix parking lot is still at large. On May 7, Jeffery Curzio said he was traveling north on CR-395 when an older model (1997-2003) light Blue Ford F-150 extended-cab truck [...]

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DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE CHARGES CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER WITH THEFT OF STATE FUNDS

Jul 3rd, 2009 | 0

Staff Reports The owner of several convenience stores along the Florida Panhandle has been arrested on aggravated white-collar crime charges relating to theft of state funds, the Florida Department of Revenue announced last week. James L. Richardson, 58, – who owns stores in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties – surrendered to authorities [...]

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FREEPORT’S JEAN ARRANT WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION

Jul 3rd, 2009 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At the Freeport City Council meeting of June 25, with the elections for council seats coming up on July 14, Mayor Mickey Marse announced that Councilwoman Jean Arrant, after serving on the Council for 16 years, will not seek re-election. Two candidates for the seat being vacated by Arrant, Elizabeth Brannon and [...]

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