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Archive for 2009

SPORTS NEWS AND NOTES

Jul 3rd, 2009 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Dodge Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards were announced last week for all schools competing in high school athletics through the Florida High School Athletics Association. Two Walton County schools placed in the Top Ten in their respective classes for the 2008-09 school year. South Walton finished second among public schools in Class [...]

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LEGALS…JUNE 25, 2009

Jun 30th, 2009 | Comments Off

NOTICE OF INTENT TO THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA TO ADOPT THE 2009-2010 STUDENT PROGRESSION PLAN The School Board of Walton County, Florida, hereby gives notice of its intent to adopt the proposed 2009-2010 Student Progression Plan, which by reference is incorporated as part of School Board Rules, pursuant to the procedures set [...]

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CLASSIFIED ADS…JUNE 25, 2009

Jun 30th, 2009 | Comments Off

HUNTING MEMBERSHIP Looking for members for Alabama Hunting Club. 386-776-1143. tfc 6/11 ————————————————- MUSICIANS WANTED DRUMMER BAND LEADER seeking fellow musicians to jam with for possible jazz, rock, country, soul, blues  band formation. Guitar, bass, keyboard, sax tenor & alto, violin, trumpet, trombone, clarinet and flute. All welcome to jam. Drug & smoke free environment. [...]

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PHOTOS…JUNE 25, 2009

Jun 29th, 2009 | 0

  AARON WARREN of Warren of Walton County Public Works (far right) explains the county’s rural road stabilization program in north Walton County with Nigerian visitors M. Ola Akeju of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (center) and Ike Onyiuke of Universal Stabilisation JV Limited of Abuja, Nigeria. Representatives of the Nigerian [...]

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Jun 29th, 2009 | 0

  SGT. ANGIE HOGEBOOM working in near-record heat. Those who keep the peace at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office are taking all precautions when it comes to the current heat wave. With Monday’s afternoon heat index of between 105 to 110, deputies are making sure they’re well hydrated to prevent any ill-effects from triple-digit mercury [...]

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Jun 29th, 2009 | 0

  THE BOOK OF LIZ, now running at Seaside Repertory Theatre, features (l-r) Brook Stetler, David Hopkins, Michelle Luchese and Lacey Renteria. Fans of silly and satire need look no further than “The Book of Liz,” the current production at the Seaside Repertory Theatre. The play, written by David and Amy Sedaris, two enormously talented [...]

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Jun 29th, 2009 | 0

  THE WALTON COUNTY Democratic Executive Committee Chair Jeremy Solomon and Vice Chair Nancy Cottle (center) were presented with its new charter by David Dew, chair of the Small County Coalition, and Alison Morano, Democratic County Chairs Association, at the Small County Coalition Conference in Port St. Joe earlier in June. The other Walton DEC [...]

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Jun 29th, 2009 | 0

  THESE YOUNGSTERS prove that it’s never too early to become dog-lovers and responsible pet owners. Canine residents of DeFuniak Springs literally led the pack in a lakeside dog walk sponsored by the Walton County Health Department on May 30. Dogs and their human companions enjoyed healthy exercise and meeting others of their species.

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HEADLINES…JUNE 25, 2009

Jun 29th, 2009 | Comments Off

COURT AFFIRMS JOLLY BAY PUD DENIAL No relief for disapproved development project. HEALTH INSURANCE FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEE DEPENDENTS QUESTIONED WCTA protests full family benefit payment for certain officials. VISIONING PLAN MEETING HELD IN FREEPORT Citizens comment on future economic development. TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION MEETS Recommends further acquisition of U.S. 331 right-of way, other items. MOSQUITO [...]

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TAXPAYER’S ASSOCIATION QUESTIONS HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COUNTY OFFICIALS’ FAMILIES

Jun 29th, 2009 | Comments Off

By BRUCE COLLIER The Walton County Taxpayers Association (WCTA) has raised several questions regarding the propriety of the county’s decision to pay for health care insurance for families of several top county officials. It was reported in an area newspaper that the watchdog group had learned, during a public records request, that Walton County Human [...]

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