Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

Train Depot Museum

Walton County Courthouse

Growing to meet the needs of the community

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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

CLASSIFIEDS…JULY 16, 2009

Jul 17th, 2009 | Comments Off

WANTED Wanted: Ghost writer/partner: For a book titled: “It’s impossible for God not to exist.” For details and interview call 259-3649. 4tp 7/9-7/30 ————————————————————————— HUNTING MEMBERSHIP Looking for members for Alabama Hunting Club. 386-776-1143. tfc 6/11 ————————————————- SPORTING GOODS THOMPSON CENTER-Omega Thumbhole stock. 50 cal. with talley. one-piece base/rings. $350. 951-4887. Lv messge. 3tp 7/16-7/30 [...]

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LEGALS…JULY 16, 2009

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TDA#09TX2160 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as [...]

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HEADLINES…JULY 16, 2009

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BCC STANDS FIRM ON MILLAGE Despite expected shortfalls, no chance of tax hike. DFS COUNCIL APPROVES “PROJECT SHARE” Tri-County to assist with individual’s utility bills. DFS EMPLOYEE PICNIC A SUCCESS Fun was had by all city employees and staff. FRIENDSHIP HOUSE NOW OPEN The facility offers help to those suffering brain disorders. LESC CELEBRATE MORRISON’S [...]

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WALTON COUNTY RESPONDS IN PUBLIC RECORDS CASE

Jul 17th, 2009 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County has denied claims of being unresponsive to public records requests made by Suzanne Harris, and has also countered other claims raised by Harris in litigation. On June 30, Mike Burke, county attorney, filed a response to a June 10 amended complaint entered on behalf of Harris, a county resident and [...]

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WALTON COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR RETIRES

Jul 17th, 2009 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County Administrator Ronnie Bell announced his intention to resign his job, effective Sept. 30, 2009. In the surprise announcement during the regular commission meeting, Bell noted that he had started at age 16 and had worked with the county for over 31 years. He told the members of the Walton County [...]

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TEMPERS FLARE OVER UNIFORMS AT FHS

Jul 17th, 2009 | Comments Off

BY ASHLEY AMASON Angry parents, administrators, and students addressed the Walton County School Board regarding uniform changes at Freeport Middle and Freeport High School. Uniform changes are approved by the school board in the annual Student Handbooks, which were on the agenda for approval July 7. However, Freeport High School Principal Shirley Foster and Freeport [...]

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DFS COUNCIL APPROVES PROJECT SHARE

Jul 17th, 2009 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD The DeFuniak Springs City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved a cooperative effort between the city of DeFuniak Springs and Tri-County Community Council to assist citizens who need help with their utility bills. With reports this week of wholesale prices jumping to their highest levels since November 2007, the project’s approval hits [...]

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MANHUNT IN DEFUNIAK SPRINGS ENDS WITH CAPTURE

Jul 17th, 2009 | Comments Off

Staff Reports A routine traffic stop led to several tense moments, and a manhunt through a swampy area of DeFuniak Springs. At around 2:30 on the afternoon of July 14, a Walton County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over the driver of an older model pick-up truck. Following a short pursuit, the suspect jumped out [...]

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PAXTON ENACTS NEW WATER, SEWER RATES

Jul 17th, 2009 | 0

By REID TUCKER   The Paxton Town Council approved changes to the city’s water and sewer rate at a regularly scheduled June meeting of near record-breaking swiftness. At just under 13 and half minutes the meeting was unofficially declared to be the second shortest in the Town Council’s history by Councilman Bobby Kemp. Although the meeting [...]

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SPORTS NEWS AND NOTES

Jul 17th, 2009 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Former Ponce de Leon basketball player Lacey Griffin has signed to continue her playing career at the University of West Alabama after spending two years at Alabama Southern. Griffin was second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.6 points per game last season while putting up 32 points against LSU-Eunice. Alabama Southern [...]

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