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Archive for 2009

PHOTOS…JULY 23, 2009

Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  RESCUE WORKERS IN SEARCH OF MISSING BOATER combed the waters under the U.S. 331 bridge. Inter-agency cooperation resulted in recovery of the body of William Andrew Moraga, following a boating accident under U.S. 331 bridge. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  TALE AS OLD AS TIME, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” July 22 – 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College.

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Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  TAKEN MOMENTS AFTER SUSPECT WAS CAPTURED, this shows the Jonathon Spencer’s pickup truck and law enforcement vehicles. A high-speed pursuit stretching across three Northwest Florida counties ended with the arrest of the suspect in western Walton County at around 11 a.m. on July 16.  With speeds exceeding 90 miles-per-hour, the driver of an older [...]

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Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  NASHVILLE RESIDENT LULU KOHLER takes a break from building sand castles.  Mark Flynn, a Dune Allen resident and self described “long-time sand castler,” was recently on hand to instruct fellow sand art enthusiasts about the ins and outs of sand castle building. The lessons were sponsored and held at Alys Beach on eastern CR-30A. [...]

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Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  LEONARD OLSON of the Sacred Heart Foundation of the Emerald Coast (L) made a special presentation to Katelyn Pendleton at the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). Katelyn is an amazing, brave survivor of child physical abuse and has received services from the Center.      Through Sacred Heart’s hospital leadership “pay it forward” program, Leonard started [...]

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HEADLINES…JULY 23, 2009

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TEACHER TO WCSB: “I HAVE BEEN EMOTIONALLY ABUSED.” The furor over school uniforms in Freeport takes its toll. COMING FULL CIRCLE Locally grown, locally sold, locally consumed. TPO MAKES A STOP Transportation group agree U.S. 331 is top priority. FIVE QUESTIONS WITH THE COACH South Walton girls basketball coach Kevin Craig. SEEING THE FUTURE AT [...]

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BOATER DROWNS AFTER COLLISION UNDER U.S. 331 BRIDGE

Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

BY BRUCE COLLIER A man drowned after his boat collided with a piling beneath the causeway of the U.S. 331 (Clyde B. Wells) bridge. Two other passengers in the boat received minor injuries in the accident, which took place at around 1:30 p.m. on July 20. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Florida Fish [...]

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TEACHER TO WCSB: “I HAVE BEEN EMOTIONALLY ABUSED…”

Jul 24th, 2009 | Comments Off

BY ASHLEY AMASON In a special meeting of the Walton County School Board (WCSB) July 14, Superintendent Carlene Anderson addressed questions brought to the board in the previous meeting regarding dress code changes at Freeport Middle School (FMS) and Freeport High School (FHS). Anderson announced Principal Shirley Foster and Principal Beth Tucker collectively followed purchasing [...]

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SOUTH WALTON COUNTY STABBING

Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

Staff Reports A man who allegedly beat up his pregnant girlfriend faces serious felony charges related to the incident.  At around 8 a.m. on July 19, Walton County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at an apartment on Long Leaf Lane along the Bay/Walton county line in the Inlet Beach community. Authorities say Marcos Garcia, 24, arrived at [...]

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BCC TO VIEW “SQUARE ONE” OF BLUE MOUNTAIN BEACH PLAN

Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

By DOTTY NIST Walton County commissioners took their first look at a Blue Mountain Beach Neighborhood Plan on July 14. Sometimes referred to as “the hybrid plan,” this particular document is the result of efforts by the Walton County Planning Commission, county planners, and residents to combine two previously proposed separate neighborhood plans for the [...]

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