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Archive for 2009

PHOTOS…SEPTEMBER 18, 2009

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  PIERCE IMPEL ENGINE features state of the art equipment and a 500-gallon water tank. This engine is now operational at SWFD’s Inlet Beach station.

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  SOUTH WALTON QUARTERBACK DENNIS SMITH (8) rolls out with Bryant Adams(84) as a lead blocker during the Seahawks 14-6 win over Northview on Friday night. (Photo by John Stratton)

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  CAST ONSTAGE OF SPIDER & AND THE  BEE AT NWFSC; (l-r), Chelsea Sorenson as the Bee, Tara Adam as the Spider, Robert Reynolds as the Ladybug, Greg Stoughton as the Termite and Rita Dailey as the Butterfly. This free, family-friendly production was staged at NWFSC Sept. 17.

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  WALTON’S CALEB COLE (10) ran the offense in the second half for the Braves in a victory over Ashford Academy. It was the Braves’ first win in an Alabama venue in 40 years.

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  EVERYONE WAS HAPPY AND SMILING after spending the day at Morrison Springs, in the Paddle, Putter and Picnic Day event (Photo by Jeffrey Powell).

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  VIOLET CARR, daughter of Roy Carr (pictured) and his wife Jen Hobgood, enjoys a moment atop Shelly, the giant tortoise, at the grand opening of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Walton County.

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HEADLINES…SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

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RENTAL DOWN, WEDDINGS STILL BIG BIZ TDC notes 8-percent drop in July revenue from previous years. SWFD GETS NEW ENGINE State-of-the-art vehicle in service at Inlet Beach. SWFD TO SUSTAIN SAME MILLAGE RATE Final budget hearing on Sept. 23. SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. SWINE FLU Measures and precautions taken. WHAT THEY DID AT SUMMER CAMP Rotary [...]

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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN MEDICINE SHOPPE BURGLARY

Sep 18th, 2009 | 0

Suspects sought in Medicine Shoppe burglary DeFuniak Springs Police (DFSPD) are searching for two suspects in the Sept. 14 burglary of the Medicine Shoppe at 674 U.S. 331 South in DeFuniak Springs. The business reported that “undisclosed amounts” of a Schedule II semisynthetic narcotic and non-controlled prescription drug had been taken. A witness reportedly saw [...]

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OFFICIALS TAKE UP BEACH DRIVING AND DOG PERMITS

Sep 18th, 2009 | 0

By DOTTY NIST “Visiting dogs,” properly permitted, will soon be welcome on “The Beaches of South Walton,” and minor revisions to county code provisions regulating dogs on the beach have been approved. Following some discussion, consideration of proposed changes to the county ordinance regulating driving on the beach have been put off for a later [...]

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EL CHARO SENT BACK TO COUNCIL

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By ALICIA LEONARD In a continuation of a public hearing held on Aug. 3, the DeFuniak Springs Planning Board reconvened on Sept. 8 on the recommendation of DeFuniak Springs City Council to listen to any new information over the request for a special approve/change of use to to operate a bar/tavern within a C-1 commercial [...]

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