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Archive for 2009

HEADLINES…JANUARY 22, 2009

Jan 21st, 2009 | 0

TDC DISCUSSES LOST REVENUE Also private beach trend, lighting ordinance. GROW LOCAL, BUY LOCAL Citizens discuss sustainable agriculture. SHILOH BATTLEFIELD Visit to Civil War park. GARBAGE-TO-FUEL PLANT? BCC hears presentation from waste-to-energy company. BCC ROLL CALL Agenda and actions taken. FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETS Takes action against code violators. CODE BOARD MEETS, IMPOSES FINES Expired [...]

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THERAPY DOGS VISIT STANLEY HOUSE

Jan 21st, 2009 | Comments Off

Stanley House Assisted Living was visited recently by two Maltese therapy dogs. Looking more like stuffed toys with their dark button eyes and soft white fur, the little dogs were passed around, held, petted, stroked and generally admired by many of the residents. Owned by Miriam and John Melnick, who generously donate their time visiting [...]

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SHILOH, TENNESSEE

Jan 21st, 2009 | 0

  Shiloh, Tennessee is a place of peace shattered by the brutality of war. Confederate forces pushed north from Corinth, MS., in an attempt to keep the federals away from this vital transportation stronghold. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE PRESENTED AT SEASIDE REPERTORY THEATER

Jan 21st, 2009 | Comments Off

  WORLD-RENOWNED composer and pianist Ilari Kaila and classical Indian dancer Malini Srinivasan presented a lecture and performance demonstrating the influences of India in music and dance, Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Seaside Repertory Theater. The husband-wife duo are guests of The Seaside Institute’s annual Escape to Create/Artists in Residence program, featuring composers, authors, dancers, [...]

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BLUE MOUNTAIN ROAD IS TOPIC OF DEBATE FOR WCBCC

Jan 21st, 2009 | 0

  BLUE MOUNTAIN ROAD’S narrow easternmost end and what will happen with it has been a topic of debate in recent months ever since the owner of property in that  area, Karen Hutcheson, asked to purchase next-door county property in exchange for $3,500 to $10,000, adjoining property, a drainage easement, and construction of a turnaround [...]

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COUNTY MEETS WITH RESIDENTS AND VENDORS OVER NOISE ISSUES

Jan 21st, 2009 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD On the morning of Jan.14 vendors and representatives of the wedding and event industry in Walton County met with local government leaders to try and start a discourse over recent breach of peace issues and possible loss of revenue for the averaged $8.7 million dollar per year industry in Walton County. Recent [...]

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FREEPORT COUNCIL TARGETS CODE VIOLATORS

Jan 21st, 2009 | 0

By BEN GRAFTON At the Freeport City Council meeting of January 12, City Planner Latilda Henninger reported that Walton County Code Enforcement, which also does code enforcement work for Freeport, has not been able to get response to code violations from some owners along SR-20. Non-resident owners contribute to the problem. Henniger said that county [...]

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LETTER OF CREDIT VIOLATIONS FOUND

Jan 21st, 2009 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST In this time of economic uncertainty, dealing with expired letters of credit for stalled-out subdivisions is keeping not only county planning but the Walton County Code Enforcement Board busy. At their Jan. 15 meeting, board members found violations and imposed fines in connection with several developments whose letters of credit had expired. [...]

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ROLL CALL

Jan 21st, 2009 | 0

Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Jan. 13 regular meeting A yes vote was to approve the motion. Request by Dawn Moliterno on behalf of the Walton County Economic Development Alliance for approval of a detailed strategic plan to officially create the organization. Motion by Pridgen to approve the strategic plan. The motion was [...]

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR SHAKESPEARE’S “RICHARD III” AT NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE

Jan 21st, 2009 | 0

The Division of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts at Northwest Florida State College has announced the cast for the spring production of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” to be performed March 18 through 21 at 7:30 pm in the Sprint Theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. As one of Shakespeare’s most notorious villains, [...]

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