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Archive for 2009

PHOTOS…FEBRUARY 19, 2009

Feb 18th, 2009 | 0

  THIS WALL bordering Driftwood Estates stands on property that once served as a second access point to the subdivision through the Sandestin property. Driftwood homeowners have filed a number of lawsuits contesting Walton County’s 1988 action that closed that right-of-way, resulting in only one entrance/exitway to the subdivision, a road that is unfortunately subject [...]

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Feb 18th, 2009 | 0

  TCHAIKOVSKY’S SYMPHONY NO. 4 – Sinfonia Gulf Coast music director and conductor Demetrius Fuller invited this reporter to participate in the program, which ran last Saturday evening at Emerald Coast Conference Center. Also participating were Seaside Rep’s artistic director Craige Hoover, a quartet from Pro Arte Chorale, and ballerina Stephanie Hsiang of Ballet Conservatory. [...]

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Feb 18th, 2009 | 0

  SEATED BETWEEN the majestic Olympic and Cascade Mountains, on the mouth of Puget Sound is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, a hub of arts, industry, cultural integration, nightlife, and sports—Seattle. At 520 feet, the observation deck of the Space Needle showcases the city lights at night. The gray days do nothing to [...]

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HEADLINES…FEBRUARY 19, 2009

Feb 18th, 2009 | 0

BCC ROLL CALL Feb 10 agenda and actions taken. DEER LAKE PARK TO STAY OPEN? County researches taking over operations. MAN ARRESTED IN SHOOTING INCIDENT Wounded in exchange with deputy. SEABREEZE VILLAS A GO Storm water question still troubles neighbors. NEW FEE ASSESSMENT METHOD ADOPTED Average of appraisals to be determinative. GO GREEN EXPRESS TOUR [...]

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MAN ARRESTED IN SHOOTING INCIDENT

Feb 18th, 2009 | 0

By BRUCE COLLIER On Feb. 10, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence north of DeFuniak Springs off of Hwy. 83, in reference to a subject with a firearm threatening suicide. Upon arrival to the residence, a deputy was confronted by the armed male subject. The subject refused to comply [...]

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COUNTY PREVAILS IN TWO SUITS INVOLVING DRIFTWOOD DRIVE

Feb 18th, 2009 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A Walton County circuit judge has ruled in favor of defendants Walton County and the Sandestin Owners Association in the matter of two lawsuits involving the Driftwood Estates subdivision.

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NO CHAUTAUQUA IN FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA THEATER

Feb 18th, 2009 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD By the time the new year rolled around the DeFuniak Springs Herald began to receive information from concerned citizens that the Florida Chautaqua Theater was no longer available for rental to citizens or groups. One of those citizens was Ann Robinson, president of The Florida Chautauqua Winter Assembly in the Land of [...]

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TEMPERS FLARE IN SIGN WORKSHOP WITH CITY

Feb 18th, 2009 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD During a business sign workshop on Feb. 10, DeFuniak Springs City Council members got more responses from local business owners than could fit on a billboard. In one of the better-attended meetings, local business owners let loose with some pent-up feelings over restrictions on how they promote their business and their relationship [...]

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FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA WINTER ASSEMBLY IN THE LAND OF SUMMER

Feb 18th, 2009 | Comments Off

SPECIAL EVENTS: HOTEL DEFUNIAK THURS., FEB. 19,  7 p.m.    MARDI GRAS GALA (TICKETS ON SALE) COMMUNITY CENTER FRI., SAT., FEB. 20-21   9 a.m. – 4 p.m   ART & QUILT SHOW, RJ ORIGINAL CREATIONS CHAUTAUQUA HALL OF BROTHERHOOD FRI., FEB. 20   11 a.m.– 4 p.m.    TOYS OF YESTERDAY – JIM MOORE FRI., FEB. 27   11 a.m. [...]

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PAXTON BOYS WIN DISTRICT TITLE

Feb 18th, 2009 | 0

By PATRICK CASEY Injuries to Shaq Jackson and Colby Forehand did not slow the Paxton Bobcats on their journey to a second consecutive district championship as the host for the district tournament knocked off Laurel Hill 66-41 on Saturday night to claim the District 1, Class A crown. Dan Geoghagan continued his hot shooting of [...]

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