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Archive for January, 2009

GETTING INTO THE ACT ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Jan 21st, 2009 | 0

By BRUCE COLLIER Two meetings were recently held in Walton County by ACT (Agriculture and Communities Together) Walton, a community group formed to “link farmers, businesses and citizens with the purpose of promoting local food, local products and local business.” The meetings were Jan. 12 and 14 in south and north Walton County. Facilitating the [...]

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STEVENSON NAMED SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jan 21st, 2009 | 0

By PATRICK CASEY Walton High School senior Betsy Stevenson was named the All Sports Association/Daily News Player of the Year for small schools in December for her effort during the 2008 high school volleyball season. Stevenson was one of seven seniors on the squad to help lead the Braves to a 20-9 record and an [...]

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LEGALS…JANUARY 22, 2009

Jan 21st, 2009 | Comments Off

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 08DR000862 Amber Licole Jacobs Petitioner and Tison Lee Jacobs Jr, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: (name of Respondent) Tison Lee Jacobs Jr (Respondent’s last known address) Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has [...]

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CLASSIFIEDS…JANUARY 22, 2009

Jan 21st, 2009 | Comments Off

Wanted Wanted New or used corrugated tin/lumber 850-830-7653. 3tp 1/22-2/5 ——————————————————————————————————————– PETS & PET SUPPLIES WILL TRADE FOUR-year-old male American Bulldog for a puppy. (American Bulldog)-No pit bulls. 859-0333. ——————————————————————————————————————– LIVESTOCK CALVES-5 MONTHS AND UP. 2 bulls and heifers. Angus mixed. Must be seen to appreciate. 951-4862. 8tc 1/8-2/26. ——————————————————————————————————————– FOR SALE AVON Buy or [...]

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HEADLINES…JANUARY 15, 2009

Jan 14th, 2009 | 0

WCSO DEPUTY TERMINATED Public intoxication in Geneva. WCSO DEPUTY CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENSE Accusations of trafficking. HOME TOWN GROCERIES? Proposed Red Bay grocery a “new retail concept.” PLANNING COMMISSION KICKS OFF 2009 Approves first projects of year. NEW PIER OPENS Lake Powell’s “neighborhood fishing pier.” JONES RESPONDS TO RUMORS Regarding possible planning commission change. ELVIS [...]

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STATE OFFERS $19.5 MILLION TO WIDEN U.S. 331

Jan 14th, 2009 | 0

By ASHLEY AMASON In a press conference, Monday, Jan. 12, County Administrator Ronnie Bell, County Commissioner Sara Comander, and Freeport Mayor Mickey Marse announced that $19.5 million of state and federal funds are available to widen U.S. Highway. 331. Currently, just over $6 million of the $19.5 million has been secured, and will be used [...]

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WCSO DEPUTY ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

Jan 14th, 2009 | Comments Off

On Jan. 9, Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher J. Barnes was arrested by deputy sheriff/investigators of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO). The arrest is the result of information which had been developed by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). The OCSO shared the information with WCSO in a joint investigative effort. Barnes has been [...]

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RED BAY GROCERY TO FEATURE NEW RETAIL CONCEPT

Jan 14th, 2009 | Comments Off

By LEAH STRATMANN Some 60 people assembled last week at the Red Bay Community Center to hear a proposal by Destin area restaurateur and part time Red Bay resident Charles Morgan lay out his plans to revitalize a small area grocery store, which has been closed for several months, into something altogether new. “I’m not [...]

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WALKER FINAL HEARING SET FOR MARCH 9

Jan 14th, 2009 | 0

By JEFFREY POWELL Attorneys for former Walton County Commissioner Herman Walker filed three motions during what was supposed to be an infraction hearing on Jan. 7. Judge David Green denied the first motion calling for additional depositions to be obtained, citing precedents contrary to the motion. The second motion asked for an enlargement of time [...]

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTY TERMINATED FOLLOWING INTOXICATION ARREST

Jan 14th, 2009 | 0

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO)  was notified in Jan. 8 that one of  its deputies had been arrested in the city of Geneva, AL. Deputy Stephen Hornsby, 28, of Geneva,  had been stopped for a speeding violation. During the stop, Geneva Police determined that the Hornsby had been drinking and was in possession of [...]

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