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Archive for January 14th, 2009

HEADLINES…JANUARY 15, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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CECILIA JONES ADDRESSES PLANNING COMMISSION RUMORS

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By LEAH STRATMANN A comment by planning commission chairman Tom Terrell at last week’s evaluation and appraisal report (EAR) workshop regarding fellow commissioner Tom Patton being asked to step down from his seat, prompted the Herald to contact Cecilia Jones, recently elected to her first term on the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). Commissioner Jones [...]

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2009 CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY SET FOR JAN. 29 – FEB. 1

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The 2009 Chautauqua Assembly, themed “A Journey into Africa,” is fast approaching. They have an extensive program planned, and all the schedule information can be found online at www.florida-chautauqua-center.org. This year’s Assembly will feature keynote presentations by Naomi Tutu (daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu) of South Africa, Jim Fowler , former co-star of Mutual of [...]

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WALTON BOYS SPLIT DISTRICT GAMES

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By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Braves had a strong second half for the second time this season against the South Walton Seahawks as the Braves held off South Walton 55-51 in a District 1, Class 3A match-up last week. Walton’s third quarter was the difference as the Braves went on a 16-4 run after intermission [...]

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LEGALS…JANUARY 15, 2009

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Dates: December 18, 2008 January 8, 2009 January 15, 2009 Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS – PHASE III will be received by the Mossy Head Water Works, Inc. until 2:00 p.m., local time, JANUARY 22, 2009 at the Water Office at 1485 County Highway 1087, DeFuniak Springs, [...]

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