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Archive for February, 2009

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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LEGALS…FEBRUARY 19, 2009

Feb 18th, 2009 | 0

ADVERTISEMENT FOR INVITATION TO BID ITB NO: 09-013 INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for the CR 192 Widening and Overlay will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Walton County, Florida, hereinafter referred to as “County” at the address shown below: Central Purchasing Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing Agent 176 Montgomery Circle DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 (850) 892-8176 [...]

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CLASSIFIEDS…FEBRUARY 19, 2009

Feb 18th, 2009 | Comments Off

WANTED Retired  Military Man seeking part time job. Honest, reliable worker. 1 to 2 days a week. DeFuniak Springs, FL. H 859-2583. 4tp 2/19-3/12 —————————————————————————————————————– WANTED: Young, white homing pigeons, brown homing  pigeons & black homing pigeons. Call after 5 p.m. 689-3077 ask for Bill. tfp 2/19 —————————————————————————————————————– FOR SALE Now open again! Alice’s Antiques [...]

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HEADLINES…FEBRUARY 12, 2009

Feb 11th, 2009 | 0

SWFD HOLDS FEBRUARY MEETING Reports $11.4 million in assets. PARKS TO CLOSE? Budget constraints threaten 19 Florida state parks. NATUREWALK BEACH CLUB A NO-GO Circuit judge negates BCC approval on appeal. LOVE AMONG THE SNOWBANKS: “NEW IN TOWN” Movie review. CHAUTAUQUA WINTER ASSEMBLY FEB 20 – MARCH 1 Schedule of events. CAMELLIA FESTIVAL AT EDEN [...]

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To TASE OR NOT TO TASE

Feb 11th, 2009 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD On February 3, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida submitted a petition to the United States Supreme Court over a 2004 Taser incident in northwest Florida. The ACLU is asking the court to make a ruling on whether law enforcement officers’ use of excessive force with a Taser is unconstitutional. [...]

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DFS COUNCIL DISCUSS NATURAL GAS BILLS

Feb 11th, 2009 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD Donna Huxhold approached the DeFuniak Springs City Council with a request for possible utility budget billing change, due to citizens’ increased gas use during winter months. Huxhold compared the plan to the budget billing style that Gulf Power offers their customers, where one year’s worth of billing is broken down evenly among [...]

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