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Archive for February 6th, 2009

LEGALS…FEBRUARY 5, 2009

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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 5, 2009

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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…FEBRUARY 5, 2009

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BCC ROLL CALL Agenda and actions taken. BCC JAN. 27 MEETING Discusses Driftwood, local economy, library card fees. BCC PONDERS “CUSTOMARY USE” FOR BEACHES Defining public use a hot-button issue in south Walton. FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY 2009 Photos of weekend events all over town. BODY FOUND NEAR MID-BAY BRIDGE Choctaw Beach man apparently jumped into [...]

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TRAIN CLIPS TRUCK TRAILER IN MOSSY HEAD

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Staff reports A train traveling on the railroad track near Mossy Head struck the rear end of a trailer truck at the intersection of U.S. 90 and SR-285 at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The trailer truck was reportedly trying to cross U.S. 90, but was blocked by a stopped truck and unable [...]

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COMMISSIONERS MAKE “FIRST SCRATCH” FOR CUSTOMARY USE

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By DOTTY NIST The issue of public right to customary use of the beach is not a new one in Walton County, but county commissioners agreed last week that the time to begin to address it is now. Customary use came to the forefront on Jan. 27, with a recommendation to the Walton County Board [...]

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FREEPORT DOCTOR GETS MORE THAN 24 YEARS

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Staff reports On Jan. 28, a federal judge sentenced Freeport doctor Robert L. Ignasiak Jr. to serve 292 months in prison, and to pay $1 million in fines, plus court costs. Senior United States District Court Judge Lacey A. Collier imposed the sentence following Ignasiak’s Nov. 3, 2008 conviction on 43 charges, including health care [...]

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BODY FOUND FLOATING NEAR MID-BAY BRIDGE

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Staff reports A man’s body was found floating in the Choctawhatchee Bay Friday after callers spotted an unattended car parked and running on the Mid-Bay Bridge between Destin and Niceville. The victim has been identified as William Richey, 66, an interior designer and resident of Choctaw Beach. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) first received [...]

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COMMISSIONERS ATTEND TO DRIFTWOOD PROBLEMS, LIBRARY CARDS, AND LOCAL ECONOMY

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By DOTTY NIST A newly-renovated first-floor meeting room in the county courthouse seemed conducive to activity when the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) convened for its Jan. 27 regular meeting. With the economy uppermost in most people’s thoughts these days, the commissioners have been no exception. County Commission Chair Sara Comander read a [...]

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WCEDA KEEPS MOVING FORWARD

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By ALICIA LEONARD With the unanimous approval of a three-year, $15,396 per year commitment from the DeFuniak Springs City Council on Jan. 26, the Walton County Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) put one of its last ground level building blocks into place. Questions abound about this new alliance and its purpose for Walton County citizens. WCEDA [...]

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WALTON BOYS POST 2-1 RECORD IN THREE CONTESTS

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By PATRICK CASEY For the Walton Braves, last week saw the Braves post a pair of road wins before dropping a crucial district contest at home to Pensacola Catholic on Friday night. The week started well as Walton defeated Samson for the second time this season 72-62 as James Towery scored 25 points to help [...]

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