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Archive for February 25th, 2009

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  A LABYRINTH IS A TOOL USED FOR RECREATION and meditation. This labyrinth at the Florida Chautauqua Assembly was set up courtesy of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has no dead ends. The pattern depicted is based on the pattern built into the floor of Chartres Cathedral [...]

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  SOUTHERN AUTHORS Janis Owens (l), Kathy L. Patrick and Michael Morris are introduced by publicist Kathie Bennett. Bennett moderated a session of discussions that spoke of the writers’ experiences and inspirations. Attendees were also able to ask the panel questions concerning their works. The discussion was one of the many programs of the Florida [...]

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  ON FEB. 20, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) held the first civilian pistol safety class. The twenty participants met at 8 a.m. at the WCSO firing range complex for lecture, demonstration and both dry and live fire training. Sheriff Michael Adkinson opened up the facilities and provided instructional staff for the training event. [...]

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Feb 25th, 2009 | 0

  THE WALTON COUNTY Heritage Museum, located on Circle Drive around Lake DeFuniak, in the former train depot, has announced their new business hours. The facility will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no cost to be admitted to the facility. Citizens are invited to join the Walton [...]

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  TRAFFIC PROBLEMS WERE KEPT TO A MINIMUM thanks to the watchful eye of David “Barney” Mitchell, the one-bullet deputy. Mitchell portrayed Mayberry’s favorite law enforcement officer Barney Fife. The performance was one of the many programs presented by the Florida Chautauqua Winter Assembly in DeFuniak Springs. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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HEADLINES…FEBRUARY 26, 2009

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DFS COUNCIL LEARN ABOUT “TAKE STOCK IN THE CLOCK” Heritage Association launches campaign to save downtown clock. AMASON’s ANGLE Look who is Miss DeFuniak Springs! MARDI GRAS GALA RINGS IN ASSEMBLY Beads, music, food and drink to kick of Chautauqua Assembly. WCSB: CONTROVERSY OVER HISTORICAL COMMUNITY Pt. Washington residents fear over-development. CIVILIAN PISTOL SAFETY CLASS [...]

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2008-2009 TEACHER OF THE YEAR AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

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The Walton County Education Association and the Walton County School District named their top two superlatives last week at a ceremony honoring teachers and support personnel. Glenda Paul-Ales of Walton Middle School is the new Teacher of the Year in Walton County. Michelle Campbell of Maude Saunders Elementary School is the Educational Support Professional of [...]

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MORRISON SPRINGS PARK SET TO RE-OPEN FEB. 26

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Staff Reports Morrison Springs Park is scheduled to re-open Thursday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m., following a year of renovations. Walton County Commissioner Scott Brannon will lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony with other local and state leaders who worked to secure the necessary funding for the million-dollar renovation project. The public is invited to attend. Morrison [...]

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DFS COUNCIL LEARN ABOUT “TAKE STOCK IN THE CLOCK” EFFORT

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DFS Council learn about “Take Stock in the Clock” effort By ALICIA LEONARD During the Feb. 23 DeFuniak Springs City Council meeting, the Council approved a land purchase, heard the results of their yearly audit and got a peek at the “Take Stock in the Clock” project that aims at restoring the First National Bank [...]

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WCSB: SUPPORT FOR HISTORICAL COMMUNITY CAUSES DISSENT

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By ASHLEY AMASON At the Feb. 17 regular meeting of the Walton County School Board (WCSB), board members debated whether or not to comply with a request from the vice president of the Point Washington Historical Association, James Foley, for support of the preservation of Point Washington’s historical character through height and density requirements for [...]

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