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Archive for March, 2009

ELEVEN DEAD IN WORST MASS MURDER IN ALABAMA’S HISTORY

Mar 20th, 2009 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD On the afternoon of March 10, in the space of one hour, an Alabama gunman cut a swath of death and destruction through 20 miles of Geneva County, AL., in what authorities are calling the largest mass murder by a single gunman in Alabama history. The Department of Public Safety issued a [...]

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FREEPORT TO JOIN PROCLAMATION SUPPORTING F-35S

Mar 20th, 2009 | 0

By BEN GRAFTON At a sparsely-attended short meeting on March 10, 2009 the Freeport City Council agreed to have Freeport participate in a proclamation to be issued jointly by Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties and all of the municipalities within these counties to welcome and support the F-35 joint strike fighter mission scheduled for [...]

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OWNES INVENTS MIRACLE MACHINE, THE POWER OF ONE

Mar 20th, 2009 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON “I am the only man that has ever designed a unit that can claim it defied the Newton laws,” said Walter Owens of his generator-like invention. Owens, a retired flight engineer in the Air Force, first formulated ideas for the invention 21 years ago, but was told by a patent attorney it [...]

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SPORTS NEWS & NOTES

Mar 20th, 2009 | 0

By PATRICK CASEY Former Ponce de Leon basketball player Jennifer Grant has played in 27 games at Albany State University this season and is fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 4.2 points per game. Grant is the leading three-point shooter on the team as she has hit on 31-of-75 three-point shots through February 28 [...]

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PHOTOS…MARCH 12, 2009

Mar 16th, 2009 | 0

  SHERIFF MIKE ADKINSON and County Commissioner Kenneth Pridgen held a town hall-style meeting Thursday, Mar. 5 at the Paxton Agricultural Building. Pridgen told citizens the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) face a loss of $7 million in funds in the upcoming year. Among the measures to trim the budget, Pridgen said the BCC is [...]

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Mar 13th, 2009 | 0

  “TAKE STOCK IN THE CLOCK” is an effort launched by the Walton County Heritage Association to restore the First National Bank clock on the corner of Baldwin Avenue and Seventh Street in DeFuniak Springs. The clock has been a downtown landmark since 1924 and has been inoperable for some time. In addition to the [...]

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Mar 13th, 2009 | 0

  IT’S BOND, Julian Bond, noted civil rights activist, and his wife Pam, who are visiting in the area for spring break.They wandered into the Red Bay Grocery for a country-cooked lunch and graciously sat for a photo. (Photo by Leah Stratmann)

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Mar 13th, 2009 | 0

  THIS EARLY PHOTO of Seagrove Beach, displayed in the Seagrove Fire Station community room, shows the sidewalks built along with the homes at the top of the beach bluffs, linking the residences in the development and facilitating public enjoyment of the beach area. For native Walton County residents, this was The Beach. The Seagrove [...]

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CLASSIFIEDS…MARCH 12, 2009

Mar 13th, 2009 | Comments Off

SEEKING WORK 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 ———————————————————————————————————– WANTING TO BUY WANTED: Young, white homing pigeons, brown homing  pigeons & black homing pigeons. Call after 5 p.m. 689-3077 ask for Bill. tfp 2/19 ———————————————————————————————————– WANTED RENT TO [...]

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LEGALS…MARCH 12, 2009

Mar 13th, 2009 | Comments Off

ADVERTISEMENT FOR INVITATION TO BID ITB NO: 09-018 INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for the Walton County Boat Ramps-Black Creek, Pt. Washington, Portland Park, and River Boat Landing 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 [...]

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