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Archive for March 13th, 2009

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  “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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  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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  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

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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

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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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HEADLINES…MARCH 12, 2009

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TIMPOOCHEE TRAIL GETS SIGNS Safety/warning signs finally to be installed. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN MOSSY HEAD Volunteers working on two sites. SEAGROVE FIRE STATION DEDICATED Tribute to Seagrove pioneer. DRUG ARRESTS IN DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Two meth labs uncovered in two-day period. HERMAN WALKER CASE CONTINUED Additional citation necessitates more time. CANDACE FARRIOR SENTENCED Gets 21.3 [...]

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STATE PLANS TO REDRAW A LINE IN THE SAND

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By DOTTY NIST The State of Florida has plans to modify the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) that has been in existence in Walton County since 1982. The  CCCL is a jurisdictional line that sets a boundary along the beach. Seaward, or in Walton County’s case, gulfward of the CCCL, a state CCCL permit is [...]

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HERMAN WALKER CASE CONTINUED

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By JEFFREY POWELL    An additional citation of careless driving has been added in the case of former Walton County Commissioner Herman Walker. Walker was set to be in court on March 9, but the case was continued until April 22, due to the new citation, according to criminal court manager Linda Warren. The additional time [...]

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DeFUNIAK SPRINGS ATTORNEY PLEADS TO NARCOTICS CHARGE

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By BRUCE COLLIER DeFuniak Springs attorney Jason Cobb entered a plea of no contest in a Santa Rosa County court to one charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to purchase, a second-degree felony. The plea was accepted by Circuit Judge Thomas R. Santurri on March 10. Cobb wil be sentenced on May [...]

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REGISTERED SEXUAL OFFENDER BOOKED ON DRUG, FIREARM CHARGES

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Staff Reports On March 5 Walton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Anthony McClain Day and charged him with trafficking in hydrocodone, possession of MDMA (Ecstasy) with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the possession of precursor [...]

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