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Archive for March 27th, 2009

H E A D L I N E S…MARCH 26, 2009

Mar 27th, 2009 | 0

BACK TO SCHOOL POLICY NARROWLY PASSES DFS COUNCIL City agrees to reimburse staff for taking college courses within their field. BRAIN-STEALING DOCTOR BLOWS WHISTLE The true story of the man who blew the whistle on Big Tobacco. WCSB: STUDENTS PREPARE FOR SEVEN PERIODS The 4×4 block scheduling has been repealed.

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FEDERAL DOLLARS DESIGNATED FOR U.S. 331

Mar 27th, 2009 | 0

Staff Reports According to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, $237,500 in federal funds has been designated for the widening project of U.S. Highway 331 by the federal government along with an additional $95,000 towards the widening project of the Clyde B. Wells Bridge.

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OVERSIGHT COMMISSION IDENTIFIES CONCERNS WITH NFTCA

Mar 27th, 2009 | 0

By DOTTY NIST While finding that the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NFTCA) is for the most part “conducting its business in accordance with requirements of public meetings, open records, and ethics,” a state oversight commission recently identified a number of concerns in connection with the operation of the NFTCA.

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SUN TRUST ROBBERY SUSPECT CAPTURED

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By BRUCE COLLIER On March 18 at around 10:15 a.m. a white male wearing khaki shorts and a tan shirt and dark ball cap entered the Watercolor location of SunTrust Bank and robbed a teller.

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WCSB: STUDENTS TO PREPARE FOR SEVEN PERIODS

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By ASHLEY AMASON In a brief meeting, Mar. 17, it was standing room only as the Walton County School Board officially voted to change Walton High School, South Walton High School and Freeport High School to a seven –period schedule next year.

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WALTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GET A GRIM DEMONSTRATION OF DUI

Mar 27th, 2009 | 0

Story and photos by BRUCE COLLIER Last week, Walton High School (WHS) students were trooped out of doors to the school’s football stadium for a special kind of reality theater. Organized by school resource officer Deputy Artie Rodriguez and staged by a group of students, law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel and a medical [...]

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BRAIN-STEALING DOCTOR BLOWS WHISTLE

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By ASHLEY AMASON You may not know the name Dr. Victor DeNoble, but you will, and you already know his story. In fact, the movie “The Insider,” starring Russell Crowe, was based on DeNoble, but he calls the film “total bogus.”

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SPORTS NEWS AND NOTES

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By PATRICK CASEY Academic Team Champion awards for the winter sports have been announced by the FHSAA. The Freeport girls basketball team claimed top honors in Class 2A as Mike Myrick’s group had a 3.693 GPA to lead all schools in the state.

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