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Archive for April 10th, 2009

MORE RIP CURRENT RESCUES IN SOUTH WALTON AND OKALOOSA COUNTIES

Apr 10th, 2009 | 0

Staff Reports On two separate occasions on April 3, South Walton Fire District (SWFD) lifeguards entered rough waters in the Gulf of Mexico to rescue swimmers caught in rip currents. The first incident occurred at 11:22 a.m., behind 4190 CR-30A, when the SWFD dispatch center received a call of a swimmer in distress. SWFD lifeguards [...]

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EDUCATORS VIEW BIOPHILIA CENTER PROGRESS

Apr 10th, 2009 | 0

By DOTTY NIST Local education professionals recently got an update and sneak preview of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and its surroundings. Slated for a grand opening on Sept. 12, the center will serve as an environmental education facility for teachers, the community, professional audiences, and especially for students. The center is now under construction [...]

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NO BRAKES PUT ON SWTDC VEHICLE USE

Apr 10th, 2009 | 0

By JEFFREY POWELL    Governmental budgets are tight and getting tighter on local, national and global levels. It seems no agency is exempt from trying to maintain its services on an abbreviated fiscal foundation. Locally the Walton Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and the Walton County Public Schools system are working at a fever pitch to [...]

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HEAR YE, HEAR YE, COME TO THE WALTON TEA PARTY

Apr 10th, 2009 | 0

By RON KELLEY On Monday, November 29, 1773, a handbill was posted all over Boston, containing the following words: “Friends! Brethren! Countrymen! – – That worst of plagues, the detested tea, shipped for this port by the East India Company, is now arrived in the harbor; the hour of destruction, or manly opposition to the [...]

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SORRELLS NAMED BAY HIGH FOOTBALL COACH

Apr 10th, 2009 | 0

By PATRICK CASEY Former Niceville and Walton football coach Frank Sorrells has been hired to take over at Bay High School in Panama City. Sorrells has 33 years coaching experience, 29 as head coach, and has compiled a 211-99 won-loss record. Sorrells, 63, comes to Bay after three seasons as head coach of his high [...]

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