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Archive for April 24th, 2009

PHOTOS…APRIL 23, 2009

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    SUSPECTED MURDERER Thomas McCoy was apprehended in Tampa after a shootout with local police. McCoy was struck twice, though the wounds were not life threatening. McCoy had on the run since the fatal shooting of a Coca-Cola vendor on the DeFuniak Springs campus of Northwest Florida State College.

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  SOUTH WALTON RESIDENTS gathered on the courthouse annex lawn to engage in a protest over the Obama administration’s tax-and-spend habits. Such Tea Parties were held throughout the United States on the same day.

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  PERSONAL SERVICE Assistant Christy Davis serves the volunteers during the annual Stanley House Assisted Living Volunteer Luncheon. Alex Alexander, Stanley House director of Marketing and Life Enrichment, recognized the various groups for their contributions, and presented each volunteer with the gift of a flowering potted plant. Each plant bore the inscription, “If caring people [...]

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HEADLINES…APRIL 23, 2009

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DFS HOMICIDE SUSPECT APPREHENDED McCoy arrested after gunplay with lawmen in Tampa. THE WALTON TEA PARTY Grass-roots protest against government spending. BCC ROLL CALL April 14 meeting agenda, votes taken. SANSOM, RICHBURG INDICTED Grand jury alleges misconduct, perjury. SWFD HOSTS CHIEFS MEETING More than 40 Panhandle chiefs attend. WALTON COUNTY PLANNING DEPT. REORGANIZED Streamlining to [...]

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MURDER SUSPECT IN DeFUNIAK SPRINGS SHOOTING CAPTURED IN TAMPA

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Staff reports Thomas Ford McCoy, wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Baker resident, Curtis Brown, on April 10 in DeFuniak Springs was apprehended April 21 by the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force. McCoy was shot by a deputy marshal in Tampa, after pulling a gun on task force officers. The marshals [...]

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SANSOM, RICHBURG INDICTED BY GRAND JURY

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By BRUCE COLLIER Florida House of Representatives Speaker Ray Sansom and Northwest Florida State College (NFSC) president Robert Richburg have been indicted by a Leon County grand jury. The indictment, dated April 17, is two pages in length and includes two separate counts. Count one names both men. The indictment reads that both Sansom and [...]

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TEA FOR HUNDREDS SERVED IN SANTA ROSA BEACH

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Story and photos by DOTTY NIST “They’re not going to be able to ignore us any longer,” said Mary Brown, co-organizer for the April 15 Walton County Tea Party. Brown, a 30-year Walton County resident and business owner, and Bob Sullivan, a retired Air Force officer, spearheaded the event on short notice soon after they [...]

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VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION CELEBRATION: LOCAL CITIZEN RECOGNIZED AT STATE LEVEL

Apr 24th, 2009 | 0

By ALICIA LEONARD Many believe that how much one makes or what car one drives is the measure of success but, Benjamin Franklin believed that improving the lives of his fellow man was the truest measure of success. Under that ideal, volunteers are some of the most successful people one can know. Volunteers throughout Walton [...]

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ROLL CALL

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Roll Call Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) April 14 regular meeting A yes vote was to approve the motion. Regarding a proposed resolution by the South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC) for a half-cent increase in the Tourist Development Tax, TDC Executive Director Sonny Mares requested and was granted a continuance on the [...]

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CLASSIFIEDS…APRIL 23, 2009

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Personnel HEY DEBI..After 8 years of looking, I’ve finally found a great church with uplifting praise and worship and dynamic preaching. If you want to be blessed, prayed for and ministered to..Come. Be part of a growing church during uncertain times. It’s call Freedom Fellowship International. Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Continental [...]

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