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Archive for June, 2009

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT STUDIES WALTON COUNTY ROADS

Jun 29th, 2009 | Comments Off

A representative of the Nigerian government’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources toured the rural areas of north Walton County Thursday to learn how county Public Works crews toughen dirt roads to withstand erosion. Nigerian government leaders are working to help farmers in the West African nation to get their food “from the farm [...]

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CLOCK RESTORATION MOVING FORWARD

Jun 29th, 2009 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD One of the highlights of this week’s DeFuniak Springs City Hall was an update on the Walton County Heritage Association’s “Take Stock in the Clock” project. Ken Little and Terry Dawkins informed the Council that they had found a way to have the clock repaired, possibly for free. Dawkins and Little requested [...]

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SPORTS NEWS AND NOTES

Jun 29th, 2009 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Donald Campbell has been hired as the Crestview girls basketball coach, replacing Keith White who has taken over the Crestview boys basketball team. The Bulldogs have struggled in the sport the last five seasons and compete in a district that has seen the Crestview squad garner little success of late. There are [...]

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PHOTOS…JUNE 18, 2009

Jun 22nd, 2009 | 0

  REP. BRAD DRAKE has completed his first session in the Florida Legislature, which ended the second week in May, slightly past the normal time of adjournment. “It took a little bit of extra time, we wanted to make sure we did it right,” said Drake, who recently took time to speak with the Herald [...]

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Jun 22nd, 2009 | 0

  THE WALTON COUNTY Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) received a call around 9:15 p.m. on June 6 from a Paxton resident that a 15-foot alligator was sitting in the middle of the road in a residential neighborhood. When deputies arrived they discovered that indeed an alligator had made its way down Adams Street and was lying [...]

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Jun 22nd, 2009 | 0

  AS OF FRIDAY, May 22, vehicular traffic can once again access historic Fort Pickens, just east of Pensacola Beach. Named after Revolutionary War hero General Andrew Pickens, Fort Pickens is the largest of four forts meant to defend the mouth of Pensacola Bay and the adjacent Navy Yard. During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers [...]

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HEADLINES…JUNE 18, 2009

Jun 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off

ACLU VS. HOLMES COUNTY The national group alleges retribution against citizen by commissioner. PILCHER EXPOUNDS ON PROPERTY Property appraiser explains assessment process and services. AMASON’S ANGLE Ashley discovers home is where the heart is. ADDING TO THE SWEET LIFE IN SEASIDE New shop offers salted-caramel cupcakes and other tasty cupcakes. WHS RETIREES WISHED WELL School [...]

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BCC EYES SETTING HEIGHTS FOR NORTH COUNTY

Jun 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Prior to a temporary height limit ordinance being approved in November 2007, there was no specific limit on the height of new construction north of the bay in Walton County. The temporary ordinance set a 50-foot height limit, uniform with the limit that had existed in south Walton County for many years. [...]

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REP. BRAD DRAKE COMPLETES FIRST LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Jun 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off

By BRUCE COLLIER Rep. Brad Drake has completed his first session in the Florida Legislature, which ended the second week in May, slightly past the normal time of adjournment. “It took a little bit of extra time, we wanted to make sure we did it right,” said Drake, who recently took time to speak with [...]

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ACLU VS. HOLMES COUNTY

Jun 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD Two neighbors and one Holmes County commissioner have done what many could not. They have brought the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) together. Both organizations, together, served Holmes County a complaint on June 8, on behalf of their client, Daniel Stone. [...]

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