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Archive for June, 2009

ALLIGATOR CAPTURED IN PAXTON

Jun 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off

Staff Reports 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 [...]

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NAKED DRIVER ARRESTED

Jun 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off

Staff Reports During a traffic stop, north of DeFuniak Springs on the evening of June 16, Walton County Sheriff’s deputies encountered a drunk, naked driver. A pick-up truck being driven by Dearry Smiley, 58, of DeFuniak Springs, was parked off the shoulder partially blocking traffic on County Highway 1883. Upon approaching the vehicle the deputy [...]

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NICK’S HOLDS SPECKLED-TROUT SHOOTOUT

Jun 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off

Staff Reports The 9th annual Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shootout was held from May 23-31 with many avid fisherman hauling in some of the largest specimens during the last few days of the event. Nick’s Restaurant in Basin Bayou sponsors this annual event which brings out lots of local fishermen and their families who enjoy [...]

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PHOTOS…JUNE 12, 2009

Jun 12th, 2009 | 0

  EDWARD AND CAROLYN Latham view proposed changes for the CCCL on their property. A state proposal to move the coastal construction control line (CCCL) in Walton County did not raise a great deal of interest, but several local couples attended a June 2 hearing on the proposal in Santa Rosa Beach, to listen and [...]

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Jun 12th, 2009 | 0

  WESTERN LAKE is one of an array of unique coastal dune lakes found in Walton County. Located along CR-30A, the lake is approximately 220 acres in size. The communities of Grayton Beach, Seaside and WaterColor share this A cleanup event is planned for Western Lake from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 13. [...]

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Jun 12th, 2009 | 0

  THE 2/SS CAMARO is powered by a 6.2 liter V-8 engine. new car, were part of a Camaro unveiling party held by Triangle Chevrolet on June 2. The Camaro had been a Chevrolet mainstay until production ended in 2002. Recent retrospective vehicles such as the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger have been fan [...]

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Jun 12th, 2009 | 0

  DCT’S FIRST EMPLOYER/ EMPLOYEE poise for pictures. (L-R) Carol Hurley Dixon, Clyde Rhodes, Hilda Coursey. “I chose to go and speak with Clyde Rhodes first and had he not hired a student, I probably would have run home,” said Hilda Coursey, on her days as the first Walton County DCT coordinator.

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Jun 12th, 2009 | 0

  SEVENTH-GRADER Alexander Campbell has been named Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year. As Youth of the Year, an honor which requires good behavior, character, and leadership, Campbell won a trip to Disney World, Animal Kingdom and MGM Studios. At the Boys and Girls Club, Campbell participates in the Chess Club, where he [...]

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HEADLINES…JUNE 12, 2009

Jun 12th, 2009 | 0

COUNTY SUES D&H SAND To prohibit further mining activity near Freeport. FATAL ACCIDENT ON U.S. 331 Freeport woman dead, others injured. WCEDA NAMES NEW EXEC Bill Arnett to lead economic development in Walton County. WALTON COUNTY DCT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS Diversified Career Training for students still thriving. DFS COUNCIL AGREES “THIS PLACE MATTERS!” Ann Robinson [...]

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CITIZENS ATTEND CCCL CHANGE HEARING

Jun 12th, 2009 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A state proposal to move the coastal construction control line (CCCL) in Walton County did not raise a great deal of interest, but several local couples attended a June 2 hearing on the proposal in Santa Rosa Beach, to listen and comment. The stated purpose of Florida’s CCCL program is to protect [...]

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