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Archive for June 29th, 2009

PHOTOS…JUNE 25, 2009

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  AARON WARREN of Warren of Walton County Public Works (far right) explains the county’s rural road stabilization program in north Walton County with Nigerian visitors M. Ola Akeju of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (center) and Ike Onyiuke of Universal Stabilisation JV Limited of Abuja, Nigeria. Representatives of the Nigerian [...]

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  SGT. ANGIE HOGEBOOM working in near-record heat. Those who keep the peace at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office are taking all precautions when it comes to the current heat wave. With Monday’s afternoon heat index of between 105 to 110, deputies are making sure they’re well hydrated to prevent any ill-effects from triple-digit mercury [...]

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  THE BOOK OF LIZ, now running at Seaside Repertory Theatre, features (l-r) Brook Stetler, David Hopkins, Michelle Luchese and Lacey Renteria. Fans of silly and satire need look no further than “The Book of Liz,” the current production at the Seaside Repertory Theatre. The play, written by David and Amy Sedaris, two enormously talented [...]

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  THE WALTON COUNTY Democratic Executive Committee Chair Jeremy Solomon and Vice Chair Nancy Cottle (center) were presented with its new charter by David Dew, chair of the Small County Coalition, and Alison Morano, Democratic County Chairs Association, at the Small County Coalition Conference in Port St. Joe earlier in June. The other Walton DEC [...]

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  THESE YOUNGSTERS prove that it’s never too early to become dog-lovers and responsible pet owners. Canine residents of DeFuniak Springs literally led the pack in a lakeside dog walk sponsored by the Walton County Health Department on May 30. Dogs and their human companions enjoyed healthy exercise and meeting others of their species.

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HEADLINES…JUNE 25, 2009

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COURT AFFIRMS JOLLY BAY PUD DENIAL No relief for disapproved development project. HEALTH INSURANCE FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEE DEPENDENTS QUESTIONED WCTA protests full family benefit payment for certain officials. VISIONING PLAN MEETING HELD IN FREEPORT Citizens comment on future economic development. TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION MEETS Recommends further acquisition of U.S. 331 right-of way, other items. MOSQUITO [...]

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TAXPAYER’S ASSOCIATION QUESTIONS HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COUNTY OFFICIALS’ FAMILIES

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By BRUCE COLLIER The Walton County Taxpayers Association (WCTA) has raised several questions regarding the propriety of the county’s decision to pay for health care insurance for families of several top county officials. It was reported in an area newspaper that the watchdog group had learned, during a public records request, that Walton County Human [...]

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VISION PLAN PUBLIC MEETING HELD IN FREEPORT

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By JEFFREY POWELL   Approximately 20 citizens concerned with Walton County’s future attended a vision planning meeting at the Freeport Community Center on June 18. The meeting, spearheaded by Walton County Commissioner Sara Comander, was intended to allow citizens their input concerning future economic development in the area. Thursday’s meeting was the first of several such [...]

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NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT STUDIES WALTON COUNTY ROADS

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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

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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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