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Archive for July, 2009

FIRE CHIEF RICK TALBERT NAMED FLORIDA FIRE CHIEF OF THE YEAR

Jul 31st, 2009 | Comments Off

Staff Reports The South Walton Fire District’s (SWFD) Fire Chief Rick Talbert was recognized on July 21, 2009 by the Florida Fire Chief Association (FFCA) as Florida Fire Chief of the Year. This award is the most distinguished honor the Florida fire service can bestow upon one of its chief fire executives. FFCA’s Fire Chief [...]

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ELIZABETH BRANNON TAKES OATH AS FREEPORT COUNCILWOMAN

Jul 31st, 2009 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON In the first item of business at the Freeport City Council meeting of July 23, the election results for the open Council seat were certified. Following this, Mayor Mickey Marse administered the oath of office to newly-elected Councilwoman Elizabeth Brannon.

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“ALL ABOARD!” A RIDE ON THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS RAILROAD

Jul 31st, 2009 | 0

By JEFFREY POWELL    Technological advances in the transportation of human beings have changed the way civilizations have lived and died for eons. In North America, early indigenous populations took advantage of animal trails created by vast herds of migrating animals. After the re-introduction of the horse to the continent by Europeans, American Indians were able [...]

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PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL MOVES AHEAD WITH REMODELING PROJECT

Jul 31st, 2009 | 0

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council had its hands full with a hectic July agenda when it voted on everything from proposed tile samples to the details of its monthly meeting times and annual employee evaluations. As a carryover from last month’s meeting, City Attorney Lorriane Bytell gave an update on the city’s ongoing [...]

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH THE COACH

Jul 31st, 2009 | Comments Off

Featuring Freeport Football Coach Jim Anderson 1. The 2009 Freeport football team has a lot of skill players returning from last year. Could this be your most balanced squad on offense during your coaching tenure? “We have always tried to spread the ball around. We do have a number of players who could get the [...]

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PHOTOS…JULY 23, 2009

Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  RESCUE WORKERS IN SEARCH OF MISSING BOATER combed the waters under the U.S. 331 bridge. Inter-agency cooperation resulted in recovery of the body of William Andrew Moraga, following a boating accident under U.S. 331 bridge. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

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Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  TALE AS OLD AS TIME, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” July 22 – 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College.

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Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  TAKEN MOMENTS AFTER SUSPECT WAS CAPTURED, this shows the Jonathon Spencer’s pickup truck and law enforcement vehicles. A high-speed pursuit stretching across three Northwest Florida counties ended with the arrest of the suspect in western Walton County at around 11 a.m. on July 16.  With speeds exceeding 90 miles-per-hour, the driver of an older [...]

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Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  NASHVILLE RESIDENT LULU KOHLER takes a break from building sand castles.  Mark Flynn, a Dune Allen resident and self described “long-time sand castler,” was recently on hand to instruct fellow sand art enthusiasts about the ins and outs of sand castle building. The lessons were sponsored and held at Alys Beach on eastern CR-30A. [...]

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Jul 24th, 2009 | 0

  LEONARD OLSON of the Sacred Heart Foundation of the Emerald Coast (L) made a special presentation to Katelyn Pendleton at the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). Katelyn is an amazing, brave survivor of child physical abuse and has received services from the Center.      Through Sacred Heart’s hospital leadership “pay it forward” program, Leonard started [...]

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