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HEADLINES…AUGUST 20, 2009

Aug 21st, 2009 | 0

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN LIBERTY HOMICIDE Allegedly used shotgun in fatal shooting. DEATH IN GASKIN Elderly woman found dead, vehicle taken. WHS RIBBON-CUTTING Students start in brand-new school Aug. 24. CAMP ACCOMMODATION Rotary Youth Camp geared to handicapped campers. PARKING SOLUTIONS FOR GRAYTON BEACH Workshop/forum addresses space, safety issues. NO PRIVATIZATION IN PARADISE RETREAT Planning commission [...]

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NEW WHS OPENS ITS DOORS

Aug 21st, 2009 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON The new Walton High School (WHS) was packed as hundreds of parents, students, faculty, and city and state officials crowded inside “Brave Blvd.” for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 17.

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WCSO INVESTIGATING DEATH OF GASKIN WOMAN

Aug 21st, 2009 | 0

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are involved in a death investigation at a rural home a few miles from the Alabama stateline. At around 9 a.m. on Aug. 17, the WCSO  received an E-911 call concerning the suspicious death of an elderly woman inside the residence on State [...]

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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN LIBERTY HOMICIDE

Aug 21st, 2009 | 0

By REID TUCKER Walton County resident Teresa McKee has been arrested and charged with the shooting death of Stephanie Lockwood, 45, found slain in her home on the night of Tuesday, Aug. 11. Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson announced in a press release that McKee, 44, was taken into custody by Walton County Sheriff’s Office [...]

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COUNTYWIDE HEIGHT LIMITATION ORDINANCE IS APPROVED

Aug 21st, 2009 | 0

By DOTTY NIST After years of discussion, county commissioners have approved the first countywide height limit ordinance for the unincorporated areas of Walton County. The approval took place at the Aug. 11 regular meeting of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC). For south Walton County, the ordinance made few changes to height limits [...]

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OFFICIALS EYE NEW APPROACH FOR NOISE DISTURBANCES

Aug 21st, 2009 | 0

By DOTTY NIST A nuisance abatement program is now being considered in Walton County as a possible solution to noise disturbances. Two noise ordinances are now applicable in the area south of the bay, one for Grayton Beach and one for the remaining area of south Walton County. A countywide noise ordinance that would replace [...]

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FREEPORT WORKING ON SIGN CODE

Aug 21st, 2009 | 0

By BEN GRAFTON At the Freeport City Council meeting of Aug. 11, City Planner Latilda Henninger said that the Freeport Planning Board has the city’s signage regulations under review and will propose changes. The changes will allow businesses to use portable, height limited, temporary electric signs for a period of one year and to allow [...]

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FOURTH-GRADER AN HONORED AMBASSADOR FOR ART MILES

Aug 21st, 2009 | 0

Ally Woodard is nine years old, and will be a 4th grader at Butler Elementary School.  She is a Child Ambassador for the Art Miles Mural Program. As part of the Art Miles program Ally has been involved with several Shoes of Hope projects and recently completed a documentary, “Shoes of Hope – Hope for [...]

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LEGALS…AUGUST 13, 2009

Aug 14th, 2009 | Comments Off

TDA#09TX2212 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as [...]

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CLASSIFIEDS…AUGUST 13, 2009

Aug 14th, 2009 | Comments Off

WANTED WANTED: WOMEN’S ROCKER RECLINER. 951-0877. 1tp 8/13 —————————————————————————– WANTED: CASH PAIDED for 10-40 acre with nice spring fed pond that would make a nice farm in Florida, Alabama, or  most any place. 837-3428/218-3966 cell. 2tp 8/6-8/13 —————————————————————————– HUNTING MEMBERSHIP Attention hunters Looking for members for Alabama Hunting Club. Call 386-776-1143 for more information. tfc [...]

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