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Archive for September, 2009

HEADLINES…SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

Sep 18th, 2009 | 0

RENTAL DOWN, WEDDINGS STILL BIG BIZ TDC notes 8-percent drop in July revenue from previous years. SWFD GETS NEW ENGINE State-of-the-art vehicle in service at Inlet Beach. SWFD TO SUSTAIN SAME MILLAGE RATE Final budget hearing on Sept. 23. SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. SWINE FLU Measures and precautions taken. WHAT THEY DID AT SUMMER CAMP Rotary [...]

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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN MEDICINE SHOPPE BURGLARY

Sep 18th, 2009 | 0

Suspects sought in Medicine Shoppe burglary DeFuniak Springs Police (DFSPD) are searching for two suspects in the Sept. 14 burglary of the Medicine Shoppe at 674 U.S. 331 South in DeFuniak Springs. The business reported that “undisclosed amounts” of a Schedule II semisynthetic narcotic and non-controlled prescription drug had been taken. A witness reportedly saw [...]

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OFFICIALS TAKE UP BEACH DRIVING AND DOG PERMITS

Sep 18th, 2009 | 0

By DOTTY NIST “Visiting dogs,” properly permitted, will soon be welcome on “The Beaches of South Walton,” and minor revisions to county code provisions regulating dogs on the beach have been approved. Following some discussion, consideration of proposed changes to the county ordinance regulating driving on the beach have been put off for a later [...]

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EL CHARO SENT BACK TO COUNCIL

Sep 18th, 2009 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD In a continuation of a public hearing held on Aug. 3, the DeFuniak Springs Planning Board reconvened on Sept. 8 on the recommendation of DeFuniak Springs City Council to listen to any new information over the request for a special approve/change of use to to operate a bar/tavern within a C-1 commercial [...]

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SCHOOL DISTRICT TAKING STEPS AGAINST SWINE FLU

Sep 18th, 2009 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON Nancy Smith, health services manager for the Walton County School District says the Walton County School District is taking every measure possible at this time to protect students from H1N1 swine flu.  Smith told The Herald in a phone interview, “We’ve gone to all lengths to educate everybody. The health department nurses [...]

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BIOPHILIA CENTER OPENING SIGNALS NEW HOPE FOR CONSERVATION

Sep 18th, 2009 | 0

Story and photos by DOTTY NIST Walton County nature enthusiasts have high hopes that a unique new facility near Freeport will not only help nurture biophilia in local young people but spread the spirit of conservation to a much broader area. The facility, the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, held its grand opening on Sept. 12. [...]

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FREEPORT WITHHOLDS SUPPORT FOR JOINT LAND STUDY

Sep 18th, 2009 | 0

By BEN GRAFTON The Freeport City Council meeting of Sept. 8 began as a public hearing of the budget for the coming year. City Attorney Clayton Adkinson reviewed the proposal for a budget of $4,395,390, which is a reduction from this year. He said the millage required, at 3.93 mils, was only slightly greater than [...]

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RENTAL REVENUE DOWN, BUT WEDDINGS STILL BIG BEACH BUSINESS

Sep 18th, 2009 | 0

By LEAH STRATMANN The general economic downturn of the country continues to be felt in the hospitality industry. The South Walton Tourist Development Council’s (TDC) treasurer, Mary Brown, reported revenue totals of $2.2 million dollars for July at the monthly meeting. July’s figure represents an 8-percent decrease from previous years. The total collected in the [...]

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LEGALS…SEPTEMBER 10, 2009

Sep 11th, 2009 | Comments Off

TDA#09TX2289 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ELLA III, 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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CLASSIFIED ADS…SEPTEMBER 10, 2009

Sep 11th, 2009 | Comments Off

LOST/FOUND Australian Shepherd. Blue Merle Has one blue and one brown eye. No Tail. Wearing black collar. Answers to the name of Bo. Family pet, loved much by their children. Lost near the corner of  Woodyard Rd and Bob Sikes Rd. Please call 865-5812. ———————————————————————- HUNTING MEMBERSHIP Attention hunters Looking for members for Alabama Hunting [...]

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