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Archive for September 4th, 2009

CLASSIFIEDS…SEPTEMBER 3, 2009

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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. ———————————————————————— WANTED WILL PAY CASH for used, empty propane tanks. Will [...]

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  DEAD FOLLOWING MANHUNT, robbery suspect Matheos “Matthew” Pitikas

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  SUSPECT WILSON JUNIOR MOUNT being led away by deputies after his arrest.

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  FREEPORT PUT PRESSURE on Blountstown’s passing game the entire night as the Tigers struggled with turnovers

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HEADLINES…SEPTEMBER 3, 2009

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MANHUNT ENDS IN DEATH FOR FUGITIVE South Walton County locked-down in pursuit. SCHOOL EVACUATIONS GO OFF SMOOTHLY Kids protected during manhunt in south Walton. HOSTAGE STANDOFF IN DFS ENDS PEACEABLY Suspect surrenders in domestic violence incident. JEWELRY STOLEN IN SOUTH WALTON Elderly victim loses thousands in gold, diamonds. PARENTS REJECT DEPARTMENTALIZATION AT WMS Principal plans [...]

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MANHUNT IN SOUTH WALTON ENDS IN APPARENT SUICIDE

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Texas robbery suspect Matheos “Matthew” Pitikas, 24, sought since Friday’s high-speed pursuit and shootout in south Walton County, died Sunday, Aug. 30 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after being surrounded by Walton and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies. The manhunt ended at around 12:40 p.m. Aug. 30, on East Mitchell Avenue, not far from where [...]

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DFS HOSTAGE STANDOFF ENDS WITHOUT INJURY

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A 12-hour standoff ended peacefully at around 5:45 a.m. on Aug. 30 at a mobile home on King Lake Boulevard off U.S. 331 North. The initial E-911 call came in 5:30 Saturday afternoon (Aug. 29) that Cindy Mount reportedly had been beaten in the front yard, and then dragged by the hair inside the mobile [...]

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FAKE COP

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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and Niceville Police Department continue to look into two cases of a person imitating a police officer over the past weekend. The same suspect is believed to be responsible in both incidents. The first stop occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 29, at the intersection of SR-20 and Evans [...]

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CONCEPTUAL PLANS APPROVED FOR “MASSIVE” ST. JOE PROJECT

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By DOTTY NIST “This is a large piece of property and a large project,” said Angela Bradley of the St. Joe Company. The project is known as the Topsail West Mixed Use Conceptual PUD (planned unit development). According to Bradley, the St. Joe Company does not envision getting started on Topsail West until late 2010 [...]

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PARENT PROTEST STOPS WMS DEPARTMENTALIZATION

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By ASHLEY AMASON Parent protest prevented Walton Middle School (WMS) from changing to departmentalization for the 2009-10 school-year. WMS is currently separated into sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade buildings, with both students and teachers having little to no interaction. Departmentalization would implement a math, social science, science, and language arts building, in which teachers of a [...]

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