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Archive for September 18th, 2009

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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