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Archive for 2010

FREEPORT ADOPTS 2010-2011 BUDGET

Oct 15th, 2010 | 0

 By BEN GRAFTON In a very poorly attended Special Council Meeting in city hall on Sept. 28, that lasted less than five minutes, the Freeport City Council approved two motions. The first one set the ad valorem tax rate at 3.93 mils. The second motion adopted a proposed total budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 at [...]

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WALTON COUNTY SETTLES LITIGATION INVOLVING OYSTER LAKE

Oct 15th, 2010 | 0

By DOTTY NIST An eight-year-long lawsuit involving a Walton County coastal dune lake has been settled. By unanimous vote, on Sept. 28 the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved a mediation agreement to settle the litigation based on a number of conditions being met. The approval took place at the outset of BCC [...]

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RURAL RELIEF FUND PANTRY TO GET FIRST USDA SHIPMENT

Oct 15th, 2010 | 0

By LEAH STRATMANN After months of often-repetitive paperwork, the food pantry opened under the auspices of the Rural Relief Fund and certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been notified they will receive the first shipment of supplies on Oct. 14. “We don’t know how much will be in the truck or what [...]

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OFFICIALS VOTE TO TRANSMIT EAR DOCUMENTS

Oct 15th, 2010 | 0

By DOTTY NIST Fifteen large-scale amendments to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan were cleared on Oct. 4 for transmittal to the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for review. Walton County Board of County Commissioners’ (BCC) approval of the amendments at a special meeting on Oct. 4 was the final item to be completed prior [...]

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PHOTOS…OCTOBER 7, 2010

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HEADLINES…SEPTEMBER 30, 2010

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PAXTON  TOWN COUNCIL OK’S BUDGET Workshop makes “minor” changes. PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL SEPT. MEETING Adopts FY 2011 budget, certifies elections, other matters. FREEPORT COUNCIL MEETING SEPT. 22 Talks development, re-establishes Recreation Board. WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD 9/21 MEETING Reinstates former purchase order limit, talks bus safety. WCSO DEPUTY FOUND DEAD Ruled to be natural causes. [...]

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WALTON COUNTY FINALIZES BUDGET AND MILLAGE RATE

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By DOTTY NIST For the new fiscal year, Walton County has approved a budget of slightly over $98 million and a millage rate of 3.5563 for county government operations. The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the fiscal year 2010-11 budget and millage rate in two 4-1 votes at the county’s final budget [...]

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LOCALS AND VISITORS PITCH IN FOR CLEANER BEACHES

Oct 15th, 2010 | 0

Story by DOTTY NIST International Coastal Cleanup Day allows citizens to be part of the solution to trash and its harmful impacts on the marine environment and waterways. The 25th Annual Coastal Cleanup took place on Sept. 25. The event, established by the Ocean Conservancy, was observed in Walton County under the local sponsorship of [...]

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CITY LOOKS INTO FEASIBILITY OF NEW CONSTRUCTION

Oct 15th, 2010 | 0

By ASHLEY AMASON   Patrick Ballasch, senior design principal for DAG architects presented the final recommendations for the city of DeFuniak Springs public facilities space needs at the Sept. 27 meeting.   After an extensive study, DAG along with Preble-Rish Inc. recommended the site of the former Piggly Wiggly at the intersection of Baldwin Ave. [...]

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PAXTON COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET, MAKES RESOLUTION REGARDING DIXIE YOUTH

Oct 15th, 2010 | 0

By REID TUCKER             The Paxton Town Council had a busy agenda on its collective plate but still managed to approve the 2011 budget, adopt a new city policy and arrive at consensus about rampant electric bills at the Dixie Youth League baseball complex.             The main item on the agenda at the Sept. 21 [...]

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