Walton County Heritage Museum

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Archive for 2011

Photos of the Week 4/14/2011

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Headline news 4/14/11

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DFS CITY COUNCIL MEETING Abandons N. 18th Street, gives DFSPD a raise. _____ OPEN HOUSE AT E.O. WILSON BIOPHILIA CENTER Photos of center, visitors. _____ CONTROVERSY AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Parents weigh in on proposed fifth-grade move. _____ SEAWALL BILL MOVING THROUGH LEGISLATURE Detailed update. _____ WHAT’S NEW IN BEACH RENOURISHMENT Workshop updates citizens. _____ [...]

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Walton County redistricting process gets started

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By DOTTY NIST The boundaries of Walton County’s county commission and school board districts will be changing as a result of growth in the county, but what the changes will be is yet to be determined.

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Walton County seawall bill moving to House floor

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By DOTTY NIST The bill (HB1311) that would allow post-Hurricane Dennis seawalls and other coastal armoring in Walton County to stay in place without a state permit, has cleared two state House of Representatives subcommittees, along with the State Affairs Committee, with predominantly favorable votes. The bill’s next stop is the House floor.

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Old Timers have their day in Paxton

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Story and photos by ALICIA LEONARD On Saturday, April 9, residents and visitors to Paxton may have thought they had stepped back in time. The Old Timer’s Day proved to be a hit with young and old alike. Craftsmen demonstrated blacksmithing, making wooden buckets, pine needle baskets, quilting, sewing, Indian bow-making and much, much more [...]

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WCSB weighs parents’ input on VRB/BES fifth grade move

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By ASHLEY AMASON For nearly four hours it was standing room only as the Walton County School Board listened to dozens of parents voice their concerns and opposition to moving fifth-grade students at Van R. Butler Elementary School (VRB) and Bay Elementary School (BES) to the new Emerald Coast Middle School (ECMS) due to overcrowding. [...]

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DFS City Council abandons N. 18th Street, gives DFSPD raise

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By ASHLEY AMASON A slew of fee waiver requests were granted at the DeFuniak Springs City Council meeting Apr. 11, including use of the community center July 30 for Destiny Worship Center’s outreach program Backpack 2 School, which provides free backpacks and school supplies for K-12 Walton County Students, use of the Chautauqua Building by [...]

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South Walton Defeats Bozeman

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By PATRICK CASEY The South Walton Seahawks recorded wins in both softball and baseball on April 5 as both squads claimed district victories in a pair of home games.

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Classified Ads 4/14/2011

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NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Vendors Wanted. New Indoor Farmers Market Opening Friday, April 15 at Southebys Antiques, Downtown DeFuniak Springs. Need vendors of fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey. (organic welcome) Makers & canners of preserved jellies, pickles, relishes, tomatoes, corn, nut mixes, soaps, & candles and crafters. I have a beautiful outdoor patio setting with concrete [...]

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