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Archive for April, 2011

Photos of the Week 4/28/2011

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Headline News 4/28/11

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DFS CITY COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Votes to pass hiring freeze. _____ WCSB CONSIDERS EMPLOYEE EARLY RETIREMENT BONUS Other possible options on table at meeting. _____ CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD APRIL 13 MEETING Seaside directed to provide parking for condos. _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL APRIL 19 MEETING Considers finances, merit raises. _____ OIL SPILL FORUM BY [...]

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Certificate of Land Use Compliance is denied

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By DOTTY NIST After almost half a year of work and numerous revisions, Walton County’s Certificate of Land Use Compliance Ordinance has been denied by county commissioners.

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New councilman makes waves, initiates hiring freeze

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By ASHLEY AMASON New Council members Ron Kelley and Mac Work were sworn in to the DeFuniak Springs City Council, as was City Marshal Mark Weeks.  Mayor Harold Carpenter welcomed the new members, also informing them, “I have no problem calling you out of order if you become that out of order.” Later in the [...]

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Paxton Town Council to review finances before deciding on employee merit raises

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By REID TUCKER Though the Paxton Town Council still has yet to resolve the issue of performance evaluation-based raises for employees of the city’s water department, but the Council members agreed to decide once and for all come May.

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Seaside directed to provide parking for condos

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By DOTTY NIST Following five hours of testimony and discussion ranging from the meaning of “adjacent” to the elements of New Urbanism, the Seaside Community Development Corporation was found in violation over the lack of two parking spaces.

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Community Walton continues to work on federal recognition

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By LEAH STRATMANN The monthly meeting of Community Walton, the grass roots organization dedicated to solving local problems, met last week to discuss ongoing projects. One of the goals of the group for this year is to gain federal recognition for the Muscogee Nation of Florida and the April meeting took place in the council [...]

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School Board considers early retirement bonus

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By ASHLEY AMASON An early retirement incentive bonus may soon be on the table if approved by the Walton County School Board (WCSB) and collective bargaining agreement. In a workshop April 19, Chief Financial Officer Jim McCall presented options for an early incentive retirement bonus to curb pay-scale costs in next year’s strained budget. “Next [...]

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Classifieds 4/21/2011

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NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Vendors Wanted. New Indoor Farmers Market Opening Fridays, 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 statuary and [...]

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Photos of the Week 4/21/2011

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