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Archive for July, 2011

Freeport Mayor: Walton County needs to pay its proportional share of fire department and swimming pool costs

Jul 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At the Freeport City Council meeting of July 12, for the second time in recent months, Mayor Mickey Marse reported that Walton County’s contribution for fire department funding has been about the same for the last two to three years, but he says this level of funding is not acceptable given the [...]

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Committee proposes revisions or elimination of whole sections of DFS sign ordinance

Jul 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Substantially less signage regulation could be in store for local businesses if the sweeping changes proposed by the DeFuniak Springs Sign Ordinance Committee are approved by the City Council.

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Commissioners approve redistricting recommendation

Jul 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

BY DOTTY NIST County commissioners have unanimously approved the recommendation of the Walton County Redistricting Committee for redrawing of county commission and school board districts in the county.

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SWMCD considers applicants for new director

Jul 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

By LEAH STRATMANN Even before the open position of director of the South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWMCD) has been advertised, nine applicants have applied for the open position. According to Florida state law, a new director must be found within six months. The new director would have to meet all the criteria required [...]

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History detective explores Walton County roots

Jul 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL Most Walton County residents realize that DeFuniak Springs is the current county seat. Some of those same citizens also believe the Eucheeanna Community was the first county seat of Walton County. After all, there is a roadside marker on McKinnon Bridge Road saying as much. There is however, according [...]

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Classified Ads 7/21/2011

Jul 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

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Photos of the Week 7/14/2011

Jul 14th, 2011 | Comments Off

   

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Headline news 7/14/11

Jul 14th, 2011 | Comments Off

CHAMBER LUNCHEON HEARS UPDATE Legislative doings in 2011 session highlighted. _____ COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHOP Proposed budget for FY 2011-12 is trimmed. _____ JEFF POWELL HITS THE (APPALACHIAN) TRAIL Story and photos. _____ WINGS OF BLUE Photos of Blue Angels at Pensacola Beach. _____ WCSB JUNE 5 MEETING Approves insurance plans, public hearing on rules changes. [...]

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County budget trimmed, no millage rate increase for 2012

Jul 14th, 2011 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County commissioners have approved a preliminary budget of slightly over $94 million for the new fiscal year, almost a $4 million reduction from the current year budget, and the commissioners also approved a tentative millage rate with no increase.

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WCSB approves insurance plans

Jul 14th, 2011 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON The Walton County School Board (WCSB) unanimously approved all consent agenda items at the July 5 meeting, including the vendor change for employee 403b plans. According to the item submitted by Human Resources Director Sonya Alford, “On June 8, 2011, notification was received that one participating provider, Waddell and Reed, has elected [...]

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