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Archive for July, 2011

DFS City Council: residents against ordinance 801 want to preserve “Athens of the Panhandle”

Jul 14th, 2011 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON Concerned residents crowded the Council room and hallways at the DeFuniak Springs City Council July 11 regarding a rezoning request from Clary-Glenn Funeral Home. The request would rezone the property now located in an R-1 single family residential area to a C-1 commercial district, and upon special approval from the Council allow [...]

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Local Peace Corps volunteer to teach math in South Africa

Jul 14th, 2011 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER By the time this story appears in print, Zach Gershkoff will have begun the first of his 27 months in South Africa as a math teacher with the Peace Corps.

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Dixie Youth softball teams travel to Carrabelle

Jul 14th, 2011 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Five different age divisions traveled to the Forgotten Coast this past weekend as Dixie Youth softball took center stage as the 2011 Florida state tournament got underway on July 8 just east of Carrabelle.

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Classified Ads 7-14-2011

Jul 14th, 2011 | Comments Off

FOR SALE FOR SALE: FRESH CHANNEL CATFISH, out of fresh spring water at Uncle Buck’s Fish Haven. $2.95 lb. undressed. Will dress fish for 50¢ a lb. Great tasting fish. Call 419-9285 or 401-4754 to place order. Will deliver over 10 lbs. 1tp 7/14 ———————————————— For Sale; Custom Built Desktop, Windows XP Pro, 80GB Hard [...]

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Photos of the Week 7/7/2011

Jul 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

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Headline news 7/7/11

Jul 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

WALTON COUNTY CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY Photos of area events and celebrations. _____ WCSB TALKS ATTENDANCE POLICY Opinions divided over changes. _____ BCC: TO RAISE OR NOT TO RAISE? Lower-level employees’ salary increase urged. _____ BCC TALKS DISBANDING BOARDS AND COMMITTEES CDLAB future uncertain. _____ WALTER OWENS’ AMAZING MACHINE Area inventor’s static-electricity powered generator. _____ CERTIFICATE [...]

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Redistricting Committee approves map recommendation to County Commission, School Board

Jul 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER After nearly two months of discussion, the Walton County Redistricting Committee voted to present proposed map 3D to the Board of County Commissioners and School Board for final approval.

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Raises for lower-level county employees urged

Jul 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Community leader Bonnie McQuiston stood before county commission on June 28 to ask for a salary increase for lower-level county employees.

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Future uncertain for Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board

Jul 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST To save on costs, the disbanding of a number of county boards, mainly inactive ones, has been approved. The Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board (CDLAB) was also on the county commissioners’ list of boards to consider disbanding. However, there were objections to the elimination of the CDLAB as a county board, and [...]

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Certificate of Land Use Compliance Ordinance hearing set

Jul 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST A July 12 public hearing has been set for Walton County’s proposed Certificate of Land Use Compliance Ordinance. This will be the second required public hearing for the current draft ordinance, and adoption may take place at that time.

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