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Archive for August, 2011

Saltwater fish hatchery possible in Walton County?

Aug 11th, 2011 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County District 5 Commissioner Cecilia Jones hosted a meeting of a group of people enthusiastic about the possibility of a saltwater fish hatchery/marine plant nursery in Walton County.

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DFS City Council agrees to use reserve funds to balance budget

Aug 11th, 2011 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON The DeFuniak Springs City Council agreed to a one dollar per hour raise for employees making less than $13.50/hour at the Aug. 2 budget workshop. The suggestion came from Councilman Mac Work after the Council rejected Financial Director Sara Bower’s suggestion to give employees making less than $40,000 a 3-percent salary increase.

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DFS City Council plans to rehab old health department

Aug 11th, 2011 | Comments Off

By ASHLEY AMASON Despite his request on the agenda, Cipriano Hernandez announced he had already come to an agreement to extend the payment of sewer impact fees with the city, the last payment for which was due June 15, 2011. At the Aug. 8 DeFuniak Springs City Council meeting, Hernandez questioned why police/fire impact fees [...]

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WCSB approves budget, sets millage rate

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By ASHLEY AMASON Appropriately for a budget hearing, Chief Financial Officer Jim McCall served in Superintendent Carlene Anderson’s absence while she was at the state board of education meeting during the Aug. 2 Walton County School Board (WCSB) meeting. The millage rate was set at 5.0110 mills, less than the rollback rate (5.3398 mills) which [...]

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Freeport-South Walton Top Area Rivalry

Aug 11th, 2011 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY and REID TUCKER Freeport and South Walton High Schools sit atop our Area 5 rivalry countdown as this week’s story wraps up a 10-week series for our choices of the fiercest match-ups after a look at athletic competition between Walton, Ponce de Leon, Paxton, Freeport and South Walton.

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Photos of the Week 8/4/2011

Aug 4th, 2011 | Comments Off

                                                                                           

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Headline news 8/4/11

Aug 4th, 2011 | Comments Off

BCC TO SET RECOVERY DAMAGE PRIORITIES County project “wish list” for BP damages. _____ FREEPORT HOLDS BUDGET WORKSHOP Final budget to be complete in September. _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL JULY 28 MEETING Gets summary of new growth management rules _____ HEARING SET IN WEDDING HOUSE LAWSUIT County files motion to dismiss. _____ COUNTY SETS CODE [...]

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County sets code enforcement board workshop

Aug 4th, 2011 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Walton County has scheduled an Aug. 9 workshop on the topic of the structure of the county code enforcement board.

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Commissioners to prioritize NRDA project list

Aug 4th, 2011 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST County commissioners are scheduled to determine priorities for projects on Walton County’s “wish list” for funding by BP.

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DeFuniak Springs Planning Board considers new affordable housing complex proposal

Aug 4th, 2011 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The DeFuniak Springs Planning Board met in their regularly scheduled session on Aug. 1, 2011. The board had before them a request to set a public hearing date and a request to approve a preliminary project plan.

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