Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

Train Depot Museum

Walton County Courthouse

Growing to meet the needs of the community

Courthouse

Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

Fun and relaxation

Hotel DeFuniak

Built in 1920, completely restored, the perfect place to stay!

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Archive for 2012

Photos of the Week 7.12.2012

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Headline News 7.12.2012

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DFS CITY COUNCIL JULY 9 MEETING Hears update on state grant program for improvements. _____ WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD “Soft resignation” of SWHS athletic director draws controversy. _____ LOCAL TEEN TO AUDITION FOR “AMERICAN IDOL” Chance Byrd headed for New Orleans. _____ WHAT IT’S WORTH, CONT’D. A look at officials’ salaries, benefits. _____ COUNTY PROTECTIVE [...]

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DFS City Council hears update on state grant program for improvements to low-income areas

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By REID TUCKER In the span of less than an hour, the DeFuniak Springs City Council got the details on a state grant project aimed at improving low-to-moderate income areas and approved a plethora of items requiring action.

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Camp Helen visitors enjoy history tour

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Story and photos by DOTTY NIST Human habitation goes back over 4,000 years at Camp Helen State Park. Even when one knows the basics of the 183-acre property, it seems there is always something new to be learned.

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FHS’ Gabe Moore finishes first and Sam Morgan takes 11th at national club track championship

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By REID TUCKER At the time of this writing, Gabe Moore and Sam Morgan had just completed the biggest track meet of their young careers with superlative results.

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County has measures in place to protect sea turtles

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By DOTTY NIST Sea turtles are among the most ancient creatures on earth, but all five sea turtle species found in the United States are listed by the federal government as either endangered or threatened. Four of those species have nested in Walton County, with loggerheads being the most numerous.

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Don’t Stop Believing: Local teen to audition for “American Idol”

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By ASHLEY AMASON “I’ve been singing my whole life,” Chance Byrd, a charismatic 16-year old with a knack for making people laugh, says. The 11-year veteran of the Chautauqua Theatre is now chasing his dream to perform on the big stage, auditioning for American Idol in New Orleans this month.

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