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Archive for May, 2012

Forest site nixed for new TDC facility

May 18th, 2012 | Comments Off

by DOTTY NIST The option of constructing a new South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC) building on Point Washington State Forest property has been eliminated in a 4-0 vote of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC).

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Crime Stoppers funding redirected to two-county organization

May 18th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST At the request of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and by approval of Walton County commissioners, the state funding previously going to Crime Stoppers of Walton County will now be directed to Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, which is headquartered in Okaloosa County.

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Freeport City Council meeting May 8 talks waterfront planning

May 18th, 2012 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON To open the business portion of the Freeport City Council meeting of May 8, City Planner Latilda Henninger introduced Julie Dennis of Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity who commented on the progress made to date in the planning workshops for Freeport’s Working Waterfronts Florida project. Dennis told the Council that there are [...]

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DFS City Council votes 3-2 not to raise salaries for council members and mayor

May 18th, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER It came down to a 3-2 split when put to the vote, but the DeFuniak Springs City Council ultimately voted against a 100-percent pay raise for the Council members and mayor.

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Classified Ads 5.17.2012

May 18th, 2012 | Comments Off

WE PAY CASH We pay cash for any type of metal. Autos, appliances, tin, tractors, mowers, trailers & more. We pick up. 334-379-4166. 4tp 5/10-5/31 ———————————————— PETS/ PET SUPPLIES YORKIE POO PUPS. 3 male, 1 female. $100.00 892-7950/333-4586. 1tp 5/17 ————————————————FOR SALE VEGETABLES: Green beans, cucumbers and squash. 850-834-2121 or 850-546-0339. 3tp 5/3-5/17 ———————————————— BUY, [...]

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“Chat Holley” lawsuit now hinges on one issue

May 18th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST With one of its three counts dropped and another struck due a judge’s decision, the one issue to be determined in what has been called the “Chat Holley” lawsuit is whether Walton County violated state statute by hiring special legal counsel without a public meeting.

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Legal Notices 5.17.2012

May 18th, 2012 | Comments Off

NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA TO ADOPT A SCHOOL BOARD RULE SETTING FORTH SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT The School Board of Walton County, Florida, hereby gives notice of its intent to adopt the proposed rule setting forth Social Media policies and procedures [...]

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Classified Ads 5.10.2012

May 11th, 2012 | Comments Off

AUCTION COURT ORDERED AUCTION, Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. Viewing at 8 a.m., No early viewing. Everything goes/only 1 reserves! 4741 US 331 S. DeFuniak Springs, FL. Signs posted. •1998 Chevy  3/4 ton 4×4 truck, 1995 Corvette, 44K miles, 2004 Mazda Miata, 1993 Montero, 1997 CJ7 and 1993 Wrangler Jeeps, John Deere 4×4 35 [...]

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Legal Notices 5.10.2012

May 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA TO ADOPT A SCHOOL BOARD RULE SETTING FORTH SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT The School Board of Walton County, Florida, hereby gives notice of its intent to adopt the proposed rule setting forth Social Media policies and procedures [...]

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Headline news 5.10.2012

May 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

JUDGE PROMISES RULING IN “WEDDING HOUSE” LAWSUIT Parties seeking summary judgment. _____ ENERGY CONSERVATION DISCOVERY EXPO Money-saving green technology on display. _____ WCEDA BOARD MEETING MAY 3 Funding report for business startups. _____ CHAMBER HAS NEW PRESIDENT First Friday Breakfast welcomes Kellie Jo Kilberg. _____ TESTIMONY CONTINUES ON DRIFTWOOD RESTAURANT Experts speak for both sides [...]

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