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Archive for May, 2012

Judge promises ruling in “wedding house” lawsuit

May 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Attorneys for the owners of a large short-term rental home in Seagrove Beach have made the argument that Walton County has “no regulatory basis” to prohibit renters from holding weddings, receptions, and other events in the home.

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Testimony continues for Driftwood restaurant proposal

May 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Several hours of testimony by two planners as expert witnesses consumed most of an April 30 public hearing on the proposed Driftwood restaurant. Much of the discussion was on the topic of compatibility.

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WCSB meets, discusses terminology used in evaluating teacher performance

May 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) met in its regular session May 8 at 9 a.m. The board’s Chairman, Dennis Wallace, opened the meeting and Vice-chairperson Faye Leddon led the prayer and pledge of allegiance, before Wallace briefly discussed minor changes in agenda items. District 1 member Mildred Wilkerson was not present [...]

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Sixth Annual May Day Festival brings in big crowds

May 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Though numerous other events were taking place in DeFuniak Springs on Saturday, May 5, the 6th Annual May Day Festival attracted big crowds throughout the day and into the evening.

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Energy Conservation Discovery Expo showcases money-saving green technologies

May 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER DeFuniak Springs’ first annual Energy Conservation Discovery Expo demonstrated firsthand how “green” technological innovation can help save the planet while helping individuals and local government alike save greenbacks.

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Headline News 5.3.2012

May 4th, 2012 | Comments Off

SWCC FORUM ON OIL SPILL Scientist speaks on effects in gulf. _____ FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL APRIL 26 MEETING C.W. Roberts expansion anticipated. _____ FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVES REVISED REDISTRICTING PLAN Senate revision passes constitutional review. _____ HEARINGS HELD ON HARRIS LAWSUIT Court hears argument on dismissal, no ruling yet. _____ FREEPORT SEASON ENDS AT DISTRICT [...]

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Scientist provides update on oil spill research

May 4th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “As a scientist, I don’t think I can ever say that we can rest easy,” scientist Richard Snyder’s told community members as he addressed them two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Hearings held on Harris v. Walton County lawsuits

May 4th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST An hour’s worth of arguments were heard on April 30 in the matter of Suzanne Harris’ legal challenge resulting from Walton County’s 2010 purchase of property on Chat Holley Road.

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Freeport anticipates expansion of C. W. Roberts

May 4th, 2012 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At the Freeport City Council meeting of April 26, City Planner Latilda Henninger presented a report on the progress of the Waterfronts Florida workshops, the most recent of which was held on April 18. The workshops have been well attended and a number of good suggestions for improvements put forth. With the [...]

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Florida Supreme Court declares revised redistricting plan to be valid

May 4th, 2012 | Comments Off

By BRUCE COLLIER The Florida Supreme Court has declared the revised state Senate Joint Resolution apportioning Florida’s Senate districts to be constitutionally valid. In Re: Senate Joint Resolution of Legislative Apportionment 2-B, No. SC12-460, dated April 27, concludes the second phase of the state’s constitutionally mandated decennial legislative apportionment process. The court’s opinion, 57 pages [...]

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