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Archive for June, 2012

Driftwood Restaurant approved with conditions

Jun 14th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Driftwood Restaurant got the green light from county commissioners at the sixth public hearing on the controversial proposal planned for Scenic Gulf Drive. The 3-2 approval came with conditions at a June 5 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting at the South Walton Courthouse Annex.

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Taxpayers’ association hosts Sunshine Seminar

Jun 14th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Florida’s Sunshine Law has been in existence “as we know it” since 1967, according to Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation. The Sunshine Law provides the public with right of access to government meetings and reasonable notice of these meetings.

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A little piece of paradise at Sun Crop Farm

Jun 14th, 2012 | Comments Off

Story and photos by ALICIA LEONARD Off a side road of Coy Burgess Loop in DeFuniak Springs, there is a path to a small piece of organic, home-grown heaven known as Sun Crop Farm.

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Legal Notices 6.07.2012

Jun 7th, 2012 | Comments Off

NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA TO ADOPT THE 2012-2013  DISTRICT STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT The School Board of Walton County, Florida, hereby gives notice of its intent to adopt the proposed 2012-2013 District Student Code of Conduct, which by reference are incorporated as part of School Board Rules, pursuant [...]

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Classified Ads 6.07.2012

Jun 7th, 2012 | Comments Off

FOR SALE BERBER CARPET & Pad. Neutral color-pink & blue specks. Like new. 21 1/2’x13 1/2’ $150. 520-4967. 1tp 6/7 ———————————————— VEGETABLES: peas, butterbeans and more. U pick/we pick. 850-834-2121 or 850-546-0339. 4tp 6/7-614 ———————————————— MID-1980 FOOTBALL CARDS. Hundreds of them. Make offer. Call 502-1310. tfp ———————————————— FRESHLY BALED PINE STRAW. $3.50 a bale. Delivered. [...]

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Headline news 6.7.12

Jun 7th, 2012 | Comments Off

GOVERNOR MEETS THE PUBLIC IN DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Scott dines at Ed’s, takes questions at Hall of Brotherhood. _____ DFS PLANNING  BOARD MEETS Approves variances on Clay Street property. _____ SCHOOL BOARD TALKS BUDGET Figures still preliminary. _____ BCC TERMINATES KISELA’S EMPLOYMENT Negates earlier decision, terminates without cause. _____ TDC DISCUSSES GRANTS AND FUNDING Special workshop [...]

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Kisela terminated as county administrator

Jun 7th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST In a 3-2 vote on May 31, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted to terminate the employment of Greg Kisela, county administrator since June 2011. The decision took place at a special meeting of the BCC at the Walton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs. While the outcome was essentially [...]

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TDC workshop on sponsorship grant policies

Jun 7th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Priorities for funding various events and the philosophy behind sponsorship grants were discussed by South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC) members at a recent workshop.

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Governor Scott stops by to chat

Jun 7th, 2012 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD Florida Gov. Rick Scott along with Florida House Representatives Brad Drake and Marti Coley as well as Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson made a stop to meet with residents in DeFuniak Springs June 4.

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WCSB talks budget

Jun 7th, 2012 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) met on May 29 in their first budget workshop to discuss the preliminary figures coming in and how the future school year budget will take shape. Although no real numbers are available until after July 2, when the taxable value certificate is released, Walton County School [...]

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