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 July, 2012

Headline News 7.12.2012

Jul 12th, 2012 | Comments Off

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

Jul 12th, 2012 | Comments Off

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

Jul 12th, 2012 | Comments Off

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

Jul 12th, 2012 | Comments Off

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

Jul 12th, 2012 | Comments Off

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”

Jul 12th, 2012 | Comments Off

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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Legal Notices 7.5.2012

Jul 5th, 2012 | Comments Off

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12CA000590 STEPHANIE P. WOOD, Plaintiff, vs. SUEANN WOOD, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Sueann Wood, Defendant, and to all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against Defendant, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, [...]

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Classified Ads 7.5.2012

Jul 5th, 2012 | Comments Off

YARD SALES Yard Sale 151 Aero Drive, DFS, lots of baby boy and girl items, household, misc. furniture, etc. 7 a.m. to noon, Sat. July 7. 1tp 7-5 ———————————————— Yard Sale 403 Bruce Avenue in back yard. Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Downsizing lots and lots of stuff. Cancel if rain. 1tp. [...]

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Headline news 7.5.2012

Jul 5th, 2012 | Comments Off

BCC ADOPTS PROPERTY PURCHASE ORDINANCE Rules and procedures for acquiring, selling property. _____ DFS PLANNING BOARD JULY 2 MEETING Brief agenda, new member joins board. _____ WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING Personnel issues spark controversy. _____ ZONING BOARD TO REHEAR ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL Holiday Road business issue. _____ TDC PLANS WORKSHOPS FOR PUBLIC INPUT BCC [...]

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County approves procedures for property acquisition

Jul 5th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Procedures are now in place for Walton County to follow when the county acquires or disposes of property Previously no such standards had been part of Walton County Code. They were added through an ordinance approved by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) at its June 26 regular meeting at [...]

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