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Archive for August, 2012

DFS budget workshop: revenue and expenditure reports, departmental requests presented

Aug 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council gave unanimous support to Councilman Mac Work’s proposal that the prospective Fiscal Year 2012 budget include provision for raises for all city employees.

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Citizens’ Academy hears about job of county commissioner

Aug 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “County Commissioners have a lot of power over your daily lives,” Cindy Meadows told the Walton County Citizens for Honest Government’s Citizens’ Academy. She emphasized the importance of voting in commission races.

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DFS City Councilman Kermit Wright draws on years of management experience, is “a voice for the people.”

Aug 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Note: This story is the third of a multi-part series derived from interviews with the members of the DeFuniak Springs City Council. This week’s article comes from an interview with Councilman Kermit Wright, while pieces in upcoming editions will profile the remaining city councilmen. Kermit Wright took a hands-on approach to management [...]

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Karate master works with Walton Academy principal to create physical curriculum for students

Aug 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The story of Joe Rios’ life reads like a movie script, except it’s real; it really happened just like he said it did. He has the scars to prove it. Rios, 54, who served in the Army Special Forces from 1975 to 1988, shrugs off his combat duty in the jungles of [...]

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Legal Notices 8.9.2012

Aug 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

ADVERTISEMENT FOR INVITATION TO BID ITB NO: 012-020 INTRODUCTION: The Board of County Commissioners, Walton County, Florida (the “County”) is accepting sealed bids for the sale of one (1) 2001 F550 two wheel drive rescue truck. Mileage is 12,722 and has a custom body manufactured by Rescue Master and is designed to carry extensive rescue [...]

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Classified Ads 8.9.2012

Aug 10th, 2012 | Comments Off

COIN CLUB MEETING DEFUNIAK SPRINGS COIN CLUB meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Door prizes, auction and lots of fun…upstairs of the Dolphin Coin Shop on Hwy. 90 and Smith Road. 951-9981. 1tp 8/9 —————————————– PETS/PET SUPPLIES HAPPY JACK KENNEL SPOT: Strongest flea and tick protection. Quicker kill, longer residual. Contains [...]

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Headline News 8.2.2012

Aug 2nd, 2012 | Comments Off

BCC DISCUSSES FUNDING OPTIONS FOR BIKE PATH Bed tax considered. _____ SCHOOL BOARD ADOPTS TENTATIVE BUDGET, MILLAGE RATE FInal hearing on Sept. 6. _____ CAMACHO/JONES LAWSUIT TO BE HEARD IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY Walton judges recuse themselves. _____ CRAIG TO SERVE AS CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD ATTORNEY Will represent board, not staff. _____ EAGLE SCOUT BUILDS [...]

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WCSB special meeting, tentative budget and millage set

Aug 2nd, 2012 | Comments Off

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) met in a special but quickly wrapped-up second session July 30. Approval of prior minutes, agreements, contracts, transportation, personnel recommendations, school handbooks and a public hearing to adopt a tentative budget and millage rate were on the agenda. A final public hearing on the budget and [...]

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Bed taxes for the bike path?

Aug 2nd, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST There is no question that Walton County’s Timpoochee Trail bicycle/pedestrian path network in south Walton County is very popular for tourists and residents; the question is where the county can find funding to maintain the path in a safe fashion, plus improve the trail network with new bicycle/pedestrian bridges.

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Citizens’ Academy learns about Clerk of Courts’ office

Aug 2nd, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The July 24 weekly meeting of the Citizens for Honest Government focused on the Walton County Clerk of Courts. This was the latest installment of the group’s Citizens’ Academy series.

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