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Archive for August 10th, 2012

Photos of the Week 8.9.2012

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Headline News 8.9.2010

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DE FUNIAK SPRINGS HOLDS SECOND BUDGET WORKSHOP Tentative FY 2012 budget would include employee raises. _____ CITIZENS FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT JULY 31 MEETING Citizens Academy spotlights duties of commissioners. _____ SOUTH WALTON TURTLE WATCH MEETS WITH COUNTY Officials urged to seek more enforcement of ordinances. _____ WALTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE MEETING Addresses planning and [...]

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Turtle watch volunteers seek more enforcement from county

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By DOTTY NIST Walton County has ordinances in place to protect sea turtles. For some time the South Walton Turtle Watch (SWTW) has been asking for comprehensive enforcement of those ordinances. On Aug. 1, turtle watch volunteers met with county officials and staff to seek more enforcement on sea turtle issues.

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

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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

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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.”

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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

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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

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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

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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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