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Archive for November, 2012

Residents provide input on proposed beach parking

Nov 15th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST New public parking proposed in south Walton County for people going to the beach has proved to be of great interest to residents. While there is some community support, people with concerns about or opposed to the parking proposals have been the most vocal.

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First beach activities workshop focuses on beach vending

Nov 15th, 2012 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Most of the discussion at the first public workshop on the Walton County Beach Activities Ordinance was focused on the topic of vending of beach chairs and umbrellas on the beaches.

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Walton County proposes designating U. S. 331 a Scenic Corridor

Nov 15th, 2012 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON At the beginning of the Walton County Planning Commission meeting of Nov. 8, Chairman Tom Terrell announced that because of a conflict with a meeting of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners, Attorney Toni Craig would be a few minutes late arriving for the Planning Board meeting. To avoid unnecessary delay [...]

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SW Closes Season With Victory

Nov 15th, 2012 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The South Walton Seahawks tasted victory for the first time in 2012 as they won their season finale on the road in Franklin County by a score of 37-10 to finish 1-9 for the second season in a row.

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Freeport concludes regular season with 40-21 win against Rocky Bayou

Nov 15th, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Big plays were the order of the night as Freeport put the wraps on the regular season with a 40-21 victory on Rocky Bayou’s home field.

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Headline News 11.8.2012

Nov 8th, 2012 | Comments Off

SCOVILLE SUES CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Alleges unconstitutionality of city drug test policy. _____ FREEPORT COUNCIL WORKSHOP ON PERSONNEL ISSUES Employee duties, responsibilities and evaluations discussed. _____ COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR POST ATTRACTS WIDE FIELD Forty-eight applicants from near and far. _____ WALTON UPSETS EAST GADSDEN 17-14 Braves victorious in overtime. _____ FREEPORT ROUTS JAY “Crushing” 46-7 [...]

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Former Planning Director files federal lawsuit against city of DeFuniak Springs

Nov 8th, 2012 | Comments Off

By BRUCE COLLIER Former DeFuniak Springs Planning Director Greg Scoville has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida alleging various violations of his constitutional rights, arising out of his dismissal for refusing to submit to a random drug test. The action was filed Oct. 31, with Scoville as [...]

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Freeport Council Workshop addresses personnel issues

Nov 8th, 2012 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON A lengthy discussion about different personnel matters occupied the Freeport City Council members at their workshop on Nov. 1, at which City Clerk Robin Haynes led off by presenting a draft version of a city organization flow chart to illustrate the assignment of each employee within each of the city’s departments.

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Freeport routs Jay to head into the postseason for the fourth time in four years

Nov 8th, 2012 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER Friday, Nov. 2 was a big night for the Freeport Bulldogs for several reasons, not least of which was a crushing 46-7 win against the Jay Royals.

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Walton Upsets East Gadsden in Overtime 17-14

Nov 8th, 2012 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Braves pulled a huge upset in their final game of the 2012 season as senior Andrew Shipman’s 19-yard field goal on the final play of the first overtime period handed the home team a 17-14 victory over District 1, Class 4A champion East Gadsden.

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