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Archive for May, 2014

Officials set sights on sports complex, more sports fields south of bay

May 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST After almost a year of research and consideration, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has voted unanimously to start the process of acquiring land for a sports complex and additional sports facilities for local youth south of the bay.

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Bagby authorized to look at potential new beach accesses

May 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST Jim Bagby recently got the go-ahead to follow through with research on half a dozen locations in south Walton County where new public beach accesses might be a possibility. He estimated that this would be a multi-year process.

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Freeport City Council hears EAR changes to comp plan, other updates

May 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

By BEN GRAFTON As the first order of business at the Freeport City Council meeting of May 13, Mayor Russ Barley announced that Councilwoman Elizabeth Brannon has been elected to serve as the new president of the Northwest Florida League of Cities, an organization of 63 cities in 17 counties. The announcement was followed by [...]

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County commissioners decide against joint meeting on U.S. 331 standards

May 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST The Walton County Planning Commission will be required to “go it alone” in its hearing of the proposed U.S. 331 Corridor Design Standards, in spite of previous discussion of a joint county commission/ planning commission meeting on these development standards proposed for U.S. 331 corridor in the unincorporated area north of the [...]

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Legal Notices 5.22.2014

May 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

2206633 IN THE FIRST JUDICIAL  CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO.:   14-000276-CA Parcel Nos.:  108, 120, 154,           707, 711, 735   STATE OF FLORIDA  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,   Petitioner,   v.   FOUR ANNIE, LLC, a Georgia Limited Liability Company, and others,   Defendants. [...]

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Paxton Wins Region Title 7-6

May 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

By PATRICK CASEY Sophomore Grant Stewart overcame a rough performance on the mound with a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and teammate Austin Burlison dropped a bloop single down the right field line in the bottom of the eighth inning to plate Ian Forehand and lift the Paxton Bobcats to [...]

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Photos of the Week 5.21.2014

May 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

       

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Headline News 5.15.14

May 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

SOUTH WALTON MOSQUITO CONTROL MAY 8 MEETING State of emergency declared following flooding _____ DESIGN REVIEW BOARD MAY 8 MEETING Approves redevelopment plans for Beachwalk Plaza _____ BCC TO TAKE UP OUTDOOR DISPLAY AND SIGN ORDINANCES At May 20 special meeting _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL MAY 12 MEETING Votes to continue impact fee moratorium _____ [...]

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State of emergency declared for South Walton Mosquito Control District

May 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By DOTTY NIST “We’ve got an emergency pretty much everywhere we turn,” observed South Walton Mosquito Control District (SWMCD) Commissioner Bob Hudson.

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DFS City Council votes to continue moratorium on impact fees for fourth year

May 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Councilmen swiftly turned in a unanimous vote to renew the moratorium on impact fees, extending the waiver until May 31 of next year.

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