STEVEN COZZIE (center, looking back) following reading of the jury’s recommendation of a death sentence at the conclusion of last week’s penalty phase in his trial for the June 2011 murder of 15-year-old Courtney Wilkes of Lyons, Ga.
MADELEINE AND RICHARD VARNER recently visited the Walton County Heritage Museum depot walkway. The Varners have purchased three memorial stones for themselves and loved ones. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)
LINED UP to pet the ‘gator. On June 22 the Fudpucker Gator Beach crew presented an alligator program to an audience made up of all ages in the theater of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. (Photo by Ben Grafton)
JADA SUMPTER AND HUNTER OSBORNE WERE HARD AT WORK customizing and programming their robot to complete six alternative energy-themed challenges. Sumpter and 10 other youngsters between 11 and 14 took time out of their summer vacation to learn about the basics of robotics at a special Seaside Neighborhood School program. The program was hosted by the local 4-H Club of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Walton County extension office. (Photo by Reid Tucker)
CLIENT MS. DOROTHY demonstrates her “royal wave” after being crowned Queen of the Friendship House Mardi Gras. ARC volunteers helped Ms. Dorothy celebrate and have been a wonderful part of the Friendship House family. Volunteers, supporters and staff, the lifeblood of the organization, invite all groups to participate with Friendship House as well as thank all those who make it one of the most special places in Walton County. (Photo by Abbie Anne Dudley)
J.R. KIRK (l) and Christopher Kirk recently caught this large Black Drum near the Clyde B Wells bridge. J.R. was visiting from Jasper, Ala. and Christopher is from DeFuniak Springs. The duo had plans to consume their catch later that night. (photo by Jeffrey Powell)