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Headline news 5.14.15

DFS CITY COUNCIL MAY 11 MEETING Sets date for finance director interviews _____ “CITIZENS FOR A BETTER SOUTH WALTON” MEETS Newly formed action group plans series of meetings _____ TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MAY 6 MEETING Fourteen projects move forward _____ ST JOE DONATES $9,275 TO PAXTON FOR DIXIE YOUTH Grant will fund baseball park improvements [...]

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Fourteen projects move forward from Walton County Technical Review Committee

By DOTTY NIST This month, 14 land use proposals cleared the Walton County Technical Review Committee (TRC), either moving to the development order stage or to review by another committee or board. The actions took place at the TRC’s May 6 regular meeting at the South Walton Annex. Approvals were subject to any outstanding comments [...]

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“Citizens for a Better South Walton” kicks off meeting series

By DOTTY NIST Community residents gathered at the Rosemary Beach Town Hall on May 11 for a discussion of options available to south Walton County residents for a way to the kind of community that they would hope for in the future. About 35 people attended this first of a series of meetings held by [...]

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DFS Woman’s Club honors local midwife Gladys Milton as second “Woman of Light”

By REID TUCKER Walton County midwife Gladys Milton was selected as the second DeFuniak Springs Woman’s Club “Woman of Light” for her contributions to local medicine and community advocacy. Woman’s Club Treasurer Chris Guzowski, who spoke at the May 8 ceremony at which a plaque in honor of Milton was placed at the DeFuniak Springs [...]

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DeFuniak Springs City Council sets date for finance director interviews

By REID TUCKER The City Council unanimously approved the rankings for the top three candidates vying for the vacant finance director position and set Tuesday, May 26, as the date for conducting interviews. The board members needed little time to approve the rankings on the night of the regularly scheduled May 11 City Council meeting, [...]

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WCSB receives grant from St. Joe

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) met for their regularly scheduled meting on the afternoon of May 5, at 5 p.m. The meeting opened with Walton High School teacher Tracy Nick accepting a grant for $13,500 from Janet Greeno, executive director of the St. Joe Community Foundation, Inc. The board then moved [...]

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Headline News 5.7.2015

  BCC TALKS CR-30A ISSUES             Recycling, other 30A challenges also discussed             _____   BCC SCRATCHES PROPOSED REVISIONS TO MINING ORDINANCE             County will look for alternatives             _____   BCC WILL CONTINUE TO CONSIDER SPECIAL MAGISTRATE             Possible substitute for Code Enforcement Board             _____   APRIL 29 SOUTH WALTON SPORTS PARK DESIGN [...]

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County commissioners scratch proposed revisions to mining ordinance

By DOTTY NIST Proposed revisions to the Walton County Mining Ordinance, long in the works, have been scratched, and the county will pursue another way of helping people who want to build ponds on their property. The issue was on the agenda for the April 28 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) regular meeting [...]

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Officials deal with CR-30A issues, discuss recycling, set course on investigation recommendation

By DOTTY NIST CR-30A’s challenges were a focus for county commissioners at their April 28 regular meeting at the Walton County Courthouse, along with other issues of importance in south Walton County. District 1 Commissioner Bill Chapman brought up problems with CR-30A that had come up at the April 20 Walton County Board of County [...]

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Despite opposition, ordinance to replace code board with special magistrate moves forward

By DOTTY NIST A proposed ordinance that would replace the Walton County Code Enforcement Board (CEB) with a special magistrate recently moved forward from its first county commission hearing and will continue to be considered. The Special Magistrate Ordinance was taken up at the April 28 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) regular meeting [...]

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