Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

Train Depot Museum

Walton County Courthouse

Growing to meet the needs of the community


Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

Fun and relaxation

Hotel DeFuniak

Built in 1920, completely restored, the perfect place to stay!

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Headline news 8.27.15

  DFS CITY COUNCIL AUG. 24 MEETING Discusses possible collaboration with county agencies on fiber-optics  ring _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL AUG. 18 MEETING Approves procedure for additional water bill waivers _____ TRIUMPH GULF COAST BOARD HOLDS FIRST MEETING Will administer $1.5 billion for oil spill economic recovery purposes _____ WALTON REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED AUG. 19 […]

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DFS Council talks possible collaboration with county agencies on fiber-optics ring

By REID TUCKER Information technology representatives from various Walton County agencies presented the DeFuniak Springs City Council with the idea of jointly participating in connection to an optical fiber communications ring.

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Paxton Town Council – revised ordinance allows customers to request additional water bill waivers

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council unanimously approved an amended ordinance allowing city utilities customers to apply for additional water bill waivers, whereas the previous rule limited waivers to once-per-lifetime affairs.

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Corporation to oversee $1.5 billion for eight Panhandle counties holds first meeting

By DOTTY NIST Convening for the first time on Aug. 18 was a five-member corporation that will make decisions on $1.5 billion coming to eight Panhandle counties for economic recovery, diversification and enhancement.

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Walton County staff members talk with WRWF about oil spill “pots of money”

By DOTTY NIST Billy Williams, Walton County RESTORE Act coordinator, and Melinda Gates, environmental specialist for Walton County Public Works, recently met with Walton Republican Women Federated (WRWF) members and their guests to discuss the complicated topic of funding opportunities resulting from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Walton wins kickoff classic

By PATRICK MOSLEY The Walton Braves raced to a 21-0 halftime lead, then fought to hold on in the second half as the local squad captured the 2015 Kickoff Classic with a 28-21 victory over visiting Panama City Mosley.

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Hotel for Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach Hardee’s, six other projects take a step forward

By DOTTY NIST Eight developments proposed for south Walton County got a nod to move forward from the Walton County Planning Commission on Aug. 13. This was at the panel’s regular meeting at the South Walton Annex.

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Paxton’s Palmer family honored at grand opening of Thomas the Tank Engine theme park

By REID TUCKER It’s an observable fact that most little boys love trains, but Tank Palmer is well and truly mad for them – especially Thomas, the blue tank engine, star of the children’s media franchise that bears his name.

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The difference an A can make

By ALICIA LEONARD Some of our most celebrated business leaders and innovators have sought out not the most technologically skilled employees to help grow their business, but those educated in the most well-rounded way.

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School District explores self-insuring after news of rate increase

By ALICIA LEONARD News of a rate increase brought to the Walton County School Board (WCSB) during their July 21, 2015 regular board meeting prompted a request by Board Vice-chair Mark Davis to workshop possible alternatives to the increase.

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