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 11.12.15

DFS CITY COUNCIL NOV. 9 MEETING More discussion on motorsports park, approves police patrol car   purchase _____ SCHOOL BOARD NOV. 3 MEETING Anderson says she will not seek fourth term _____ NATIVITY SCENE AT COURTHOUSE CHALLENGED County attorney corresponding with advocacy groups _____ TDC DESTINATION IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING Talks possibility of distinctive bridge designs on […]

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Walton Posts 10-0 Football Season – Braves Defeat Bay High 36-3

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton Braves dominated the Bay High Tornadoes from start to finish as the varsity football team capped off a 10-0 regular season with a 36-3 thrashing of the Bay County squad at Tommy Oliver Stadium on Thursday night.

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Freeport blanks Rocky Bayou 35-0, Decker rushes for 1,000 yards in 2015 season

By REID TUCKER Freeport put the wraps on its 2015 football season with a crushing 35-0 win over Rocky Bayou, but the real victor on the Bulldogs’ homecoming night was Chris Decker.

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Seahawks Close 2015 With Win at Jay

By PATRICK CASEY South Walton senior football players Dillon Bates and Kyle Lenoir both had big nights as the Seahawks wrapped up the 2015 varsity football season with a 59-26 win at Jay to finish the year with a 6-4 mark.

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Exotica on parade through Walton County: second BlackTie Classic Rally visits DeFuniak

By REID TUCKER The threat of rain might have kept some of those invited to participate in the second BlackTie Classic Rally off the road, but it doesn’t take many cars of this caliber before you’re looking at more than a million dollars’ worth of ultra high-end machinery.

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Nativity scene at courthouse challenged, member of public requests to do invocation

By DOTTY NIST Walton County’s recent correspondence has involved religion and the issue of separation of church and state.

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DFS City Council votes to reimburse mayor for racetrack visit

By REID TUCKER Mayor Bob Campbell requested reimbursement for his recent fact-finding trip to Birmingham’s Barber Motorsports Park, and he got it by unanimous vote.

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Destination Improvement Committee highlights bridges, gears up for Public Space Design Charrette

By DOTTY NIST Could distinctive bridges along CR-30A come to mind with thoughts of Walton County? This is a vision of the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC)’s Destination Improvement Committee (DIC).

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Headline news 11.5.15

BCC VOTES TO TABLE ACTION ON DFS ROAD AND BRIDGE FUNDS ISSUE Opt for further research _____ BCC LOOKS AT DRAFT PARKING ORDINANCE Citizen comments noted for staff revisions _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL OCT. 17 MEETING Recognizes Dixie Youth World Series runner-up softball team _____ SOUTH WALTON VOLLEYBALL WINS REGION 1 CLASS A VOLLEYBALL TITLE […]

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Officials’ attention turns to parking problems

By DOTTY NIST Parking and parking problems, especially south of the bay, generated a lot of discussion on Oct. 27 with the presentation of a draft parking ordinance. This was at the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting on that date at the Walton County Courthouse.

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