Walton County Heritage Museum

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Walton County Courthouse

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Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

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Hotel DeFuniak

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Headline news 3.26.15

DFS CITY COUNCIL MARCH 23 MEETING Returns split vote to extend impact fee moratorium _____ PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL MARCH 17 MEETING Renews sludge removal contract, approves Red Cross proclamation _____ BCC TO CONSIDER TAX INCREMENT FINANCING In south Walton and along U.S. 331 _____ WALTON REPUBLICAN WOMEN HOST RICK PERRY Former Texas governor addresses March [...]

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Paxton Town Council renews sludge removal contract, approves Red Cross Month proclamation

By REID TUCKER The Paxton Town Council wasted no time at its regularly scheduled March meeting, swiftly returning a unanimous vote to re-up its sludge renewal contract with Green South Solutions. The company, formally known as Crook Creek Farms, used to have a five-year renewable contract with the city of Paxton, but it has been [...]

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DFS City Council returns split vote to extend moratorium on impact fees

By REID TUCKER The DeFuniak Springs City Council again debated whether or not to continue the moratorium on impact fees, but the measure passed once more, though this time by a narrow margin. The moratorium, now in its fifth year of existence, was approved by a 3-2 vote at the Council’s March 23 meeting, with [...]

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks to Walton County Republicans

By DOTTY NIST “The greatest and the best days of America are in front of us,” former Texas Governor Rick Perry told an enthusiastic group of Walton County Republicans on March 18 at Cantina Laredo in Grand Boulevard. Visiting in the area, Perry was featured speaker at a joint luncheon meeting of the Walton Republican [...]

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BCC to consider Tax Increment Financing in south Walton County and along U.S. 331

By DOTTY NIST “The gist of it is that it is not a tax increase,” Walton County District 5 Commissioner Cindy Meadows said of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to be considered for south Walton County and along U.S. 331 north of the bay. At their April 14 regular meeting, county commissioners will take up proposals [...]

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Paxton downs Baker 6-3 on night honoring former Bobcats coach Jeff Bradley

By REID TUCKER If Paxton’s home ballpark, now known as “Jeff Bradley Field” in tribute to the storied former coach, was a freshly-launched ship, the Bobcats 6-3 victory over Baker was the champagne bottle ceremonially smashed into its hull. Smashed was indeed the apt descriptor for the March 20 proceedings until the latter stages of [...]

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Headline News 3.19.2015

    BCC CONTINUES HAMPTON INN PUBLIC HEARING             Will be held April 20 at Emerald Coast Middle School             _____   BCC TO CONSIDER SPECIAL MAGISTRATE TO REPLACE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD             Sets public hearing on issue             _____   BCC TO CONSIDER TAX EXEMPTIONS, ADDITIONAL BEACH DRIVING PERMITS             Sets March 24 public [...]

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Use of special magistrate in place of code board to be considered

By DOTTY NIST Walton County is set to begin official consideration of the use of a special magistrate in place of the Walton County Code Enforcement Board (CEB). The topic was on the agenda for the March 10 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting at the South Walton Annex. It was brought up [...]

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Officials set course for changes to beach vending regulations

By DOTTY NIST Changes to regulations for vending at public beach accesses in Walton County may be implemented in a few weeks as a result of a recent decision by officials. The decision came at a March 10 special meeting of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) at the South Walton Annex. Last [...]

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DFS Rotary Club hears from 7th Special Forces Group representative

Story by JEFFREY POWELL Active duty military members, as well as retired individuals and their families, have a huge impact on the area in which we live and work. With several bases within easy driving distance of Walton County the economic boost of these personnel should not be underestimated. In 2011, the 7th Special Forces [...]

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