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

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

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Walton County eyes new fiscal year budget with no millage increase

Jul 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on Walton County eyes new fiscal year budget with no millage increase

By DOTTY NIST   WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA  – No millage rate increase is envisioned for Walton County’s budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) held two budget workshops in early July, the first of those on July 7 at the Walton County Courthouse, the second on July 11 […]

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FAMILY OF 23 MONTH OLD THANK OFFICER FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Jul 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on FAMILY OF 23 MONTH OLD THANK OFFICER FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA – The parents of a toddler who called for medical treatment came by the Police Department Friday to thank the Officer who helped him. 23 month old Matthew Barton was with his family at WalMart on Monday when he began convulsing. The family asked for help and WalMart employees immediately called 911. […]

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WCSB celebrated for master training, tentative on health insurance changes

Jul 17th, 2016 | Comments Off on WCSB celebrated for master training, tentative on health insurance changes

  By ALICIA LEONARD DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FL -The Walton County School Board (WCSB) changed things up a little due to a Monday holiday, holding their first regular meeting of the month Thursday evening, July 7, 2016 with an insurance workshop starting out at 3:30 p.m., and regular meeting starting at 5 p.m.

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Waterways and Beach Activities Ordinance Update

Jul 16th, 2016 | Comments Off on Waterways and Beach Activities Ordinance Update

Walton County’s current Waterways and Beach Activities Ordinance [No. 2016-16] addresses unpermitted personal property left on the beach overnight. Overnight is defined as the hours between one hour after dusk and one hour before sunrise.

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Officials approve emergency repairs at Oyster Lake and CR-30A  

Jul 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on Officials approve emergency repairs at Oyster Lake and CR-30A  

By DOTTY NIST  WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA –  Approval was recently granted for emergency repairs in response to the failure of a retaining wall that had been part of the Oyster Lake bridge project. At their June 27 meeting at the Walton County Courthouse, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved funding to pay […]

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County contacts property owners about beach obstruction prohibition  

Jul 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on County contacts property owners about beach obstruction prohibition  

By DOTTY NIST Walton County, Florida – Beachfront property owners have been sent a certified letter with information about recent changes to the Walton County Waterways and Beach Activities Ordinance prohibiting obstructions on the beach. As approved by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on June 14, the revised ordinance prohibits

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Walton County Animal Shelter pet of the week

Jul 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Walton County Animal Shelter pet of the week

THE WALTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER has more than 100 dogs and cats hoping to go HOME with their forever families before it’s too late. Our adoption fee is just $65 and that includes spay/neuter, microchip and all required shots. In some cases, you can take your new friend home with you the very same day. […]

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Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Candidate Forums

Jul 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Candidate Forums

  Walton County, Fla. (July 8, 2016) – The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce announces four candidate forums for upcoming municipal elections in Walton County prior to the August 30, 2016, Primary Election. Participating candidates include those running for Walton County School District’s Superintendent of Schools, Walton County School Board, Walton County Board of County […]

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ODOR OF MARIJUANA LEADS TO METH LAB MATERIALS IN VEHICLE

Jul 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on ODOR OF MARIJUANA LEADS TO METH LAB MATERIALS IN VEHICLE

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. – A nervous neighbor’s report results in DeFuniak Springs Officers finding the ingredients for a meth lab early Thursday morning. Officers responded to N. 7th Street around 2 AM and found 34 year old Justin Colt Bray in the driver’s seat of a red Nissan truck. A strong smell of marijuana was emanating […]

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MILLIONAIRES ADD UP IN LEGISLATURE

Jul 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on MILLIONAIRES ADD UP IN LEGISLATURE

MILLIONAIRES ADD UP IN LEGISLATURE By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA   THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, July 5, 2016………. The 2016 Florida Legislature appears to have been the richest in recent history. And a couple of incoming freshmen, recently elected without opposition, could help make the 2017 class even wealthier. The makeup of the […]

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