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

Courthouse

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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Signs removed from Walton County beaches

Sep 13th, 2016 | Comments Off on Signs removed from Walton County beaches
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Meet Riley, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s Distinguished Therapy Dog

Sep 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Meet Riley, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s Distinguished Therapy Dog
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St. Joe Company proposes plan for wetlands on 6,034 acres in Walton County

Sep 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on St. Joe Company proposes plan for wetlands on 6,034 acres in Walton County

  By DOTTY NIST   Panama City Beach/Walton County – Representatives of state and federal regulatory agencies and representatives of the St. Joe Company met with members of the public on Aug. 31 to discuss a proposed agreement with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for wetlands and other property in 28,327 acres of St. […]

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Walton County sued over denial of bed and breakfast proposal

Sep 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Walton County sued over denial of bed and breakfast proposal

  By DOTTY NIST   SOUTH WALTON – A lawsuit has been filed challenging the denial of the Summer House Bed and Breakfast proposed for U.S. 98 in Inlet Beach. Project applicant Rita Bottems filed the lawsuit on July 22, a month and a day after Summer House failed to receive approval in public session […]

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Seahawks Defeat Braves 51-27: Three Defensive Scores Lead Rally

Sep 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Seahawks Defeat Braves 51-27: Three Defensive Scores Lead Rally

  By PATRICK CASEY South Walton earned their first win in varsity football over Walton by scoring three defensive touchdowns as the Seahawks broke open a close game in the fourth quarter by scoring 28 points in the final 12 minutes of the contest for a 51-27 win over the Braves at Everette Yates Memorial […]

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Freeport woman celebrates 100th birthday

Sep 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Freeport woman celebrates 100th birthday

  Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL Freeport, Fla. – On Aug. 17, 1916, World War one was raging in Europe, Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States and Bessie Mae Bryan was born in north Walton County, Fla. Her father, William Bryan, worked as a farmer and hauled tar wood for a […]

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Former Walton County Planning Director sentenced

Sep 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Former Walton County Planning Director sentenced

  September 12, 2016 PRESS RELEASE Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that Patsy D. Blackshear, the former Planning Director for the Walton County Planning Department, entered a plea as charged to Perjury in an Official Proceeding and Perjury in an Unofficial Proceeding. There was no plea agreement, and the […]

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In this week’s edition of the DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze!

Sep 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on In this week’s edition of the DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze!
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Headline news 9/1/16

Sep 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on Headline news 9/1/16

  DFS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AUG. 29 Mears not approved for city manager position _____ BCC VOTES TO BUY BEACHFRONT AND CR-283 PROPERTY Will be used for beach access and parking _____ ZONING BOARD AUG. 25 MEETING Upholds two planning director decisions on appeal _____ DISTRICT AND TEACHERS UNION NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE Multiple issues raise […]

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Teachers union and district still have long way to go during bargaining process

Sep 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on Teachers union and district still have long way to go during bargaining process

  By ALICIA LEONARD DeFuniak Springs, Fla – Representatives for the Walton County Education Association and representatives for the Walton County School District entered into round five of ongoing negotiations the evening of Aug. 25, 2016. Both sides are still negotiating requests outside of salary as numbers needed for those items to be discussed will […]

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