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Additional lawsuit challenges prohibition on south Walton beach obstructions

Aug 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on Additional lawsuit challenges prohibition on south Walton beach obstructions

By DOTTY NIST  Walton County, Fla. –  Two lawsuits have now been filed challenging Walton County’s recent action prohibiting obstructions such as chains, ropes, signs and fences, from being put or left on the beach by property owners. The lawsuits followed an amendment to the Walton County Waterways and Beach Activities Ordinance approved by the […]

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WCSO SEEKING INFORMATION ON VEHICLE BELONGING TO SUSPECTED HOMICIDE VICTIM

Aug 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on WCSO SEEKING INFORMATION ON VEHICLE BELONGING TO SUSPECTED HOMICIDE VICTIM

News Release Per WCSO For Immediate Release August 1, 2016 Walton County, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking information on the whereabouts of a vehicle belonging to a man believed to be the victim of a homicide. WCSO is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Pontiac Aztec, similar to the vehicle […]

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Multifamily Luxury Apartments Coming to Walton County

Aug 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on Multifamily Luxury Apartments Coming to Walton County

  Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (August 1, 2016) – Bill Pope, developer and owner of W Development Inc., announces construction has begun on Point Washington Apartments, a new $44 million multifamily development consisting of luxury apartments, coming to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in Fall of 2017. The 11 building, three-story, garden style apartments and clubhouse […]

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Paxton Town Council July 19 meeting discusses U.S. 331 project

Aug 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on Paxton Town Council July 19 meeting discusses U.S. 331 project

  By ELIZABETH SINCLAIR Paxton, Fla. – Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has plans for widening and realigning U.S. 331 from Coy Burgess Road, south of DeFuniak Springs to the Alabama state line. Project Manager Peggy Kelley came before the Paxton City Council July 19 to explain the segment of the plan affecting Paxton. Kelley […]

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HOMEGROWN ZIKA CASES IN FLORIDA CLIMB TO 14

Aug 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on HOMEGROWN ZIKA CASES IN FLORIDA CLIMB TO 14

  By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, August 1, 2016………. Gov. Rick Scott said Monday that 10 more people are believed to have contracted the Zika virus through mosquito bites in Miami and that the state is asking for additional help from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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DeFuniak Springs City Council July 25 meeting talks EDC matters

Jul 31st, 2016 | Comments Off on DeFuniak Springs City Council July 25 meeting talks EDC matters

  By ELIZABETH SINCLAIR DeFuniak Springs–Councilman Mac Carpenter was on the agenda of the DeFuniak Springs City Council’s July 25 meeting to discuss the city’s Economic Development Committee (EDC). At the council’s July 7 meeting he had commented on an incident that had occurred at the EDC’s July 7 special meeting. The comments were not […]

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FORT WALTON BEACH WOMAN CHARGED IN EARLY MORNING STABBING

Jul 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on FORT WALTON BEACH WOMAN CHARGED IN EARLY MORNING STABBING

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Fort Walton Beach area woman on charges she stabbed another female nine times early this morning outside a business on Miracle Strip Parkway in Mary Esther. 24-year old Yoshaunda Timms of 3 Deal Avenue is charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

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OKALOOSA EMS PARAMEDICS FACE CHARGES

Jul 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on OKALOOSA EMS PARAMEDICS FACE CHARGES

TWO OKALOOSA EMS PARAMEDICS FACE CHARGES IN APPARENT “SELFIE” COMPETITION USING PATIENTS (Update. Both defendants were booked on charges. The OCSO is not seeking either) The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former Okaloosa County EMS paramedic and issued active warrants for another in connection with an investigation that revealed they used their cell […]

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MOSQUITO-BORNE ZIKA CASES CONFIRMED IN FLORIDA

Jul 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on MOSQUITO-BORNE ZIKA CASES CONFIRMED IN FLORIDA

  By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, July 29, 2016………. Florida’s worries about the Zika virus have turned into reality. In the middle of the state’s typically humid, buggy summer, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that four Zika cases in South Florida were likely caused by mosquito bites. “All four […]

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EDC asks: How to breathe life into downtown DeFuniak Springs?

Jul 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on EDC asks: How to breathe life into downtown DeFuniak Springs?

  By ALICIA LEONARD   DeFUNIAK SPRINGS – Representatives from Florida Division of Historical Resources Main Street program as well as the West Florida Regional Planning Council (WFRPC) visited the DeFuniak Springs Economic Development Committee during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting July 14, 2016 with news of revitalization, support, and possible grant funds, to breathe […]

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