Walton County Heritage Museum

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Walton County Courthouse

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One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

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CONSOLIDATED EFFORT

Sep 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on CONSOLIDATED EFFORT
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Meeting indicates continued interest in a city south of the bay  

Sep 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on Meeting indicates continued interest in a city south of the bay  

By DOTTY NIST   Rosemary Beach   – About 150 people were in attendance at Rosemary Beach Town Hall on Aug. 23 for an update on efforts by the volunteer group A Better South Walton (ABSW) toward providing residents south of the bay with an option for a city government. Several members of the volunteer group addressed […]

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Freeport defeats Cottondale 20-12

Sep 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on Freeport defeats Cottondale 20-12

  By BLAKE MCCORMICK Last season the Cottondale Hornets steam-rolled Freeport with over 300 yards of rushing offense that had enough big plays to make Bo Jackson, in the early 1990’s Nintendo game, Tecmo Super Bowl, proud. On Thursday night (Aug. 25), Cottondale hosted the Bulldogs and planned to once again feature electric running back […]

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DFS special meeting: Mears not approved for city manager job

Sep 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on DFS special meeting: Mears not approved for city manager job

  By ELIZABETH SINCLAIR DeFuniak Springs – On March 28, 2016 DeFuniak Springs City Manager Sarah Bowers resigned, effective immediately. The city council, in a special meeting, met the next day and unanimously approved Public Works Director Tilman Mears as interim city manager. Five months to the day, Aug. 29, again in a special meeting. […]

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Officials vote to buy beachfront property and CR-283 property for beach access and parking

Sep 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on Officials vote to buy beachfront property and CR-283 property for beach access and parking

By DOTTY NIST Walton County, Fla. –  The county commission has voted to acquire property for a new regional beach access in Dune Allen and other property on CR-283 in Grayton Beach that would provide for beachgoer parking. The decisions took place at the Aug. 23 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting at […]

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Barbara Bush Foundation fundraiser for new Walton County intensive reading program raises $40,000

Aug 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Barbara Bush Foundation fundraiser for new Walton County intensive reading program raises $40,000

Walton County, Fla. (August 29, 2016) – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy celebrated a new partnership with the Walton County School District on Friday at a sold-out community fundraiser that raised more than $40,000 and fully funded what will be a three-year intensive reading pilot program at Van R. Butler Elementary School. The community […]

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A sweet arrival

Aug 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on A sweet arrival

By ALICIA LEONARD DeFuniak Springs – Dunkin’ Donuts, headquartered in Canton, Mass. serves sweet treats and baked goods to over three million customers per day, and if the stars align correctly DeFuniak Springs residents will be added to that list in the near future. Planning Director of DeFuniak Springs Kelly D. Schultz, AICP, CPM said […]

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Headline news 8/25/16

Aug 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Headline news 8/25/16

  DFS CITY COUNCIL AUG. 22 MEETING Talks possible changes in ordinances and codes _____ SCHOOL BOARD AUG. 16 MEETING Student population up, first day of school a success _____ WALTON REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED AUG. 17 MEETING Tax collector, superintendent candidates speak _____ RULING IN GULF TRACE LAWSUIT Customary use question left open _____ BRAVES […]

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DFS City Council discusses possible changes in codes, ordinances

Aug 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on DFS City Council discusses possible changes in codes, ordinances

By ELIZABETH SINCLAIR DeFuniak Springs – Discussion of possible changes in municipal codes and ordinances began when DeFuniak Springs Planning Director Kelly Schultz brought the city council the results of a sign survey at the council’s Aug. 22 meeting. More than 300 people responded to the survey sent out in utility bills. Because utilities are used by […]

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Freeport and Chipley put on a show in Kickoff debut

Aug 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Freeport and Chipley put on a show in Kickoff debut

  By BLAKE MCCORMICK Chipley –   The 2016 Kickoff Classic between the Freeport Bulldogs and the Chipley Tigers this past Friday night was turning into such a thriller that even a large full moon snuck out from behind the home stands at Chipley’s Phillip Rountree Stadium to check out the second half. Unfortunately for […]

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