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Revised CR-30A speed limits, corridor alternative evaluations, other traffic study recommendations approved

Mar 2nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Revised CR-30A speed limits, corridor alternative evaluations, other traffic study recommendations approved

By DOTTY NIST  Following up on a number of recommendations from the recently-completed CR-30A Traffic Study, the county commission has approved a number of those, including revised speed limits for CR-30A. The study, the most recent of several applying to the county road, was provided by the Atkins company. The Walton County Board of County […]

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Walton County BCC approves partial 90-day medical marijuana temporary moratorium

Mar 2nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Walton County BCC approves partial 90-day medical marijuana temporary moratorium

By DOTTY NIST  After hearing from half a dozen citizens, including two physicians, expressing opposition to a potential 240-day moratorium on growing, cultivating, processing, manufacturing, dispensing, and distributing medical marijuana (cannabis) and its retail and wholesale sale in Walton County, county commissioners have approved a shorter moratorium applying only to sale of the substance in […]

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Eden Gardens holds annual Camellia Festival

Mar 2nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Eden Gardens holds annual Camellia Festival

Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL In excess of 700 people visited this year’s Camellia Festival held at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington. Event organizers had been a bit nervous concerning weather forecasts but fortunately the rain came through early Saturday morning allowing this annual event to be held under partly cloudy sky.

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City of Freeport discusses land acquisition/ computer services

Feb 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on City of Freeport discusses land acquisition/ computer services

Story by JEFFREY POWELL The city of Freeport held it first regularly scheduled meeting of the month on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2017. Fewer than one dozen citizens were in attendance. All council members were present with Janice McLean chairing the meeting in Mayor Russ Barley’s absence. The meeting began with the approval of a […]

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Walton County Officials finalize Beach Activities Ordinance revisions

Feb 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Walton County Officials finalize Beach Activities Ordinance revisions

  By DOTTY NIST Revisions involving beach vending, plus additional changes to the Walton County Waterways and Beach Activities Ordinance, have been finalized in the wake of a series of county commission meetings on the topic, with input from beach vendors and community members. Final decisions on revisions to the ordinance took place at a […]

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DeFuniak Springs City Council discusses search for new city manager

Feb 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on DeFuniak Springs City Council discusses search for new city manager

By ELIZABETH SINCLAIR With Councilman Mac Carpenter’s name noticeable by omission, DeFuniak Springs Interim City Manager Tilman Mears wrote a letter of appreciation to the mayor and other four council members dated Feb.13. His formal letter of resignation was presented on Feb. 1. At the city council meeting on Feb.13, Mayor Bob Campbell asked

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Headline news 2/2/17

Feb 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Headline news 2/2/17

  BCC STUDYING QUESTION OF SPECIAL MAGISTRATE Would preside at quasi-judicial hearings _____ SPECIAL BCC MEETING SET FOR BEACH ACTIVITIES ORDINANCE Proposed revisions to be considered Feb. 7 _____ SANDESTIN INVESTMENTS NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE HEARING CONTINUED Open space proposal denied after hearing _____ DFS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING Mears resigns as interim city manager […]

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Mardi Gras comes a little early to DeFuniak Springs

Feb 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Mardi Gras comes a little early to DeFuniak Springs
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Walton County Courthouse shuttle service

Feb 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Walton County Courthouse shuttle service
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South Walton District 3 champs again

Feb 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on South Walton District 3 champs again

By PATRICK CASEY The third meeting between the South Walton girls basketball team and the Baker Gators went a lot like the first two. The Lady Seahawks won yet again. Led by 23 points from senior center Savannah Slade and 19 points from junior forward Allee Coble, the Seahawks built a 25-point lead in the […]

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