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

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Hotel DeFuniak

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

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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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Expansion of WaterColor Publix, other proposals, clear Planning Commission with favorable vote  

Jul 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on Expansion of WaterColor Publix, other proposals, clear Planning Commission with favorable vote  

By DOTTY NIST   Walton County, Fla— Among items before the Walton County Planning Commission on July 14 were a proposal for the expansion of the WaterColor Crossings Publix in Seagrove and associated amendment. The meeting took place at the South Walton Annex. A staff report provided to the planning commissioners outlined the PUD/DRI amendment […]

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Gulf Place development gets final go-ahead, Driftwood homeowners object to letters

Jul 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on Gulf Place development gets final go-ahead, Driftwood homeowners object to letters

  By DOTTY NIST Walton County, Fla—  Among business taken up by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) at its July 12 regular meeting was now-familiar but revised proposal for condominium and commercial development within the Gulf Place Planned Unit Development (PUD). The commissioners also heard from some Driftwood Estates residents about a […]

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WCSO TO HOLD 2ND ANNUAL BACKPACK DRIVE

Jul 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on WCSO TO HOLD 2ND ANNUAL BACKPACK DRIVE

Walton County, Fla— For the second year in a row the Walton County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for kids to head back to school by holding a backpack drive benefiting those in need in our community. Through August 5th WCSO will be collecting back packs and other school supplies needed for Walton County students to […]

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GAETZ CONTINUES MULLING BID FOR UWF PRESIDENCY

Jul 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on GAETZ CONTINUES MULLING BID FOR UWF PRESIDENCY

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA   THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, July 22, 2016………. As the University of West Florida searches for a new president — and the Aug. 15 application deadline approaches — former state Senate President Don Gaetz says he’ll likely wait until then to decide whether to pursue the top job […]

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DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze in this week’s edition

Jul 20th, 2016 | Comments Off on DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze in this week’s edition
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DeFuniak EDC discuss main street revitalization

Jul 19th, 2016 | Comments Off on DeFuniak EDC discuss main street revitalization

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA – Coordinator for the Florida Department of State Main-Street program, Ronnie Wood, speaks with the DeFuniak EDC as well as Mayor Bob Campbell and city Council members about the economic draw of having city hall in the downtown area during this July 14, 2016 meeting. Read more in this week’s edition. 

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First United Methodist Women offering Back to School Supplies

Jul 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on First United Methodist Women offering Back to School Supplies

  DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, Florida – School supplies for children in need from grades K-12 are available through the School Supply Ministry sponsored by the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of DeFuniak Springs. Families needing help with back to school items can complete an application at the First United methodist Church at […]

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS POLICE RECEIVES COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Jul 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on DEFUNIAK SPRINGS POLICE RECEIVES COMMUNITY SUPPORT

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Florida – With the recent tragedy in Dallas and other shootings shedding a negative light on law enforcement, it is comforting to know our community supports what we do. Chief Mark Weeks has received several phone calls from community members and flowers expressing their gratitude and support for the agency and the tough […]

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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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