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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Driving The Future of 30A

Jun 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on Driving The Future of 30A

  By Dr. Joachim Taiber, mobility innovation enthusiast (Courtesy of the Seaside Times)   Seaside could take the lead in becoming the epicenter of a new approach to how people and goods are moved. The automotive industry is currently in a major transition process that is driven by our digital lifestyle, including changing car business models […]

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Officials amend ordinance, prohibit chains, ropes, signs, and other obstructions on the beach  

Jun 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on Officials amend ordinance, prohibit chains, ropes, signs, and other obstructions on the beach  

By DOTTY NIST    Addressing the private property/no trespassing signs, property marker poles, chains and ropes that have become widespread and on the increase on the beach in south Walton County, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) recently approved ordinance changes. The action took place at the June 14 BCC regular meeting at […]

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“Hard to regulate tacky” – DBPA hears public comment at meeting on signs

Jun 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on “Hard to regulate tacky” – DBPA hears public comment at meeting on signs

By ELIZABETH SINCLAIR  DeFuniak Springs, Fla– “It’s hard to regulate tacky.” Robert Nelson summed up the feelings of many of the participants at the DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association (DBPA) hosted an informal sign meeting June 16.  Members of the city’s sign committee and a couple of dozen citizens were there as well.

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Camp Timpoochee holds annual 4-H summer camp

Jun 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on Camp Timpoochee holds annual 4-H summer camp

Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL Close to 120 4-H students gathered at Camp Timpoochee in Villa Tasso, recently for the organizations annual summer camp. The camp began on June 13, and continued throughout the week. Summer like weather forced camp counselors to be flexible in their scheduled events but that is nothing new for […]

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CITIZENS SIGNS OFF ON POSSIBLE RATE HIKES

Jun 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on CITIZENS SIGNS OFF ON POSSIBLE RATE HIKES

  By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, June 22, 2016………. Pointing to a “crisis” in costly water-damage claims, the Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposed 6.8 percent statewide rate increase. The proposal would have varying effects for customers of the state-backed insurer, with some […]

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MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF INFANT

Jun 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF INFANT

  For Immediate Release per WCSO June 21, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— An arrest has been made in an investigation stemming from the December death of a 2-month-old infant. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical assist on December 13, 2015 in reference to an infant, unresponsive at the Raceway Store at 14338 […]

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In this week’s DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze

Jun 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on In this week’s DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze
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Headline news 6/16/16

Jun 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Headline news 6/16/16

DFS CITY COUNCIL JUNE 13 MEETING Approves non-binding letter of intent for airport project _____   DFS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETS JUNE 9 Hears about target areas for development _____   FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL JUNE 14 MEETING Talks funding projects and priorities _____   PLANNING COMMISSION JUNE 9 MEETING Gulf Place development drops hotel, moves forward _____   SCHOOL BOARD JUNE 7 WORKSHOPS, MEETING Discusses insurance and retiree benefits _____   WALTON COUNTY K9 EARNS HONORS AT USPCA FIELD TRIALS  People, Places & Things _____   PUBLIC MEETING JUNE 7 ON DEER LAKE STATE PARK Attendees hear and comment on 10-year plan for park _____   TAMPA BAY DRAFTS PAXTON ATHLETE Austin Franklin to play for Tampa Bay Rays  

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Photos of the week 6.16.16

Jun 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Photos of the week 6.16.16

       

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Ten-year plan under consideration for Deer Lake State Park

Jun 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Ten-year plan under consideration for Deer Lake State Park

  By DOTTY NIST WALTON COUNTY, FLA— State park personnel were in Walton County on June 7 to hear from the public about a 10-year plan under consideration for Deer Lake State Park in southeastern Walton County. About a dozen members of the public attended the meeting, which was held in the pavilion at Eden […]

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