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Lady Braves rally for district championship

Feb 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Lady Braves rally for district championship

By PATRICK CASEY A Walton basketball team that went 6-20 last season and earned a spot in the Class 5A girls basketball playoffs has grown up this season, posting a 16-6 overall record after recording a dramatic 59-54 victory over district tournament host West Florida Tech on Saturday night to capture the District 1 title […]

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Officials focus on priorities for state and federal funding, strategic goals

Feb 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Officials focus on priorities for state and federal funding, strategic goals

By DOTTY NIST  Recently approved were Walton County priorities for state and federal funding, and officials have set a workshop to consider the county’s strategic goals and objectives. State and federal funding priorities   The priorities were approved at the Jan. 24 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting at the Walton County Courthouse. […]

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Discussion and action focus on open space at Jan. 30 Sandestin NOPC hearing

Feb 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Discussion and action focus on open space at Jan. 30 Sandestin NOPC hearing

By DOTTY NIST  A county commission motion finding the Sandestin Development of Regional Impact (DRI) 28.13 acres over the requirement for open space failed to carry at the Jan. 30 quasi-judicial hearing in connection with the DRI. The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) quasi-judicial hearing took place at the South Walton Annex with […]

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Walton County’s legislative delegation to hear from public on Feb. 27

Feb 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Walton County’s legislative delegation to hear from public on Feb. 27

By DOTTY NIST  State Representative Brad Drake (R-Eucheeanna) and State Senator George Gainer (R-Panama City) have scheduled a public meeting to hear from their Walton County constituents. The meeting is to take place at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the South Walton High School Auditorium. Any member of the public is welcome to attend […]

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State files nol pros in Runge case

Feb 8th, 2017 | Comments Off on State files nol pros in Runge case

By BRUCE COLLIER The State Attorney’s Office has filed a nolle prosequi (an agreement not to prosecute, also called a nol pros) in the case of Mark Runge, owner of AA Auto Salvage and Recycling in Mossy Head. The nol pros was filed in Circuit Court following Runge’s successful compliance with a deferred prosecution agreement […]

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CITY OF FREEPORT recipient of new park benches from the Fellowship Of Christian Athletes of Freeport High School

Feb 7th, 2017 | Comments Off on CITY OF FREEPORT recipient of new park benches from the Fellowship Of Christian Athletes of Freeport High School
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LIVE OAK TREE was planted in honor of Wallace Bruce by Bruce family

Feb 7th, 2017 | Comments Off on LIVE OAK TREE was planted in honor of Wallace Bruce by Bruce family
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Headline news 2/2/17

Feb 7th, 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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Paxton wraps up 12-0 district run

Feb 7th, 2017 | Comments Off on Paxton wraps up 12-0 district run

By BLAKE MCCORMICK While Laurel Hill will always be Paxton’s top traditional rival, in many ways, Malone has emerged as the Bobcats’ arch nemesis within the last dozen years or so. Fans of both schools have packed each others’ gymnasiums with electric crowds to witness two of the state’s most competitive Class A programs swap […]

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Special meeting set for revisions to Beach Activities Ordinance

Feb 7th, 2017 | Comments Off on Special meeting set for revisions to Beach Activities Ordinance

  By DOTTY NIST  Proposed revisions to Walton County’s Waterways and Beach Activities Ordinance have been formulated and are up for consideration at a Feb. 7 county commission special meeting. A number are related to beach vending regulations, but included are revisions related to use of the beach and beach equipment by the general public. […]

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