DFS CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 12 MEETING
Hears airport updates, cemetery ordinance amendments
FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL SEPT. 13 MEETING
Will hire new staff accountant, discusses legal services RFQ
WALTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION SEPT. 8 MEETING
Town Center 1, Dalton Drive retail projects approved
REMEMBERING TINA KNIGHT
Freeport volleyball coach mourned and celebrated
HOLMES COUNTY DEFEATS FREEPORT 35-15
“Reality check” for Bulldogs
SOUTH WALTON BEATS COTTONDALE
Seahawks “stifle” Hornets 33-6
P.C. ARNOLD EDGES WALTON 12-9
Marlins’ first-ever varsity football win against Braves
By DOTTY NIST
Walton County – There will be additional delay with a procedure that will be an important factor for future development at Sandestin Resort, due to Sandestin Investments’ decision to withdraw its Notice of Proposed Change (NOPC) application on Sept. 9.
The application had been submitted to the county in September 2015.
The NOPC withdrawal took place at the South Walton Annex at a read more » »
By PATRICK CASEY
South Walton turned a 12-6 halftime lead into a 33-6 win over Cottondale as the Seahawks’ defense kept the Hornets bottled up for most of the second half as the squad improved to 3-0 on the year.
Jireh Crittenden had touchdown receptions of 81 and 20 yards to give the host squad their fifth consecutive victory in the series after losing the first five games of the non-district showdown.
After Seahawks starting quarterback Jack Bruner tossed an interception read more » »
Town Center 1 townhomes, Dalton Drive retail get Planning Commission nod, thumbs down for Leisure Lake Road abandonment
By DOTTY NIST
South Walton Annex – Walton County – Six development proposals and other requests have cleared the Walton County Planning Commission with favorable votes, while the county board voted unanimously against one proposal, a road abandonment, moving forward.
The decisions took place at the planning commission’s Sept. 8 regular meeting at the South Walton Annex.
Miller’s Crossing, a proposal for 72 multi-family townhome units on the east side of J.D. Miller Road, was introduced by Mac Carpenter, read more » »
By ALICIA LEONARD
DeFuniak Springs – Community, chamber, and co-op members got to see a glimpse of what a sunny future might look like with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the new Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc.(CHELCO) solar demo the afternoon of Sept. 8.
A respectable size group gathered to enjoy a light dinner, door prizes, and learn more about the solar array the company broke ground on in May of this year.
Located on U.S. 331 North at the operations center, the recently completed project will serve read more » »
THE WALTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER has more than 100 dogs and cats hoping to go HOME with their forever families before it’s too late. Our adoption fee is just $55 and that includes spay/neuter, microchip and all required shots. In some cases, you can take your new friend home with you the very same day. If you’ve never visited the Walton County Shelter, it’s a great facility with a caring staff who really really wants to see every animal get a forever home. The address is 365 Triple G Road in Defuniak Springs, north of town out by the Sheriff’s Office. Call the shelter for more information (850)892-8758.
For Immediate Release
September 16, 2016
DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A little league coach is behind bars after investigators discover he is actively soliciting to engage in sexual acts with girls as young as 10 years old.
On August 20th a concerned citizen from Walton County came forward to report a suspect trying to solicit her via social media to allow him to perform sexual acts with her minor children for money.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators confirmed 27-year-old Jason Cody Hughes was using two fake social media profiles to solicit mothers to allow their children to perform sexual acts for tens of thousands of dollars.
Using undercover methods WCSO Investigators were able to confirm the information and actively engage Hughes as he asked, graphically and specifically, to solicit a 10-year-old for sex and sent child porn already in his possession.
Hughes is a coach for DeFuniak Springs Little League based out of Walton County.
“He was entrusted to coach girls who were in his target age group,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “And in the most despicable and disgusting way possible he betrayed that trust.”
Hughes was arrested on September 15th on charges of using a computer to solicit parent/guardian consent to engage in sexual conduct with a child, directly promoting sexual performance by a child, and transmission of child pornography via electronic device – all felonies. He was transported and booked into the Walton County Jail. This investigation is still ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.
OVERVIEW OF DFS CITY COUNCIL BUDGET TALKS
Tentative increase in millage rate
COUNTY CONTINUES ENFORCEMENT OF NO OBSTRUCTIONS ON BEACH
Enforcement initiated for 24 individual properties since July 19
COUNTY SUED OVER DENIAL OF B&B PROPOSAL
Summer House project in Inlet Beach
ST. JOE COMPANY PROPOSES PLAN FOR WETLANDS IN WALTON COUNTY
Public meeting held in Panama City Beach
SOUTH WALTON VICTORIOUS OVER WALTON
Seahawks defeat Braves 51-27
BULLDOGS BLAST GATORS 56-8
Freeport “decimates” Wewahitchka in road game