Members of the Freeport High School Key Club participated in the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17.
SUICIDAL SUSPECT taken safely into custody. A man armed with a butcher knife and threatening suicide was taken into custody without injury on the night of Sept. 11. Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the suspect’s home on Markon Boulevard in Santa Rosa Beach. The man appeared extremely agitated as he held a large knife to his throat and repeatedly told deputies on scene he wanted to die by “suicide by cop.” (Photo and text by WCSO)
WALTON COUNTY, FLA. — SIGNS AND other obstructions have been removed from many areas of the beach in the wake of a June 14 county commission decision and its enforcement by beach code enforcement officers. (Photo by Dotty Nist)
RILEY is a registered therapy dog with the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Centers who has earned the highest designation as a Distinguished Therapy Dog by the American Kennel Club.
CONSOLIDATED EFFORT: The DeFuniak Springs Kiwanis Club in conjunction with The Matrix, the Paxton Key Club, First Apostolic Church and Consolidated Ace Hardware, delivered two large trailer loads of clothes, building supplies, bottled water, toys, linens and sleeping bags to displaced families in Gonzales, Louisiana.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY student Lia Wolfe visited the DeFuniak Springs Rotary Club on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and spoke to the club about a subject she knows all too well. She addressed the gathering about her struggles with depression and societal stigmas related to mental illness. She is currently pursuing a double major in phycology and biology and is an aspiring neuroscientist. “Sadness is a feeling but depression is a mental illness, You can not tell how someone feels from the outside,” Wolfe stressed. “Society is so empathetic and accepting to any part of the body breaking down unless it is the brain, we have to eliminate the stigmas surrounding mental illness.” (photo by Jeffrey Powell)
THE WALTON BRAVES will begin their 96th season of football this week with the regular season opener set for August 26 at Blountstown. (Photo by Patrick Casey)
TOURNAMENT ANGLERS GATHER for a post tournament photo at Nick’s Kids Catfish Tournament. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)
FORTY-FIVE ATTENDEES in all gathered on the steps of Walton County Courthouse to celebrate Juneteenth. In Florida, the Emancipation Proclamation was read on May 20, 1865 when Brig. Gen. Edward McCook proclaimed in Tallahassee that the Emancipation Proclamation was now in force in Florida. Juneteenth commemorates that event.
THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL football team attended a 3-day team camp at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College last week and finished in second place out of eight teams.