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


Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

Fun and relaxation

Hotel DeFuniak

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

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Headline News 4.17.2014

DFS CITY COUNCIL APRIL 14 MEETING             Discusses smartphone app, transportation projects             _____   BCC APPROVES PURCHASE OF NEW VEHICLES FOR WCSO             Twenty-five new vehicles to be ordered             _____   TDC COMMITTEE DISCUSSES POTENTIAL NEW BEACH ACCESS             At west end of CR-30A             _____   FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL APRIL 8 MEETING [...]

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Potential beach access at west end of CR-30A discussed at committee meeting

By DOTTY NIST Discussion of a possible new public beach access across the southeastern portion of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park drew the attention of community members at a meeting of the Walton County Tourist Development Council’s (TDC) Destination Improvement Committee. The committee met on April 9 at the TDC office. Brian Kellenberger, newly-hired TDC [...]

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Freeport’s City Clerk resigns to accept another position

By BEN GRAFTON At the Freeport City Council meeting of April 8, Mayor Russ Barley announced he had received a letter of resignation from City Clerk Robin Haynes. The effective date of the resignation is April 18. Barley said he was asking the Council for directions to deal with this matter. Haynes said, “I do [...]

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DFS City Council hears presentations on smartphone app, transportation projects

By REID TUCKER It was (almost) all presentations at the first DeFuniak Springs City Council meeting in two weeks, but the rest of the agenda wasn’t exactly short on material either. The board heard a pitch for a mobile application service for the city, information on two transportation projects, and information about the possibility of [...]

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Walton County Sheriff’s Office gets approval for 25 new vehicles

By DOTTY NIST As approved by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), the Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be receiving 25 new vehicles to replace aging vehicles in its fleet, some of which are quite old. The approval took place at the April 8 BCC meeting, but not before some discussion among the [...]

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Lady Braves overcome Ponce de Leon for a 7-5 Senior Night win

By REID TUCKER As sports drama goes, there’s nothing like a comeback. The Walton Lady Braves (11-6) found out firsthand on the evening of April 11, when their Senior Night contest against Ponce de Leon (7-8) nearly went the way of the 2A visiting team. The Lady Pirates vaulted to an early lead after three [...]

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Headline News 4.10.2014

TDC APRIL 1 MEETING First meeting with new members discusses trolley proposal _____ WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETS APRIL 1 Discusses proposed superintendent and millage referenda _____ TEACHER/DISTRICT NEGOTIATIONS GOING TO MAGISTRATE Agreement on proposed raises not reached _____ EARTH DAY AT BIOPHILIA CENTER Demonstrations, exhibits, music, crafts and entertainment _____ BREAKING SPRING WITH WCSO [...]

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Tourism council holds first meeting with new members, discusses trolley

By DOTTY NIST The Walton County Tourist Development Council’s (TDC) April 1 meeting was the first for newly-appointed members Gary Brielmayer, Kurt Tape, Jennifer Frost, Jim Richard, and Art Miller. The meeting was held at the WaterColor Inn and was preceded by a morning strategic planning session. Officers were elected to a number of vacant [...]

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WCSB passes question to voters on superintendent’s position

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board(WCSB) meeting held on April 1, 2014 ran well into three hours, and covered a diverse selection of agenda items and opinions from the public. The board opened the meeting with no forthcoming announcements, and approved the agenda before them as well as the past adoption of minutes, [...]

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Fire Burn! gives audience a taste of No Limits

By BRUCE COLLIER Last Sunday’s bad weather did not deter a a near capacity crowd from attending No Limits Theatre Company’s performance of Fire Burn!  this past Sunday. The show was staged at The Arc of Walton County, just north of DeFuniak Springs. The Arc recently made the space available to No Limits, and the [...]

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