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Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) May 8 regular meeting [PREMIUM CONTENT]

Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) May 8 regular meeting A yes vote was to approve the motion. Request ...
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Development requests, amendments get planning board nod, one amendment gets thumbs down [PREMIUM CONTENT]

By DOTTY NIST Along with three development proposals, several proposed amendments, including a set of code amendments, recently got favorable ...
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WCSB hears recommended changes to Student Code of Conduct

Story by JENNA BAILEY The Walton County School Board (WCSB) met on May 1 at 4 p.m. at the Tivoli ...
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Walton County Schools raise over $8,000 for Change for Children fundraiser [PREMIUM CONTENT]

Story by JENNA BAILEY The Walton County School District (WCSD) board held a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 1, at ...
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New rules approved for signs and obstructions on the beach [PREMIUM CONTENT]

By DOTTY NIST Approved on May 8 were new rules in connection with signs and obstructions on the beach in ...
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DFS City Council appoints City Manager Application Committee

Story and photo by JENNA BAILEY Following former City Manager Danny Lucas’ termination of employment, the DeFuniak Springs (DFS) City ...
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Hands Across the Sand to return to Seaside on May 19 [PREMIUM CONTENT]

By DOTTY NIST On May 19, activists will join hands on beaches and in other outdoor areas, at Hands Across ...
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Project applications to be voted on at May 23 Local RESTORE Act Committee meeting [PREMIUM CONTENT]

By DOTTY NIST The process is underway for funding of new projects through moneys coming directly to Walton County in ...
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Safe Water for Walton holds first big event and promotional drawing at Seaside

By DOTTY NIST Two Pedego electric bikes were given away at a May 4 party at Seaside, the official launch ...
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DFS City Council appoints interim city manager [PREMIUM CONTENT]

Story and photo by JENNA BAILEY On Tuesday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m. the DeFuniak Springs City Council met at ...
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Obituaries

Emma Elizabeth Brand

Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Brand, 83, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. She was born on Jan. 23, 1934 in Campbell, ...
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Albin Edward Schottroff

Albin Edward Schottroff, age 86, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at his residence with his ...
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Tommie Simmons

Mr. Tommie Simmons, 77, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. He was born on April 3, 1940, in Ponce de ...
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Jerry Eugene Robinson

Jerry Eugene Robinson, 83, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s ...
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Miss Lorene Pryor

Miss Lorene Pryor, affectionately known as “Aunt Rene,” passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida while ...
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David Matthew Dauphinais

David Matthew Dauphinais, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, 15 days short of his 90th birthday.  ...
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Thelma Jean Ammons Hopek

Thelma Jean Ammons Hopek, age 79, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. She was born July ...
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Virginia Dair (Campbell) Pridgen

Virginia Dair (Campbell) Pridgen passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at her home in Gaskin, Fla., with her children ...
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Alice M. Callahan

Alice M. Callahan, 69, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla. went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 1, 2017 in ...
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Mr. Harvey Leo Simmons

Mr. Harvey Leo Simmons, age 64, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. He was born on July 24, 1953 in ...
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Photos of the Week


DeFuniak Lakefest Photo of the Week

This flyer was seen over Lake DeFuniak last Saturday at the annual Lakefest ...
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JARED HEADY wins Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair Special Award

JARED HEADY, eighth-grade student at Walton Middle School, won a special award at ...
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DeFuniak Springs Marvel of Flight helps kids imagination fly

ZANE WOODHAM from West DeFuniak Elementary School spent some time in a cockpit, ...
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Strong line of storms move through Walton County

A strong line of thunderstorms came through Walton County and DeFuniak Springs on ...
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Freeport Middle School (FMS) Career Day

CHARLIE THE GOAT was very popular with students. Charlie was at the Freeport ...
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WHERE IN THE HERALD????

WHERE IN THE HERALD are Herald - Breeze editor Bruce Collier and his ...
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Walton County HIGH IMPACT TEACHERS RECOGNIZED FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE

HIGH IMPACT TEACHERS RECOGNIZED FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE: Walton County School Board Chair Kim ...
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Van R. Butler Elementary Students get Schooled by South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWCMCD)

Students observe live mosquitos. In an effort to teach young people about proper ...
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Walton County 4-H Safety Day

MCGRUFF, SMOKEY BEAR, and 4H members stand together for safety. Walton County 4-H ...
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Mayfield honored as the seventh Woman of Light by the DeFuniak Springs Woman’s Club

ELLEN MAYFIELD (center) AND FAMILY, following the unveiling of her marker. Ellen was ...
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Sports

Walton Boys 6-0

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton varsity boys basketball team had a busy week ...
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Showtime at the Port!

By BLAKE MCCORMICK As the Freeport boys basketball team took the court for ...
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Walton Stuns Chipley 48-34

By PATRICK CASEY Walton turned in one of their top offensive performances of ...
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Bulldogs Chomp Eagles 42-12

By PATRICK CASEY Freeport got 202 rushing yards and three touchdowns from freshman ...
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Walton Holds Hall of Fame Night Friday Oct. 13

By PATRICK CASEY The Walton High School Sports Hall of Fame will induct ...
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Bulldogs Crush Chiefs 48-19

By BLAKE MCCORMICK Running back K'wan Powell rushed for 255 yards and three ...
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[PREMIUM CONTENT] Braves Win County Thriller 37-34

By BLAKE MCCORMICK Trailing 34-30 and facing a third-and-eight with just under three ...
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Gambla Kicks Game-Winner

By PATRICK CASEY Senior Elliott Gambla kicked a 27-yard field goal on the ...
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Freeport Takes Kickoff Classic 21-7

ZACK JOHNSON, Freeport quarterback (8) takes off on one of his nine rushing ...
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No Answers Needed in Classics

By BLAKE MCCORMICK Questions abound for each of our Walton County football teams ...
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