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REMINDER FOR THE KREWE DE YAK MARDI GRAS PARADE

Krewe De Yak is a carnival society that is made up of fun and loving residents of Walton County from all walks of life. The Krewe De Yak organization was established in 2009. Prior to that Walton County was the only coastal county between Tallahassee and New Orleans that had no Mardi Gras Krewe. Even though Krewe De Yak in ...

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FLORIDA GOVERNOR PROCLAIMED SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK

Governor Rick Scott proclaimed that January 21st through January 27th is Florida School Choice Week.  During the National School Choice Week, there will be more than 3,800 events across Florida held to celebrate the opportunity in education and start conversations about educational options parents have or want to have for their children.  National School Choice Week is held every January ...

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CRASH ON COUNTY ROAD 179A

On Thursday, January 18th, Robert Bishop of Hartford, Alabama, age 19, was driving his 2003 Nissan Maxima south on County Road 179A.  Mr. Bishop lost control of his Nissan Maxima and left the road on the right shoulder.  The front of the Nissan Maxima crashed into a ditch.  It then rotated clockwise colliding with a culvert and flipping onto its ...

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PAXTON FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MEETING

On Thursday, January 18th, in the Paxton Agricultural Center, the Florida Department of Transportation held a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) meeting to show the public the recommendations for U.S. 331 North to the Alabama state line. Poster boards were set up in the room to visually show citizens the recommendations FDOT has planned. At Paxton High School, it is ...

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FHP TROOPERS ISSUED NARCAN

If anyone did not know, Naloxone, or most commonly known by the brand name, Narcan, is now being issued to Florida Highway Patrol Troopers as an effort to save the lives of those who have overdosed wherever they may be on Florida Highways.  Florida Highway Patrol can use Narcan for overdose victims they see on patrol and also be able ...

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FDOT PAXTON MEETING REMINDER

On Thursday, January 18th, at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Florida Department of Transportation will be holding a meeting at the Paxton Agricultural Center at 22036 U.S. Highway 331 North. This is a public information meeting for proposed improvements to the northern part of U.S. Highway 331 North for the residents in the Liberty fans North to the Alabama state ...

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CRESTVIEW MAN ARRESTED

It was just released that Ryan Michael Johnson of Crestview, Florida, age 27, was arrested by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for exposing himself to a 6th grader that was waiting on for her school bus August 29th and December 5th, 2017.   At the school bus stop on Aplin Road and Patriot Lane is where the girl said she saw Ryan ...

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POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS FUNNY MONEY SUSPECTS

The DeFuniak Springs Police Department is currently looking for 2 suspects who passed $100 counterfeit bills at the Walmart located at 1226 Freeport Highway, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The first suspect is described as a medium skin tone black male who was wearing black and red athletic wear and a red hat. The second suspect is described as a medium skin ...

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WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

On Tuesday, January 16th, in the South Walton High School Library, Walton County School District held there regular meeting. The items on the Consent  Agenda included finances and transportation that were approved with the exception of removing approval for the Walton High School Cheerleaders to travel to Jacksonville, Florida. The Walton County School District monthly financial statements were approved. Personnel ...

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PONCE DE LEON MAN ARRESTED

It was just released by Walton County Sheriff’s Office that on Thursday, January 11th, Corey Kendrick of Ponce De Leon, Florida, was arrested and charged by Walton County Sheriff’s Office for possession of an amphetamine with intent to sell, giving a false ID to a Law Enforcement Officer, resisting arrest without violence, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Corey Kendricks was ...

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