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DFS FIRE STATION SHOWS PRESENTATION TO MAUDE SAUNDERS STUDENTS

As reported by Wolfgang Menser Wednesday, October 25th at 9:00 A.M. Maude Saunders 1st graders show up at DeFuniak Springs Fire Department. Firefighters can be seen teaching the importance of fire safety to the students. They soon teach the students what every tool does and why they wear different types of gear when they are on the job. Nearing the ...

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DFS PUBLIC WORKS WELCOMES WISE PRE-K FOR CITY GOVERNMENT WEEK

As reported by Wolfgang Menser Wednesday, October 25th at 9:00 A.M Defuniak Springs Public Works receives a visit from the Wise Pre-K. Before they were shown around, the students were given yellow plastic safety helmets for protection around the facility. The city workers show the different gadgets they use to detect gas lines, to dig holes, or even how to ...

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WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE LOOKING FOR A WITCH

That’s right, a witch. She has been identified as Katiria Maris Rodriquez-Correa. Authorities say the woman has been “blessing people’s possessions” and then stealing them. Rodriquez-Correa was posing as someone who blesses people’s possessions, curing them of cancer and other illnesses by performing “white magic” on their valuables. Investigators say Correa is a fraud, adding the only magic she’s good ...

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WALTON COUNTY APPROVES BROADBAND FEASIBILITY STUDY

Walton United Broadband Initiative committee met with County Commissioners to clearly define their next step in fixing the technology. DeFuniak Springs residents are one step closer to having broad connectivity and internet access. Walton County officials authorized a full study to determine how they can bring better service to the area. “We got permission to do that from the board.This ...

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REP. GAETZ HOSTS ‘OPEN GAETZ DAY’ IN HOLMES COUNTY

Representative Matt Gaetz made a trip to the far east side of his district Wednesday and hosted an “Open Gaetz Day” in Holmes County. Gaetz began with a first responder meet and greet and city council meeting, but spent most of the day with young people at a 4H field trip at Ponce de Leon High School and Elementary School. ...

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POTENTIAL COMMUTER RAIL COMING TO FLORIDA PANHANDLE

Travel by train is not nearly as common as it once was, largely due to limited accessibility to rural communities, such as the Florida Panhandle. Now…AMTRAK management and Marianna City leaders hope to put the train back on the tracks. The last time a daily commuter rail ran through the Panhandle, was in the 1970’s. A community meeting was held ...

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MISSING CHIPLEY WOMAN FOUND SAFE

The Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office says Arlita Sellers, 64, of Chipley, FL has been found safe after she was reported missing Monday night. “I am filled with sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of those involved in the search for Ms. Sellers,” states Sheriff Kevin Crews. “We are grateful to report that she has been safely located.”

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