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HARVIE ALTMAN 1935 – 2017

HARVIE ALTMAN  1935 – 2017 Mr. Harvie Altman, age 81, of the Freeport area, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning in his home with his family with him. Harvie was born on April 18,1935 to parents Anthony and Claudia Altman. Harvie was a businessman for many years in Tallahassee. After moving back to ...

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MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL BATTERY OF 8-YEAR OLD

MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL BATTERY OF  8-YEAR OLD   A Fort Walton Beach man has been arrested on charges he sexually battered a young girl on multiple occasions during the 2012 and 2013 time frame. 41-year old Daniel Stephen Stark of Green Acres Boulevard is charged with sexual battery on a victim under age twelve. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators ...

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WOMAN TRIES TO SELL THC INFUSED CANDIES TO BEACHGOER

WOMAN TRIES TO SELL THC INFUSED CANDIES TO BEACHGOER  A woman who tried to sell candies laced with the marijuana extract THC was arrested Thursday by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies after she tried to sell edibles to a beachgoer.   26-year old Kayla Margaret Martin of Miles Martin Road in DeFuniak Springs is charged with possession of a controlled ...

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DUMP TRUCK STRIKES BRIDGE

DUMP TRUCK STRIKES BRIDGE   A chain reaction accident on I-10 early Wednesday morning looked like a movie sequence but, thankfully, no one was injured.   The Florida Highway Patrol reports a 2007 Mack dump truck being driven by 42-year-old Roy Stone of Ponce deLeon, was traveling westbound on I-10 near the 104 mile marker in the outside lane and ...

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Water Outage

Water Outage On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. the City of DeFuniak Springs Water Department will be installing valves and a hydrant for fire protection. This work will result in water outages beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Crescent Dr. between Live Oak Ave. and West Ave. until work is completed. Traffic will also be reduced to one ...

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SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE

SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE   “SAFE EXCHANGE ZONES” are currently being implemented throughout our country and WCSO is excited to join in on yet another way to serve and protect our citizens.   We encourage everyone to utilize the area designated in our parking lot to not only exchange INTERNET PURCHASES but for CHILD CUSTODY exchanges as well. These parking spaces ...

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WCSO 5th ANNUAL “FAMILY FUN” ART CONTEST

WCSO 5th ANNUAL “FAMILY FUN” ART CONTEST April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for some talented young artists to help spread awareness. During the month of April, children attending Walton County schools are encouraged to share their artwork that displays safe family fun activities enjoyed with their loved ones. There will be ...

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SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE

SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE A sharp upper level trough will move eastward across the Mississippi Valley and Central Gulf Coast regions on Thursday before moving into our area Thursday night through Friday morning.   At the surface, a cold front will move eastward into Alabama on Thursday night, with multiple models depicting lines/clusters of showers and thunderstorms moving into SE Alabama ...

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BUS DRIVERS LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH VIOLENT ENCOUNTERS

BUS DRIVERS LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH VIOLENT ENCOUNTERS  Typically buses are the ones delivering students to the classroom, but Wednesday in Walton County the buses became the classroom.   Wednesday a group of Walton County School District bus drivers experienced a hands-on training dealing with violent encounters on school buses. School Resource Deputies Jeremy Fisher and Nathan Hicks taught ...

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The Florala City Council would like a grant to put solar lights around Lake Jackson

The Florala City Council would like a grant to put solar lights around Lake Jackson WTVY Lake Jackson along the Walton-Covington line is considered one of the pristine freshwater bodies’ in Alabama.  Florala Mayor Terry Holley says the lake is the economic life blood to his community.  This week, the Florala City Council gave him the go ahead to apply for several ...

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