Author Archives: TH Merritt

WALTON COUNTY DEPUTY ARRESTED

WALTON COUNTY DEPUTY ARRESTED School Resource Officer Denied Bond  A Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy has been arrested following a domestic violence incident at a church in FWB. Deputy Aaron Ross Bigham, 30, of DeFuniak Springs, was apprehended by Okaloosa County Deputies Sunday afternoon after his ex-wife called 911 when he allegedly attacked her in the parking lot of Ss. Markella ...

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS POLICE WARNS OF FAKE BILLS

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS POLICE WARNS OF FAKE BILLS “Look it over carefully,” says Chief Mark Weeks, when receiving cash.  DeFuniak Springs Police were recently notified of some “funny money,” you know the type used in movies and is also called “Prop Money”.  The bills are very similar to the real thing.  The way to tell the bills are not real is ...

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held at all Walton County elementary schools during weekdays from Monday, April 17th, 2017 to Friday, April 28th, 2017  between the hours of   8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  To be eligible to enter Kindergarten, a child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, ...

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TRAFFIC ALERT

TRAFFIC ALERT Drivers will encounter traffic variations on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Okaloosa County U.S. 98 Maintenance and Repair of Underground Stormwater Drainage from Gulf Shore Drive to Airport Road in Destin- Intermittent westbound lane restrictions from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday as crews clean ...

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Escaped yard debris, rapid wildfire growth and weather conditions has the Florida Forest Service reminding citizens to exert extreme caution

Escaped yard debris, rapid wildfire growth and weather conditions has the Florida Forest Service reminding citizens to exert extreme caution After battling numerous wildfires spurred from burning yard debris, the Florida Forest Service reminds citizens to exercise caution in order to reduce the likelihood of accidental fires. The Florida Forest Service Wildland Firefighters are strategically placed throughout to respond and ...

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CAROL ANN BEAVER 1942 – 2017

CAROL ANN BEAVER  1942 – 2017 Mrs. Carol Ann Beaver, age 74, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  She was born September 15, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to John and Elizabeth White. Mrs. Beaver was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She was Greek Orthodox by faith and attended the First Apostolic Church of DeFuniak Springs. She worked with Civil ...

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SATURDAY – APRIL 1st

STEAK DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT APRIL 1st  AT AMVETS POST 178 Steak Dinners are $ 12.50 a plate. Includes steak, baked potato, roll and dessert. Steaks are cooked to order, dine in or carry out. Dinner will be from 5pm till 7pm. We are a nonprofit group that help local people. Please come out and help support the Sons Of Amvets  Post 178. Located ...

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THE MORNING OFFERING: Keeping Unrest at Bay

Keeping Unrest at Bay  Peacefully receiving all that comes our way Every day can bring about many events or problems that can make us feel unsettled. Yet if we want to keep unrest at bay, it is important that we prayerfully receive everything with the knowledge that God is with over us, and that all will be fine in the ...

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WALTON FIRE-RESCUE PERSONNEL PULL DRIVER FROM CRASH

WALTON FIRE-RESCUE PERSONNEL PULL DRIVER FROM CRASH Walton County 911 operators received multiple calls Thursday afternoon from residents reporting hearing a car crash  on Hwy. 183 N. just south of Spring Lake Road at Bridge Creek. The Florida Highway Patrol reports a 1994 Mercedes, driven by 63-year-old Robert Earle McDevitt, of DeFuniak Springs, was traveling Northbound on County Road when he began to ...

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