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NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY

For all those pet lovers who have not been notified otherwise, February 20th is known as National Love Your Pet Day.  Statistics show that most households in the United States have at least one pet.  Whether is Dog or Cat, Bird or Rat, Snake or Turtle, or any other pet, this is the day to love them more than usual.  ...

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4-H HOLDS FARM SAFETY DAY

Monday, February 19th, the Walton County 4-H Club held there 3rd annual Farm Safety Day at the Walton County Fairgrounds.  At the building were multiple businesses that presented different safety lessons.  Florida Highway Patrol taught children the importance of wearing your seatbelt whenever you get into a vehicle and showed them a vehicle roll-over simulator. In another room, South Walton ...

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TRUCK STOLEN OUT OF HOLMES COUNTY

Monday, February 19th, early morning, at a residence located at 3176 Highway 2, a white man walked up trying to sell some cows.  The man and the owner of the home went down to his barn.  At that point, the man armed himself with a sledgehammer and threatened the homeowner.  The man then jumped into his burgundy Chevy 1500 Z71 ...

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MAN ARRESTED IN NEW HOPE AREA

Friday, February 16th, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office stopped a red Ford F-150 pickup for a traffic related offense on Highway 2 in the New Hope area.  Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and the driver’s person.  In the vehicle, a digital scale with meth residue was found under the seat.  On the driver’s person, a small plastic baggie of ...

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RIBBON CUTTING TO BE HELD

Wednesday, February 28th, at the Eucheeanna Community Center, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is going to held for Mckinnon Bridge.  The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m.  The refreshments, parking, and celebration will be held at the Eucheeanna Community Center which located at the Intersection of Mckinnon Bridge Road and Red Hill, Ponce De Leon, Florida.  ...

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CRASH IN BAY COUNTY

Friday, February 16th, at 4:45 p.m., Wesley A. Wynn of Panama City Beach, Florida, age 28, was driving his 2017 Ram 1500 west on State Road 30.  While Michael P. Amley of Panama City Beach, Florida, age 56, was stopped at a stop light at the intersection of State Road 30 and U.S. 98 in his 2013 Mini Cooper.  The ...

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MEETING REMINDERS

Here are meeting reminders in the Walton County Area for those who have either forgot or have not been informed otherwise.  The regular Board of County Commissioners Meeting will be February 27th at 9:00 a.m. in the DeFuniak Springs Boardroom.  A Land Development Code Meeting will be held on February 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the South Walton Annex Boardroom.  ...

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CHAUTAUQUA VINEYARDS & WINERY RECEIVES AWARDS

Friday, February 16th, Chautauqua Vineyards & Winery participated in the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition and was awarded several medals.  For those who do not know, the State Fair Wine Competition is a partnership between the Florida Grape Growers Association and the State Fair Authority.  The wines that received awards are as follows:  “Beachberry” from Chautauqua Vineyards received Bronze; ...

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PHANTOM OF THE AQUA LEAVES THE BEACH

October 19th, 2017, Phantom of the Aqua made its first appearance just off the coast of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  The boat stayed on the beach until Saturday, February 17th, 2018, when a tugboat towed the phantom past the sandbars that currently were holding the ship back on shore.  The week before, crews tried to get the Phantom off ...

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED

Thursday, February 15th, Caleb Adam Bell of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, age 18, was arrested by Walton County Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault and lascivious molestation of a victim under 12 years old.  Charges were brought up after the victim informed a classmate that Mr. Bell pulled down her pants and touched her inappropriately.  Mr. Bell also performed oral sex on ...

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