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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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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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SINKHOLE SWALLOWS PORTION OF ROADWAY IN SOUTH WALTON

SINKHOLE SWALLOWS PORTION OF ROADWAY IN SOUTH WALTON While sinkholes in Florida are nothing new, it is usually central and south Florida that end up in the news. Just after 5 AM Thursday, emergency officials were notified of a portion of Highway 30A collapsing near Alligator Lake.  A county engineer said a truck driver was slightly injured when he crossed ...

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DFSFD Respond to Fire Alarm at Apartment Complex

DFSFD Respond to Fire Alarm at Apartment Complex DeFuniak Springs firefighters responded to The Arbours at Shoemaker Place apartment complex late Thursday afternoon after someone activated a fire alarm in building 1. An inspection of the building found no fire. However, a maintenance worker reported seeing several juveniles running from the area after the alarm was activated. A fire official ...

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Date change for back-to-school tax holiday

Date change for back-to-school tax holiday WTVY A bill to move Alabama’s Back-to-School Tax Holiday is headed for Governor Robert Bentley’s desk. The Alabama Legislature passed the bill last week. The bill will officially change the back to school tax holiday to the third weekend of July. It was previously held August 7th through the 9th. According to the Alabama ...

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DeFuniak Springs Seeks to Uncover More History

DeFuniak Springs Seeks to Uncover More History  Property Owners Urged to Help Reveal Their Home’s Historic Stories April 3 Property owners in the Historic District of DeFuniak Springs are invited by city leaders to a special public workshop to learn how to contribute vital information about their historic properties on Monday, April 3, 6pm-8pm at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center, ...

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