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WALTON COUNTY EM EMPLOYEES AWARDED BY FSU

Last week, two employees of Walton County Emergency Management, Operations Coordinator Chris Eliadis and Director Jeff Goldberg, received awards from the FSU Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program at their annual awards ceremony. Chris Eliadis, an FSU grad, received the Distinguished Alumni Award.  This award recognizes alumni for their outstanding achievements in the field of emergency management and homeland security.  ...

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HUB CAP FACTORED IN FLOODED ROAD

  A hub cap stuck in the drainage system by Eglin Parkway and Yacht Club Drive was a big reason why a part of the parkway became a small lake Monday morning. The two northbound inside lanes of Eglin Parkway just north of its intersection with Yacht Club Drive became flooded after heavy rains. The backed-up water stretched along the ...

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PICKUP TOWER COMES TO DEFUNIAK WALMART

  A large tower in the entrance of the DeFuniak Springs Walmart will soon be the new norm for the super center franchise, according to a Walmart press release Friday. The Walmart Pickup Tower, a 16-foot pillar near the entrance of the DeFuniak store, is the newest way to quickly pick up online orders. Pamela Brackin, department manager, said the ...

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NO SUSPECTS IN CRESTVIEW FATAL SHOOTING

  Sunday evening, Crestview Police still had no suspects or a motive for a fatal late-night shooting. The incident occurred around 2:25 a.m. Saturday inside Cash’s Lounge at 1601 South Ferdon Blvd., according to the Crestview Police Department. Police identified the victim as 39-year-old Pernell Thomas. Another man was grazed by a bullet and was treated and released from North ...

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CONTINUING ON WITH THE ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST MAYOR CAMPBELL

  Sadly, eight months later, on November. 3, 2016, the entire process started all over again. Mayor Campbell received another letter from Ms. DuBose stating that her agency had not received the required financial reports for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 and warned that state revenue funds would be withheld again if the city failed to do so. This certified letter was ...

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THIS IS A COMPLAINT THAT THE ETHICS COMMISSION IN TALLAHASSEE WILL HEAR ON JUNE 7TH, 2019 THAT IS AGAINST MAYOR BOB CAMPBELL

  On October 14th, 2015, here in Defuniak Springs the City Manager was Sara Bowers and the Finance Director was Joe Brown. On that date the City of Defuniak Springs received a certified letter from Kathryn DuBose, Coordinator for the Florida Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. The letter stated that the required financial reports for the Fiscal year of 2013 and ...

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WALTON COUNTY TRAFFIC ADVISORY

  U.S. 98 Widening from Emerald Bay Drive to Tang-O-Mar Drive- Roadway widening and drainage activities continue. Traffic and pedestrian impacts include: Beginning Tuesday, April 9 and continuing for approximately two weeks on the south side of U.S. 98, South Shore Drive will be intermittently reduced to a single travel lane as an “entrance only” during the hours of 5:30 ...

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EMERALD COAST CRIMESTOPPERS WEEKLY WANTED

  Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward to the anonymous tipster who helps authorities locate Lee Morse Grant and Tonya Elaine Sullivan. Lee Morse Grant – Black male, 47 years old (DOB: 04/08/1971), 5’06” tall, 195 lbs., black hair, brown eyes. Grant is wanted on a felony warrant for violation of probation. Grant’s last known address was ...

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WALTON COUNTY TOP-PERFORMING LOCAL ECONOMY IN FLORIDA

  Walton County has been named the top performing local economy in Florida, according to a report from watchdog.org. Walton, according to a Wall Street 24/7 analysis of Florida counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015, recorded a 53 percent GDP growth rate over the three-year period. The study, which pegged the size of the county’s GDP at ...

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