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Walton School Board To Hold Four Meetings Tuesday

The Board will start their afternoon of meetings with a workshop on school security. This is a closed meeting. The Sunshine Law allows for closed meetings when security issues are discussed as a way to prevent information that could lead to a security risk becoming public.   At 4:30pm the School board will hold a workshop to discuss the Legislative ...

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Intermittent Lane Closures Planned for Interstate 10

A new camera and network system will help watch you as you drive I-10. That work is ongoing and you will soon be able to see messages from the state as the government helps track what is going on. District Three FDOT says construction crews are installing foundations and support poles along Interstate 10 (I-10) for a new Intelligent Transportation ...

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DeFuniak Springs Resident Arrested on Meth Charges

They came to arrest him on an outstanding warrant and found meth. Tuesday members of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit executed a probable cause search warrant on Martineck Lane. Narcotics Investigators were called to the scene after members of the Sheriff’s Office North Patrol Bureau went to the house to arrest the resident, 56-year-old Edgar Allen Martineck, on ...

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Teen Charged For DUI and Striking a OCSO Patrol Car

A Destin teenager was arrested for driving under the influence early New Year’s Day after his car collided with an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s patrol car and sent it forward into another agency vehicle. The accident took place at the intersection of Highway 98 and Triumph Drive. Two OCSO deputies were working a separate traffic crash shortly after midnight and had ...

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Some Area Clerks Will No Longer Perform Marriage Ceremonies

Several Florida County Clerks have decided to end performing marriage ceremonies at the courthouse, though they will still issue licenses. Clerks in Duval, Clay, Baker, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties have announced they are ending courthouse ceremonies. Walton Clerk of Courts Alex Alford is quoted in the Daily News as saying his office will still perform the ceremonies. A judge ...

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Area Sports Schedule for January 5th-January 10th

  In Boys High School Basketball Monday, January 5 Freeport at Bozeman 5:30 and 7 pm Tuesday, January 6 Paxton hosts Malone 4 and 6:30 pm South Walton hosts Franklin County 6:30 pm Freeport at Northview 6:45 pm Thursday, January 8 Freeport at Jay 3:30 and 6 pm Paxton hosts Bethlehem 4:30 and 7:15 South Walton at Rocky Bayou 7 ...

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Walton Fatality Accident 183 South

A rollover accident south of Argyle took the life of a DeFuniak Springs woman. The FHP says a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 72-year-old Lorine Johnson Goddin was traveling southbound on County Road 183 South. The pickup drifted onto the west shoulder and began to rotate in a counter-clockwise manner. As the truck crossed a private drive off of County ...

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New Florida Law Will Help Save Lives

As of Jan. 1 all newly installed and replacement battery-operated smoke alarms must be powered by sealed-in, 10-year batteries. In an effort to reduce residential fire fatalities, new smoke alarm regulations will go into effect Jan. 1 for Florida families whose homes have battery-powered smoke alarms. As outlined in the Florida Building Code, starting in 2015 homeowners must install 10-year, ...

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Kilwins Donates 23 Pound Chocolate Santa to Kids at CIC

Thomas and Kari Zingale owners of Kilwins located in Destin Commons donated a 23 pound chocolate Santa Claus to the kids living at the Children in Crisis Neighborhood. The delicious donation came just in time for the CIC Christmas celebration. According to Ken Hair, CIC President & CEO, “The donation truly helped our children  enjoy a memorable Christmas while living ...

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