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Truck With Equipment Trailer Overturns and Blocks Intersection

Truck With Equipment Trailer Overturns and Blocks Intersection DeFuniak Springs Police and DeFuniak Springs Fire responded to an overturned semi-trailer hauler at the intersection of US Highway 331 South and US Highway 90, early Friday afternoon. The driver of the truck and trailer stated he was turning onto US Highway 331 S and was traveling too fast when the trailer ...

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Busy Day for First Responders   Back the fire truck up, there is a possible bomb.” That was the dispatch as an incident scene quickly changed Thursday afternoon. The DeFuniak Springs Police, Fire Department, Walton EMS, Walton Sheriff’s  and other area fire departments and agencies were busy as another strong lightning storm hit, wrecks happened, a suspicious character was afoot ...

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Walton Academy Students Realize Incredible Reading Gains!

Walton Academy Students Realize Incredible Reading Gains!   Some good things going on at Walton Academy. Principal Steve Ruder says Mrs. Deana Medford, Reading and ESE teacher at the Walton Academy has witnessed great success this year with the assistance of Achieve 3000, an online program designed to increase literacy proficiency. The program only became fully operational in January and ...

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Free Admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Free Admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Yesterday we told you about TDC Director Jim Bagby’s update on the program where admission to Topsail is paid to encourage use of the area and help with parking. The TDC says this program is to increase beach access parking availability along 30A, increase awareness of outdoor recreation opportunities, and increase visitation ...

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Walton County Sheriff’s Office Letter Directed Toward “Total Frat Move” an online site

Walton County Sheriff’s Office Letter Directed Toward “Total Frat Move” an online site. Fratrick Kane (AKA you probably don’t want to split a cab ride with me.),   In your most recent article titled “Top 7 Spring Break Destinations Now That PCB Has Banned Alcohol” you mentioned Destin as one of your top picks. You know… Panama City Beach’s “pledge ...

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WC BCC 5-26-15

WC BCC   Linda Sumblin, Executive Director of CareerSource Okaloosa Walton asked to take part in a Governor Scott approved grandfathered in funding source dealing with the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. This keeps them and their board the same for a few more years. West Florida Regional Planning Council presented a number of north Walton roads not in the ...

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Man Robbed of His Grill and Shot

Man Robbed of His Grill and Shot   The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a Fort Walton Beach resident turned up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the wrist, saying he was shot during a robbery attempt.   26-year old Nathan Robinson of Baker Street told deputies the attack took place in the area around ...

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Project Target Looks At Bringing A Manufacturing Company to Freeport

Project Target Looks At Bringing A Manufacturing Company to Freeport   A three shift manufacturing company that injects liquid metal into molds could be coming to Freeport. The Foreign company already is in operation overseas but wants to bring the new technology to the area.   Steve Jaeger, with the Walton County Economic Development Alliance, talked about “Project Target”. The ...

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