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DFS Considers Property

DFS Considers Property   It could be a parking lot, it could be the site of a new Police Department or it just could be a valuable piece of property the city will need. DeFuniak Springs City Councilman Kermit Wright said the old Triangle lots north of Highway 90 are fine parcels and someone will eventually buy them.   Wright ...

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DFS Council Meeting

DFS Council Meeting   A local business owner asked about the city doing business with the businesses in the city. The owner of a local electric cart and power equipment business told the Council the city bought a mower from a company outside of the city and Walton County and the difference in price was only $45. He said his ...

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DFS City Hall No Sale

DFS City Hall No Sale   The company will not buy DeFuniak Spring’s City Hall. T Investments was looking at the corner land to put a likely CVS Pharmacy on, but after a lengthy time, they have backed out of the deal. This is the second company to ask to buy the city hall property, but eventually back out.   ...

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WCSB Staffing Plan for CY 2015-2016

WCSB Staffing Plan for CY 2015-2016   The Walton School District has seen growth, up 10.4% over the last five years. Growth in school based instruction and support employees has grown 4.7%. The 2013-2014 trend is up 5.1% with Walton having 7,645.15 students. Some students use the district only part time and this means limited funding.   Superintendent Anderson said ...

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DFS Police Relieve Two Officers of Duty

DFS Police Relieve Two Officers of Duty   Two veteran Police Officers, one a Sergeant, the other an Officer, were terminated Wednesday after an internal affairs investigation revealed they were involved in racial harassment against a fellow officer, creating a hostile work environment.   Near the beginning of April, the victim, who is also a police officer, made a complaint ...

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WCSB Agrees To Look At Broadband

Broadband for all of Walton County. With many students in Walton County not having access to broadband internet, various agencies in the county are working to provide service. With the Federal Government putting money into helping build infrastructure for rural areas with little to no access, the technology staff at the Walton School District presented a plan to use E-Rate ...

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People Notes

    Col. Christopher Azzano will assume command of the wing from Brig. Gen. David Harris. Azzano, an Air Force Intern Program graduate and Legislative Fellow, was the commander of the 72nd Air Base Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Harris will receive his second star prior to the ceremony and depart to become the Air Force Test Center ...

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WCSB Hears About Rapid Responder

Sheriff Mike Adkinson’s Office and the Walton School District is entering into an agreement for the Rapid Responder. Jim HIcks said this is a tool for everything sitting on a shelf in multiple binders. Hicks presented Sheriff Adkinson, who said he was nervous with coach Hicks behind him and at the principal’s office.   The Sheriff said they respect that ...

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WCSB Strategic Plan

WCSB Strategic Plan   The Walton County School Board was presented with a draft of the 2015 to 2020 Strategic Plan. The Plan helps to direct the budget and looks to how the district will move into the future. Superintendent Anderson said this was the first time she had the pleasure of working days with the team, seeking input from ...

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Pursuit Leads To Arrest

Pursuit Leads To Arrest   A 23-year-old Panama City woman is arrested after leading DeFuniak Springs Police on a pursuit while exceeding 100 miles per hour.   On June 1, 2015 just before 6am a Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy on an off-duty detail was dispatched to a pursuit of a vehicle traveling west on Highway 90 passing Kings Lake Boulevard. ...

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