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90 331 Accident Follow-up

DeFuniak Springs Police are still investigating what happened to cause a massive crash on Highway 90 and 331 S on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Lucia Lovato was making a left turn onto 90 when she was struck by a semi driven by 46-year-old Leonard St. John of Collinsville, AL. The impact caused the collision with a ...

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OCSO Woman Confronts Burglar Suspects – Subway Robbery Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gY-x-fbCfA The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has added this surveillance video to our agency YouTube page. It shows the male and female who smashed a glass door at the Subway business last Sunday and stole a safe. The video runs approximately 90 seconds. We appreciate any help you can provide in sharing this with the public in hopes someone will ...

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Freeport Dog Fighting

Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the ASPCA Remove Dogs From Freeport Dog Fighting Ring Walton County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) are collecting evidence seizing 7 dogs Wednesday morning from a property in Walton County, Fla. where animals were allegedly housed and fought. The remains of deceased ...

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School Referendum A Yes

School Referendum A Yes It was another yes from the voters as the Walton School District asked to renew the half mill tax. This is the tax swap that moves money from the Capital budget to the Operating budget. Voters said yes to the tax on a 70% to 30% split. Almost 3000 people voted in the Special Referendum.

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CALLER POSING AS WALTON COUNTY EMPLOYEE DEMANDING MONEY

Walton County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn the public about an ongoing fraud investigation in the county. Two reports have been filed on the 4th and 18th of this month by victims in the DeFuniak Springs area regarding a male caller identifying himself as a Walton County employee. The caller has personal information pertaining to the victims such as ...

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WCSB Meeting

With Dr. Titlebaum now under Sacred Heart, the School Board agreed to a contract with the Hospital for bus driver physicals this summer. The Board also agreed to allow some students to enroll in Okaloosa County. The monthly financial reports were approved. This is the new reports the Superintendent and Finance Director have started to keep the Board better informed. ...

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Accident Three Vehicles, Multiple Transported

  Accident Three Vehicles, Multiple Transported   A tragic accident sent multiple people to the hospital after three vehicles, including a semi tractor pulling a trailer collided Tuesday afternoon. The accident was around 2:30 pm, at the intersection Highway 331 south and Highway 90.   A DeFuniak Springs Police Lieutenant drove up on the wreck just around 2:30 PM on ...

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Davis Convicted In Murder of Couple

When Walton Sheriff Mike Adkinson, Jr. announced the arrest of Barry Davis in the homicide of 41-year-old Heidi Rhodes, of Panama City Beach, and 49-year-old John Hughes, of Santa Rosa Beach, he called him a cold blooded, premeditated, calculated killer. Monday evening a Walton County jury found Barry Davis Jr. guilty of both murders in a 2012 double homicide, after ...

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Retirement – a prescription for living

Condensed from a release by Ron Kelley   A release from Ron Kelley with Healthmark Regional Medical Center says a local medical provider is retiring. The article begins with, “A person can retire from work without retiring from life. When the work has been healing, mending and fixing what is broken, retirement must surely bring the satisfaction of knowing that ...

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