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Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrate

Next week the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast joins more than 4,100 Boys & Girls Clubs across America and on BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations with its annual celebration of National Boys & Girls Club Week. The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role Boys & Girls Clubs play to enable nearly 4 million ...

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Two Walton Sex Cases Sentencing

William Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced two cases where the defendant plead No Contest. Both involved sex crimes. In Walton County 21 year old Vincent Edward Barrett entered a plea of No Contest to one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation, victim less than 12 years of age. Circuit Judge Kelvin Wells immediately sentenced Barrett to ...

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New Drone is Old Plane

There was a time when it would not be uncommon to see an F-16 flying here. Now you might catch a glimpse of one as the old plane has become new again, as a drone. The first Air Force Lot 1 production QF-16 touched down here March 11. The aircraft is the first of 13 deliveries to the 82nd Aerial ...

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YOUTH TOUR 2015 winners chosen

Five area high school juniors have won a free trip to Washington. D.C., in June. Four won the trip on the annual Washington, D.C., Youth Tour through a local competition, while another, the daughter of a CHELCO employee, won in a statewide essay contest among the children and grandchildren of electric cooperative employees. Selected by CHELCO were Krysten Pazik and ...

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City Park Land Behind Maude Saunders Still Likely

The city park behind the Airport off Gene Hurley Road is to be moved and the DeFuniak Springs City Council has targeted land behind Maude Saunders Elementary. The thought is, the land would be close to the school and to children centered Wee Care Park. The Walton School District previously agreed to transfer the land to the city, but there ...

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FDOT Seeks Help Celebrating 100th

If you live in or have ever been in Florida, you almost certainly have used the state’s roadways. Now you might be able to share your connection to the state’s highways. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is seeking help from the public willing to share memorabilia, photographs and artifacts from the past in an effort to showcase the history ...

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Deputies Locate 92 Year Old Female within 17 Minutes Utilizing Project LifeSaver

Within 17 minutes, Walton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jeff McIntosh was able to locate a 92-year-old female utilizing Project LifeSaver equipment. The caretaker called the Sheriff’s Office around 11:30 am on Sunday, March 15, stating that the 92-year old, who had just become a client with Project Lifesaver five days earlier, had walked away from her Santa Rosa Beach home. ...

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State Purchases Land To Protect Spring For Holmes Creek

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection closed on the acquisition of 348 acres of conservation lands in Washington County within Florida’s First Magnitude Springs Florida Forever project. The project, which cost $781,545, was ranked No. 1 in the Florida Forever Partnerships and Regional Incentives project category, and contains a third magnitude spring known as Brunson Landing Spring. It also includes ...

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WCSB Meeting

It was presentations and recognition as the Walton County School Board met Tuesday afternoon at South Walton High. The Board and Superintendent took time to congratulate the Freeport High Girl’s Basketball team, the 1A State Champs. And the girls just found out they have won the state academic award for the second year. Katie O’Neil was named the Class 1A ...

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