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Lock It or Lose It

Lock It or Lose It Car burglars are at it again in Santa Rosa Beach! A vehicle off Mack Bayou was left UNLOCKED with the keys in it and it was stolen. A second vehicle, also off Mack Bayou, was left UNLOCKED and change was taken. Don’t become a victim – Hide your Things, Lock your Car and Take your ...

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WMS Loan Came In Less Than Expected

Good news at the Walton School Board meeting as Finance Director Debra Noyes talked about the bonds and loan for the Walton Middle School project. Noyes told the Board the approved $30 million loan was only $26.1 million due to a better bond rate. Click for audio of Noyes interview. This is a savings for the project. The rebuild of ...

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WCSB Meeting

As the Walton School Board meeting started, the Board actually stepped out of the regular meeting and became the Walton Education Finance Authority Board and approved a recent meeting. That meeting was held to take out a $30 million loan for the Walton Middle School Project. As the regular meeting began, the Board looked at a messanger service to contact ...

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Man Sentenced For Failing To Register

State Attorney Bill Eddins says Walton County Circuit Judge Kelvin C. Wells sentenced Alto O’Neil McDonald to five years in the Department of Corrections. On December 8, 2014, a Walton County Jury convicted Alto ONeil McDonald for Failure to Re-register as a Sexual Offender during the month of his birthday. Before sentencing McDonald to the maximum possible sentence, Judge Wells ...

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WCSO Arrests Four Individuals Involved in Organized Retail Theft Ring

The stolen jeans easily seen were just first thing the deputies saw. Monday the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting a shoplifting incident at Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Sandestin. The caller described the suspect vehicle, which was later stopped in the parking lot by the first responding deputy. A pair of jeans valued at $317 ...

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DFS PD Makes Arrests In Hardware Store Burglaries

He just wanted to steal them. On three separate occasions during the wee hours of the morning an individual climbed the fence at Ace Hardware in DeFuniak Springs to acquire power tools. A few days before Christmas, the suspect took a weed eater from inside the fence. Then, in the late hours of Christmas Day, the same suspect took a ...

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MLK Sign Dedication and Birthday Celebration

A group of residents joined to dedicate a sign on Highway 90 east at 5th Street in DeFuniak Springs in the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. Rev Tyrone Broadus was instrumental in getting the highway designation. Rev. Broadus talks about the sign dedication and the effort to have a street named after him. Broadus says he met Dr. King ...

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Unknown Person Impersonates an Officer and Conducts Traffic Stop

Tuesday the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and told of an unknown person impersonating a law enforcement officer and conducting traffic stops. The caller said that around 6:20pm, while in the area of County Hwy 0605, a black Chevy Impala stopped the caller and wanted to know why they were driving so slow. Once the subject realized the caller ...

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South Walton Fire District Monthly Activity Report

With calls for South Walton Fire District service continuing to increase, the 2014 year could be summed up in one word – busy. For the month of December, the South Walton Fire District (SWFD) responded to 331 incidents, while the SWFD Communications Center fielded another 1,754 calls for service during the same time. For the year, there were 4,864 emergency ...

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