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Haiku Poem About Allah Causes Concerns For Parents

On a social media site, local parents have posted a picture of a classroom assignment where the student was given an example of a Haiku Poem. Some parents have expressed concern as the example given said, “After studying ancient Persia and discussing contemporary ideas in world cultures, the example said, Allah is the one; Praise to him they all will ...

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New Tenant Coming To MH Park

It was one of the most productive 4 minute meetings the Walton Commissioners have had. A vote to sell land could mean more jobs coming to Walton County. Friday morning the Board agreed to sell 24.5 acres of property in the Mossy Head Industrial Park to Saad Development. The agreement is $19,800 per acre with a 180 day due diligence ...

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State Investigates Complaint and Finds Insufficient Evidence

The Office of the State Attorney has completed its review of a complaint against Suzanne Harris. The complaint, Scott Brannon, alleged that Harris had illegally obtained a Florida Driver’s License while being licensed in another state and that she had illegally voted in the State of Florida while not being a legal resident. Based upon the review, the State’s Attorney ...

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DFS Picks Up Yard Waste, But Only If You Mow

With the sales tax in Walton County, residential customers have their household garbage picked up for no additional charge. While Waste Management takes care of the rest of the county, for the City of DeFuniak Springs, their staff operates waste collection. This includes yard waste that is picked up with a knuckleboom loader. At the last Council meeting, Council member ...

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WC BCC Considers Dune Walkover

Should a new boardwalk near Topsail Preserve be built? This topic was taken up by the Walton County Commissioners in a special meeting Monday evening. Residents showed up and gave their input. Some say a dune walkover is needed to get more people on the beach and provide better access for the neighborhoods on 30-A. Those opposed feel a boardwalk ...

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Matrix Needs Help

A local help agency is asking for help to help others. The Matrix Community Outreach Center has evolved into an agency that seeks to assist with the needs of the community. They have expanded from a thrift store helping the homeless and hungry to helping people find jobs, assisting with social security applications, clothing students, and applying for public assistance. ...

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Walton Middle School Groundbreaking

They gathered with shovels and more to start the rebuild of Walton Middle School. Walton Superintendent Carlene Anderson even took time behind the controls of an excavator to tear down bricks in front of the gym. While some buildings are being saved, most are coming down and the front of the new school will face north. The school will have ...

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I-10 Fatality X2 – Arrest 80cts Kiddy Porn – Missing JV

Double Fatality Two Baker residents are dead after the truck they were in went off I-10 near Mossy Head and struck a tree. Monday afternoon a 2006 GMC Sierra, driven by 63-year-old Steve Wagnor, was travelling west on I-10 between the 72 and 73 mile markers. The truck left the paved portion of the roadway and entered the south shoulder ...

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2nd DFS Blight Draft Presented

DFS Council Blight Ordinance Draft To help with a historic home the owner is not properly maintaining, the DeFuniak Springs City Council discussed creating a blight ordinance. These are common tools that gives local governments the ability to clean up their community. A draft was presented last month, but Council said they wanted to give time for public input and ...

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