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WCSB Budget Workshop 9-7-14

The Walton County School Board held a budget workshop at South Walton High School. With only two people from the general public in the audience, the Board heard about the proposed budget, one with reductions and building a fund balance. The budget as presented so far has a total decrease in the millage, offering a slight savings to property owners. ...

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Toddler Drowns in Family Pool; Man Also Did Not Survive

A three year old boy was taken to Healthmark Hospital after he was found unresponsive in the families pool north of DeFuniak Springs in the Glendale community.The Sheriff’s Office received the call to respond around 2 pm. Deputies arrived at the Scott Road residence and started CPR on the three year old. Karson Lawrence Howell was pronounced dead at Healthmark ...

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FDOT Reminder on Campaign Sign Regulations

At a recent community meeting, several people commented about the signs along the main highways in DeFuniak Springs. These not only include the political signs, but sometimes many signs promoting a single business or feathers in the grassy median. While the City of DeFuniak Springs has relaxed its sign ordinance, the state roads still have restrictions and almost all of ...

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Drowning And Drowning Followup

It has been a summer of fun for many, but don’t be lulled into complacency when you or your loved ones are near water. The loss of a 2-year-old, the rescue of a 3-year-old and of a man in a pool are reminders that it only takes a second for someone to slip under. Just after 1:30pm Wednesday, E911 Dispatch ...

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DFS Blight Ordinance

They do not want to lose another historic home so the DeFuniak Springs City Council started working on a possible Blight Ordinance that would give them the tool to get something done. With Monday being a holiday, the Blight Ordinance Comment time has been extended to September 17. Citizens came and asked for help with a historic home on Circle ...

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WC BCC Meeting

As the Walton Commissioner meeting started, former commissioner Gene Ryan and his family were remembered. Ryan, who also was active in several non-profit groups passed last weekend. Chester Carter asked about a resolution for the Cowford/Bruner water well. he is concerned it has become unusable for potable water consumption. Later in the meeting commissioners delayed action after questions of the ...

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Walton Elections

For Walton County, it is new School Board members, a possible new Representative who is an old Representative and a new Commissioner who is an old Commissioner. The voters also said they like being able to vote for a superintendent and those in the volunteer districts say yes to an increase. With all the precincts in and only a few ...

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DFS Rotary Meeting Hears About Local Hospital

Government does not have money on its own, that money comes from you. This was just one point Ron Kelley, with Healthmark Regional Medical Center, made as he was the guest speaker for the DeFuniak Springs Rotary Club. Kelley was asked to speak on the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act, what many call Obamacare. Kelley presented ...

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