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Walton County to open beach driving permit lottery on April 1

On April 1, the Walton County Board of County Commission Administration Department will begin the submission period for their annual beach driving permit lottery.  Each year, the county issues 150 permits via the beach driving permit lottery.  The in-person submission … Continue reading

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Honey bees all abuzz in Vernon

The honey bees were abuzz on March 24, 2015, as beekeepers from Sleeping Bear Aviaries harvested titi honey from their hives in Vernon. In a large field off of State Road 79, Sleeping Bear houses more than 150 hives. The … Continue reading

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Walton County Jail garden provides fresh vegetables for inmates

Over the last several years, Walton County Jail and the Walton Correctional Institution State Prison have been feeding inmates with fresh vegetables right from the their back yard. Currently with 14 acres and five to seven more in the works, … Continue reading

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Firearms training in DeFuniak Springs April 4

Would you like to learn more about the basic fundamentals of operating a firearm in a classroom environment, followed by practical exercises and some shooting?  Or have you recently purchased a weapon and want to be more proficient?  Then this … Continue reading

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Growing tomatoes workshop in DeFuniak Springs April 3

The UF/IFAS – Walton County Extension with the Master Gardeners will hold their 7th Annual Growing Totally Tomatoes Workshop in DeFuniak Springs on Friday, April 3 from 2 – 3 p.m.  It will be held at the Defuniak Springs Walton … Continue reading

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Butterfly lecture in Santa Rosa Beach April 1

Butterflies: Here Today, Flutterbys Tomorrow? The Walton County Master Gardeners will be hosting butterfly expert, MaryAnn Friedman in Santa Rosa Beach on April 1. The program will be from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Padgett Park … Continue reading

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Walton County Master Gardeners offering scholarships

The Walton County Master Gardeners will be awarding a scholarship to Walton County Florida high school seniors or Walton County Florida residents currently attending college or technical school and interested in furthering their education in floriculture/horticulture. Specific areas of interest … Continue reading

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Resurrection ferns a hardy native air plant

One of the wonderful features of spring is the return of green to the branches of many trees in north Florida. Cypress, poplar, cherry and many others have been defoliated by the cool season which is now retreating. Buds are … Continue reading

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The Point Washington alligator trapper

By DeLene Sholes Note: This story was originally published in the historical book Of Days Gone By – Reflections of South Walton County, Florida by South Walton Three Arts Alliance. Republished with permission. You may find a copy of the … Continue reading

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Troy University fraternity trekking for a great cause – wounded warriors

Troy University fraternity members from Alpha Tau Omega are walking more than 128 miles for a great cause this week – wounded warriors. The group, named Alpha Tau Omega Walk Hard are hiking to raise awareness and funds for wounded … Continue reading

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