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Walton County Sheriff’s Office distributing free backpacks for kids Aug. 1

This Saturday August 1, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be giving out school supplies including back packs to families in need at the Boys and Girls Club in DeFuniak Springs. The Boys and Girls Club is located at 435 … Continue reading







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Take a guided rare plant walk in South Walton Aug. 8

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be hosting a rare plant walk on Aug. 8 Tom Greene, a recognized authority on rare Florida plants, will lead a walk in the pine flatwoods of S. Walton County. See unusual and endangered species … Continue reading







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Mosquito-borne illness advisory in effect for Walton County

Department of Health confirms first human case of West Nile Virus Illness WALTON COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory for Walton County according to Holly Holt, DOH-Walton Administrator. A … Continue reading







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Learn about the importance of native plants at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society meeting Aug. 6

“The Importance of Florida Native Plants to our Florida Bird Population,” a program by noted native plant specialist and owner of Seven Pines Native Plant Nursery, Dara Dobson, will be presented at the August meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. … Continue reading







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A look back at Freeport’s former Bay Grove Motel and its owner Charlie Stiller

By Beckie Buxton, Freeport historian Have you ever wondered about the Bay Grove Motel, restaurant and service station? Remnants of the buildings still remain at the northwest base of the Clyde B. Wells (Hwy. 331) bridge. Freeport natives tell us … Continue reading







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Florida First Lady visits Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for Summer Literacy event

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park had a special guest on June 24, 2015. Florida First Lady, Ann Scott visited the park to encourage young readers to participate in the 2015 Summer Literacy Adventure. Children from the 30A Learning Academy, Coastal … Continue reading







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South Walton Fire District offering free smoke alarms for seniors, disabled, and families in need

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. Knowing that early detection is the key … Continue reading







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Walton County fixed price sale June 27

Time: 7 – 11 a.m. In an effort to rid the county of surplus items and free up space in county facilities, Walton County will be hosting a fixed price yard sale on Saturday, June 27th from 7 -11 am … Continue reading







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Memorial Day services in Walton County May 25

Gum Creek Cemetery, Glendale 8 a.m. – Gum Creek Cemetery is thought to be 160 years old. As such, it marks the final resting place for veterans from America’s wars as far back as the early 19th century, with 12 … Continue reading







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It’s blueberry picking time in Northwest Florida

Where to find local sweet blueberries to pick or purchase in Walton County and the surrounding area June and July is the time of year to head out and find tasty Florida blueberries. In addition to a great topping for … Continue reading







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