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West Nile Virus Cases Continue to Climb
West Nile virus cases in the U.S. continue to climb, increasing 40% in just the past week, according to the CDC. As of Aug. 28, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections ………...……

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Tucker Arrested for manslaughter
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Widening of hwy. 331
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Hello to each of you. I was thinking about my book title the other day and it got me wondering what would be the electic title words that would sell millions of my book. Maybe someday you will get your chance to get one for yourself, but for now it’s still in the infant stages of it. Beginning – check. Middle – check. End – check. But, hold on a sec, isn’t there something missing? Something rather vital? In fact, couldn’t it be the key to your book’s selling or not? Ah, yes, the title. Sometimes I think I am going to have to give up and employ one of those companies that do nothing but invent names for things. Usually it’s perfume. Actually I think I would be good at coming up with names for perfume. Or soap powder. Or vacuum cleaners. But when it comes to books, the job feels impossible. Your mission: summarize your entire work in a nutshell. If I could do that (you want to cry out) I wouldn’t have bothered writing the book in the first place! The ancients felt the same way. Nobody was too bothered about titles. In the good old oral poetry days, on some far-flung Greek hillside, the audience would have been calling out for “that one about the guy trying to get back from Troy” rather than “The Odyssey.” And think of the “Bible” (ta biblia – “the books” or “the scrolls”). It’s scarcely even a title at all, more a category. Still, it is popular all the same. Maybe if I wait a few centuries and see what label people stick on my stuff… yes, that ought to do the trick. I am not necessarily recommending this as an infallible system, but it’s probably worth considering if you’re stuck. Here is a possible alternative for the “Kama Sutra”: “64 Types of Loving.” I think I still prefer “Kama Sutra,” to be honest. Notice that this is another of those I-didn’t-even-bother-with-a-title titles. It just stuck there, like a barnacle. Alternative theory: just go and translate your title into Sanskrit. Now we come to the negatives. We could be here all day talking about all the bad titles in the world. They are legion. But there is one type of title (hold on, could that be a killer title: “One Type of Title”?) that really gets my goat. I don’t know why exactly. It’s a phobia of sorts, maybe because it has become, I suspect, the most common title structure of our day. Perhaps the rule about titles is that there is no rule. Like everything else we write, a title is a bunch of words that are arbitrary, random, largely meaningless, and yet still striving to sound as indispensable as the opening notes of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (now there is a possible title for the somebody’s something school of thought). I was struck by the title of one book that I came across purely by chance in a bookstore. Lured in by this beguiling title, I took it down off the shelf, only to discover that it was the translation of a novel by Michel Houellebecq that I already knew. The original title, “Extension du domaine de la lutte” (literally, “Extension of the realm of struggle”), is one of those deliberately stodgy ones. It’s the opposite of sexy, flinging that terrible imperative back in the face of all publishers. But the translator, Paul Hammond, and the publishers had most likely felt that they couldn’t get away with that in English. The version they came up with should, I think, be a lesson to all of us who get wound up – blocked, even – worrying about titles. That title is a classic one-worder: “WHATEVER.” That will leave the door open for the reader to take it as it is and go from there. Sometimes the open ended story gets the most attention from inside the mind of your mind.

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West Nile Virus Cases Continue to Climb
West Nile virus cases in the U.S. continue to climb, increasing 40% in just the past week, according to the CDC. As of Aug. 28, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, mosquitoes, or birds (which carry the virus). A total of 1,590 cases in people have now been reported, up from 1,118 last week. Sixty-six people have died this year from complications of the virus, Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH, director of the CDC's division of vector-borne diseases, said today in a news teleconference. The death toll last week was 41. Complications include infections of the brain (encephalitis) or the spinal cord and connecting nerves (meningitis). Most people have a less severe form of the disease, West Nile fever, but it can include severe fatigue that can drag on for weeks or months. "The 1,590 cases reported thus far is the highest number of West Nile virus disease cases reported to the CDC through the last week in August since West Nile virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1999," Peterson said. "This looks like to us it is going to be our worst year for West Nile," Petersen said. He and other public health experts urged people to follow precautions against mosquito bites, including wearing long sleeves and long pants when outdoors at dusk or dawn, using insect repellents, and getting rid of standing water outdoors, which provides a breeding ground. "In light of this ongoing risk, it is important for people to protect themselves from mosquito bites," Petersen said. Although the rate of transmission is low in some states, "it is still not zero," Petersen said. Peterson said he expects the outbreak to peak by the end of this month. There are always reporting time lags, because of the time it takes for people to go to the doctor, get a diagnosis, and then for the health departments to report to the CDC. Because of that lag, the number of cases reported to the CDC are expected to continue and increase through September and early October, said CDC spokesman Tom Skinner. Why this year is especially bad remains a mystery, Petersen said. The heat wave blanketing many states may have played a role. That has been the case in some previous years. "But other heat waves have not produced outbreaks," he said. Hurricane Isaac, which hit southern Louisiana on Wednesday, is not expected to have an effect on the outbreak, Petersen said. About one in five people who get infected with West Nile virus get West Nile fever. Their symptoms are flu-like and usually appear three to 14 days after the bite by an infected mosquito. About 1 in 150 people bitten have more severe problems, including meningitis and encephalitis. Some also get a condition called acute flaccid paralysis, in which the person is unable to move his arms or legs. There's no reason to believe that severe cases are increasing in relation to the total number of infections, Petersen said. No vaccine is available for the West Nile virus, Peterson said, although some are being studied.

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The Walton County Board of County Commissioners, along with the Florida Department of the State and Congressman Jeff Miller came together with community representatives and many Cosson family members to sponsor the placing of a historical marker for Mr. James Marvin Cosson, Sr. and his family. The tragedy occurred on August 11, 1944 when live bombs from a training mission at Eglin Army Airfield missed their target and fell near the Cosson home. Four members of the Cosson Family were killed and five were seriously injured. In 1980, congress passed a bill providing a yearly payment to the most seriously injured survivor of the Cosson family tragedy. Commissioner Sara Comander’s Administrative Assistant Melinda Whickham was a primary force in getting the marker approved. Comander talked about the gathering. The project was also driven by a member of Eglin Air Force Base District Chief Fire & Emergency Services, Douglas Kolodziejczak, who explains how it came to his attention. Frank Cosson, who also worked tirelessly on the project, expressed his thanks for the those who helped to recognize the tragedy, but had comments about the actual marker’s wording. Cosson said some family members did get a one time payment, but no one is getting a payment on an annual basis. He also wanted people to know, those gathered that night were not partying in any inappropriate way. Cosson says the marker is not correct and their plans were for more of a headstone type. The marker reads as follows: COSSON FAMILY TRAGEDY In 1936, James Marvin Cosson Sr. moved his family to this location about one-half mile east of the Eglin Army Airfield to have more land to farm and to provide for his wife, Annie Bell Cosson, and their four children. During World War II, Eglin Airfield served as a major testing and training ground for bombing missions. The Army Air Corps regularly performed training missions at the Eglin bombing range, located about three miles west of the Cosson home. On the evening of August 11, 1944, as nine members of the Cosson family gathered at the house to socialize, live fragmentation bombs accidentally began to fall on the family homestead. Two bombs fell near the house, killing four and seriously injuring five members of the Cosson family. The accident occurred during a normal bombing test run and was attributed to the failure of a mechanical releasing device, which caused the aircraft's bombs not to be released until after the plane had traveled past the bombing test area. Other training accidents took place in Florida during World War II, but the Cosson family tragedy was the worst of the war. In 1980, Congress passed a bill providing a yearly payment to the most seriously injured survivor of the Cosson family tragedy.

Can TDC funds be use for projects like a South Walton pedestrian bridge? The County is seeking an opinion from the Attorney General. Commissioner Pridgen asked to have a third party also look into the matter. That is, the attorney and the TDC attorney are to ask the State Attorney and possibly get another attorney to make sure they can or find out they can not use TCD funds to pay for work on features that tourists use south of the bay. Two commissioners are already saying other counties are doing this. The Commissioners also talked about adding another attorney for land matters. Commissioner Kenneth Pridgen recommended adding a land use attorney. He said Walton is losing to other areas because of the time it takes to get permitting. He said they need someone to work with staff and on committees. They also need someone to look at the codes. Pridgen suggested the person would work under Admin. Commissioner Sara Comander said she brought up an idea for a rapid response committee. This would bring staff together so the applicant can get the information at one time. Comander said she would recommend the attorney work under the staff attorney. Pridgen said he has identified funding and it would not impact the budget. Commissioner Larry Jones said there is a situation where the attorney should have a separation from the county attorney so there will not be a conflict. Brannon said a rapid response committee would still have problems because the codes are messed up. He said they thought the EAR process would have taken care of this, but it is done and there are still problems. Comander said she does not think the land attorney working under the county attorney would be a conflict. Comander said any attorney should be under the county attorney. Jones said it has been made clear the Board Attorney cannot represent staff. County Attorney Toni Craig gave an overview. She said Walton could have another attorney because they both would represent the interests of the board and the staff. She said they have to do a complete evaluation of what the legal needs are. She said she is competent with land use issues, but would be happy to pursue hiring another attorney. She said they would not be advocating a position. Commissioner Cecilia Jones said, with new commissioners coming aboard, she would not be comfortable with making the decision. Comander said they have been trying to reduce the attorney costs and asked if they need a recommendation from the County Attorney. Craig said her contract states she has the authority to hire and fire attorneys. She said she is evaluating the services and feels if they make the change, then they need to look at her contract. Comander said Craig is doing the job, is straightforward and dedicated and they should let her come back with a recommendation. Commissioner Larry Jones said they need transparency and need to get it right. He said this is not about egos and pride, but what is best for the county. He told Craig that she is right, she can hire, but he feels she does not have an exclusive right. The matter will come back at the next meeting.

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Call for AJ’s -’tip of the week’ Tax Collector Rhonda Skipper is urging local residents with driver licenses, identity cards, or motor vehicle/vessel registrations expiring between September 7 and 11 to renew early. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will be shutting down all DHSMV enterprise systems on Friday, September 7 at 5 p.m. with plans for systems to be restored by Monday, September 10 at 8 a.m. Online services will be unavailable throughout the weekend. The Department has been planning the move in detail to minimize risk and potential impact to customers and business partners, but have cautioned that it is possible some services will not be restored by the planned time of 8 a.m. on September 10, which can affect normal business operations. Skipper says, while they are certainly confident the technical team at DHSMV is working hard to ensure operations are restored as quickly as possible, their greatest concern is minimizing the impact of those individuals with driver licenses, identity cards, and registrations expiring during this timeframe. Skipper says they encourage these individuals to renew a few days early to avoid any issues. Individuals who have not renewed their driver license or identity card since prior to 2010 will need to visit www.GatherGoGet.com<http:// www.gathergoget.com/> to learn about the new document requirements before visiting the Tax Collector’s Office. Individuals with questions regarding new document requirements or those desiring to schedule an appointment to minimize their wait time can call the Tax Collector’s Office at 850.892.8121.

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Tucker Arrested for manslaughter
Sheriff Michael A Adkinson announces the arrest of Brandy Lee Tucker, 31, of Paxton. After an investigation into the death of her eight month old infant, Brandy Lee Tucker was charged and arrested for Negligent Manslaughter. During the investigation, it was revealed that Tucker left the infant unattended, in a tub of running water, while she chatted on a social network site for a period exceeding ten minutes. Tucker’s negligent actions resulted in the infant’s death. Tucker was booked into the Walton County Department of Corrections.

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Widening of hwy. 331
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has entered into a construction contract with Anderson Columbia, Inc. to improve safety along a 4.6 mile section of l J. S. 331 in Walton County. Improvements under this contract consist of multi-laning U.S. 331 from the north end of the Choctawhatchee Relief Bridge to south of S.R. 20 in Walton County. This project also features new traffic signals at U.S. 331 and Short Avenue/ Jolly Bay Road, LaGrange Road/ Ramsey Branch Road and County Road 3280. Construction of a new bridge over Ramsey Branch, creation of storm water retention areas, water and sewer utility relocation, drainage and other safety improvements are also planned. The project is scheduled to begin in Fall 20 12 and is anticipated to be complete in Summer 2015. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during construction. Additionally, access to driveways and business entrances will be maintained. This is a continuing effort by FDOT to improve safety along a hurricane evacuation route, ease congestion on the U.S. 331 corridor from U.S. 98 to Interstate 10 and encourage economic development opportunities in Walton County. If you have questions about this project, please contact Ian Satter, District Three Public Information Director toll -free at (888) 638-0250, extension 205 or via email tian.satter@dot.state.fl.us. Your comments are welcome and appreciated. One of the most common myths that the Democrat party likes to spread is: The mistaken idea that some people get more rich as a direct result of others getting more poor. You might hear them suggest that some rich guy or some successful company got there "on the backs of"........some other group of people who did not succeed and/or who may have been worse off all along, and so they blame those who "made it" for the failure of those who "didn't make it." This is obviously not happening, is not true, does not happen, except for perhaps, robbery and other criminal behavior. So, let's be clear: it is NOT true that people get rich BECAUSE they make others poor, in general; it just doesn't happen in general, and if it does on occasion......it's probably illegal behavior that has yet to be uncovered. Rich people get there because they are doing a lot of the RIGHT things; not the other way around. However, what IS true is something people are not really talking about very much (yet). If Obama were to win this upcoming election, this would be discussed non-stop for at least four more years: As the Government gets BIGGER the public sector SUFFERS. In other words, big government is clearly BAD for the average working person who does NOT work for the government. If you were to look at it like a competition between the average American's savings account versus the amount of taxes we pay (for the benefit of having a lot of Government workers and government red tape): The more taxes we pay, the less we can save. The more government workers there are, the less private sector workers there will be. The more government regulations there are, the less time people can spend on making money and becoming more successful, and the more non government companies will need to invest in protecting themselves from government regulations, rules and often absurd requirements. The more taxes we pay, the more that tax money funds government workers, government benefits, government pensions, government red tape, and barely working government agencies. The more Democrats that win elections, the more government workers, taxes, and regulations we will end up with. The more power government gets, the more they will promise more and more "goodies" to people - to KEEP them in power, to vote for Democrats, and the more of our tax dollars that will be wasted on people looking for handouts. This will make it harder and harder for religious groups to thrive and they will try to replace churches and charity with Government Hand Outs. The government will try to keep people dependent on the government to ensure they have lots of voters on their side, so they can keep their government jobs. In short, the bigger government gets, the less free we are as a nation and the U.S. 331 LANE SHIFT ADVISORY NOTIFICATION more problems we will have, that will not get solved and which will get WORSE, until we shift to Conservatives in power, smaller government, lower DeFuniak Springs, FL... The new travel lane construction has been completed east of taxes, less regulations, and far fewer people.........working in the Government. the existing roadway on the 1.7-mile U.S. 331 (State Road 83) widening project from Owls Head north to Site C-6 Road. Motorists are advised that lane shifts will begin next week for northbound traffic on U.S. 331 that will detour onto the new northbound travel lanes for the entire 1.7-mile segment. Southbound traffic will continue to travel on the existing roadway until traffic barriers are relocated to the west side of the new travel lanes. All traffic will be using the new travel lanes by the week of Sept. 10 as traffic headed southbound will transition onto the new travel lanes that have been constructed to the east of the existing roadway. Motorists are advised to use caution through the new route and to maintain the posted speed limits at all times. For additional information regarding the U.S. 331 lane shift please call Cliff Knauer, P.E. with Preble-Rish Consulting Engineers at (850) 267-0759 or e-mail at knauerc@preble-rish.com. Joyce Coffey of Epping, N.H., just didn't seem to get it -- or care -- when she was arrested four times in 26 hours earlier this week. The police run-ins stemmed from loud AC/DC and Guns N' Roses music police said could be heard blasting from her house as well as Coffey allegedly throwing a frying pan at her nephew. Epping police said they first visited Coffey's home on Tuesday at 3 p.m. local time, when they warned her to turn down the music, WMUR-TV in New Hampshire reported. They returned an hour later, found the music was still playing, and arrested her. Coffey, 53, was released on $500 personal recognizance bail, the Manchester Union Leader reported, but police returned to her home about five hours later -- again because of a report about loud music. She was arrested a second time around 9:20 p.m. Coffey was then released on $1,000 bail, but a mere four hours later, after yet another loud music complaint, the police returned at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday. She was at this point arrested for a third time -and released a short time later on $10,000 bail. Police said they heard AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" as well as music by the group Guns N' Roses coming from Coffey's home during their first four visits, reported WMUR. The final call to Coffey's home was for a report of a domestic disturbance. Police said Coffey's nephew alleged she threw a frying pan at him, hitting him in the head, when he tried to get some of his belongings from her house. She was arrested a fourth, and on Thursday a judge ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation. The judge recommended she wear headphones when listening to music.

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Dear Aunt Ruby, Political conventions are TV shows, only TV shows, and the one from Tampa last night starred a silver-maned screen icon FRED named Clint Eastwood who drifted wildly off -script, addressed an empty chair, put words By M. Vreeland in the mouth of an invisible “president” that were vaguely — no, very distinctly — scatoFred arrived at Alaqua Animal logical, rambled for 11 minutes, drove event Refuge in a very unceremonious organizers to drink and in the process tofashion. He was simply tossed tally, irrevocably heisted the entire week. over the fence, discarded like a It doesn't matter what stripe your politics piece of unwanted refuse. For are, or whether you thought last night was a years he’s watched his friends go victory or disaster, Eastwood stole the night. off to their forever homes, and in He stole it with the expertise and facility of a all that time he hasn’t given up veteran actor who knew exactly what he was hope that his special someone will doing — stealing a scene, and stealing it be coming along to pick him up with utter conviction. any day. A handsome Husky/Labrador There is but one thing anyone will remember mix, Fred is one of the sweetest from this week — one thing and one thing dogs at our sanctuary and a huge only: The sight of Dirty Harry addressing an hit with all our volunteers. He empty chair. plays best with female dogs his But wait! What about us? The viewer — the size or smaller, and is awesome ones sitting at home, drifting off to sleep, on a leash. As much as we all love wondering when we'd hear yet another Fred here at Alaqua, our fondest speaker talk about yet another mother who wish is for him to find a true had to drive 130 miles to work, while the home of his own. Please think kids at home were burning the pancakes? about becoming Fred’s forever The ones watching Taylor Hicks and saying friend. He will brighten your life “I voted for THAT guy!?" just as he has ours, and he will Instead, we got Clint and it was electrifying bring joy to your heart. — a glorious, bizarre, fun, wild, weird, kooky, incendiary moment that threatened to "Northwest Florida's Premier Ani- throw the entire convention into a complete mal Sanctuary and Adoption Cen- tailspin — and just before the nominee ter" spoke. That meme is failing so badly it is being Alaqua Animal Refuge is a nondropped. The media is going to try and profit, no-kill shelter, located at make everyone forget about what Clint East914 Whitfield Road, Freeport. wood did. We welcome you to visit all the That probably won’t happen. adoptable animals at our beautiful Last week was so bad Obama’s team had to ten acre sanctuary any Tuesday respond. They did so and that is not a good through Sunday from 12:00 P.M. sign for them. to 5:00 P.M. For more informaBut I bet it made Clint Eastwood’s day. tion you can call us at 850-880Have a great week 6399 or check out our website at www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org

There are moments in a political campaign where a candidate changes the course of an election. Reagan did it twice. First in his debate with Jimmy The Graveyard Book Carter, with his famous line, “Are you betNeil Gaiman ter off now than you were four years ago,” and again when he told Walter Mondale he would not take advantage of Mondale’s Neil Gaiman's award winning novel youth and inexperience. takes readers through the life of Nobody We just saw a game change last Thursday Owens, a child found and raised in a night. What did Mitt Romney do that graveyard after the death of his parents changed the course of this election? when he was an infant. Through being raised and taught by the inhabitants of a While Romney gave a good speech actypical graveyard, ghosts of the longcepting the Republican nomination, it was since deceased, he gains otherworldly not his speech that changed the election. It powers. Once he reaches adolescence, he was his decision to invite Clint Eastwood asks his ghostly guardians how and why and let Eastwood go off script that changed he came to be brought up in a graveyard the election. and not in a home with the living. UnWhile the liberal media elites panned able to get answers, he goes to another Eastwood’s brilliant mocking of Barack source: his enigmatic teacher who walks Obama, it connected with millions of real the line between life and death. Americans in a way that even Romney’s He learns that the person who killed his carefully scripted speech and convention family belongs to an old and illustrious could not. organization hellbent on keeping their In his extemporaneous speech, Eastwood name and power alive and strong. He is hit the homerun that Romney needs. Eastpart of a prophecy that foretells the death wood summed the election up in a few of of the organization. Not wanting to be sentences that are right up there with some defeated, an assassin known only as Jack of Ronald Reagan’s greatest hits. is sent to make sure this prophecy never Eastwood said, “We own this councomes to fruition. He fails and thus Notry. We own it. It is not you owning it, body fulfills his destiny: destroying the and not politicians owning it. Politicians organization. are employees of ours. And -- so -- they are just going to come around and beg for A good Halloween read for any child votes every few years. It is the same old between the ages of ten and 110. deal. But I just think it is important that you realize, that you're the best in the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you're libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.” You know the Eastwood speech resonated Give us a call today….. so well with the American people because the left wing media spent so much time Let us take care of the leg work, trying to call it crazy, rambling or just a New businesses need to get the word failure. Two days afterwards, the New York out, with 3000 copies every other Times, the official newspaper of treason week, I know we can help. and favored rag for those all around the world who hate America, did yet another piece on Eastwood’s speech. The Times managed to find the obligatory anonymous Republican Delegates who grumbled about Dear Parents/Guardians, Eastwood’s appearance, but amazingly Please find attached the SEPTEMBER enough, they did not have a single delegate Family Engagement Calendars from the who was quoted by name. Florida Anonymous quotes are liberal journalParental Information and Resource Center ism’s way of just making stuff up. (PIRC) at USF. Eastwood’s quote and his entire mono* There are four versions available- in logue were a game changer. The Romney two languages: English and Spanish campaign needs to be all over this because (The September issue will be the last it resonated in a very real way with the Family Engagement Calendar as the grant American people. which funded them will expire September A few well-placed commercials with 30, 2012.) Eastwood delivering the same script, albeit cleaned up just a bit.

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‘Happenings’ in DeFuniak Springs
Florida Sheriff's Association Highway 90 Next To Get Update As reported by WZEP AM1460 awards Senator Evers for dedication to law enforcement
Highway 90 in DeFuniak Springs has its initial phase of resurfacing completed and On Thursday, August 16, 2012, additional sidewalks, drainage and signage is Sheriff Michael Adkinson, on behalf being completed. The section east to Holmes of the Florida Sheriff's Association, County has been updated. Now the road to the presented Senator Greg Evers with a plaque for The Florida Sheriff's Asso- west will also get an update. C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. is scheduled ciation (FSA) Legislative Champion to begin resurfacing 16 miles of U.S. 90 in Award for 2012 Senator Evers curWalton County from DeFuniak Springs to rently serves as the Chairman of the Mossy Head. Work will begin at the OkaCriminal Justice Subcommittee. loosa County line continuing to Country Club According to the Florida Sheriff's Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Construction will Association, "Senator Evers and his consist of milling and resurfacing the existing staff spent considerable time and efroadway with new turn lane construction at fort interacting with the FSA team regarding issues on the agenda for his the State Road (S.R.) 285 and U.S. 331 north committee and responding to specific intersections. New guardrail, minor drainage improvements and a new signal will be inconcerns or support the Sheriffs voiced on the many issues. He always stalled at the intersection of U.S. 90 and U.S. provided opportunity and time to dis- 331 north. S.R. 285 will also be resurfaced from south of I-10 to U.S. 90. Motorists can cuss issues, even those the FSA opexpect minor traffic delays and lane restricposed and that he supported. Senator Evers has continuously worked to find tions during construction. The FDOT says access to homes and busicommon ground on contentious issues involving the Sheriffs in his Commit- nesses will be maintained at all times. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling tee. He has also been supportive, cothrough the work zones and to be aware that operative and involved on public speeding violations will be doubled when safety issues." workers are present. Weather permitting the Other senators, such as Senator Charlie Dean, Senator Steve Oelrich, $5.8m project should be complete fall 2013. Based on a citizen request, the FDOT is Senator Alan Hays and Senator John also looking at turn lanes for the intersection Thrasher also have been bestowed this with Kings Lake Rd. The Florida Department award in the past. of Transportation will be evaluating the interThose who are nominated for this award have shown concern for public section of U.S. 90 and Kings Lake Road in safety, have protected the independent, Walton County for an exclusive westbound right- turn and an exclusive eastbound leftconstitutional office of Sheriff, and turn lane on U.S 90 at this location. This have given assistance and support to the role of law enforcement in Florida evaluation will include a review of the documented crash history, gathering of traffic voland the nation. ume count data, and analyzing additional factors in determining what measure(s) may need to be implemented at this location. If the project is deemed needed, they will seek to have any recommended traffic operations improvements arising from the engineering study incorporated as part of the ongoing U.S. 90 resurfacing project.

DFS Meeting
Darryl Maybron came before the DeFuniak Springs City Council and said when the city condemned his house on Wabash Avenue, he was denied due process and the right to use his property. He said this has made him homeless. He said he tried to discuss the matter with staff, but they would not respond. Attorney Clayton Adkinson said the house was in a condition that violated the codes and if corrections are made, then the house can be made habitable again. He was told it needs water, sewer, power, windows and doors as well as other work to make the house livable. Couicl member Kermit Wright asked staff to supply Maybron with a list of corrections needed and to copy him. Council member Wayne Graham asked to go into emergency spending mode. He said everything would have to be approved by the city manager or the assistant city manager. They would only buy items they absolutely need. The attorney suggested not calling it emergency spending, rather state that all spending will have to be approved by the city manager. Council agreed. This will take place until the end of September. The city has been in negotiations about a airport hanger resident and whether or not there is a lease. The FAA likely will give a permit to only fly the plane to Crestview. He will take out the other equipment including a boat. The plane has not been flown in three years and needs FAA approval before being used regularly again. It currently is reported to have flat tires. Mac Work said there have been complaints of people coming up and asking for money. He said they come up when people are on the streets or in private parking lots and ask for money or food. He said some have become obnoxious. He said some people can not understand the word no. Diane Howell said when you are disabled, they target you and are becoming aggressive. Council member Work pointed out the utilities alone on the Chautauqua Building and the Community Center costing about $5,000 more than any expected rent. He said they have to charge something for everyone who uses the facilities. Work said they have to at least break even. Kelley agreed and said he does not want to penalize the groups, saying they have merit. Work suggested, when a position is not filled and when a position is needed elsewhere, then they should consider swapping the position and moving the funding from the empty position to the needed position. Work cited the phase three water and sewer project as a need. He said, if there is a position not filled, then they should fill the needed position elsewhere.

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Buckle down and get focused! You need to show some discipline as the week begins if you don't want to spend all of Monday and Tuesday flailing around. On Wednesday and Thursday though, your concentration will make a comeback, and you'll have plenty of energy to focus on your goals. Start a revolution! (Or at least start a conversation -- people will hang on your every word.) On Friday and Saturday, settle back down and set your mind on your finances. Aid will come on Monday or Tuesday. Be generous and share your good fortune. On Wednesday and Thursday, your ambitious compassion will start to stir (you know, that feeling you get when you want to help out everyone all at once?). It's fine to pitch in, but go easy on yourself -- nobody expects you to save the world. On Friday and Saturday though, a supercharged boost of energy might feel like you could. Your superhuman drive to get things done is in full effect as the week begins. On Monday and Tuesday, expect to make big progress forging ahead. (Just make sure you don't trample someone you care about as you're blazing this trail.) On Wednesday and Thursday, you'll keep that engine of ambition revving into high gear, but you'll also find within yourself the insight -- and charm! -- to recruit the help of others. You're feeling especially grounded and sure of yourself (and your plans) on Monday and Tuesday, and that self-assured outlook should translate into a deeper perspective on your current situation. On Wednesday and Thursday, you could find yourself wanting to butt heads with someone who's trying to get a rise out of you -- but don't let them get what they want. Just display that famous patience. You might find yourself jockeying for the lead on Monday and Tuesday, but try not to take this competition too seriously. The point behind this struggle -- and the motivations of your fellow strugglers -- should become clear soon enough. On Wednesday and Thursday, expect your opinions to be swayed by someone charismatic. Whether you buy what you're hearing or not, it's a good time for some deep thought. You might not feel like coming out of your shell as the week begins, but try to be brave. On Monday and Tuesday, you'll need to muster up some strength to make things right in a personal relationship. On Wednesday and Thursday, you'll pick up a trick or two from watching others interact -- an intellectual appeal is sometimes better than an emotional one, and you've got the sensitivity to tell the difference. You know what you want, and you're not afraid to go after it as the week begins. Monday and Tuesday are both good days for realizing your adventurous ambitions -- and you can expect others to be impressed by your enthusiastic attitude. On Wednesday and Thursday, that same can-do energy could lead you into conflict if you're not careful. Be sensitive to other people's egos and look for ways that everyone can win (even if they require more patience). Your hard work and creativity are paying off as the week begins! Follow-through is its own reward of course, but on Monday and Tuesday you'll get more tangible results from your efforts. (And don't be surprised if others find that ambitious energy of yours attractive.) On Wednesday and Thursday, consider some experimentation to complement your already extraordinary organizational skills -- you just might find an even better way of doing things. Try to break through old limits as the week begins. Monday and Tuesday might feel maudlin and moody, but you should take these as opportunities to get past any weird sentimentality that's been holding you back. On Wednesday and Thursday, people enjoy your company (as usual). Enjoy all the attention and try to connect with someone new. On Friday and Saturday, don't cling too closely to your routine -- flexibility is key Your determination and self-assurance are unmatched on Monday and Tuesday, and others will fall all over themselves to help you. On Wednesday and Thursday, your passions could lead to trouble on the home front -- you'll have to find creative ways to keep the emotional peace. (Or, alternately, maybe an airclearing outburst is exactly what you need.) On Friday and Saturday, expect to command amazing creativity. You'll be unusually obsessed with money and material things as this week begins, but that doesn't mean you need to be grumpy. You'll have the originality on Monday and Tuesday to find creative ways to pinch pennies (like packing your own lunch?). On Wednesday and Thursday, you're at your outgoing, confident best, and others will be smitten by your charms. Make close connections and learn something new. Awesome days -- full of intrigue, fun, romance, pleasure, youth and possibly children, and maybe even excursions into the wilderness. You feel secure on a deep level. An understanding of what's necessary -and what really matters -- grounds you. This awareness keeps you from throwing your hands in the air and running around like a crazy person when the nuttiness of the second half of the week hits.

I know you cannot do anything about this but I am hoping that writing here certain police would see this. My rage isn’t against speeding….it’s those folks doing less than 20 mi. than the speed limit! Especially coming across the bridge from south Walton. They are more dangerous slowing a long pace of cars behind that make the rage. I followed people several times who thought it was funny to make a congestion going around 30 in a 55, that is ridiculous! Maybe if they ticket these traffic cloggers they will learn to at least maintain the speed limit. You know who you are too! Santa Rosa Beach, Fl First off I wanted to thank you for making such a nice little newspaper. Nowadays you don’t see something as unique as this. If it weren’t for your paper I would have not have found my new home from your advertiser. Pricing here is good and I didn’t see these listings anywhere else. Keep up the good work. Freeport, Fl. Personally I don’t see why all of the businesses in Freeport aren’t in this newspaper. I have seen folks out in Bruce read it religiously for years. I know people like it a lot, it has a small town read. Especially these new business. Do you not think that people will come to you when your Ad be seen here? You have made the residents proud to have you here in Freeport. Thanks. Santa Rosa Beach, Fl Your newspaper is cool. I know this is a small town but there has to be something they can contribute to this wonderful addition to Freeport, don’t you agree? Freeport, Fl I saw you the other day and wanted to tell you how much my husband and I enjoy your newspaper. I know it must be tough to find stories around here with the little help you do get, but please keep up the good work. I have every issue from since it was the Freeport Post in a collection to show my grandkids. Freeport, Fl To answer a couple of things. The Mayor is a busy man and he has volunteered info. when he can. Next time you see him tell him how much we like his column. As far as the traffic clogger I hope it will be watched crossing the bridge more often too, I have had it happen way too often for it to be a joke. Traffic needs to flow smoothly.

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Train Stop In DeFuniak Springs
As reported by WZEP AM1460

The little community around Spring Lake caught the eye of railroad surveyors in the late 1800’s They decided the nearly perfectly round lake would make a great stop for the planned railroad. In honor of a railroad official, the area was renamed DeFuniak Springs and the lake became Lake DeFuniak. The train has been coming here ever since. Before hurricane Katrina, the railway saw Amtrak's Sunset Limited come through. After the storm the service was stopped and never started again. Now a number of mayors in the south are asking Amtrak to get the passenger train rolling again. In DeFuniak Springs Mayor Carpenter and the City Council are trying to not just get the passenger train to come through, but they want the city to become a flag stop. The city is ready to be a stop for the passenger train service that would go coast to coast if the decision is made to restart the service from New Orleans to Jacksonville. Former DeFuniak Springs Councilman A.O. Campbell dreamed of the train having a stop in the city. Mayor Carpenter insists everything is basically in place and the stop can quickly be implemented. The old depot was remodeled and the design was set to accommodate a flag stop for the passenger train. At a recent Council meeting the members agreed the stop would be a great addition to the area. They feel a stop would open more travel opportunities for those wanting to visit the beach. For some, the train is not only a romantic way to travel, but because of a fear of flying, they find it a great alternative. For others the cost factor has been cited as a good reason for the service. And the clickety clack of rolling down the rails is just plain great for those who want to take a trip, but also take time to see the countryside.

WALTON COUNTY COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY RELEASE LIST OF EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER
... The Walton County Costal Branch Library has released their list of events for September 2012. JobsPlus Mobile will be at the Coastal Library the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. All services provided at the JobsPlus Mobile are free of cost to the customer. Job search through www.employflorida.com<http://www.employflorida.com> and other websites along with referral of qualified applicants. Free access to internet, telephones, fax machines and copiers. Current labor market information at your JobsPlus Mobile. Book Signing and Reading Event in the community room of the library Monday, September 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Meet and greet Santa Rosa resident, Robbie L. Rogers. As previous freelance staff editor for PC Magazine, writer of several fiction novels, artist, photographer, engineer and designer of machines for 40 years, this is sure to be an enjoyable, captivating event as Mr. Rogers highlights his new novel, "Guilty of No Wrongdoing." "This story-driven plot portrays the valiant struggles of one man, along with the characters surrounding his efforts, in a backdrop of disguised ambivalence, corruption, hi-tech secrecy, and intrigue," by Robbie L. Rogers. For more information please call Linda Thompson at 850-267-2809 or email Robbie L. Rogers robbierogers@robbierogers.com<mailto:robbierogers@robbierogers.com> Book Lovers Club resumes September 11, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the community room of the library. New members are welcome along with their friends. The following titles will be discussed starting on September 11, "The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox" by Maggie O'Farell. October 9, "The Postmistress" by Sarah Blake. November 13, Jane Austen's work of choice. December 11, "Sate of Wonder" by Ann Patchett. January 8, "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Stef Penney. February 12, "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts" by Neil White Jackie. March 12, "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. April 9, "The Dressmaker of Khair Khan" by Gayle T. Lemmon. Free Coupon Class with Danielle Buenrostro of "Got Coupons?" Join Danielle for a free coupon class designed to educate people on the tremendous savings we all have right at our fingertips. Our goal is to help you cut your grocery bill in half or less. This class is free to the public and will meet in the community room of the Coastal Branch Library on Monday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. No registration is required. "Tail Waggin Tutors" Reading Program for 5th grade to 12th grade: Thursday September 20, 3:30 -4:30 p.m. in the community room of the Coastal Library. Patrons read to this specially trained dog, Baci who is certified through Therapy Dog International (TDI) and Canine Good Citizen. (TDI) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals and other institutions. This library reading program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend to read to that won't laugh at them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather lie next to them and enjoy the story being read to them. The children learn to associate reading with being with the dog, and begin to view reading in a positive way. Over time, the child's reading ability and confidence can improve because they are practicing their skills, which will make them enjoy reading even more. "Baci" is looking forward to visits from young readers, those struggling with reading and readers who enjoy reading aloud their favorite books. Baci's owner, Val Cahill and trainer Nancy Down will be on hand introducing "Baci" to interested readers. For information on events, please call the Coastal Branch Library 850-267-2809 or visit 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Visit www.youseemore.com/walton<http://www.youseemore.com/walton> for more information.

FES Parents
Due to the unpredictable path of Isaac, school pictures have been canceled for Tuesday, August 28th and rescheduled for Tuesday, October 9th. Make up pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, November 7th.

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What to See Right Now
The Tummy Bug has had a hold on my family the past few weeks so I have not been out of the house to see a good film recently, so I figured I would do something a little bit different today. I’ll let you all know what is out right now that might strike your appeal! Fall is notorious for horror flicks and monster movies, if you are planning an outing for the whole family there are lots of options out right now. Disney’s Brave is PG and tells the story of a girl on a quest to make her own path in life which brings chaos to her kingdom, she must use her bravery and archery to undo a beastly curse. ParaNorman is PG and is the story of a misunderstood boy who takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a curse. The Odd Life of Timothy Green is PG and is the story of a childless couple who buries a box in their backyard containing all their wishes for an infant son, and magically a boy appears and takes them on an unforgettable adventure. If you are getting the itch to see a film that will give you a scare you can see The Possesion (PG13) that is about a young girl who buys an antique box from a yard sale, unaware of the malicious ancient spirit that lives inside the box, her parents team up to end the curse that takes hold of the girl. The Apparition (PG13) is about a couple that is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment. If Action Films are your thing then there is a huge selection out for you. Premium Rush (PG13) with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this film is about a bike messenger, in Manhattan, who picks up an envelope that attracts a dirty cop that pursues the cyclist throughout the city. Action/Comedy Hit and Run (R) is about a former getaway driver who jeopardizes his Witness Protection Identity in order to help his girlfriend get to LA, while police and his former gang chase them on the road. Lawless (R) the star-studded cast with Tom Hardy, Sia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, and Jessica Chastain a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy who wants a cut of their profits.

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