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News Segment 1
Did you know we are in an election year? As a matter of fact, there is an
election coming up on Tuesday, November 6th. If you are registered to vote,
you will be able to participate. If you are not registered, you missed it
for this time. And for what some say will be about a third of us, early
voting starts this Saturday, October 27th.
Holmes County Supervisor of Elections Debbie Wilcox Morris says you can
vote early in Holmes County on Saturday from 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M., on
Sunday, October 28 from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., then Monday through
Saturday November 3, 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.
Morris says early voters should park behind the Holmes County Courthouse
and enter through the rear of the courthouse. She also says to remember to
have your photo and signature identification when you come in to vote
early, just as you would be required to do if you chose to vote at your
precinct on Election Day. She says they are hoping to have a large voter
turnout and asks Holmes voters to please be patient whether voting early or
in their precinct on Election Day.
The deadline for voters to request that their ballot be mailed to them is
October 31, 2012. Please remember if you choose to “Vote By Mail” it is
very important that your signature is up-to-date on your voter registration
record on file in the Supervisor of Elections Office.
In Holmes County, each Holmes County voter will receive a two page ballot
for the first time ever. In addition to the candidates on the ballot, there
are eleven constitutional amendments and one local referendum on the 2012
General Election Ballot. Any voter who has access to the internet can find
useful information at www.holmeselections.com. There are a couple of links
(www.collinscenter.org and www.conrevflorida.com) that breaks down the
amendments and explains what a “yes” vote really means and what a “no” vote
really means. Morris encourages each voter to educate themselves on the
candidates and issues that they will see on the ballot, she says this will
hopefully help prevent long lines at the polling places on Election Day.
Supervisor Wilcox-Morris also says sample ballots are being mailed this
week and they encourage voters to mark their sample ballot and take it with
them when they go to vote.
In Walton County, early voting will start this Saturday at both the north
and south Supervisor of Elections offices. Early voting will take place
Saturday through Thursday from 8am to 6pm and from 7am to 7pm on Friday and
Saturday, November 2-3. More Walton voting information at
News Segment 2
Tax Bills Going Out
Next Wednesday the Walton County Tax Collector’s Office will be mailing out
the 2012 Tax Bills. Property owners paying in November will receive a 4
percent discount. The Walton County Tax Collector’s office urges property
owners who haven’t received a bill by the second week in November to please
contact their office at (850) 892-8121 or through the contact us page at
Property owners will receive a discount for early payment. Discount amounts
are applied and reflected on the bill. The following discounts apply to
property tax payments:
- November 30- payments postmarked by the 30th will receive a 4 percent
- December 31- payments postmarked by the 31st will receive a 3 percent
- January 31- payments postmarked by the 31st will receive a 2 percent
- February 29- payments postmarked by the 29th will receive a 1 percent
- March 31- no discount is received and no penalty is applied to the
- After March 31- penalties are applied to the account.
Rhonda Skipper, Walton County Tax Collector says that with the economic
struggles so many individuals continue to face, early payment is encouraged
to receive the 4 percent discount in November. She says taxpayers with
escrowed property should be aware mortgage companies by law are required to
pay in November, so they will receive the 4 percent discount.
The 2012 Walton County Tax Roll totals $109,648,884.79 and includes 91, 651
Property owners can pay by mail, in person or online. Online payments can
be made at waltontaxcollector.com. A 2.5 percent convenience fee is applied
to all credit/debit card payments. The convenience fee is collected by the
payment processor and is not a fee remitted to the Tax Collector’s Office.
News Segment 3
DFS Veteran’s Day Time Question
A question about honoring local church services times or honoring veterans
came before the DeFuniak Springs City Council. A large contingent of
Veterans were present at the Council meeting and expressed their feelings
about the start time of the Veteran’s Day Ceremony. A lengthy statement was
read about the history of Veteran’s Day. The Council was told mistakes have
been made and the groups would hold an event at 11 am.
Council member Ron Kelley said this year is the first time Veteran’s Day
has landed on a Sunday. He noted the Veteran’s Day holiday comes with a
specific time. The plan has been to hold the ceremony at 1:00 p.m. to allow
everyone to go to church. He said the veteran’s asked to have the event at
11:00 a.m. on the 11th.
About.com says many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the
day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in
battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. They note Memorial
Day is the day set aside to honor America's war dead. Veterans Day, on the
other hand, honors all American veterans, both living and dead.
Unlike other holidays, Veteran’s Day takes place on whichever day it falls,
even a Saturday or Sunday. Veteran’s Day came from Armistice Day and became
a holiday in 1954. At exactly 11 a.m., each November 11th, a color guard,
made up of members from each of the military branches, renders honors to
America's war dead during a heart-moving ceremony at the Tomb of the
Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. While the President issues a
proclamation declaring November 11th as Veteran’s Day, it does not set a
time. Because of the ceremony at Arlington, many feel local events should
take place at 11 a.m., keeping in the same service arrangement as Arlington.
Russell Ferris, the local DAV Chapter Commander said their officers and
members want the event to be held at the 11th hour. Tom Brooks with the VFW
said they have been working with the city to hold the joint ceremony for
several years. He said some feel Magnolia Cemetery is not an appropriate
place for the Veteran’s Day ceremony. The city installed a veterans
memorial and both the Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day events have taken
place there. The Council was told that if it was not for Veteran’s then
there would not be God in the country. Several comments were made that they
do not understand why the time could not stay at 11:00 a.m. and that people
can go to church or choose to attend the ceremony.
Mayor Carpenter told those at city hall they all pledged as “One Nation
Under God.” Council member Kermit Wright said he would never put Country
before God. Someone in the audience said they are not putting Country
before God, just asking the churches to change their time or those who want
to attend the ceremony to do so instead of church. The motion passed 3-2
with Wright and Work the nay votes.
News Segment 4
Looking for the arrest report? http://jailpublic.co.walton.fl.us. This is
the new jail search page. Use the drop down calendar to find dates.
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In High School Football
Friday, October 26
Walton hosts North Florida Christian 7:30 pm
Freeport at Chipley 7 pm
South Walton hosts Liberty County 7 pm
Vernon at Northview
Holmes County at Cottondale
The Rotary Club of DeFuniak Springs is holding a Night Golf Tournament on
Friday, October 26th at the DeFuniak Springs Country Club. Come play golf
in the moonlight using lit golf balls and specially marked greens.
Registration begins at 5:30 pm. Shotgun start at dark. BBQ Pork will be
served from 6-7 pm. The entry fee is $45 per person and includes 3
mulligan, string, cart, green fees, and meal. For more information or to
register, contact Robert Harrington at 801-498-0029.
The Town of Ponce de Leon is holding a Turkey & Ham Shoot on Friday,
October 26th beginning at 6pm-until at the ballfields behind Wayne's
Grocery across from the old gym. Shots will be $3 each. No scopes allowed.
All ages welcome. Shells are provided. Proceeds benefit the Old Gym
Renovation Fund. Contact Sheena at 836-4152 for more information.
The FSU Seminoles will be hosting Duke on Saturday, October 27th. Pregame
at 12:30 pm. Kick-off at 2:30 pm. Join us right here on WZEP. Go Noles!
Join us on Wednesdays for the Jimbo Fisher Show from 6-7 pm right here on
The Air Force Junior ROTC program at Walton High School is hosting the
First Annual “Thank-a-Vet” 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday, November 10th at 8 am
at the DeFuniak Springs Lakeyard. Proceeds will go towards the Walton
AFJROTC program and to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The
course will begin at the amphitheater and around the lakeyard and
surrounding areas. This is a certified 5K course and will be professionally
timed. Register at: http://whsafjrotc.sites.runsignup.com/.
Obituaries - Listen in the morning, just after noon and the 4pm hour
Also online at our
Thomas Eugene Clark, III, age 57, of DeFuniak Springs, FL. passed away on
October 21, 2012 at his residence. Arrangemnets are under the direction of
Davis-Waktins Funeral Home and Crematory.
Mr. Martin William Rose, Jr., age 88, passed away Sunday, October 21. You
may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at
www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted
with the arrangements.
Mrs. Joann E. Sly, age 79, passed away October 18, at Sacred Heart Hospital
after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers condolences may be sent to the family at PO Box 4764,
Seaside, Florida 32459. You may go online to view obituaries, offer
condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn
Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
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