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News Segment 1
DFS Man Arrested For Beating Boy
The Northwest Florida Daily News reports the Walton County Sheriff's Office
says 27-year-old Marshall Nance was arrested and charged with beating a
five-year-old child with a book after he allegedly hit the young boy,
causing severe bruising.
The child had deep black, blue and yellow bruises across his entire
buttocks and on his hips, indicating the injuries were in various stages of
healing, the report said. He had spots caused by minor hemorrhaging on his
ear and two linear marks on the side of his face.
The arrest report says the boy indicated Nance spanked him with a book.
During the boy's examination at the Children's Advocacy Center, he said
Nance had hit him on previous occasions when he was mad at him for not
doing his homework, the report said.
The Walton County School Board met in special session and approved a number
of Supplemental Education Services including professional services,
tutoring and virtual schools. The Board also approved a number of trip
requests for the upcoming basketball, cross country, volleyball, band,
golf, cheerleading, and the Key Club to travel.
The Board approved a three year agreement with the auditor for internal
fund audits in the district and at the schools. They approved the final
budget amendments for the fiscal year that ended June 30th and approved
personnel recommendations and expulsions.
News Segment 2
Gulf Power Looking At Ways To Strengthen Economy
Gulf Power has been active in economic development in Northwest Florida and
now is beefing up its business development efforts through a number of new
initiatives, including grants, trade shows, and leadership development.
The utility has recently introduced a new program that provides grants to
businesses that move into buildings that have been vacant for six months or
longer. The “Re-occupancy” incentive is designed to fill vacant storefronts
by providing a grant based on the total number of square feet and the type
of business. The City of DeFuniak Springs is looking at a similar program
after seeing the efforts by the power utility.
John Hutchinson, Gulf Power’s director of Public Affairs and Economic
Development said they are also looking at strengthening staff and offering
other incentives and efforts to help grow jobs.
Hutchinson also noted the upcoming Gulf Power Economic Symposium as an
opportunity for business, community and government leaders to get together
to discuss economic development issues. He says they have more than 500
local, regional and state leaders that we bring together each year to hear
national speakers, to look at our economic development pluses and minuses
and to learn how they can improve. He says it is important we have everyone
pulling in the same direction.
Hutchinson said interested parties can get more information on the
Re-occupancy Incentive, the Economic Symposium and more at gulfpower.com.
News Segment 3 <http://www.co.walton.fl.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=4269>
Results of Traffic Safety Awarness
The last part of August and the start of September saw the “DRIVE SOBER OR
GET PULLED OVER” campaign as members from several police and sheriff’s
agencies across Florida participated in the Labor Day Driving Crackdown
event. The numbers for part of our area are in and the police report
arrests were made.
Even though this is an everyday operation for DeFuniak Springs Police as
well as other agencies, the police say it is their goal to educate citizens
that during holidays the chances of being a victim of a negligent or under
the influence driver increases.
During approximately twelve duty hours DeFuniak Springs Police made two
Driving Under the Influence arrests, four Suspended Licenses arrests, and
four Felony arrests. Also during the operation there were three Fugitives
apprehended, nineteen unrelated arrests and ten citations issued.
Members of the DeFuniak Springs Police say they are at work for you. They
say they believe through tough enforcement and with your help, they can
make the streets and neighborhoods safer.
The police also remind you that... FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DRIVE UNDER
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 Volleyball
Tuesday, September 18
Walton at Freeport 5 and 6 pm
Thursday, September 20
Walton hosts Marianna 5 and 6 pm
In Middle School Football
Tuesday, September 18
Walton hosts Emerald Coast Middle 6 pm
In High School Football
Thursday, September 20
Walton JV hosts Fort Walton Beach 6 pm
Freeport JV at Blountstown 6 pm
South Walton JV hosts North Bay Haven 6 pm
Friday, September 21
Walton at Freeport 7 pm
Chipley hosts Marianna
Holmes County hosts Bozeman
Join us on Wednesdays for the Jimbo Fisher Show from 6-7 pm right here on
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Mrs. Judy Anne Surface, age 67, of DeFuniak Springs, passed away September
18. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest
book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the
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