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MEET THE WOMEN WHO PACKED MORE THAN 300 BACKPACKS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

For Immediate Release August 9, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Pencils? Check. Paper? Check. Crayons? Check. Markers? Check. Backpack after backpack Ashley Foushee and Beth Armstrong packed until their backs literally hurt. But, the pain would be worth it for more than

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OPERATION BLUE BIRD; WCSO PREPARES FOR START OF SCHOOL YEAR

For Immediate Release August 7, 2017 Walton County, Fla— Thursday will mark the start of a new school year in Walton County. Walton County District Schools will begin classes on Thursday, August 10th. To help ensure a safe start Walton

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DEPUTIES PURCHASE FOOD FOR ELDERLY DEFUNIAK SPRINGS WOMAN

Things got tough for Mrs. Burgess after the passing of her husband several years ago. The 63-year-old Walton County resident didn’t have family close by to help her and she had been struggling to live on her own when she

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MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER SHOOTING INTO NEARBY HOME WITH CHILDREN INSIDE

For Immediate Release August 3, 2017  Santa Rosa Beach, Fla—A man fires a shotgun into a neighboring home with children inside. Now, he’s behind bars at the Walton County Jail. Ian Thomas Allen, 49, fired a .12 gauge shot gun

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UPDATE: SILVER ALERT CANCELLED, FREEPORT MAN FOUND SAFE

UPDATED RELEASE August 2, 2017  Freeport, Fla—The Silver Alert issued for 80-year-old Kenneth Garrett has been cancelled. Mr. Garrett was located safely in Andalusia Alabama. The family is on the way to pick him up.  _______________________________________________________________ August 1, 2017 A

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DEAR RENTERS, TAKE YOUR GUNS WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO

For Immediate Release: July 31, 2017 Walton County, Fla— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office has a message for those vacationing in our beautiful stretch of paradise. Take your guns with you when you go. Over the weekend, Walton County Sheriff’s

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Florida Sheriffs Association Names New Board Leadership

FLORIDA SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION JULY 26, 2017 The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest and most successful law-enforcement associations in the nation, is pleased to announce its leadership for the coming year. Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson has been

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TEXAS TEENS ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIT AND RUN, BURGLARIES, AND THEFT

For Immediate Release July 26, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— Two teenagers who drove from Woodlands, Texas to Walton County are behind bars following a multi-day crime spree beginning early Monday. At 6am Wednesday multiple residents in the Nature Walk

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CHILD TRANSPORTED AFTER FALLING INTO POOL  

  For Immediate Release July 26, 2017 Miramar Beach, Fla— At 9:24 am Deputies responded to 1935 Scenic Gulf Drive in reference to a baby that had fallen into a pool. Deputies took over CPR once they arrived on scene.

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“CHRISTMAS IN JULY” DELIVERED TO WCSO

For Immediate Release July 25, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla—It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office in DeFuniak Springs. Tuesday morning the Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a dozen bags full of gifts for

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