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Emerald Star News

The

Volume: 10

Issue: 1

January 19, 2017

from Freeport, Florida

bi/weekly Edition

the good life


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Inside this EDITION:


Editorial in the Wolfes Den...page 2
Remember, Natalee Holloway from
Alabama?...............................Page 3
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Many Public Notices....Page 6

Texas carries out first US


execution of 2017.....Page 9
FLORIDA HEALTH in WALTON
COUNTY URGES VACCINATION.

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Where are your tracks heading to? A better Day, a new tomorrow? This will be a year of change, it will not come
easy for many to accept it. God Bless America. God Bless Donald trump, Lord help him guide us thru to safety and
having our country back as Proud Americans! Keep your eye to the sky, things are happening all around.

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The Editors Editorial

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The Wolfes Den


Hello everybody! In case you didnt know this is
our 1st Edition of the year 2017. Lets see where all
the commotion leads us this year with our New
President Donald Trump.
I do want to apologize for not starting last week, I had a few personal issues to handle,
meetings, Doctors, attorneys and paperwork to file. It was more than I expected to
happen. I am fine, everything is swell in our Land of FREEPORTs Newspaper.
Our schedule for print is now to a time that will help me out. Please make note of this.
Any and all information needs to be E-mailed to me on Tuesday by 4pm. Your best bet for
space is to try and send it to me on Monday the week of print. Call me, if it is a last
minute fix or desire you have. I am here to help you!
We will be continuing to run every other week until you see more Advertisements, then
we would be happy to grow. I try to be throughout the county delivering near noontime on
Wed. I visit businesses before they close. I offer some Papers to all of the businesses in
Freeport, even if they do not Advertise. They enjoy having a complimentary item to offer
to each customer. Show your pride in Freeport thru the newspaper. When they decide to
Advertise, they know we are here for you! We are now upcoming on our 9th Year in
business, Im sure most of you thought this wouldnt be appreciated as it has been for so
many years. Even the south side of Walton up to including the Northern parts around DFS
are calling to find more Newspapers. (Currently 2500-EOW).
I want to take a minute to remind businesses, I have offers as low as $25, up to a half
page for only $100, full page of $200. And anything in between, it is your budget I can
work with you. Friends and readers, save this.
To post anything else in a Classified type of Notice the cost is only $10. really.
Some of you may want to keep this information near you, for when you got a story, or a
need to tell folks about your upcoming event. Very important stuff to remember!
Just another reminder to you all. When I started this venture, I have an inner desire to be
appreciated by helping others. Just as I advertise my business now, all true businesses
should at minimum have their name, # and location in every print. Why? Because we are
still a pass thru type of town. For only $10, you still dont see what Im saying?
The same as when we travel, we look for our destination. Missing out on the small,
quaint, enjoyable small businesses and what they have to offer. Hopefully they have hotel
suggestions for those small business. Can you imagine, a city with taller buildings, and
bigger attractions, than what we have here? Chances are the town maybe forgotten and
even dwindle away, if the people who live here dont show a unity of some sort.
We are more than just a fishin spot. We are more than just a County full of positions
with folks who do not see the maximum potential this county could be. Appears to me
that they want to keep it as rural as possible, however then you have little near you.
Ive always felt that a few nice hotels, or even a Condo or two would have great views
over the Bay. South of Freeport. Build it now they will come! You dont wait to see what
other counties are going to do, chances are they are making deals not beneficial to us.
Plus where do these kids families have to stay when an out of town tournament comes to
Hammock Bay sports Complex? You have to be creative, for to think of the future is
activities for the kids to get involved in. The main source of a problem is when you give
kids Computers and phones, yet they dont know how to react to a situation involving
other people. It has been proven that there is a lack of human to human interactions.
This Friday will be a Day to remember. A Day that shows the Tyranny of political
people acting above the Law are over. You should be held accountable for the job you do.
Whether it be good or trying to hide servers and pass Classified material. Since she didnt
get any charges at this time, is it safe to say that we could do the same and expect no
punishment. Plead the Clinton? Of course not, they would want you to be made of as an
example for others not to do.blah,blah,blah. (As Al Sharpton continues walking Free,
no debt for taxes owed? He is still creating racial tension where it has no place to be at.
Not at The Confirmation of our New President Trump will be sworn in!
Poor Willy Nelson, fell back on owed taxes, (about 1/4 of what Sharpton owes). Willy
served his time, the FBI ransacked his home and took anything of value. Im sure he had
some dandy memorabilia stolen. But he did his time for his crime. He is out singing songs
like he did before while helping push for the State of Florida to legalize weed. The
peoples vote favored legalization by 73% . The benefits are too much to just ignore!
They have passed Laws for it medicinally 1st, as we have seen in Colorado, the revenue
from legalizing it recreational will boost the economy and help citizens from everywhere.
Road problem funding? Funds need for Emergency locations? Funds for parks to build
for children? Funds to help a family in Dire need? How wrong can it be to help each
other. Some smoke it, some dont. Its like cigarettes are. Some smoked em, some dont.
There is a group called NORML, they are the best website to keep you posted of your
rights and how to apply to get a Medicinal Card from an approved Dr. in our State.
Between Alcohol and Weed, I definitely know that Alcohol does 5x more trouble being
impaired to drive, walk and talk. No weed has ever made anyone zoned out so bad they
couldnt handle themselves decently. So, be informed, stay informed. Laws are changing!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Views expressed in The EMERALD STAR NEWS do not necessarily reflect those of the
publisher. The staff of The EMERALD STAR NEWS pride ourselves in our efforts to
ensure accuracy of the publication contents. However, there is no guarantee of the accuracy of
all the Information nor the absence of errors and omissions (especially when sent through a third
party); therefore, no responsibility can or will be assumed. 2500 copies printed bi-weekly.

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whomever it may concern. Have something to say? Good or bad? Lets hear
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on any subject. Did you ever want to be a writer? Have an investigative mind?
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the week :
As much as
the majority of
people were
seen at all of
Trumps
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same 45
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word helps,
but also so
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by not being in
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Honor Society, the school dance squad, and was a participant in many other extracurricular
activities. Senior Trip. It was the start of a new adventure for 18-year old Natalee
Holloway. She had just graduated with honors from her high school in Mountain Brook,
Alabama and was on her way to her freshman year at the University of Alabama on a
pre-med track. Her parents had even consented to let her go on a trip with her senior
classmates to Aruba before they all headed off to separate schools. It was going to be the
adventure of a lifetime Natalee and 124 fellow seniors arrived on the island on Thursday,
May 26, 2005. The five-day long vacation would prove to be the unofficial graduation trip
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Natalee was last seen by her classmates just outside of Carlosn Charlies in Oranjestad,
Aruba at about 1:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30th, 2005. She had gotten into a car with Joran
and his two friends, Deepak and Satish. The next day, Natalees chaperones and classmates
waited at the airport for her to arrive, the flight was later that day. She did not appear for her
return flight. And when they went back to the hotel to find her, all they found was her
packed luggage and her passport. Natalee Holloway was missing. Aruban authorities
initiated searches almost immediately. With help from volunteers, the authorities checked
the entire island and the surrounding waters but could find no sign of her. Finally, they
began asking her classmates, the friends she had been
partying with the night before at Carlosn Charlies.
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Can you Play Catch-Up and Be Healthy?


Were about 3 weeks into the new year, and for many of us, that means
our resolutions to eat better, get more sleep, and exercise are probably
running headlong into real life.
Sure, its great to get to the gym every day, but sometimes a daily
workout has to go if youve been up all night with a sick child or youve
got a pressing project that needs attention at work. Ditto for the idea of
packing a healthy lunch and getting plenty of shut-eye.
But dont give up. Science shows that even if youve been less than
perfect, you can still reap big health benefits if you catch up.
Didnt exercise enough last week? Being a weekend warrior has almost
as many benefits as Monday-through-Friday workouts. Didnt get
enough shut-eye? Extra ZZZs for a couple of nights can help undo some
of the physical harms of cheating your sleep. Ate too much? Studies
show that you can make up for overindulging -- and even lose some
weight -- by just being a part-time calorie counter. In fact, experts say,
embracing imperfection can help you reach your health goals.
Youve probably heard that you need to get about 150 minutes of
moderate physical activity like brisk walking, or 75 minutes of vigorous
activity like jogging, or some mix of the two, each week. But very few
of us reach that goal, which is recommended by the CDC and World
Health Organization.
In fact, most Americans get less than 10 minutes of moderate exercise
every day, according to a 2015 study that used data collected on nearly
8,000 adults who wore activity monitors for a week. A tiny fraction of
people in that study -- about 3% -- were barely active during the week,
but they made up for it on weekends, averaging about an hour of
moderate to vigorous physical activity on both Saturday and Sunday.
Now, a new study suggests these weekend warriors may be on to
something. The study, which included data from more than 63,000
adults in the U.K., found that adults who reported meeting physical
activity recommendations by squeezing all their exercise into just one or
two sessions a week had a 30% lower risk of early death than people
who got no exercise at all. They also had a lower chance of dying from
cancer or heart disease than people who were sedentary.
As long as they didnt have any major things that raised their odds of
disease, like being overweight, being a smoker, or having high blood
pressure or high cholesterol.
As long as youre doing exercise, something is better than nothing,
You are doing enough, even if youre only doing it once or twice a
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Even folks who dont like this, read it.


Say what you Feel. Chances are if you
feel guilty by anything someone sends
in. You should think about your own way
of living and see its you, not what or
whom folks write in about.
Thats the business of this business and
the people have decided they appreciate
me upholding Amend #1, and so many
others. The Press, is a unique way to get
people talking about whats going on in
your home county. Notices posted, etc.
Feel free to comment or respond to any
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First Large-scale Solar Project Gets


Underway at Eglin AFB, Saufley Field
with Installation of Solar Panels
Executives from Gulf Power, Coronal Energy,
powered by Panasonic, will join officials from Eglin
Air Force Base and NAS Pensacolas Saufley Navy
Outlying Field Wednesday, Jan. 18, for the installation of the first two solar photovoltaic panels on two
large-scale solar projects
These projects, along with a third at NAS Whiting
Fields Holley Outlying Field, will be among the
states largest solar projects with approximately 1.5
million solar panels capable of generating up to 120
megawatts of electricity, enough energy to power
nearly 18,000 homes annually.
The milestone marks a significant stage in the construction of the three facilities on Department of
Defense property in Northwest Florida that began in
November at Naval Air Station Pensacolas Saufley
Outlying Field, Naval Air Station Whiting Fields
Holley Outlying Field and Eglin Air Force Base,
and is expected to be operational during the summer
of 2017.
The large-scale project is under construction by
Gulf Power and its third-party developer, Coronal
Energy, powered by Panasonic. The projects will
support the Department of Defenses commitment
to renewable energy and help further diversify Gulf
Powers energy portfolio and support the mission to
provide safe, affordable and reliable environmentally responsible energy for its Northwest Florida
customers.
Energy produced by the projects will serve Gulf
Power customers across Northwest Florida and
were approved by the Florida Public Service Commission in April 2015. Together, these facilities will
be among the largest photovoltaic arrays in Florida
and have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide
emissions by more than 3.5 million tons over 25
years. Combined they will be one of the largest solar projects east of the Mississippi.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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The FREEPORT POST


The Mayors Post

Freeport Public Library Food for Fines

Russ Barley-Freeport Mayor

This is to be read in
my Best Earl Pitts voice.
Imagine this America...
I am dam tired of these protestors
getting away with whatever they
please. Crimes are committed and
yet no one seems to be charged?
Jump in front of my Car holding a
BLM sign, you will be become an
object that bounces hard off my
vehicle. You had hoped, I may not
be in my Work truck, semi-truck.
We have seen these gangs and
thugs pull a semi-driver out over a
Rodney King decision? They burnt
the city down, tore it all up. Over
what they later found that he was
on PCP and hallucinating resisting
the officers. He was wrong, yet the
city gets destroyed?
Champagne Brunch to Benefit
These yuppy, blue-haired, tatted,
cry-babies
that are sore tailed about
"Grit and Grace"
Hillary,
the
Crook not winning an
"Grit and Grace" is the official folk life
election?
production of Walton County Florida and is a
I am surprised they let her run at
501C3 non-profit organization. It annual
all? There is too much dirt and
production would not be possible without the
scandals surrounding them, its
generosity of many patrons and supporters.
sickening. The lists go on and on.
Therefore, a Valentines Champagne Brunch will be
Funny how she suddenly decides to
held on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 11-2pm at
shut down several of these other
676 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
bogus charity identities?
Tickets are $50 a person and proceeds benefit
Now that Trump is Here!
"Grit and Grace."
Many have called this a divine
In addition to a delightful menu in an historic
intervention. For if it where not,
home, attendees will be entertained by members of Donald J. Trump sitting well-off,
the cast of "Grit and Grace." A tour of the 1904
observing how screwed-up the US
home and a guided walking tour of the historic
Govt. has become.
district are available. The walking tour begins at
Ask yourself, if it were not Trump
2:30 and takes about an hour.
being honest, brash, calls em out,
says what he sees, who would it
Tickets in Freeport are available at the "The
Prissy Hen," and "Emerald Coast Flowers and Gifts. have been? He outlasted 16 GOP
candidates. Smart Man, those
For tickets in the south Walton area call 850-259against him for they know what he
4317. North Walton tickets may be purchased at
knows about them, so they fade
National Tire Brokers, DeFuniak Herald Breeze,
After Glow Salon, The Nook and Cranny, The Book away.
That blonde haired woman who
Store or call 850-270-7008.
ran his Election, did a magnificent
Job! (I cant think of her name).
Have you already broke your Resolution?
Even at our small town level, lets
get
stronger as Americans. Set
Time going by too fast to think straight?
Laws, follow them. Set ordinances
that keep residential homes to
Let us get the word out of your business, its remain free from any Commercial
easy place an Ad of your desire and leave it entity. I have seen plenty of folks
in a few months or even all year.
dancing the system.
Make business license a MUST !
We have too many visitors go thru to not want
for these families destroy neighborto miss one, needing help of your service.
hoods, machinery. Josh Turlegh
Would you like to fix your Library Fine Oops
while helping your local community?
The Freeport Public Library will be hosting a Food
for Fines drive beginning Friday, January 14th
through Saturday, January 24th, 2017. For 8 days
only, the libraries will waive fines on overdue materials in exchange for food items to benefit the local
food pantry for the Freeport community. For each
overdue library item returned January 14th through
January 24th Library patrons will get $1 in current
fines* waived for each can or package of nonperishable food items such as peanut butter, pasta
and/or canned food. This does not apply to overdue
damaged materials or items that have already been
billed for replacement. The Freeport Public Library
will gladly accept donations even if there are no
fines to be waived. Thank you for your support! If
you have any questions please call 850-835-2040.

FREEPORT Presbyterian CHURCH, located on Hwy 20. Next to Franks Cash &
Carry. We are extending an open invitation to come to our quaint little church to give
thanks and praise to God. Small town feel and childrens services also available too.
Sundays at 9am Bible study.10am church service.
Come meet Pastor Gene.

Greetings from the


Mayors Office .

Please send any and all comments to


The Emerald_Star_News@hotmail.com

The first city council meeting was held for the new year and several things
were accomplished.
The No Wake Zone for Four Mile Creek Ordinance had its second reading and
was adopted and will become effective upon completion of the approved and
adopted pursuant to Walton Countys procedure, approval by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife conservation commission pursuant to 327.46, F.S, and upon posting
of the regulatory markers. The current city government is set up with a Mayor/
Council -Strong Mayor form of government where the Mayor can vote in case of
a tie in the event a council member is not present, the council has voted to put on
the election ballot in July to have the form of government changed to a nonvoting Mayor which will mean there will be no tie breaking vote by the Mayor
and whatever the topic is being voted on will have to have a majority of votes
from the council or it will die from lack of agreement, this referendum will be
place on the July 11th ballot, if this referendum is voted on and passed it means
the city council members can discuss topics with the mayor prior to a meetings
without violation of the Sunshine Law. The city council is also considering the
repairs needed for the city pool to address if it will be feasible to open beginning
in May. We welcome First Florida Bank to our community as we held an official
ribbon cutting on January 13th, they are in the new Publix Shopping Center and
we appreciate them joining our community and look forward too many years of
service. I have received some more complaints about the odor which seems to be
coming from the landfill location just outside of the city limits and I have contacted the county and they are in touch with DEP out of Pensacola to see if an
inspection of the facilities can be done and hopefully the situation taken care of,
please be patient and know that we have contacted the necessary authorities on
this matter. The city has received a $10,000 grant from Enterprise Florida for
upgrading our website, now RFQs will begin being sought after within the state
of Florida for that upgrade. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Freeport
School presented three new park benches representing the Taylor Haugen Foundation to Casey Park next to city hall. The presentation was by officers- Wendy
McCormick, Bethany Longmire, Zack Seay, Shannon Carswell and sponsor
Carla Hunt, many thanks to the organization for the donation to the community.
The annual Miss Freeport Pageants will be held on March 4 th and sign-ups will
begin on January 28th, from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm at the Blount House on Kylea
Laird Drive., for further information contact city hall. The next city council meeting will be held on January 26, beginning at 6:00 pm. As usual any comments,
suggestions or complaints please give me a call at 850-835-2822.

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Job Fair for George's at Alys Beach, La Cocina and La Crema


January 26
Job Fair Held at La Cocina to Hire All Positions for the 2017 Season
The 2017 season is right around the corner and before the crowds get
here, The Spell Restaurant Group is hosting a job fair to get ready!
George's at Alys Beach, La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar and La
Crema Tapas and Chocolate are some of the busiest and well-loved restaurants in South Walton. They are all known for quality, fresh, locallysourced food and premier service. Job seekers are encouraged to stop by
George's in Alys Beach January 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with
their resume to meet the management team and apply for one of the
many jobs open.

Some of the open positions are:


BACK OF HOUSE:
Line Cook for AM and PM (full time)
-at least 2 years kitchen experience
-available to work AM or PM or both
-can work the grill or fryer
Garden Manger for AM and PM (full time)
-has at least 1 year kitchen experience
-available to work AM or PM or both
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING: Ordinance
The Walton County Board of County
Commissioners proposes to adopt the
following by ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY
OF WALTON COUNTY FLORIDA,
ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY
MORATORIUM ON GROWING,
CULTIVATION, PROCESSING,
MANUFACTURING, DISPENSING,
DISTRIBUTION, AND
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SALE
OF MEDICAL CANNABIS,
LOW-THC CANNABIS, AND
DERIVATIVE PRODUCTS, OR ANY
RELATED ACTIVITIES;
ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY
MORATORIUM ON THE OPENING,
RELOCATION, OR EXPANSION OF
ANY MEDICAL MARIJUANA
DISPENSING FACILITY WITHIN
THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS
OF WALTON COUNTY;
DIRECTING COUNTY STAFF TO
DEVELOP PROPOSED LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
AND OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING SUCH
CANNABIS-RELATED
ACTIVITIES; PROVIDING FOR
PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION; PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
You are hereby notified that a Public
Hearing on the ordinance will be held
on February 14, 2016, beginning at
4:00 p.m., or as soon as possible to
that time, at the South Walton County
Courthouse Annex located at 31
Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida.
Please be governed accordingly.
Walton County adheres to the
American with Disabilities Act and
will make reasonable modifications for access to the meetings
upon request.
Please call (850) 892-8110 to
make a request. For hearing
impaired, please call 1-800-9558771 (TDD), 1-800-955-8770
(VOICE). Requests must be
received at least 48 hours in
advance of the meeting to allow
time to provide the requested
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PUBLIC NOTICE: BCC Workshop Walton Countys Strategic Goals and


Objectives
Please be advised that the Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will hold a WORKSHOP on
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 3:30PM at the South
Walton Courthouse Annex, located at 31 Coastal Centre
Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss Walton
Countys Strategic Goals and Objectives.
Please be governed accordingly.
Walton County adheres to the American with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable modifications for access to the meetings upon request. Please call (850) 892
-8110 to make a request. For hearing impaired, please
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in advance of the meeting to allow time to provide the
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING TO HOLD A
PUBLIC HEARING
The Walton County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt the following by ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING WALTON
CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 22, THE
WALTON COUNTY WATERWAYS AND BEACH
ACTIVITIES ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR
AMENDMENTS TO SECTIONS 22-02, DEFINITIONS, 22-54, REGULATION OF USE AND CONDUCT ON THE BEACH AND WATER BODIES, 2255, PROHIBITION OF OBSTRUCTIONS ON THE
BEACH, 22-59, TEMPORARY USE FOR SPECIAL
EVENTS, 22-60, BEACH VENDORS, AND 22-62,
PENALTY, FEES AND FINES; PROVIDING FOR
PURPOSE, LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS, SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
You are hereby notified that a Special Meeting to hold a
Public Hearing on the ordinance will be held on February 7, 2016, beginning at 4:00 p.m., or as soon as possible to that time, at the South Walton County Courthouse Annex located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida.
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Happenings in DeFuniak Springs


JANUARY BOOK SALE
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Healthmark Health Matters


Always bee careful outside

Bee stings are a common outdoor nuisance. In


most cases, bee stings are just annoying, but if
someone is allergic to bee stings or they get stung
numerous times all at once, they might have a
The Friends will have a huge variety of ma- more-serious reaction that requires emergency
terials for their customers. Each bag of treatment.
According to researchers at Mayo Clinic, having
books purchased is still just $3.00.
one type of reaction does not mean that a person
will always have the same reaction every time they
are stung, or that the next reaction will necessarily
Chelsea Manning's reduced
be more severe.
sentence could strengthen Assange's
Most bee sting symptoms are minor and include
case, former prosecutor says
instant, sharp burning pain at the sting site, a red
Less than a week ago, WikiLeaks tweeted that
welt and slight swelling around the sting area.
Assange would agree to be extradited to the U.S. Usually, the swelling and pain go away within a few
if Obama gave Manning clemency, even though hours. Some people who get stung by a bee or wasp
Assange believed the Justice Dept.'s case had
have a stronger reaction that may include swelling
"clear unconstitutionality."
at the site of the sting that gradually enlarges over
the next day or two. However, even moderate
"If the United States government said, 'We are
reactions tend to resolve in five to seven days.
going to pardon Manning for those offenses,' I
A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to bee
think it makes it that much tougher to then say,
stings is potentially life-threatening and often
'were going to drop the hammer on the person
requires emergency treatment. A small percentage
that published that information,'" former Deputy of people who are stung by a bee or wasp may
Assistant Attorney General Tom Dupree.
quickly develop anaphylaxis, which presents as
He served in the role from 2007-2009.
hives, itching, flushed or pale skin, difficulty
Assange has been hiding out at the Ecuadorian
breathing and swelling of the throat and tongue.
Embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradi- This may cause weakness, rapid pulse, nausea,
tion to Sweden on sexual assault accusations.
dizziness or a loss of consciousness.
Manning is more than six years into a 35-year
People who do have a severe allergic reaction to a
sentence for leaking classified government and
bee sting have a 30- to 60-percent chance of
military documents to the anti-secrecy website
experiencing anaphylaxis each time they are stung.
WikiLeaks. Her sentence is now set to expire
Talk to a physician or an allergy specialist about
May 17, 2017.
prevention measures such as allergy shots to avoid
She was known as Bradley Manning at the time
similar reactions in the future, especially for those
of her 2010 arrest and attempted suicide twice
who live in an area where bees are especially active
last year.
or if they often work outdoors.
Obama is also pardoning 64 people, including
Generally speaking, bees and wasps are not
retired Gen. James Cartwright, who was charged aggressive and only sting in self-defense, but some
with making false statements during a probe into types of bees, such as Africanized honeybees, are
disclosure of classified information.
more likely to swarm and sting in groups if their
Most of the other people receiving commutations hive is disturbed. If someone gets stung more than a
were serving sentences for nonviolent drug
dozen times, the accumulation of venom may
offenses.
induce a toxic reaction. This can cause vomiting,
headaches, vertigo, fever and convulsions.
Children, older adults, and people with heart or
breathing problems are at greater risk when having
a severe reaction.
In severe cases, seek immediate care. Call 911 if a
person is having a serious reaction to a bee sting,
especially if they have been swarmed by bees and
received multiple stings.
Anyone who has been prescribed an emergency
epinephrine auto-injector (EpiPen, Auvi-Q), should
use it right away as directed by a physician and then
seek medical attention.
For more information, contact Dr. Tom Roberts at
Healthmark Walk-In Clinic, (850) 951-4556.
Walton County Fairgrounds
DeFuniak Springs

Police Officer Rejects Settlement Offer


Arbitrator's decision expected this summer
The DeFuniak Springs City Council voted last week to make a
settlement offer to Sgt. Anthony Kaiser, one of two officers fired in
2015 over the racial harassment of fellow officer Chuwan Boros.
After months of mediation, arbitration, testimony and statements, in
a 3 to 2 vote, the City Council voted to offer Kaiser reinstatement to
his position, reinstatement of all benefits (including retirement) and
half of his back-pay in exchange not to pursue further legal action
against the city. City Marshal Mark Weeks said Kaiser rejected the
offer a few days later.
Kaiser, who was a supervisor, is accused of failing to act or
intervene in the continued racial harassment of Officer Boros by
fellow officer Patrolman Rick Boblitt. Boblitt was only a few years
away from retirement when both men were terminated by Chief of
Police Mark Weeks after an extensive investigation. However, they
were rehired and placed on administrative leave until former City
Manager Sara Bowers terminated them permanently after a formal
hearing. The case then proceeded to mediation and then to
arbitration last fall with Police Benevolent Association attorneys
representing the officers.
Both men claim their conduct and remarks were jokes among
friends and that Patrolman Boros, who is of Asian decent, also
participated. Boros denies the comments were welcomed and said
he tried to get along with both men but the harassment increased
and got worse to the point that he dreaded to come to work.
Chief Mark Weeks has opposed any settlement that would allow
either officer back on the force. "We cannot tolerate racial
harassment in any form, especially in this day and age," said
Weeks. "It undermines trust in every aspect of what we do."
Weeks said to rehire either officer after they have admitted to such
egregious conduct would send the wrong signal and do irreparable
damage to race relations in the community. "The focus seems to be
on the officers' rights," said Weeks. "What about the victim here?
What about Patrolman Boros? "None of us are perfect but, he has a
right to work in a hostile free environment and not have to worry
about whether or not another officer has his back because of his
race."Testimony concluded on January 9th at City Hall with nearly
a dozen witnesses testifying regarding relationships,
professionalism, personnel actions and politics. The case now rests
with a professional arbitrator whose decision is expected sometime
this summer.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19,2017

Texas carries out


first US execution
of 2017
Texas on
Wednesday
put to death
an inmate
convicted
of killing
two men
over a drug
deal, the
first U.S.
execution
of 2017.
Christopher Wilkins, 48, was
declared dead at 6:29 p.m., 13 mins
after a lethal injection of
pentobarbital.
Before the drug was administered,
he twice mouthed "I'm sorry," to
two relatives of one of the murder
victims as they watched through a
window. He gave no final statement.
Wilkins had explained to jurors at
his capital murder trial in 2008 how
and why he killed his friends in Fort
Worth three years earlier, saying he
didn't care if they sentenced him to
death.
Wilkins was released from prison
in 2005 after serving time for a
federal gun possession conviction.
He drove a stolen truck to Fort
Worth, where he befriended Willie
Freeman, 40, and Mike Silva, 33.
Court records show Freeman and his
drug supplier, who wasn't identified,
duped Wilkins into paying $20 for a
piece of gravel that he thought was a
rock of crack cocaine. Wilkins said
he shot Freeman on Oct. 28, 2005,
after Freeman laughed about the
scam, then he shot Silva because he
was there. Wilkins' fingerprints
were found in Silva's wrecked SUV
and a pentagram matching one of
Wilkins' numerous tattoos had been
carved into the hood.
Wilkins also testified that the day
before the shootings, he shot and
killed another man, Gilbert Vallejo,
47, outside a Fort Worth bar in a
dispute over a pay phone, and about
a week later used a stolen car to try
to run down two people because he
believed one of them had taken his
sunglasses.
"I know they are bad decisions,"
Wilkins told jurors of his actions. "I
make them anyway."
Wes Ball, one of Wilkins' trial lawyers, described him as "candid to a
degree you don't see," and had
hoped his appearance on the witness
stand would have made jurors like
him. "It didn't work," Ball said.

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Furniture South Announces


Interior Designer of the Year &
Plans for Growth in 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, FL January 16, 2017 - Furniture South recently awarded Becky Wetzler the Designer of the Year for 2016. We are proud of the
amazing team we have put together to serve our
customers. It is a group with incredible talent. Becky has the highest production and customer
satisfaction, and this has enabled her to receive this
honor," said Frank Kovach, Owner of Furniture
South.
Becky has an extensive background in interior design and sales, and over the past three years has
done design work in Colorado and Florida, adapting
and developing her design skill set along the
way. She studied interior design at Bellevue College in Washington state and also has a degree in
graphic design from Principia College, which she
puts to use to help convey her design ideas digitally
for clients. She loves working with owners to transform their homes into beautiful and functional
spaces. Whether it's selecting a few new pieces of
furniture or art, or designing a complete remodel of
the home, Becky enjoys all aspects of the design
process, and is passionate about her work! Most of
all, she is very dedicated to her clients and customer
satisfaction.
Furniture South has grown very rapidly and is embarking on doubling their display and warehouse
area by the end of 2017. The company has processed over three thousand customers with a 95%
plus approval rating. The dynamic growth of
South Walton, with building permits for new homes
soaring, is propelling the growth of Furniture South.
We plan to display over 5,000 items in the new
showroom and offer 30% to 50% off all merchandise in an expanded format. We have a trained staff
of ten professionals, which will expand to twenty by
the end of 2017, and look forward to continued
growth in South Walton County," said Kovach.
Furniture South also has an extensive web site and
a new touch screen design center where clients can
research the styles and secure pictures and pricing
on over 100,000 items, from 60 different manufacturers.
ABOUT FURNITURE SOUTH:
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Halloway story, from pg. 3 cont


When questioned again, Joran told them that he dropped Holloway off at her
hotel around 2:00 a.m. According to him, she had fallen down as she exited the
car but refused to ask any of the men for help. Story Cont on Page Aruban
authorities had also received corroborating reports that the two former security
guards had been known to cruise the hotels to pick up women. Not only that, but
at least one of them had a previous incident involving local law enforcement.
Still, the men had solid alibis for the night of Natalees disappearance and were
released on June 13, 2005 without being charged. Bring em In...With no new
leads, police re-upped their investigation into Van der Sloot and his friends
involvement. The three men were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and
murdering Natalee Holloway. Unfortunately, they would not be in custody for
long. The Aruban police could not meet the burden of evidence required to hold
the men for more than several days. They had to go back to square one Police
soon found a sixth suspect: disc jockey Steve Gregory Croes. His name was
bandied about by Van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers during questioning.
Even though they still suspected Van der Sloot, the police knew they had to
investigate all angles. Croes alibi was also airtight. They then brought Joran van
der Sloots father in for questioning as well. Both men were released soon after.
With no other alternative, the police decided to go back to the most likely
suspects. Yet this time, it seemed that the story of that fateful night had changed.
The Kalpoe brothers turned on their friend. Joran had no choice but to change his
story as well. The three men suddenly remembered that the Kalpoes had dropped
Van der Sloot and Holloway off at the Marriott Hotel beach near the fishermens
huts before driving home without them Years Pass...in the end though,
despite conflicting stories, the police just didnt have enough to charge Joran or
the Kalpoe brothers with the crime. The were arrested again in November of
2007 and Joran van der Sloot, who was in the Netherlands at the time, was
extradited to Aruba and incarcerated there. Slippery as ever, Van der Sloot was
able to finagle his way out of being charged again. On February 1, 2008 the
Dutch media released a report that indicated that Joran van der Sloot had
confessed to his involvement in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The
Dutch broadcast included excerpts from footage recorded from hidden cameras
and microphones in the vehicle of Patrick van der Eem, a Dutch businessman and
ex-convict. Van der Eem had gained Jorans confidence and asked him about
Natalee while the two of them drove around smoking marijuana
The Confession...Joran van der Sloot stated that he was with Natalee on the
beach when she began shaking violently. When her convulsions subsided, she
became unresponsive and though he attempted to revive her, she was too far
gone. After that, he called his friend, Daury, who advised him to go home while
he disposed of the body. Despite his confession Joran van der Sloot was not
arrested in connection with the death of Natalee Holloway. That was not the end
of his involvement, however. On March 29, 2010, Van der Sloot contacted Beth
Tweety with an offer to reveal the location of Holloways body and the
circumstances surrounding her death. He said that he would gladly give up the
location, just as long as she was willing to pay him $250,000 for it Beth
notified the FBI, who helped them arrange the transaction. The trap was set. On
May 10, Beth wire transferred $15,000 to Van der Sloots account in the
Netherlands. On June 3, Van der Sloot was charged in the U.S. District Court of
Northern Alabama with extortion and wire fraud. Unfortunately, he was still
living in Aruba, and there was no way he would be extradited for such a crime.
After fleeing Aruba with Beths money, Joran headed for Peru. He wasnt heard
from again for a further two years. On May 30, 2010, five years after Natalee
Holloways disappearance, Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old business student, was
reported missing in Lima, Peru. Police found her three days later in a hotel room
registered under Van der Sloots name. He was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
But what happened to Natalees body? .Never Stop Looking..For the past 12
years, both of Natalees parents, who were divorced at the time she vanished,
have been separately chasing any leads they could in the hope that they will find
their daughter. Dave Holloway has pursued lead after lead on his own, searching
land, air, and sea for any sign of Natalees remains. Beth on the other hand, has
turned her grief into a warning for others, and speaking out about safe travel
practices for teens. In 2011, Dave Holloway filed a petition with the Alabama
courts seeking to have his daughter declared legally dead.
At first, his ex-wife wanted to oppose the petition. A court was convened to
discuss the matter, and the judge ruled in Daves favor. On January 12, 2012, a
second hearing was held, and Natalee Holloway was declared dead. Now all her
parents had to do was find a way to heal This story is a reminder that even here
on our beautiful beaches, girls meet guys then drinking or drugging comes into
play. Then what? After it has happened to you, you may not remember what was.

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VACCINATION AS FLU SEASON intensifies

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I have watched my Grandchildren become just
existing individuals. They go to school and the
second they get home they go play the games
on Video.
These games are addicting as I have seen for
myself them lose sleep, eat right, then even get
depression because of thats the only life they
know. They have Virtual reality goggles. Talk
about hours passing by as they drift off into a
land far away, without leaving the house.
I have heard of contact lens that you place in
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I want to thank you for when we came in town
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If it werent for your newspaper, I would
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Pray that 2017, the people will rise up and chip
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With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing and influenza


activity increasing across the state, it is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help
prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others. It is never too late
to get your flu shot. While most cases of flu are mild, there
are exceptions.
Medical providers in Walton County have started to see flu
activity during the past couple of weeks, stated Holly Holt,
Health Officer of the Florida Department of Health in Walton
County. It is not too late to get the flu vaccine and it is important for the public, especially those at high risk, to protect
themselves against the flu.
Flu activity is on the rise in Florida, particularly in groups at
high risk for severe illness such as children, pregnant women,
people with underlying chronic conditions and people over the
age of 65. Visits to emergency departments for influenza are
also increasing in these high risk groups. The department continues to urge residents to reduce their risk of severe illness
from infection by getting vaccinated against influenza. This is
especially important for individuals at high-risk for severe
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The annual flu vaccine is safe and is the most effective way to
protect yourself and your loved ones. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older, including pregnant women. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for
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for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people get
injectable flu shots. Nasal spray vaccine is not recommended
for this flu season because of concerns about its effectiveness.
It is also essential to practice good hygiene by properly and
frequently washing your hands to help prevent the spread of
seasonal flu. Make it a habit to clean and disinfect commonly
used surfaces in your home, school or office. You can take
additional steps to ward off the flu by coughing or sneezing
into a tissue or your elbow and avoiding touching your face.
The flu vaccine is offered at the Florida Department of Health
in Walton County and in many other convenient locations,
including doctor's offices, clinics, retail stores, pharmacies,
health centers and by many employers and schools. Visit the
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Walton County Board of County Commission, at a
regularly scheduled Board meeting, approved to reduce
the speed limit on Scenic Gulf Drive to 25 mph.
Any questions can be directed to Chance Powell, P.E.,
Walton County Traffic Operations Engineer,
at 850-892-8108.
The Walton County Tourist Development Council
will hold a sunshine training and orientation meeting for
the new TDC members on January 26, 2017 at 2pm in
the TDC Conference Room located at 25777 US Hwy
331 S, Santa Rosa Beach.
Additional Committee Meetings & Workshops
TDC Regular Meeting February 7, 2017 9am at the
South Walton Annex
Beach Management Committee Meeting
March 7, 2017 9AM at the South Walton Annex.
Destination Improvement Committee Meeting
March 9, 2017 9AM at the South Walton Annex
Two or more Walton County Elected or Appointed
Officials may attend. These meetings are open to the
public.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
council with respect to any matter considered, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes that testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
whenever any board or commissioner of any state
agency or authority, or of any agency or authority of
any county, municipal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a meeting, a written
request by a physically handicapped person to attend the
meeting, directed to the chairperson or director of such
board, commission, agency, or authority, such
chairperson or director shall provide a manner by which
such person may attend the meeting at its scheduled site
or reschedule the meeting to a site which would be
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Please be advised that the Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will hold a WORKSHOP
on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 3:30PM at the
South Walton Courthouse Annex, located at 31
Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss Walton
Countys Strategic Goals and Objectives.
Please be governed accordingly.
Walton County adheres to the American with
Disabilities Act and will make reasonable
modifications for access to the meetings upon
request. Please call (850) 892-8110 to make a
request.
For hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE). Requests must
be received at least 48 hours in advance of the
meeting to allow time to provide the requested
services.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Please be advised that the Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will hold a SPECIAL
MEETING on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at
2:30PM at the South Walton Courthouse Annex,
located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa
Beach, FL.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss staffs
recommendation on the Dalton Drive Promotion of
Pedestrian Beach Access Issue.
Please be governed accordingly.
Walton County adheres to the American with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable modifications
for access to the meetings upon request. Please call
(850) 892-8110 to make a request. For hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), 1-800955-8770 (VOICE). Requests must be received at
least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to allow
time to provide the requested services.

Classifieds

Are you in FREEPORT, looking


for conversation and an ICE Cold
BEER?
Maybe a game of Pool or Darts?
Pool tournaments on Thursday
Shoot all games from Lucky Star!
WE ARE NEED OF DART TEAMS

So you can also enjoy this unique


way to play opponents. Let Frank or
Michelle know. What day you prefer
to throw and I can check what is
available to shoot in that night.
2 person teams/Tues.
3-man team on Wed
Come on down to sign Name & # on
a list I will get with you soon.

The LUCKY STAR BAR


Karaoke weekends @ 9pm
Just North of the Anchor Fountain
past Freeport Caf, turn right.
Are you up in DeFuniak Springs?
Looking for a great BBQ dinner/date
Adult Beverages, Beer, Wine.

Stop in @ 4C BBQ

SERVICES
Home/Condo repair work
Call 765.527.7013/ Gary

ARE YOU HIRING?


List for FREE ADs
for job openings!
Call or E-mail the information !

Rentals? Listed here only $10ea.


Rooms for Rent? Only $10ea.
Housing for Rent? Help local
folks afford to stay here, if you have
a place to offer from Rent or Barter.
Shoot me an E-mail
I will place it ASAP.
Walton County Florida with Walton
Outdoors. For more information, go
to: http://www.waltonoutdoors.com

Check both Bar websites for


We can take care of
the running around
this county for you.
Just call or e-mail for
Ad info., pricing is
the Best Deal in the
entire county!

Freeport 32439

2008 Mazda RX-8, winning Blue


color, sharp looking car, very nice.
Needs a Clutch and thats all. Good
Title. Asking only $3500/obo
Call set appt. 585-0262 Freeport

MAN CAVE **Beer/Cig. Signs


All work. (2) Miller Lite light ups.
$50 ea. (2) Marlboro, (1) has a clock
$40-$45 clock
(1) Neon Tube Sign, hang or stand
alone, very nice for Ice House Beer,
like new. $100.
Call 585-0262
A lot of places for Sale in the area.
Our Realtors inside this Newspaper
work very hard and know the area
very well. It helps to say our Name!

Support FREEPORTs
ONLY NEWSPAPER
Let us get your name out

765-527-7013

Help us,
So we can
HELP YOU!!

I would like you!

What does it matter to you, the reader?


As you know we use the Advertising dollars to pay for the
PRINTING of this (Free to you) FREEPORT Newspaper.
**We do accept donations as well. Checks or CC welcome
To keep this around, we could use more Advertisers and
common folks alike, to Help us grow! Voice of the People!

$10.mail to P.O. Box 1133

Start off 2017 with a great


Deal Advertising with us.
Short or Long term, it helps us
print and more.

20 people, pot goes up to $200 for 1st

Advertising space is available


within this newspaper! Call now!

List your FOR SALE ITEMS only

Visit the BIOPHILIA CENTER


this year. A very Special place in
FREEPORT off Hwy. 20E
East of Hwy. 331. 2 miles down

$100 1st place / $50 2nd place

Great Music/
Great Food
4C BBQ Caters Too!

For Sale

Explore nature in and around

Big screen TV& several other TVs


Karaoke most every Sat.
Also Feel like shooting some Darts?
Sat. 6pm sign-up/7pm start tourney
Hdcp singles ...10 people =

Specials upcoming Parties and such


during the Holidays.
4C BBQ located in behind
Walgreens (past Wal-Mart) on right

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We also Cater!
Hwy 331 S, next to Cypress Cattle & Produce

850-583-4BBQ (4227)
Trailermade Gulf Coast Q

Home of the Slab Wrap

Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am to 6 pm


Like us on Facebook
Along Hwy. 331 S. just past Hwy20 on RH side..
FREEPORTs Best Pork Sandwich, take some to the beach!

(The reader) to become a part of this


newspapers history, as we grow with
FREEPORT and the surrounding
areas into the future. Send in your
comments anytime! E-mail to:
Emerald_star_news@hotmail.com
*FREEDOM OF SPEECH LIVES
HERE....IN FREEPORT FLA.

SPEAK UP!!!
The only versatile newspaper that
offers both sides of discussion. Let the
people in charge = read your opinion.

They work with your tax dollars!


No need for PC here. Live!

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