Walton County Commission Meets

By: Drew Steele Email
By: Drew Steele Email

Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson addressed the commission Tuesday afternoon, expressing his concern about comments from commissioners Cindy Meadows. Meadows questioned the strength of the sheriff's office case against former commissioner Lane Rees, who' facing child porn charges.

"While any individual citizen has the right and should, if they deem appropriate criticize, critique or offer opinion I have very serious concerns when an elected official offers comments that would give the implications of impropriety" said Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson.

"My comments were not directed at you or the department and I sincerely apologize if you thought they were" said Walton County Commissioner Cindy Meadows.

The board also decided to hire the Florida Association of counties to help in search for a new County Administrator. Robert Halfhill abruptly resigned last week after less than a month on the job. Commissioners voted to make the new Tourist Development Council Director a county employee. They've set a salary range for the new director and are interviewing finalists later this month.

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