Walton County officials may have spent thousands of dollars to buy property they already own.
In May 2010, the county bought half an acre of land from Bayside properties just south of the Clyde B. Wells Bridge for $354,000 dollars. They plan to use the land to expand the intersection of Highway 331 and Chat Holley Road, but an old deed from 1917 shows the county may have already owned as much as a third of the parcel.
County officials are hiring a surveyor to get some answers.