Sen. George Gainer

Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll (left) with Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson (right)
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Starting next month, a county in the Florida Panhandle will join six others across the state in taking over the child protective investigative duties of the state’s child welfare agency. Walton County Sheriff’s Office received legislative approval this year and the funds to do just that.

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A Senate panel is discussing how to re-envision Florida’s affordable housing system.