Walton history: Choctaw Ferry fight



Dec. 15 - 21



25 years ago ó 1988



Engineers from the state Department of Transportation and Walton County officials joined forces to seek a solution to problems with the Choctaw Ferry in South Walton.



Christ the King Episcopal Church in South Walton announced its first service would be held Christmas Eve.



20 years ago ó 1993



The Walton County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to the flood prevention ordinance which qualifies the county for the community rating system and allows residents to receive a five percent discount on flood insurance.



The Freeport Bulldogs won the Gulf Breeze Optimist Christmas Tournament.



Police investigated an attempted armed robbery at Eckerdís drug store at the Beach Walk Centre on U.S. 98.



A disagreement between the county and a South Walton couple who wanted to build an 18-story high-rise in Blue Mountain Beach continued as Claude and Betty Jones filed a two-count suit against the Walton County Board of Commissioners.



10 years ago ó 2003



A Sun editorial said that as a tourist destination, a poor job is done regarding posting rules of the beach, especially pertaining to dogs.



Harry Millsaps was named Realtor of the Year for the South Walton chapter of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.



Scenic 107.1 LPFM, or Low Power FM, a new radio station for the 30A community, searched for volunteer DJs to fill the stationís programming roster.



Helena Marsh, SWHS language arts and psychology teacher, was named Teacher of the Year. Sixth grade math and reading teacher Jeff Infinger was selected Teacher of the Year at South Walton Middle School.