Feb. 23 – March 1



35 years ago — 1979



Prince Peter of Greece reportedly visited Gen. and Mrs. Earl Anderson of Atlanta and Sandestin.



30 years ago —1984



South Walton residents were angry that their three-year quest to have toll-free dialing between South Walton, Destin and Fort Walton Beach had again been deferred.



20 years ago — 1994



Emerald Coast Motor Sports allowed to continue operating despite neighbors’ objections, according to Board of Adjustments decision.



The Seaside Institute was awarded a major grant from the Florida Humanities Council for a series of public programs on the nature of small holiday towns.



Tax Collector Sue Carter asked for support in getting county commissioners to approve an annex in South Walton.



10 years ago — 2004



The Walton County Board of County Commissioners approved a request from Commissioner Tim Pauls to give the Trust for Public Land the go ahead to begin negotiations for 8.3 acres of gulf front property near Little Redfish Lake designated as the Bannerman tract.



Water quality, critical to Walton County’s coastal dune lakes, has a successful program with the help of Lakewatch volunteers who monitor the lakes.



Walton County Commissioners voted for a one-cent increase in bed tax, from three to four cents.



A fire caused $ 500,000 damage at a two-story stucco house with a tile roof on Legend Creek Drive. No one was injured.



Perdue Farms poultry plant in DeFuniak Springs announced it would close with 392 people to lose jobs.



The Walton County Chamber of Commerce released survey results indicating the continued decline in the number of employers able to provide employee health coverage and offered solutions for the problem.



Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was to open Finz Restaurant in the location occupied for 18 years as Elephant Walk.



Destin and Walton County landowners opposed to beach restoration filed petitions that delayed the proposed $16 million project.