Matt Algarin


Twitter: @DestinLogMatt

Articles by MATT ALGARIN

  • ‘Changes the ball game’: City approves civil citation authority in parks

    After a unanimous vote Monday night, city leaders authorized the use of civil citations in city parks. "We think this is a vital tool to ensure appropriate behavior in our parks," Cit... READ MORE

  • Ustick lands mixed review from City Council (UPDATE)

    Councilman Tuffy Dixon isn't sure that City Manager Maryann Ustick is the right person for the job. "I don’t know if Mrs. Ustick, although a great person, seems to be who we need to lead u... READ MORE

  • 'We can survive anything': Local restaurateur says healthcare reform will be tough pill to swallow

    Fudpucker’s Tim Edwards says the hospitality industry is going to face a lot of challenges when the provisions in the Affordable Care Act go into effect in 2014. “We will be hit the hardest bec... READ MORE

  • FREE PARKING: Marler Street parking lot in the works; could one day be multi-level

    A transformation is under way at the Marler Street parking lot. "We want to get as much (work) done before the kids come to town," Community Redevelopment Agency Project Manager David... READ MORE

  • The opinions are in: Log pages through city manager's annual evaluation

    As part of the city's annual city manager review process, The Log has thumbed through the evaluations that were completed by the members of the City Council to see what they had to say/write ... READ MORE

  • Residents reach out to ‘Walking Man’

    Who is the “Walking Man?” Destin may never know.

    "In my day-to-day trek showing property I would see this gentleman make his way up and down the road," local Realtor John ...


  • ‘A building storm’: City leaders not pleased, but will likely have to allow strip club

    If an adult entertainment club opens along Airport Road, city leaders more than likely won't be offering it a warm welcome. "It's not a family oriented business," Councilman Larry Wil... READ MORE

  • Gone green: City to partner with Recyclebank, Waste Management on rewards program

    The city of Destin, Waste Management and Recyclebank are dangling a new carrot to get residents to recycle. "Nobody's had this," Waste Managements Lynn Yort told city leaders during a... READ MORE

  • After delays, court battles, West Destin restoration project on the cusp for Holiday Isle

    With pipes in place, it's only a matter of time before dredge crews begin to pump sand onto the critically eroded beaches of Holiday Isle. "It's fantastic," said Ron Johnston, preside... READ MORE

  • Chamber honors community volunteers, new board of directors

    The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce rolled out the red carpet Friday night for its annual Awards and Installation Banquet at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. "It's always a fun event,&... READ MORE

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