This week in Walton County history

Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 05:08 PM.


25 years ago — 1989

A group of citizens formed the South Walton Airport Task Force to oppose the proposed Walton County airport because of environmental issues.

The state Department of Transportation announced that plans for widening a stretch of U.S. 98 near Sandestin would be delayed about two years due to lack of funds.


20 years ago — 1994

Many property owners in the South Walton Fire District were set to receive discounts on their property insurance premiums because of the district’s improved protection class rating.

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