This week in Walton history

Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 04:02 PM.

A 10-year master plan for the South Walton Fire District included two new fire stations and the relocation of the Sandestin station to the Mack Bayou area. The new station sites would be at U.S. 331/Chat Holley Road area and the airport site in Seagrove Beach .


20 years ago — 1993-94

South Walton firefighters did not accept all of management’s proposed contract, including issues such as annual compensation, sick leave, swap time, grievance procedures and compensatory leave.

County Board of Commissioners approved resolution requiring the owner of each parcel of property to pay the non-ad valorem special fee to cover costs of solid waste management services and facilities with the county.

A 16-year-old Walton County resident was found unconscious in a commercial-size dryer at Seaside . Other employees could not tell the reason for his condition, but he became conscious after being removed from dryer.

The Driftwood Estates subdivision may be in line for major improvements, including sewer service and putting in a road to give property owners who do not have access to their lots a means to reach them. Cost to lot owners would be about $80 a month for 20 years.

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