Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
30 years ago — 1984
A study by the state Division of Tourism labeled the Florida Panhandle as an emerging area in convention and marketing.
25 years ago — 1989
Tourists in South Walton were wondering about scores of cannonball jellyfish that had washed up on the beaches there.
A meeting was scheduled in South Walton to discuss a recycling center proposed as a pilot program in
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
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.
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.
Months after a controversy surrounded the construction of a dune walkover and pavilion at the
10 years ago — 2004