Feb. 23 – March 1
35 years ago — 1979
Prince Peter of
30 years ago —1984
South Walton residents were angry that their three-year quest to have toll-free dialing between South Walton, Destin and
20 years ago — 1994
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
Water quality, critical to
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
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.