This week in Walton history

Published: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

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 County Commissioners approved a request from Commissioner Tim Pauls to give the Trust for Public Land the go ahead to begin negotiations for 8.3 acres of gulf front property near Little Redfish Lake designated as the Bannerman tract.

Water quality, critical to Walton County ’s coastal dune lakes, has a successful program with the help of Lakewatch volunteers who monitor the lakes.

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 Legend Creek Drive . No one was injured.

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