May 11 - 17
40 years ago — 1974
A Log editorial discussed the fact that efforts to start a small automobile ferry at the broken
35 years ago — 1979
The South Walton Fire Department established its first substation, located at Seascape.
30 years ago — 1984
A group of South Walton residents launched efforts to have a sidewalk and bike path built along
A team of 30 archaeologists excavated a small Indian village on Horseshoe Bayou at Sandestin.
25 years ago — 1989
Okaloosa County Judge Keith Brace ruled in favor of
The new $3.9 million two-lane bridge at Phillips Inlet opened for traffic.
20 years ago — 1994
Students at Bay Elementary make their own conservation and development plan for South Walton, with a library, wildlife preserve, community garden, market place and more.
Fifty-five percent of the hundreds of readers of The Walton Log who responded to the telephone survey were in favor of prohibiting dogs on the beach in
Walton County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Tom Pagels assured district officials metal detectors and barbed wire fences were not part of the SRO plan for Walton schools. His plan called for two officers to be placed in high schools as a permanent post, while traveling to middle and elementary schools.
10 years ago — 2004
The Scenic Corridor Association voted to press charges against executive director Catharine Campbell-Moose, who stole more than $19,000 from the organization over four years.
Walton County Sheriff Ralph Johnson pre-filed with Supervisor of Elections to run for re-election.
Incumbent District 1 Walton County Commissioner Lane Rees remains ahead in campaign contributions as of at this date, with 138 contributions totaling more than $43,000.