This week in Walton history

Published: Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:11 PM.

Since the Choctaw Ferry was closed, a Bunker Creek parent said he would take legal action to force the Walton County School Board to provide his son transportation to school.

Plans for the first Grayton Beach Fine Arts Festival were announced.

20 years ago — 1994

The South Walton Conservation and Development Trust said that South Walton’s No. 1-rated beach and pristine environment is an asset that can be marketed.

Investigators had yet to identify the cause of a blaze that ripped through south Walton destroying a house, a trailer, and 250 to 300 acres of woodland.

10 years ago — 2004

Nine-year-old Jon Thomas, a third grader at Butler Elementary, came up with the idea of three witches and a girl who died and intertwined it with magic to create “The Three Sisters,” a short  story that tied for first place in the 2004 Paul Witty Literary Award.

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