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35 years ago — 1979
The South Walton Volunteer Fire Department received a 1,300-gallon tanker/pumper from the state Division of Forestry.
30 years ago — 1984
The Northwest Florida Coastal Resource Planning and Management Committee’s transportation subcommittee voted to seek $50,000 for a comprehensive transportation plan for South Walton.
25 years ago — 1989
Chautauqua Festival organizers announced Marie Osmond would highlight the May festival in DeFuniak Springs.
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.
The Rev. Ray Angerman, pastor of
Fourth grade students of Elizabeth Fairweather, who used a grant from the Cultural Arts Association, donated artwork to
The carcass found under an old gravestone unearthed behind the Walton County Jail did not belong to J. Fuller Gloom, but were found to belong to a cow.
The first Junior Leadership Walton class, 14