This week in Walton history


Sandestin property owner Tom Becnel and the Sandestin Owner's Association are disputing how the resort should be developed.

Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 05:56 PM.

This week in Walton history:

Aug. 17 - 23

40 years ago — 1974

Sandestin Beach Resort filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

30 years ago — 1984

South Walton Utility Co. had only 168 sewer tps left until an expansion of the system was due in 1986. The utility had issued 368 taps in one day.

The Walton County Planning Committee was swamped with developers seeking to have projects “grandfathered” in before the zoning restrictions were imposed.

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