25 years ago — 1989
The 135-foot, $2.6 million steamboat Grand Romance, the largest ship ever built at Freeport Shipbuilding, Marine repair for
20 years ago — 1994
After hearing protests from
Hopes of obtaining greater fire protection for the South Walton Fire District were crushed when county commissioners shot down the Fire Board’s request to put a tax increase on November ballot.
The second phase of Silver Sands Factory Stores in South Walton, a 48,800-square foot addition, opened and ground breaking for Phase III took place.
10 years ago — 2004
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a $43,000 grant from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to purchase several items, including a GPS tracking system, a decontamination shower and a water reservoir, a hand wash station a tactical ladder, an exhaust fan, four carbon stealth cylinders, a hypodermic needle disposal container, a ballistic entry shield and electra-shield bolt cutter.
Turner Broadcasting arrived in South Walton in search of seagulls to shoot and be broadcast as “The Misunderstood Bird of the South,” before heading to Destin for more photos.
Destin Real Estate Company broke ground for its new building in