40 years ago — 1974
Sandestin opened its golf and tennis facilities to the public until Aug. 1 Greens fee for 18 holes was $9, tennis courts were $4 an hour.
25 years ago — 1989
The Choctaw Ferry Users appealed a judge’s earlier decision to allow its closing.
The state Department of Transportation transferred ownership of Old U.S. 98 through part of South Walton to the county, along with a roadside park.
20 years ago — 1994
An oil spill several months earlier in
Deputies who responded to an incident in
A new resort community,
Walton commissioners jumped on the bandwagon and established a county militia, strictly symbolic, as a protest against government attempts to control firearms.
10 years ago — 2004
A debate about whether Beach Zone, a family-owned business in Destin, met the standards in
Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery celebrated its grand opening in