This week in Walton history: Log comes to South Walton

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 04:35 PM.

Information released by The Haas Center at UWF shows that Walton County continues to grow at a phenomenal rate due primarily to tourism. Tourism supports more than 7,000 jobs and generates wages of approximately $171 million annually and contributes approximately $488 million in total sales.

Thanks to 80 full-time volunteers and the more than 6,500 hours they contributed, Butler Elementary reached the state highest ranking for the fourth year.

Gov. Jeb Bush announced that Robert Beasley, the husband of recently deceased Melissa Beasley, would follow his wife as the Walton County supervisor of elections.

Freeport was officially recognized as the “Community of the Year” by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, due mainly to its successes in expanding its water system.


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