Oct. 6 - 12
30 years ago — 1983
The Walton County Taxpayers Association filed suit against the county commissioners to force them to redraw commission district lines.
The Walton County Commission unexpectedly abolished the District 5 Planning Commission, returning planning duties to the commissioners.
25 years ago — 1988
South Walton welcomed Curtis C. Lieber, licensed physician assistant, at the
20 years ago — 1993
Fire Board discussed liability issues of female firefighters who responded while pregnant and brought their children to the scene of a fire.
Walton County Sheriff Quinn McMillian said he may one day hire a female deputy to go on the road and patrol since backup is now available, whereas he currently had a policy of not allowing female deputies on the road.
Sandestin’s director of human resources, Sylvia Bell, captured state honors as the Florida Human Resource Executive of the Year.
The corner of Old 98 and U.S. 98 in South Walton qualifies for a right turn lane but not a traffic light, according to a traffic study completed by the Department of Transportation.
Arson is the primary cause of forest fires in
10 years ago — 2003
The Boys and Girls Club facility, to be built across from Butler Elementary, becomes a divisive issue for nearby residents and property owners and those in the community who welcome the activities the project would offer.
South Walton residents who live near the beach may soon have to purchase turtle safe lights and cover their windows at night for nearly six months a year if county officials approve a proposed turtle lighting ordinance.
An early morning thief at Paradise Pets on
The Walton County Commission approved the first phase of WaterSound North, a large residential community north of U.S. 98 near the