This week in Walton history: No female deputies allowed

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 04:14 PM.

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 Walton County destroying 476.1 acres of land in 1992-1993, according to the Division of Forestry’s annual report.

 

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 Mussett Bayou Road stole exotic pets, including two red-tailed boas, a dusky lorry parrot, a bearded dragon lizard and a leopard gecko. An African grey parrot died of fright.



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