EDITOR’S NOTE: The celebration of
Sept. 28 – Oct. 5
30 years ago —1983
South Walton voters approved creation of a fire control district by a 3-1 margin and elected a seven-member fire commission.
Twelve condominium units were destroyed in a $1.5 million fire at Seascape Resort and
20 years ago — 1993
The 911 system, which was to move Oct. 1 from the Walton County Sheriff’s Department to the Department of Public Safety, may not be ready due to budget constraints.
In reference to
Destin residents Tim and Sandy White opened Liliana’s Italian Restaurant in
Justin Gaffrey, executive chef at Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, won three first and the overall Culinary Classic Gastronomique Award at the Culinary Classic Gastronominique Awards in
South Walton was announced as location of a new fall festival in 1994, the Monarch Butterfly Festival.
10 years ago — 2003
Walton County School District Superintendent Coy Yates and South Walton High School Principal Marissa Benton were named in a federal lawsuit that claimed they discharged two
Approximately 40 people gathered on the lawn by the
The Rosemary Beach home of Rule and Bob Brand was featured in the September issue of Southern Living magazine as a 2003 Southern Home Award winner.