This week in Walton history: Packing heat and a fire at Seascape

Published: Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 12:31 PM.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The celebration of Walton County ’s progress will continue in The Walton Sun with our weekly almanac chronicling our area’s rich history. Each week, Pam Griffin combs the archives for the news nuggets from decades ago. Contact her at if you have any questions.

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 Conference Center . Fire officials said it was the worst blaze in South Walton history.

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.

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