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

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

In reference to Walton County environmental officers having the right to carry guns and make arrests, First Judicial Circuit state attorney says he can find no authority in state law that gives Walton County commissioners the right to bestow arrest powers and authority to carry firearms.

Destin residents Tim and Sandy White opened Liliana’s Italian Restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach .

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 Panama City .

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 Bay Middle School employees for supporting a charter conversion school application.

Approximately 40 people gathered on the lawn by the Seaside Neighborhood School to dedicate school building No. 3 in honor of Billy Buzzett, one of the guiding forces of the school.

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