Oct. 20 - 26

25 years ago ó 1988

At least 19 South Walton residents who had registered to vote in Destin were cut from the voter rolls, keeping them from voting in the Nov. 8 general election, as voter registration was closed.

20 years ago ó 1993

A yearlong investigation of gambling on unlicensed premises resulted in raids on several businesses, two in Destin and one in Walton County at the VFW Spectre Post in South Walton.

Freeportís First Baptist Church presented revival services by evangelist Dr. Jimmy J. Chapman.

According to Ralph Clark, Beaches and Shores engineer, Walton County has no specific beach erosion problems.

After two years, Sandestin resort was granted federal and state wetlands permits, which means it can continue developing according to its master plan with a few environmental adjustments.

Sandestin Resortís reservations staff received a check for $3,150 for exceeding an expected fiscal quarter goal by $294,000.

10 years ago ó 2003

Jason Comer and his associates at EBSCO Gulf Coast Development Inc. plan to remove 400 cubic yards of black peat and replace with white sand to build a 599-unit resort community.

TDC planned to ask the Walton Board of County Commissioners to adopt a resolution that establishes an Erosion Control Line on Walton County beaches.

TDC pushed for a penny raise in bed tax.

Catherine Beall hired as the director of soon to be built private Montessori school, site not found yet in Walton County.

Claudia Pereira and Nick Patronis were the first homecoming queen and king at South Walton High School.