Nov. 3 – 9

 25 years ago — 1988

Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club opened its nine new holes for play.

Winter visitors to South Walton became so numerous they set up their own Snowbird Roost.

The state Department of Transportation agreed to install caution lights at the intersection of U.S. 331 and U.S. 98.

 20 years ago — 1993

Freeport Elementary School and several homes sustained significant damage after two tornadoes ripped through Walton County.

A group of South Walton Fire District firefighters asked for the resignation of Fire Commissioner Laverne Camacho alleging statements she made at the last board meeting were sexist.

A 50-year lease for one acre of property on the corner of U.S. 331 and U.S. 98 was signed with the Department of Environmental Protection by the South Walton TDC to build a new information center and office.

Walton County’s dismissal of former Purchasing Agent Glory Ann Brown for allegedly ordering and purchasing $22,000 worth of street signs without permission was upheld by Walton County Grievance Committee.

 10 years ago — 2003

What began as a sailboat trip to Key West for three Destin residents ended in a water rescue by the South Walton Fire District near Miramar Beach as six-foot seas drove the vessel on to the beach.

South Walton landowner Doodle Harris and his family presented Melinda Mayton with two lots in his Seacrest development for her to establish a permanent home for Lighthouse Family Retreat.

Walton County snowbirds begin registration and open the storage lockers.