Nov. 24 - 30
35 years ago — 1978
About 100 South Walton residents gathered in Freeport to express pro and con views on a possible canal to be dredged by the Corps of Engineers between the east end of Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf, via Western Lake.
An application was filed by a group of area residents for a new bank to be located in Santa Rosa Beach.
30 years ago — 1983
South Walton Emergency Services Fire Chief Jim Anthony resigned, saying he was “disgusted with the whole organization.”
20 years ago — 1993
Walton County’s motion to dismiss a case against it for establishing the Department of Public Safety and officers with arrest powers was denied by Judge Remington.
Walton County comprehensive plan revisions regarding hurricane evacuations, population data and vegetative communities and habitats were completed and sent to the Department of Community Affairs.
Eighty-nine people registered at the official opening of the Walton County Snowbird Landing.
10 years ago — 2003
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast hosted a group of Japanese visitors who were planning a hospital in Japan, Kochi Medical Center, which would be the first hospital to be owned by local government but operated by private business organizations.
The re-routing of the eastern end of County Road 30A continued as the final section of U.S. Hwy. 98 continued a widening project.