Jan. 19 - 25


25 years ago — 1989

The South Walton Eduction Task Force set a fund-raising goal of $19,000 to benefit Bay Elementary School.

A group of South Walton residents circulated a petition to keep the Choctaw Ferry at Bunker Creek open.


20 years ago — 1994

The Sandestin Lions Club was praised by the district governor as one of the top five clubs in the district for contributions in 1992/1993.

Posted speed limits in Seaside discourage vehicle traffic, as well as make the Gulf-side town’s streets safer for youngsters at play.

Nearly 150 people made a standing room only crowd at Bay Elementary School to find out how to participate with the South Walton Conservation and Development Trust.

Telephone service was disrupted at Seascape Resort and Conference Center after a fire.

A proposed mini-golf course with a design “compatible with Seaside” was turned down by the Walton County Planning Commission.

Ninety-five percent of people who responded to a Walton Log question said they wanted to have input into the decision-making process of the South Walton Conservation and Development Trust.


10 years ago — 2004

The Boys and Girls Club received final approval from Walton County Commissioners, but commissioners called for outdoor lighting and public announcement system to be terminated at 8 or 8:30 p.m.

County Administrator Mike Underwood resigned to pursue other interests.

The lake at Deer Lake State Park was off limits to boaters until the state could determine whether hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant, was introduced to the lake.

Seaside was the setting for the shooting of a Goody’s department store commercial.