March 16 – 22

30 years ago —1984

South Walton Democrats supported presidential candidate Gary Hart in a presidential preference primary.

25 years ago — 1989

The South Walton Airport Task Force reinforced its fight against a proposed airport near Seagrove Beach by hiring an attorney specializing in environmental law.

20 years ago — 1994

Sixty-four percent of the people in South Walton believed the TDC should shop for another site for a Gulf fishing pier, according to The Walton Log’s telephone survey.

Cooperation and coordination are the keys to fostering sustainable economic development throughout the County Road 30A corridor, according to a retail and marketing specialist.

10 years ago — 2004

The newly redesigned Village at Blue Mountain Beach development was in its second phase and under new management, much to the approval of surrounding residents who resolved their legal differences with previous developers.

While preparing the school calendar, the Walton County School Board rejected an idea to have a fall break.

Trustees for Okaloosa Walton Community College approved a conceptual masterplan for a new instructional center in South Walton.

Home Improvement star Patricia Richardson, who owns six lots with her sister, celebrated the opening of Wild Heron with more than 200 property owners.