March 23 – 29


40 years ago — 1974

Okaloosa and Walton county commissioners met to discuss the proposed high-rise, toll free bridge across Choctawhatchee Bay from Destin to Niceville.


35 years ago — 1979

A gulf-front lot at Dune Allen Beach in South Walton was advertised for $27,500.


20 years ago — 1994

Abbott Realty and Gus Andrews Realty (Century 21) joined forces to form a new agency, Abbott and Andrews Realty Inc., in Walton County.

Freeport High School was awarded a $500,000 grant to implement a Hospitality/Resort Training Academy on Sandestin’s 2,400-acre property.

Eighty percent of the readers who responded to The Walton Log’s telephone survey favored a proposed state law allowing prayer in schools.

With public safety initiatives doing very well in the state legislature during current session, it is likely Walton County would receive new prison facilities.


10 years ago — 2004

The Walton County TDC temporarily closes Ray’s Multi Mountain Neighborhood Beach Access, the Gulf Lakes Neighborhood Beach Access and the Hickory Street Neighborhood Beach Access as part of renovation work for 20-year maintenance and enhancement program.

Sacred Heart Guild volunteer Barby Parks created the gift shop to help fund the Guild’s missions and service projects.

Junior girls at South Walton High School defeated the senior girls in the inaugural Powder Puff football game.