March 30 – April 5


30 years ago —1984

A group of residents tried to start a branch library in South Walton.

Okaloosa-Walton Junior College offered courses at the Santa Rosa Beach Community Center.


20 years ago — 1994

A 64-lot subdivision will be built in Grayton Beach after receiving approval from the Walton County Board of Commissioners.

South Walton firefighters and management ironed out differences in the first union contract and is now ready at SWFD board of commissioners.

A third lane for turning was scheduled to be opened soon to relieve congestion near Sandestin and Silver Sands.

Funds were not available in the Walton County School District to give teachers a raise or end-of-year bonus.

Caring and Sharing of South Walton was created by the DeFuniak Springs-based Caring and Sharing of Walton County.

Ninety-four percent of those responding to a Walton Log telephone survey were against the Walton County School Board actively pursuing more minority applicants for school position.

The Seaside Swim and Tennis Club was named the 1993-1994 Sports Club of the Year by the United States Croquet Association.


10 years ago — 2004

Walton County Sheriff’s beach patrol says it is time to run up the marine pest alert flag at Western Lake as a bull shark has been reported swimming there.

At the Walton County Taxpayer’s Association meeting, the topic was what incorporation means to local taxpayers in south Walton County.

County commissioners approved restaurants operating with a state alcoholic beverage license could sell up to 500 feet from churches and schools.

Okaloosa and Walton Counties will share emergency medical services if assistance is needed.

A newly finished 21.8-mile stretch of newly four-laned U.S. 98 in Walton County was raised to 65 mph by the Florida Department of Transportation.

Claudia Pereira and Alejandro Aguirre were the first king and queen of the South Walton High School’s first prom.