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Covid One Year Later: Food for Thought Continues Fight Against Food Insecurity

In a year that should have been about celebrating ten years of service to the community, Food For Thought is instead honoring a very different anniversary – one year since the start of the COVID-19 shutdown. “Students left school for Spring Break, and just didn’t return. Since then, we have been operating with modified programs,” […]

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Faces of Walton; Robert Bushnell

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in south Walton County is known today for its four championship golf courses and over 1,200 rental accommodations. It has nineteen swimming pools, twenty restaurants, and seven miles of waterfront property. It attracts thousands of visitors from around the world every year. And it has been attracting them for a […]

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Walton County Republican Chair Sets Agenda for 2021-22

Walton County’s Republican Executive Committee recently elected Bill Fletcher as Chairman and Artie Rodriguez Vice-Chairman. Mr. Fletcher, a long-time activist and community leader, said he considers his election “a great honor to lead the Republican Party and I also can’t think of anyone better to serve as vice-chairman than Artie  Rodriguez. “We’re committed to expanding the conservative voice […]

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April 2021 WCSD Superintendent’s Update

Walton County School District moves closer to ending the 2020-2021 school year. Teachers have worked hard to maintain normalcy and create environments that support student achievement.  Students will soon showcase their academic achievement during the upcoming testing period.  Third grade students will participate in FSA Reading exams while fourth through tenth grades will take FSA […]

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South Walton Fire District Issues 2021 Beach Safety Warning!

As South Walton enters into its most busy time of year beach safety is at the top of many local residents’ priority lists. While Spring and Summer offer tons of fun activities and new adventures, danger is often lurking just below the water’s surface. Many visitors and even some locals are not educated on proper […]

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Be a Better Consumer with the Better Business Bureau serving Northwest Florida

By Heather Bennett The Better Business Bureau is one of the nation’s oldest non-profit organizations. They provide consumers with business profiles, consumer reviews, consumer information, scam alerts and reviews on charities. They are here to make sure as consumers we make wiser decisions about where we spend our money. I spoke with Tammy Ward, the […]

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South Walton Chess Club Seeks New Members!

The game of chess dates to early 7th century India and Persia soon thereafter. The game, which is won largely by strategy rather than luck, has fascinated many scholars, philosophers, and warriors alike. Today, the game is mostly played for fun, allowing people the opportunity to meet with new minds they would not ordinarily connect […]

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Religion and the American Revolution

For most Americans of the time, the Revolutionary War was a struggle for freedom and an independent nation.  For members of the church it represented a conflict between loyalty to an emerging United States and an oath to the King of England. Religion played a major role in the American Revolution by offering a moral […]

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Faces of Walton In Memory of George Walton

By Tracy Steelyand Mark Stanley, Very little is written of the man who gave his name to our county. In the case of the Walton family, fame seems to have skipped a generation. George Walton, Jr. was born about 1789 in Augusta, Georgia, the only son of The George Walton – wounded Revolutionary War colonel, […]

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