Walton County School District Superintendent’s Update

The 2017-18 academic year has come to an end, and Superintendent A. Russell Hughes is exceedingly proud of all graduating High School Seniors!  Walton County School District places a high priority on educating and preparing students to meet the demands of the post-secondary arena and job market. Based on current statistics, approximately 80 percent of […] Read More

From the Desk of Sheriff Michael Adkinson Jr.

Beach Access: Private property or open to the public? The “Beach Access” question has come to dominate community discourse in Walton County, and the outcome of this issue has vast statewide implications. The dispute has arisen primarily over the past 10 years. In 2016, the Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance enacting a customary […] Read More

Runsup announces summer sessions

The BoatHouse Paddle Club Summer RUN/SUP Races The RUN/SUP Summer Race Series is a one-mile trail run followed by a one mile stand up paddle board (SUP) competition. The race starts from the BoatHouse Paddle Club, RUN/SUP’s flagship location in WaterColor, Florida. The participants will transition from a trail run to a stand up paddleboard […] Read More

Over a Hundred are Blessed at Marketplace Luncheon

People poured through the doors of Good News United Methodist Church in May for the fifth annual Marketplace Luncheon. Anticipation for the luncheon and program increased as people found their seats and waited patiently. The luncheon was held in conjunction with the fifth annual Week of Blessings, sponsored by the South Walton Ministerial Association. Business […] Read More

Introducing the Adventures of Theo the Sea Turtle

Introducing “Theo of South Walton” Sea Turtle By Dee Cruce It was a gorgeous morning in the month of September in Blue Mountain Beach when little Theodora, the loggerhead sea turtle, boiled out of her nest with her turtle brethren, foggy-eyed but hopeful, and made her way across the sand to the water to begin […] Read More

Coastal Seniors of South Walton Announce New Website and Location

To better serve the growing senior population of South Walton, the non-profit Coastal Seniors of South Walton, Inc., (CSSW) has introduced a new website to provide the community with current information on workshops, events and related resources— . CSSW is pleased to announce also its new location at 70 Logan Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, […] Read More

Walton County Library Announces Summer Reading Program

This year’s Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” employs music as a theme to foster a love for the use of the library and to keep students reading during the summer months. The Coastal Branch Library’s Summer Reading Program will begin on Mon. June 4 at 10 a.m. and continue each Monday during June. Themes include Animal […] Read More

Cecila Jones Announces Reelection Bid

With a focus on creating jobs and cutting taxes, Cecilia Jones Runs for District 2 County Commission in Walton County Cecilia Jones has announced she will seek reelection to District 2 seat for the Walton County Board of County Commissioners. She will run in the Republican Primary on August 28. Jones said that when elected, […] Read More

Alaqua Pet of the Month

Alaqua Animal Refuge Pet of the Month  “Lovejoy” Meet Lovejoy! This beauty is an American Bulldog mix, age 2. She is an absolute doll and loves attention. Lovejoy is so cute during playtime and enjoys it immensely. She is also the best snuggler. Alaqua would love for you to meet this girl in person to […] Read More

Alaqua’s Pet of the Month

Alaqua Animal Refuge Pet “Gabbana” Alaqua invites you to consider Gabbana for your pet. She is a gorgeous female Persian cat, age 4. Not only is she beautiful, but also she is a real sweetheart. If you are familiar with the breed, you know these beauties are not your typical felines. It takes time to […] Read More