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South Walton Academy “Dreaming Big”

By Rita L. Sherwood Walton County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Florida, and the demand for an alternative learning environment is here. Enter South Walton Academy, (SWA) the only school of its kind within a three hour drive on the Emerald Coast. And what makes this school different? Since […]

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The Emerald Coast is the Special Olympics Birthplace for Florida Now Celebrating 50 years!

By Lori Leath Smith Local Special Olympics Florida founder Charlie McFarland has something in common with Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics iconic national founder. Like Eunice, Charlie believes in the spirit and souls of those who have special needs. Even though Charlie passed the “baton”,for 40 years he committed himself to helping our local athletes […]

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Risa’s Interiors Angel Tree Supports Caring and Sharing This Christmas

Tis the season here on the Emerald Coast, a time to count our many blessings, but it’s also a time to give back to those less fortunate. For many families this holiday season, Christmas represents a time that they can’t afford to buy gifts for their children; that’s where Caring and Sharing of South Walton […]

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Missing Christmas

By Gueary Clendenning Christmas is just around the corner; after Thanksgiving, the pace quickens toward the big day! We’ll find ourselves in a big rush, always pursuing one more thing we need to get accomplished. We look for the nearest parking spot in the crowded mall, searching for the perfect gift. Expectations heighten as we […]

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Celebrate The Holidays With “Theo”

And Support the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles Everyone knows there’s just no place like home for the holidays, and this season there’s no better gift to give a young one but South Walton’s own Theo! This year, Santa’s elves have been busy crafting 100 Giant 36” Theos available exclusively at Pecan Jack’s Candy […]

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Community Notes Grand Opening – Walton County Sports Complex

On Wednesday, November 6, at 10:00am, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Walton County Sports Complex. The Complex is located at 240 MC Davis Blvd, Santa Rosa Beach. The facility is located behind the new Dune Lake Elementary School. This Complex offers a number […]

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Mosquito Control

South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWCMCD) has experienced many changes in 2019 which enhance its presence and commitment to the community.  Director Harley Sampson, Jr. noted, “While the district has always been in the public’s eye, the staff is committed to better serving residents and visitors by participating in many of the area’s activities.”  […]

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Clint Eagar wins Safari Club International’s Artist of the Year

By Rita L. Sherwood South Walton’s own Clint Eagar has won Artist of the Year for Safari Club International with his work entitled “Mountain Ram.” Raised in South Africa around Kruger National Park, Clint has been around big game for most of his childhood and has deep roots and a love for animals in Africa […]

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South Walton Life | 30A News, Events and Community Information 2019-09-14 19:37:51

International Coastal Cleanup September 21st The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles invites the South Walton community to join them in participating in the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 21st from 9-11 am.  International Coastal Cleanup is a worldwide event sponsored by Ocean Conservancy; they engage countries around the globe to organize citizens from […]

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Walton County Sheriff’s Posse is Alive and Well

By Heather Bennett While driving around Walton County, ever seen a vehicle, similar to the Sheriff’s Cruisers, marked “Sheriff’s Posse” and wondered, “what is that?” The history of the sheriff’s “posse” dates back to the Dark Ages in England, when citizens were called upon by the sheriff to assist in capturing outlaws. The organization of […]

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