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Bed Tax Funds Walton County TDC, Adds Beachfront

The Tourist Development Tax (TDT) is also called a“bed tax,” but why is that, and what does it mean? Simply put, the bed tax is collected from hotels, condos and other types of short term rentals(six months or less). In South Walton, this tax is almost exclusively paid by tourists, and the money collected is […]

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“SoWal Strong” Steven Cobucci: A True Survivor

What would you call a guy who had a Pacemaker installed, heart attack, quadruple bypass, Mitro Valve replacement, and then a stroke during surgery – all in one day? Most would say “deceased.” Or so you’d think. That was October 20th of 2017 for Santa Rosa Beach resident Steve Cobucci. The ordeal began two weeks […]

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Caring and Sharing to Host Spring Fashion Show

Caring and Sharing of South Walton is excited to share details of its 10th Annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon, “ Spring into Fashion.” This year, the event will be held Saturday, February 23, at the Vue on 30a. Tickets are $35, and guests will enjoy lunch and a fashion show, silent auction, DJ, photobooth, […]

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Special Olympics of Walton County: Keeping the Torch Lit

By Heather Bennett “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,” is the athlete’s oath of the Special Olympics. We have several brave athletes here in Walton County working hard and competing in their sport to make it to the state, national and world competitions. The Special Olympics […]

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Record Tourism Numbers for South Walton

In the most recent returns, Tourist Development Tax collection showed an impressive 18.41-percent increase in South Walton for November 2018, compared with the previous year. Walton County recorded approximately $976,290 in Tourist Development taxes in November, an increase of approximately $75,904. “November is firmly in our shoulder season – a time we’ve been focused on […]

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Santa Claus is Coming To Town!

Family Friendly Holiday Events in South Walton Santa Days at Pecan Jack’s 30A Saturday, Dec. 8, 15, 22. Noon-3pm The best Ice Cream & Candy shop on 30A will feature a special guest again this year!  Santa Days at Pecan Jack’s 30A are back featuring the most delectable holiday treats. Sample their sweets, shop for […]

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A MInistry of Love – Church at the Bay Food Pantry

By Heather Bennett Just south of the Clyde B. Wells Bridge, tucked away in the pines and live oaks on the west side of 331, sits a quaint church. The South Walton First Baptist Church at the Bay. It’s small, but mighty. What it may lack in size, the congregation makes up in heart. On […]

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Chelsea Berler’s “Blue Bag Movement” and the Foye Belle Foundation continues to Serve Cancer Patients

By Dee Cruce There are so many reasons to be proud to call Walton County home. And, on the top of anyone’s list has to be the the Foye Belle Foundation and its creator, the late Chelsea Berler. Originally from North Dakota, Berler decided to take a chance and spontaneously move to Florida after a […]

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