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Coastal Branch Library Announces “Art in Public Places” for July

As part of the Art in Public Places, three emerging artists, Jacqui Bickel, Ann Frederick and Linda Rakers, will display their work at the Coastal Branch Library for the month of July. Jacqui Bickel Jacqui works in watercolors and photography.  Both her paintings and her photography are inspired by her love of the outdoors and […]

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Sandra Carter; Walton County’s Dedicated Candidate for Property Appraiser

Sandra Carter is Walton County’s newest candidate for the Walton County Property Appraiser. She has dedicated her entire career over 35 years to the Walton County Property Appraiser’s Office, and her passion shines through as she pursues her dream of becoming Property Appraiser. When Sandra began working at the property appraiser’s office, she was one […]

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Sheriff Adkinson Provides Testimony to Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement

Sheriff Michael Adkinson was invited to testify before the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and Administrative Justice. The hearing, held on Tuesday, June 20th, was an opportunity for Sheriff Adkinson to offer his perspective and insight on the accreditation of law enforcement agencies. In October 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13986 establishing the formation […]

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What’s New From The St. Joe Company

The St. Joe Company is one of the largest developers in Northwest Florida with active projects spanning from South Walton to the Forgotten Coast. The company also owns various commercial, resort and club properties in addition to operating the St. Joe Community Foundation which provides charitable grants toward the civic infrastructure of communities in Northwest […]

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Faces of Walton; Caring & Sharing’s Carly Harmer

By Mark Stanley and Tracy Steely Carly Harmer is the Executive Director of Caring & Sharing of South Walton, a nonprofit that provides food and assistance to local residents with the support of churches, civic groups, individuals, and businesses. Her organization has been a crucial component in our community’s response to the pandemic. Please tell […]

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Guest Columnist; The Fourth of July as an Idea

By Tim Norris, Most people in the United States celebrate the 4th of July, but do you know why the holiday is so important to our country? We celebrate the Declaration of Independence for two important reasons. First, It represents an official severing of ties between the original 13 colonies and the rule of Great Britain. […]

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Jeri MIchie Announces Candidacy for Walton County School Board

Jeri Michie, a longtime resident of Walton County, is running for the position of Walton County School Board. Jeri has been in the field of education for over thirty-four years, first operating as a classroom teacher and eventually moving on to principal. Jeri has always felt like her purpose in life is to teach and […]

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CBA Oyster Shell Recycling Program Thrives with Help From Local Community

By Chad Perko, CBA Ecology Technician  As an Ecology Technician for Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, one of my primary duties is to oversee our oyster shell recycling program. You may ask, “Why does an oyster shell need to be recycled and what does CBA do with it?” Well, it’s all about the bay. Our community is […]

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Walton County School District  Superintendent’s Update

In the beautiful panhandle of Florida, summer is synonymous with beautiful beaches, warm breezes, and relaxation!  Our dedicated Walton County teachers and administrators are spending long summer hours in specialized training to make sure we are up to date on cutting edge technology, learning strategies, and Florida educational standards.  WCSD Administrators were recently excited for […]

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