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Brian Clowdus Launches Florida House Campaign

From website Republican Brian Clowdus is a Patriot for the People. Brian was born and raised in Hokes Bluff, Alabama but the Florida Panhandle has always been his second home. For 3 generations, he and his family have continued to grow deep, sandy roots in their favorite place on earth, and in 2020, he made the bold decision to make Panama City his home. Recognizing the importance of the presidential election in Florida, Brian got involved in the Bay County Republican Party. With his unique and positive energy coupled with his enthusiasm for President Trump, Brian quickly became a notable figure in Northwest Florida. Through his tenure with the local party, Brian knocked on thousands of doors, made thousands of calls, volunteered at countless events, and attended 7 Trump rallies. Brian is the CEO of Brian Clowdus Experiences which takes his unique entertainment skills to communities all-across the country, focusing on areas that do not have direct access to art. Brian recently began a new leg of his work founding GOProductions focused on entertainment for conservative artists & audiences. Brian is unapologetically patriotic about his support for President Trump and proudly still loves being part of the MAGA movement. As Brian says, “President Trump began this movement, but it is up to all of us to continue this movement and help save our country.” A proud member of the National Rifle Association and has his concealed carry permit. Brian believes in God, Guns, Low Taxes, and FREEDOM. He is a Patriot... Read More

Enjoy a Perfect 30A Vacation with The Rental Shop 30A’s Golf Cart Rental Services

Santa Rosa Beach, FL – It’s often the little things in life that make an ideal holiday. And at The Rental Shop 30A, they have the very equipment that ensure family holidays on the Emerald Coast live long in the memory. The Rental Shop 30A in Santa Rosa Beach has been successfully owned and operated by Noah and Ashley Vickers for nine years. They offer a host of rentals such as paddleboards, golf carts and even beach bonfires. They offer the most competitive prices in the area and free delivery to Miramar Beach, Sandestin, and the Santa Rosa Beach/30A areas. For the bonfires, the couple, who have four children, offer firewood, larger fire pits, and as they are locals, they are usually present at most fires. They offer discounts for fires at the following beach accesses as they are closer to their shop. They are Ed Walline Beach Access in Blue Mountain Beach and two accesses in Dune Allen Beach: Fort Panic Beach access and Dune Allen Regional Beach access. The Rental Shop 30A is also the place to rent a brand new fleet of paddleboards. Their boards have a unique shape and more volume, allowing easier use and for you to stand up on the ride. The Vickers buy all the inventory new each year and offer fast and free delivery with their custom made paddleboard and kayak trailers. The equipment is delivered clean and in perfect working condition every time. Similarly, their golf cart rentals are exceptionally popular.... Read More

Whats Happening in Economic See Saw ? Update from FSU Professor Joe Calhoun

00:03 Hello, I’m Charles Musgrave, host of the answers that count podcast. Thank you for joining, and welcome back to the show. This is going to be another great show we’re going to have an economic update from our favorite Professor Joseph Calhoun, an economics professor at FSU. Dr. Joe, thank you for joining us today. 00:23 Hey, it’s great to be with you. I tell you there’s so much excitement on campus. Last Monday we’re just bursting at the seams with students, we got a record number of freshmen coming in. I’ve got a real heart for freshmen so life is really great right now. Oh good, 00:37 I want to get an update on that. But before we get started, please hit the subscribe button, you’re going to want to subscribe to our channel that helps gets the word out so we want to make sure that as many people can see this as possible so thank you for doing your part II in the subscribe button and also hit the bell for notifications so you’ll be notified when we upload the next podcast. So Professor Joe and FSU things are bustling. You’ve got new freshmen on campus so hey is it. Give us some good news to start off the show so are people. Now, on campus, they don’t have to do all of the virtual. Yeah, 01:13 yeah, I’ve been walking around campus as much as I can, I’m trying to get out because it is... Read More

Walton County EDA, BCC and City of DeFuniak Awarded $482,417 Grant from Federal Department of Commerce

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the Walton County Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) received notice that they have been awarded a $482,417 grant from the Federal Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency (FDCEDA) for infrastructure improvements at Walton County’s Northwest Florida Commerce Park at Woodlawn. The grant application for this project was submitted as a joint effort between the WCEDA, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (WCBCC) and the City of DeFuniak Springs (DFS). This grant award, coupled with the WCEDA’s match of $278,467 will be combined to make construction and infrastructure improvements including the installation of water and sewer, and roadway improvements to the Northwest Florida Commerce Park at Woodlawn. “The awarding of this grant by the Department of Commerce is a sign of the positive economic results that happen when the county, city and local EDA cooperate for the benefit of all of Walton County,” said WCEDA Executive Director Bill Imfeld. “These improvements will facilitate our ability to bring in companies that will offer good paying jobs to the rural areas of our county.” This property is located on the west side US Highway 331 South adjacent to West Indian Creek Ranch Road in DeFuniak Springs. Currently, the EDA has contracted for property with Flight Level Engineering, B&H Holdings and Fulcrum Truss. For more information the Northwest Florida Commerce Park at Woodlawn, or to inquire about available property, please contact the WCEDA at 850-892-4859 or by email at<>. About the Park The Commerce Park at Woodlawn is... Read More


Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant on Scenic Highway 30A in Seaside, Florida,—famous for its sunset celebration toasts—marks its 35th anniversary in 2021. Soon, Bud & Alley’s foodie fans can lift a glass at the daily sunset celebration toast on a newly renovated Roof Deck. “With care and consideration for the past and to honor the original building Bud & Alley’s remain largely the same, save some minor interior restoration. Thankfully, architect Dhiru Thadani was up to the delicate challenge of marrying the old and the new,” founder/owner Dave Rauschkolb says. The resulting design is a perfect match. A new entrance plaza flanks Bud & Alley’s to the east and west with a tree-lined walkway to the north. With 850 additional square-feet, the rooftop deck affords both a stunning Gulf view and a panoramic view of Seaside’s Central Square. A new full-service bar fronts 30A, a stunning three-story tower entrance to the roof deck is now equipped with an elevator, and 10 restrooms have been added. A gleaming hand-crafted wood bar rail leads guests from the back-deck area to the beach via a beautiful beach boardwalk. Bud & Alley’s daily sunset celebration was enhanced, too. “The new tower is poignant,” Rauschkolb says, “Finally, there’s a proper place to house the vintage sunset bell we’ve had all these years.” Still, the tradition remains the same. If you guess the exact time the sun sets, you are treated to a complimentary cocktail and get the honor of sounding the bell. “I am so... Read More

ECCAC monthly focus on prevention/awareness programs

ECCAC monthly focus on prevention/awareness programs

…November is National Family Caregivers Month The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Centers (ECCAC) in Okaloosa and Walton Counties have instituted monthly prevention and awareness programs to help the children and families they serve. Foster parent caregivers are critically important to the safety, well-being and mental health of children. They take in children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment, or neglect. There are 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. There will also be a focus on kinship caregivers during November. These are grandparents and family members, or other non-relative adults who have a bond with the child in need of care. When a child is able to stay with people they know, it can help to maintain their sense of belonging. Kinship caregivers give children the chance to continue family traditions even when their biological parents aren’t able to be there. Jasie Landeros heads up the prevention/awareness department as ECCAC’s Outreach Program Manager. She commented, “While fostering or care giving for a child can be challenging, it can also be very rewarding. They have the ability to make a huge positive impact in the success of a child’s life. As well, we want to say a very special thank you to each and every one of our agency partners, and those who work tirelessly to ensure the kids in our communities are safe and healthy.” If interested in being a foster parent, visit the Department of Children and Families website at or... Read More

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Donates $1.2 Million to 16 Northwest Florida Children’s Charities

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), recognized as the fifth largest charity wine auction in the U.S. by Wine Spectator, is pleased to announce the donation of $1.2 million to 16 children’s charities in Northwest Florida following its first virtual auction on August 22. Each charity was awarded their funding in a private check presentation ceremony, adapted to fit social distancing guidelines. “In a year when we were not even sure we would be able to host our auction, all of us associated with DCWAF are profoundly grateful to present these needed funds to our charity partners,” said Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation President John Russell. “It is their collective mission to help children in need that motivated all of us to find a pathway to success.” This year’s auction, which was forced to transition to a virtual format due to COVID-19, marks 15 years of charitable giving for DCWAF. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $22 million to its partner charities, all serving the critical needs of children locally in Northwest Florida. While the amount donated is less than previous years, it is an outstanding success for DCWAF’s partner organizations in a time when almost all fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed. The 2020 recipients of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation funds include: AMIkids Emerald Coast received $80,000 to fund a GED program for at risk students between the ages of 16 – 24. Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast received $83,000 to fund Pediatric and Family... Read More

Huckabees join lawsuit over beach’s closure

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and his wife Janet are among 15 parties in a federal lawsuit claiming they can’t use their “backyards” because of a county government’s order to close Santa Rosa Beach fronting their Gulf Coast mansion. Walton County joined other county governments in Florida in closing sections of beaches along the Gulf and the Atlantic coasts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to issue statewide orders. Filed in federal district court in Pensacola, the lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction against the county’s ordinance. The case has been set for a hearing by telephone at 9:30 a.m. Monday before U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson. Huckabee, who served as Arkansas’ governor from 1996 to 2007, was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2008 and 2016. He also is a former host of a talk show on Fox News. Not long after moving to Florida in 2010, the Huckabees bought the Santa Rosa property for $800,000 and built a $2.2 million, 11,188-square-foot home in 2011, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has reported, citing county permits. The beachfront property is between Santa Rosa Beach and Grayton Beach State Park, east of Destin, Fla. Huckabee and some of his neighbors have been in property-rights fights over the past couple of years to restrict public access to the beaches fronting their property. Walton County passed the ordinance last week as a public-health emergency, but the Huckabees and their neighbors primarily contend the issue is an unconstitutional... Read More

Walton County physically closing all public beach accesses

By order of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners, beginning Friday morning, March 20, at 5 a.m., beach maintenance crews, with assistance from Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Beach Code Enforcement, Beach Ambassadors, and the South Walton Fire District, will be physically closing all public beach accesses. Closures at regional and neighborhood beach accesses (RBA/NBAs) will include barricading the walkover(s) with added signage and locking of the bathhouses, if applicable. At this time, the parking areas at all beach accesses will remain open. All public accesses will be closed by end of business Friday as part of the local effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit South Walton #30a #30atv 30a Television Read More

Santa Rosa County coronavirus patient dies

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health has announced updates regarding the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida. Two people have died, including a patient from Santa Rosa County, and two new presumptive positive cases have been identified in Broward County. Who died from COVID-19? A previously announced COVID-19 patient in Santa Rosa County has died, after an international trip. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday morning that an elderly man with a history of international travel and pre-existing health conditions was being tested for COVID-19. Baptist Hospital officials confirmed later that the hospital was treating the patient identified by the governor. Local health departments have released no information about where the infected individual has been and who he may have been in contact with, citing patient privacy regulations. The departments have, however, indicated they are in the process of tracking down those contacts. Baptist Health Care CEO Mark Faulkner said his team is focused purely on treating the virus, and that Baptist patients, visitors and employees are not at risk. Read More