Through our ROKU OTT, FILMON, Fluxis TV - AMAZON and Cable Television network, mobile apps, website and syndicated partnerships, we are maximizing your exposure to this affluent and high net worth demographic. They are relaxed and open to making plans as to where and what they will spend their...
Steve Vaggalis, lead Pastor of Destiny Worship Center (DWC), along with his wife, Jackie, are the founders of a multi-campus church with locations in Destin, Panama City Beach, Freeport, Crestview, and soon, Fort Walton Beach. Beginning in 2001, Destiny has grown from 100 in attendance at their first service...
South Walton Mosquito Control District Director Ben Brewer is a very excited fellow these days. In a recent interview, Ben announced the purchase of some new and promising equipment he believes will enhance the overall mission of the SWMCD. The machine, a Buffalo Turbine, employs a large fan to...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...

The Special Gift

By Gueary Clendening Christmas is just around the corner and will be here soon. We all have special Christmas stories in our memory treasure chest. My wife, Linda and I were young pastors in Chester, a small town in Southern Illonois. By the way, Chester is the home town of...

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