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By Guery Clendening Hurricane Michael has had a profound effect on the Panhandle of Florida. Many have lost or suffered severe damage to their homes. Jobs have been lost. Some have died. Others have simply left the area because there is nothing to return to. In a matter of hours...
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...
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...
By Heather Bennett The issue of customary use on South Walton beaches has been a point of contention over the last few years. Steps to settle the dispute of public access and public use in Walton County has begun and will continue until a judge rules on the issue. “People come...
By Heather Bennett Dennis Wise, a local retired Sheriff’s Deputy, spends his free time creating items like birdhouses, carpenter bee traps, and bookends to raise money for animals and veterans. Wise, who grew up in Chicago amongst a family of Chicago firefighters, decided to go into law enforcement. He spent...
The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles (FOSWST) will once again co-sponsor the International Coastal Cleanup day on Saturday, September 15, from 9-11am. International Coastal Cleanup is a World Wide Event sponsored by Ocean Conservancy. The non-profit organization engages countries across the globe to organize citizens from large cities to...
By Josette Rhodes As a citizen of the United States we are promised certain inalienable rights; Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness. These are endowed by our creator and guaranteed to us by the Constitution. There are no exceptions. As a country we so strongly believe in these rights...
Walton County SBA highlights Cecilia Jones’ and Trey Nick’s Small Business Support The Walton County Small Business Association (WCSBA) met recently to discuss the need for political awareness in local elections. The WCSBA is comprised of a wide range of local and family owned businesses throughout Walton County. They provide...

July 4th, 1894

Written In 1893, and published, July 4th, 1894. At the age of 33, Katharine Lee Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, had taken a train trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her, and they found their way into her poem, including the World's Columbian...
Children’s Volunteer Health Network helping one child at a time By Kerri Parker Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) works tirelessly to improve the health and well-being of children in need in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. CVHN has a network of nearly one hundred providers who volunteer their time to provide medical, dental,...

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