By Kathleen Edge For over four decades, the Green Thumb Garden Club has awarded the Mercer Scholarship to a student from Walton County.  The qualified student must be currently enrolled or have been accepted by a college, university, or technical school with a major in biology, botany, ecology, environmental studies,...
The National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots political organization with thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country.  Members of the local club- The Walton Republican Federated...
Main Street DeFuniak Springs: Bounce on Baldwin Saturday, June 11, 4:00pm to 7:00 pm, DeFuniak Springs Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host its 2nd Annual Bounce on Baldwin on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Presented by White-Wilson Medical Center, the end of the school year celebration...
By Dr. Carolynn Zonia On January 1st 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring an end to slavery. Congress acted by passing the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. Though it was passed on January 31st 1865, slavery continued until the law was enforced by...

Master Gardeners

The Walton County Master Gardener Volunteers have been renovating the landscape at the County Commission Office and the UF/IFAS - Walton Extension Office at 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. Old plantings have been removed and new plants have been purchased with a donation from Regional Utilities.  This will...
On Friday, May 6, 2022, The Merchants of Rosemary Beach happily presented Walton County Habitat's 4th Annual Hard Hats & High Heels Luncheon, gathering at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in the Linkside Ballroom, adjacent to the Sunset Bay Café, from 11am - 1pm. This year's event showcased keynote speaker Retired Colonel Gilda Jackson, a...
When a young girl joins Girl Scouts, she’s doing more than navigating a rocky trail; she’s learning to problem solve and take a closer look at the world around her. She’s not just selling a box of Thin Mints; she’s gaining the confidence to pitch the first investor in...
By Jim Jaquess Governor DeSantis recently signed into law more than $1.2 billion of tax relief for Floridians. The new law creates 10 sales tax holidays for a variety of items commonly purchased by Florida families, including fuel, diapers, disaster supplies and tools. “Florida’s economy has consistently outpaced the nation, but...
By Heather Bennett Long before people were enjoying the white sand beaches and emerald green waters along The Emerald Coast, sea turtles were coming ashore to nest their eggs. They now share the area with around 500,000 people. That number surges as tourists flock to the area. What we do...
Walton County Republican Party Chair, Bill Fletcher would like to invite the public to learn more about the activities of the Party, and attend a future meeting in your area. “The meetings are open to the public,” says Fletcher. “and we invite everyone to come out and learn more...

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