The Walton Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on the Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board. The following positions are currently vacant. The Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Committee has an opening for their volunteer At-Large position. The Coastal Dune Lakes Advisory Board is comprised of residents and...
By Victoria Ostrosky Christmas 2020. This will be one for the books. For everyone, this year has been a challenge, and for non-profits, this year has been especially difficult. Holding fundraisers and sponsoring events like they normally do to raise the funds required to continue their much-needed work has not...
Update 3/25/20: Training sessions cancelled or postponed due Health Precautions Related to the Coronavirus. Check here for updates: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsOfSouthWaltonSeaTurtles/events/ The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles (FOSWST) has announced the Voluteer Beach Ambassador training sessions for 2020! The VBA team first took root in October of 2016 as a group...

Fun Run for Autism

UPDATE 3/25/20: Event postponed due to the coronavirus. Date TBD. Check here for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/135895574380539/ Color the Coast, sponsored by South Walton Academy will be held on April 4, 2020 and is a fun run to raise awareness for autism with proceeds going directly to South Walton Academy students for...
It’s been a busy year in South Walton, including a celebration for the opening of a new regional beach access, work on two other new regional beach accesses progressing, improvements being made to keep existing beach accesses in good condition, pedestrian bridges being updated and replaced, and new properties...
Visit South Walton’s 2020 Perfect in South Walton Award winners represent fan favorite businesses and activities in 30 categories, including best event, best local art gallery, best casual lunch and best fine dining. Winners are celebrated during an awards ceremony, but in addition to the local accolades much more is...
It’s been just over four months since the Walton County Tourist Development Council and the South Walton Beach Service Association rolled out its managed vendor program at the Inlet Beach Regional Beach Access, Ed Walline Regional Beach Access, and Grayton Dunes public beach access, and the results have been...
Saturday, June 1st at Ed Walline Beach Access Join the Friends South Walton Sea Turtles (FOSWST) on Saturday, June 1st for a morning of celebration, education and fun! Celebrate with FOSWST the launch of their new coloring book, “The Adventures of Theo.” Participate in a series of educational Beach Walks...
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,...
At March 27 Walton County Commission meeting to recognize the first-ever "Operation Medicine Cabinet" in Walton County, from left: SWIX's CEO, Gene Jones; Commission Chairman Bill Chapman (back); Commissioners Tony Anderson and Cecilia Jones; Schools Superintendent Russell Hughes; Commissioners Sara Comander and Melanie Nipper; and Safe Water for Walton...

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