By Tim Norris, I am a native, born at Eglin AFB and grew up here in the area and have lived here in Walton County for the last 23 years. Most of us first came to Walton County as visitors. We came for the beautiful beaches, we fell in love with...
Life Media’s own “Theo,” Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles and the South Walton Turtle Watch reminds locals and visitors they can help protect nesting sea turtles by practicing some simple tips. Each year, thousands of sea turtles nest on Florida’s beaches. Florida beaches are the No. 1 place for...
The beginning of construction of a new underpass beneath U.S. Hwy. 98 was announced at a recent groundbreaking ceremony held in March. With expected completion in late 2022, the new underpass will provide a safe pedestrian and cyclist crossing through a lighted tunnel at the busy and still growing...
By Gueary Clendenning In our culture, we think of the day as starting in the morning and ending with night. In the Biblical culture, the opposite is true. Genesis chapter 1, verse 5 reads: “and the evening and the morning were the first day.” In the Jewish calendar, the sabbath...
By Rita L. Sherwood It’s all about the sea turtles! Are you a Walton county resident for at least three months? Do you love our local beaches? Do you have some free time during March through October? Why not join the Volunteer Beach Ambassadors? What started as a group of 30...
and adding programs for all ages and abilities. South Walton Academy (SWA), a local private school and pediatric therapy center started out 4 years ago with just 26 students, and has since upgraded to a larger building, which allowed them to add over 88 students and clients. “People often think of...

Love Is A Choice

By Lauren Cantanese “The pastor told us, “Love is not a feeling; feelings change periodically. Love is a choice. And when you make that choice to choose love, even if you don’t feel like loving, you are choosing to love unconditionally. You recognize that we are all flawed creations, created...
By Anna McKay It’s often said that leaving a positive impact on the world begins at home. After over 2 years of community restoration projects following the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael, The Sonder Project is returning to its roots as a non-profit focusing on sustainable development in Africa. Their...
“Unprecedented” is the word for 2020 By Dave White Users of the online dictionary, Dictionary.com, elected "unprecedented" as the People's Choice 2020 Word of the Year. Can anyone disagree? 2020 has certainly been an unprecedented year of problems, challenges, pivots, solutions and, perhaps, even successes. For many Americans, 2020 has been...
The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) will approach COVID-19 vaccination efforts similarly to the planning structure of previous vaccination programs. DOH-Walton received their initial doses of COVID-19 vaccines on December 31, and are allocated for first responders and seniors 65 years of age and older by...

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