“It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been in the driver’s seat for nearly 17 years,” said Mike Ragsdale, Founder of The 30A Company. “I’ve taken the brand as far as I’m personally capable, and I couldn’t be more excited to now work under Gary’s new leadership.” Ragsdale will now serve as 30A’s Chief Creative Officer. […]

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30A, Florida The term “30A” isn’t known to much of the country outside the Southeast, but it’s a huge rental property area with room to grow. “30A” refers to the stretch of highway between the popular resort towns of Destin and Panama City, Florida, and it’s dotted with small communities full of charm and gorgeous […]

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Summer visitors to Walton County will once again be able to enjoy complimentary day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Walton County Tourism Department is paying the cost of entry for day-use visitors to increase available parking for beachgoers during the peak […]

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The Beachbilly Lifestyle Show is a new television show pursuing a life filled with simplicity and sunshine through adventures along the Florida-Alabama Gulf Coast. What is a Beachbilly? A Beachbilly is any person who loves the beach, woods, farming, and all things simple. A few years ago the Brown family decided they wanted a healthier […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2021 Contact: Hank Dawson Phone: (850) 837-5252 Email: hank@thefabricsource.com Miramar Beach, FL- While the pandemic has only been with us a relatively short time, it’s no secret that consumer shopping habits have been changing for years. The pandemic has only sped up the process of a shift away from traditional, […]

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The Walton County Board of County Commissioners has approved a process to allow members of the public who cannot attend a County public meeting in person the ability to provide virtual public comment. This new process will be instituted beginning with the August 10, 2021 regular meeting of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners. […]

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The Highland Group, a real estate development and commercial construction firm, was awarded a contract to serve as the design-builder for the highly anticipated Bruno’s Pizza and Restaurant coming soon to Port St. Joe. In addition to providing pre-construction services for this project, The Highland Group recruited and managed a stellar team of design consultants […]

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Urges Board of County Commissioners to consider alternative options for funding  Walton County, Florida | April 15, 2021 – The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce leadership, along with its board of directors and members are leading the charge urging the Walton County Board of County Commissioner’s careful consideration before passing the proposed 2040 countywide mobility […]

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Recent awards and updates from Vue on 30a  The club restaurant, Vue on 30a, has been recognized  for multiple voter’s choice awards. Visit South Walton voters honored Vue on 30a by naming the restaurant “Best Fine Dining” and “Best Wedding Venue” in the “Perfect in South Walton” awards program. Additionally, the restaurant was also awarded […]

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 In the spirit of the holiday season, Back Beach Barbecue is hosting a toy drive throughout December to benefit local families in need. Guests are encouraged to bring in a toy of any value to receive 20 percent off their order from Back Beach Barbecue. Additionally, if anyone needs a toy, customers are welcome to […]

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The Blue Giraffe, an art and gifts boutique in Inlet Beach, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Conveniently located in The Crossings at Inlet Beach near Rosemary Beach, the mother-daughter owned gallery will be celebrating with clients and art lovers near and far during the […]

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Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday that Florida is moving into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, opening the path for restaurants and other businesses to fully reopen. DeSantis made the announcement in St. Petersburg. He said that the state is moving into Phase 3 which means that there will be no restrictions for restaurants […]

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Proceeds to benefit Caring and Sharing of South Walton On Saturday, December 12, 2020 Café Thirty-A will host its annual Christmas Charity Ball benefiting Caring and Sharing of South Walton. From 7- 11 p.m., the restaurant will be transformed with festive holiday décor. Attendees will be greeted upon arrival with a glass of champagne and […]

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Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) continues its eighth annual season on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast in October with four distinctly different productions that offer something for all ages.  ‘First Date,’ the First Mainstage Production of the Season, Oct. 9-25 Cabaret on the Boulevard, Oct. 13 Cabaret on the Boolevard, Oct. 20 ‘Dot and Ziggy,’ […]

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The Visit South Walton Volunteer Beach Ambassador Team, along with Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, invites all community members and visitors to join International Coastal Cleanup 2020 on the beaches of South Walton. The event takes place Saturday, September 26th, from 9 to 11 a.m. This year’s program will look somewhat different from past […]

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In September of 2019, Hurricane Dorian ripped through the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane causing catastrophic damage and wreaking havoc across the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island with rain and wind gusts up to 220 miles per hour. Alaqua Animal Refuge Founder Laurie Hood worked with national organizations GreaterGood.org and Animal Wellness Action […]

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Walton County Free Wi-Fi Hotspots Available for Online Learning As the school year begins, Walton County would like to remind the public that we offer 13 free Wi-Fi hotspots locations throughout the County.  The County is aware that during these times of COVID-19, many parents have opted to have their children attend school virtually.  These […]

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  “30a” is a Florida designated scenic highway where 15 beach town are nestled on an 18 mile eclectic mix of new urbanisim and old Florida. The area has been largely unheard of in past years, but that’s changing fast. The towns are visited by over 4 million people a year almost year round, and […]

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Walton County BCC Passes Resolution 2020-35; Beaches to Open on May 1st with Strict Restrictions Walton County Beach Chairs, Umbrellas and Tents Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:40 PM As part of the action taken by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners during today’s meeting, members of the public are permitted to bring their chairs, […]

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WALTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MEETING NOTICE TO DISCUSS RE-OPENING OF WALTON COUNTY BEACHES The Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold an Emergency Meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:00 am. This meeting will be held at the Walton County Courthouse, located at 571 US Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL. The purpose of this […]

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Help Make 30A a National Scenic Byway Scenic Walton Encourages Volunteers SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL — Local non-profit Scenic Walton is encouraging residents to nominate Scenic 30A to the National Scenic Byways program. The Friends of Scenic 30 and their Chairman, Tonia Nation, have been working hard to prepare a submission packet for 30A, but […]

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  Sheriff: Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us. Today is going to be a quick update on the actions taken by the Walton County Board of Commissioners today in response to the COVID-19 virus and really the emergency situation facing this county. I’m Walton County Sheriff, Mike Atkinson. I’m joined with South Walton Fire […]

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February 26, 2020–From performing arts and wine events to live music and outdoor movies, South Walton has a wonderful schedule of events this March.  #visitsouthwalton @visitsouthwalton Spotlight Events: March 1: 18th Annual Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Established in 2003 to raise funds for the Seaside® Neighborhood School, the Race has become a huge […]

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Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar Presents Six Course Sake and Sushi Pairing Hosted by Breakthru Beverage Group Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar in Inlet Beach, along with Breakthru Beverage Group, will host a six course sake and sushi pairing on January 16, 2020 from 6-8PM. Breakthru Beverage sake specialist will walk attendees through the menu, […]

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30A’s The Hub Welcomes GoVetted as its Official Transportation Partner Entertainment Venue Designates a Pick-up and Drop-off Location to Ease Parking GoVetted Technologies Inc. (GoVetted.com), NW Florida’s safe, local transportation app, has partnered with Scenic Hwy 30A’s The Hub (Hub30A.com), located near WaterSound in Santa Rosa Beach. Beginning the week of Thanksgiving, guests can be […]

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21st Century Oncology to Receive Scenic Walton Design Excellence Award Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (www.scenicwalton.org), August 2019 –Scenic Walton has announced 21st Century Oncology in Santa Rosa Beach as the winner of its Design Excellence Award for this quarter! Dr. Warren Amos will receive the award at a special presentation ceremony on Friday, August 9, […]

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Weekly water sampling at Walton County beaches revealed two with high levels of fecal pollution. Health advisories were issued Thursday for Inlet Beach and Blue Mountain Beach after the weekly water tests revealed unacceptably high levels of enterococci, according to a press release from the Florida Department of Health in Walton County. The samples are […]

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“Plate to Plate” is a newly developed video concept launched by traveling Personal Chef, Kali Davis, showcasing the diversity of fresh, local ingredients in private, dinner party settings. With future shows to be shot in various locations throughout the United States, the premiere episode presents a ladies-night culinary experience in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Home […]

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What’s Happening in South Walton in August With summer in full swing in South Walton, there’s plenty of fun in the sun to enjoy. From craft beer festivals and live music to family friendly movies and unique dining experiences, see what’s going on around town. For more events, visit www.visitsouthwalton.com. Spotlight Events: Aug. 1: Around the […]

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Seagrove Beach Real Estate Company hosting “Retire Old Glory” US Flag Drive Seagrove Beach FL –  Davis Properties of NW Florida, one of South Walton’s oldest real estate companies, is hosting a South Walton community out-reach project over the next several weeks.  “Retire Old Glory” U.S. Flag Drive, is geared toward giving 30A locals a […]

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As the seasons change and we’re greeted with summer vacationers and warm weather, we’re also greeted with new businesses, menus, renovations and events ready to greet visitors and locals alike in South Walton. Decadent is a new coffee and dessert bar located in 30Avenue. Serving breakfast, coffee and sweet treats 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. […]

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Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of FPRA Announces Summer Speaker Line-up of the 2019 Professional Development Luncheon Series Registration for all upcoming luncheons are available at nwfcoastfpra.org The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (NWFL Coast FPRA) is pleased to announce a line-up of incredible speakers to headline their Professional Development Luncheon […]

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Shine On Living and 30A Launch Sales of Eco-Friendly 30A® Sun Care Products on National Sunscreen Day Local Brands Launch Sales of Eco-Friendly and Marine Safe Sun Care Products  Shine On Living and The 30A Company recently announced the official sales launch of their new line of high-quality sun care products that are friendly to […]

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RBSE announces the second biennial juried art show of contemporary outdoor sculpture The Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition (RBSE) is excited to announce the second biennial juried art show of contemporary, outdoor sculpture on display throughout the town of Rosemary Beach. This signature event of this quintessential New Urbanism town located on the Gulf of Mexico […]

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It’s Art-Month in South Walton, and you can find tons of family-fun all month long. From art festivals and live music to Mother’s Day celebrations, South Walton has endless adventures to enjoy this month. See what’s going on around town. Spotlight Events: May 2: Shoppes @ Inlet Grand Opening Celebration: 5 p.m. Celebrate the Grand […]

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Temporary Closure of 30A at Deer Lake On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, from approximately 8am to 12pm, the eastbound lane of County Hwy 30A at Deer Lake will be closed to facilitate the delivery of the new metal-span pedestrian bridge. During this time, our contractor will have signage and personnel on-site to manage the closure. […]

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What’s New in South Walton This Spring As the seasons change and we’re greeted with new spring-time sights and sounds, we’re also greeted with new businesses, menus, renovations and events ready to greet visitors and locals alike in South Walton. New Restaurant Openings and Renovations: Tequilas Sports Bar and Grill 11225 Hwy 98 Miramar Beach […]

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Rocky Bayou Christian School announced today that the inaugural Blue & White Gala raised $55,000 for The RBCS Fund. The sold out event on February 21st at The Henderson Beach Resort featured speaker Governor Mike Huckabee. The evening began with a VIP reception in the Destin Room at The Henderson. Guests enjoyed a meet & greet with […]

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Visit South Walton Named Tourism Office of the Year Visit South Walton was honored as Tourism Office of the Year for organizations with budgets of more than $2 million by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS). The award was announced at the 2019 Shining Example Award Presentation during the Southeast Tourism Society’s annual Connections conference March […]

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The 12th Annual 30A St Patrick’s Parade in NW Florida is set for 3pm March 16th 2019. The free to enter parade anticipates a record number of floats and parade entries, in all shapes and sizes. The parade begins on Florida Scenic Highway 30a near “The Preserve” and heads 4 miles west, ending at CR […]

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The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce Executive Director Jennifer Steele has been recently elected to serve on the Americans For The Arts Private Sector Network Council for a three-year term effective January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021. This group is comprised of leaders from Private Sector Network organizations elected […]

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Community Gathers at Grayton Beer Company to raise $27,590.56  for Red Bar Employees      Thousands of people gathered Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Grayton Beer Company to show their support for The Red Bar and its 100+ employees who are rebounding after an early morning fire destroyed the Grayton Beach restaurant on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The Red […]

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 We wanted to share a new relationship formed by the Coastal Seniors of South Walton and The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast- South Walton Club. They have started hosting recreational pickle ball FOUR days a week in the Club’s Gymnasium. See below and attached for additional details. Please help us spread the word […]

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 South Walton in February From concerts and events to foodie finds, wine festivals and fun activities for the kids, South Walton has endless adventures to enjoy this month. See what’s going on around town. For more events, visit www.visitsouthwalton.com. Spotlight Events: Feb 1st-3rd: 14th Annual Rosemary Beach Girls Getaway at The Pearl: 10 a.m. Comedy, […]

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Caring and Sharing set to host 10th Annual Spring Fashion Show at the Vue on 30a 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 […]

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2019 South Walton Artist of the Year Winner Announced WALTON COUNTY, Fla – Visit South Walton is pleased to announce Jenna Varney as the 2019 South Walton Artist of the Year. During an awards ceremony presented by Visit South Walton on Thursday, January 24th at the Grayton Beer Company taproom, Varney was presented with the award […]

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Young Professionals of Walton County Host First Event of 2019 Hit the Ground(s) Running with YPWC: A Kickoff to the New Year WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (January 25, 2019) – The Young Professionals of Walton County (YPWC) announced today its first experience of the New Year. This welcoming and informative social will be hosted on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. at […]

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Emerald Coast Science Center Invites Community to Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary The new year marks a milestone for local non-profit organization, the Emerald Coast Science Center, ECSC. To commemorate this monumental occasion the ECSC will host a fundraiser to celebrate inspiring and growing a scientifically engaged community for the last thirty years. “We are thrilled […]

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EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS NORTHWEST FLORIDA PREMIERE OF “DANCING LESSONS,” JAN. 17-FEB. 3   Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, except Jan. 20, which is a 6 p.m. curtain.   Miramar Beach, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2019) — It’s been said life is a delicate dance. Emerald Coast […]

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What’s Happening in South Walton in January There’s never a dull moment in South Walton. From concerts and events to foodie finds and fun activities for the kids, South Walton has endless adventures to enjoy this month. See what’s going on around town. Jan. 1 – SWFD 5th Annual Polar Plunge at Ed Walline Regional […]

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