Walton County Tax Collector, Rhonda Skipper was recently presented with the 2020 Excellence in Finance Operations Legacy Award by the Florida Tax Collector’s Association. The award recognizes offices who have achieved innovation, customer focus, a well-managed budget and clean audit in the finance operations of the office. “Receiving this award is an amazing honor and […]

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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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Santa Rosa Beach – Last week, as Hurricane Sally made her way across the Florida Panhandle, the Habitat ReStore in Walton County was left with 19 inches of standing water in their store and throughout their entire property. Unfortunately, the flooding caused extensive damage and destroyed all of the inventory the ReStore had on hand […]

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Emerald Coast Theatre Company 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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If you’ve been craving some time on the Emerald Coast after a long, hard year, you are not alone. The little beach towns that dot Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach have been operating near 100% capacity all summer long, making most weekends feel like holiday crowds. As a full-time resident of South Walton, I […]

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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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The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida is well known for its beauty and beaches hosting many events, along with both local and destination weddings. Locals, Leighann Elliott and Haley Poveda, have founded a new company, RaeBird Wedding + Events. They will specialize in the coordination, planning and implementation of events and weddings in the region. […]

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Alaqua Animal Refuge Evacuates Animals from Refuge Due to Flooding Impacts from Hurricane Sally Alaqua Animal Refuge made a swift and difficult decision to evacuate animals from the shelter due to massive rain, heavy wind, and widespread flooding from now category 2 Hurricane Sally–which is still hammering the Florida Panhandle at this time. Alaqua’s close […]

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SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A STORM SURGE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE OKALOOSA/WALTON COUNTY LINE FLORIDA * MOBILE BAY A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * EAST OF BAY ST. LOUIS TO NAVARRE FLORIDA A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * EAST […]

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