The Walton County Tourism Department proudly announces the launch of Keep Walton County Beautiful (KWCB), a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful dedicated to preserving the county’s natural environment. “Joining forces with Keep America Beautiful is a landmark moment,” says Matt Algarin, Director. “Walton County is a special place. Through Keep Walton County Beautiful, locals […]

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The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (WCBCC) welcomed their newest member before starting their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 11. Former State Representative Brad Drake was appointed to the Commission by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis following the resignation of former Commissioner Mike Barker, who took a job with the City of DeFuniak Springs. On […]

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On Thursday, September 9th, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis visited Walton County to present the award of a Rural Infrastructure Fund Grant to the Board of County Commissioners for the installation of broadband services in the County. The grant was written by County Grants Coordinator Angie Leddon and was awarded to the County in the […]

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NEW COUNTY WIDE 9-1-1 SYSTEM A GAME CHANGER FOR WALTON COUNTY RESIDENTS AND VISITORS WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A countywide 9-1-1 upgrade has been completed by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office to provide faster and more accurate responses for emergency calls. As Walton County has grown, so too, has the need for emergency services. In partnership […]

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Walton County Named as Fastest Growing Local Economy in Florida In a recent story published by Watchdog News, Walton County was named the fastest growing local economy in a Wall Street 24/7 analysis of growth domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015. Per the article, “Walton County recorded a 53 percent GDP growth rate over […]

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June Tourism Numbers Set New Record in Walton County WALTON COUNTY, Fla. — Tourist Development Tax collection showed an impressive 17.75-percent increase in South Walton for June 2018, compared with the previous year. Walton County recorded approximately $5,421,242 in Tourist Development taxes in June, an increase of approximately $817,073 and the highest ever recorded number […]

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7th Annual Guns ‘n Hoses Charity Softball Tournament. Winning this tournament comes with major bragging rights! We’d love help highlighting this event! All proceeds go towards a LOCAL charity helping REAL people in our community.   WHO: Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Walton County Fire Rescue, Panama City Beach Fire Rescue/Panama City Fire Department, South Walton Fire […]

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WCSO POSSE VOLUNTEERS MORE THAN 9,545 HOURS IN 2017 For Immediate Release March 20, 2018 WALTON COUNTY, Fla— At the end of 2017 the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Posse will have volunteered more than 9,500 hours to the community it serves. The 18 member unit tallied 9,545 hours total contributing approximately $216,000 worth of value […]

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CAR BURGLARS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF UNLOCKED DOORS; FIREARM STOLEN    SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla— Suspects burglarized 13 unlocked vehicles early Tuesday morning stealing a computer, camera, cash and a loaded firearm. Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office are investigating multiple burglaries in the Cypress Breeze subdivision and Watersound North. Although the more than a […]

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WCSO TO HOST MOCK KIDNAPPING EXERCISE For Immediate Release February 1, 2018 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— A week from today Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a two-day exercise aimed at evaluating law enforcement’s response to a child kidnapping. The Region 1 C.A.R.T. (Child Abduction Response Team) is made up of multiple agencies in Northwest […]

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  Walton County Launches Broadband Survey for Residents and Businesses In October of 2017, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Connected Nation to conduct a broadband feasibility study in Walton County. This study will help to determine Walton County’s current internet infrastructure, and possible solutions to ensure that all citizens […]

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Walton County Sheriff’s Office is asking our community to join us in helping give the gift of hope this Christmas. Many families in Walton County are in need this holiday season and could use some assistance in providing for their children. “Keep in mind these are kids of all ages,” said Sheriff Adkinson. “Not just […]

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Walton County, Fla — Thursday will mark the start of a new school year in Walton County. Walton County District Schools will begin classes on Thursday, August 10th. To help ensure a safe start Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be executing Operation Blue Bird. Operation Blue Bird will run from August 10th to August 25th. […]

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Walton Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Gala FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce their 2017 Annual Gala will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa beginning at 5:30 p.m. A cocktail reception will kick off the gala where […]

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Walton County Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Customary Use Ordinance During the Board of County Commissioner’s Meeting on October 11th, the BCC was presented with a Proposed Customary Use Ordinance (LINK BELOW) as prepared by David Theriaque, the county’s contracted attorney for customary use. In order to give the public an opportunity to […]

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WCSO ESCORTS WWII VETERAN ON MISSION FROM COAST TO COAST  For Immediate Release April 4, 2016 Walton County, Fla— Ernie Andrus is on a mission. The 92-year-old World War II Navy Veteran is running from the West Coast to the Atlantic Ocean near Brunswick, Georgia to help raise money for the LST 325 Ship Memorial, […]

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