New Children’s Advocacy Center Opens in Walton County

Just in time to honor National Child Abuse Awareness month, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center opened their second location earlier this month. On April 8, the Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs officially opened...

Construction Begins on New Seagrove Gulf-Front Condos

The Premier Development Group, a leading developer in Northwest Florida, recently began construction on Thirty-One, a new gulf-front condominium complex in Seagrove Beach. The new development is situated on one of the last remaining undeveloped beachfront properties on...

State Decides to Keep New Traffic Signal on U.S. 98

The Florida Department of Transportation has determined that a permanent signal is warranted at the intersection of County Road 83 and US Highway 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. The temporary traffic signal on U.S. 98...

Middle School Students to Help with Sea Oat Restoration

Over 900 students at local middle schools in Okaloosa and Walton counties will play a hands-on role in restoring coastal dune lake and barrier island ecosystems this April as part of the Choctawhatchee Basin...

Children’s Advocacy Center Seeks Volunteers for New Walton Center

The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center will soon have two child-friendly centers, one in Niceville and a new one in DeFuniak Springs. The nonprofit organization's mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect and protect children,...

Citizen Scientists Needed: Help Monitor Water Quality

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is looking for Water Quality Monitoring volunteers, also known as Citizen Scientists, for the following locations in the Freeport area, just north of South Walton: Alaqua Bayou LaGrange Bayou Mallet Bayou Choctawhatchee River mouth Citizen...

South Walton Resident to Run for U.S. Congress

Walton County resident and businessman, Republican Mark Wichern, has announced his second bid for U.S. Congress, Florida, District 1. Wichern self-funded most his own campaign in 2014. Wichern said he is running as a "constitutional conservative" Republican...

Tops’l Tennis Event Raises Thousands to Fight Child Hunger

Over 60 tennis enthusiasts of all levels gathered together at Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort last month for the Love All tennis fundraiser to support local nonprofit, Food For Thought Outreach, in their mission to...

Sugar Beach Interiors Celebrates 30 Years in South Walton

Sugar Beach Interiors is celebrating 30 years of business in Miramar Beach. More than 50 clients and friends joined owner, Karen Waterfield at Sugar Beach Interiors late last month for the company’s Pearl Anniversary party. Guests...

Senior Activity Center Proposed for South Walton

As the residential population continues to increase throughout Walton County, Commissioner Cindy Meadows is leading a discussion on the future of senior opportunities south of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Approximately 20 people attended a meeting earlier this year...

Impact 100 Women Make Big Difference in Their Communities

IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida, Inc. recently announced the dates for their upcoming membership and informational meetings.   The group began in 2012 with a simple idea: 100 women give $1,000 each to create a $100,000...

South Walton Loses an Icon

We are deeply saddened to share that we lost a beloved member of the 30A community this weekend. Kenny Oliverio was an incredible talent and a gentle soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with his...

Transportation Service Uber Expands to South Walton

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and the ride-sharing service, Uber, have announced a partnership  that will enable tourists and locals alike to take advantage of the service. With the growth along the 30A corridor, traffic...

Local’s Handcrafted Guitars Earn Regional Accolades

Chris Alvarado has made a name for himself playing guitar and singing around South Walton for years now, but it’s his hand-crafted guitars that have earned him national attention as of late. Alvarado was recently a recipient...
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