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...

30A Locals’ Seagrove Beach Cottage To Be Featured in Coastal Living

While Mark and Paige Schnell have become fixtures in the 30A community over the past decade or so, they have also risen to the top of their respective fields across the country. Mark is...

Martina McBride’s Global Charity Group Helps South Walton Kids

As you listen to the lyrics of "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," a special line runs through Martina McBride’s song - “Together we can do it.” It’s easy to see why that line and...

Bud & Alley’s Celebrates 30 Years

On January 20, 1986, a 24-year-old Dave Rauschkolb opened the doors of Bud & Alley’s for business in the then-tiny community of Seaside. In the first year, Rauschkolb had about 15 employees. Now, he employs hundreds...

Brian Wood Takes Over As Gallery Director for Justin Gaffrey

Justin Gaffrey, South Walton’s iconic self-taught acrylic artist, has promoted Brian Wood to Gallery Director to oversee gallery operations while supporting his latest works and branding initiatives. Wood will direct all aspects of gallery operations...

$500,000 Donation Helps Progress at New Children’s Advocacy Center

The construction progress of the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s new Walton County Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs is moving along well, especially with the help of a generous donation of $500,000 by Steve...

Rob ‘Kingfish’ Wood Finds the Key to Life on the Beach

“Every day is a holiday,” says Rob Wood, a South Walton local who can be found most days enjoying life on Grayton Beach. This mindset, Wood says, is the key to happiness, and after escaping the rat...

Vivo Spa Salon To Open Groundbreaking Internationally-Inspired Spa at The Hub

Vivo Spa Salon announced some exciting news — they’ll be opening a brand new location, a spa like nothing else in the United States. Owners Erin and Michael Jordan said the new 6,000-square-foot facility, located at The Hub,...

Walton Deputies Help Homeless Family Living Out of Their Car

A father struggling to find work is now struggling to find words to thank a handful of Walton County Sheriff’s deputies who helped provide food, clothes and shelter for him and his two daughters. The paths...

Two Arrested After High-Speed Chase on U.S. 98

Two people were arrested after a short high-speed chase on U.S. Highway 98 on Monday evening. Deputies were called to a report of a domestic dispute at Murphy's gas station on U.S. Highway 98. When...

Seaside Named One of ’10 Towns That Changed America’

Host Geoffrey Baer and producer Dan Andries of the PBS special series ’10 Towns That Changed America’ will be in Seaside to present a partial screening of one of three films that take a...

How to Share the Beach With Endangered Sea Turtles

While thousands of beachgoers share the beaches of 30A with each other each year, many may not know that they are also sharing the beach with endangered sea turtles. For 20 years, Sharon Maxwell has...

Local Cultural Arts Groups Team Up to Bring Professional Theater to Schools

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and the Emerald Coast Theatre Company have partnered up to bring professional educational theatre to every public elementary school in Walton County during the 2015 Fall Semester. Before the end of...

Under New Ownership, Local Beach Chair Company Continues to Thrive

Sunrise Chair Co., a local company that has provided handcrafted classic wooden beach chairs and accessories since 2012, is expanding its presence under new ownership with an ever-evolving line of new product offerings and a thriving...
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