Latest Walton County, Florida Stories

2011-05-06 09:13:00

WALTON COUNTY, Fla., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The quiet lap of water against sugary sands; a soft breeze coursing through untouched dunes; and the sounds of a child's laughter and imprints of footsteps along the shore are the sights and sounds families are joyfully returning to this summer. Many families who had stayed close to home in years past due to an uncertainty are now returning to their favorite beaches along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. (Logo:...

2010-03-01 09:00:00

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Beach Properties of Florida (BPOF), a boutique real estate agency serving the Scenic Highway 30A area, announces the unveiling of a seven-part video series showcasing premier communities nestled along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. BPOF teamed up with Shane Reynolds, from the Travel Channel and Color Earth, to produce the videos as an informational resource for visitors. Slated to open in May 2010, the nearby Northwest Florida Beaches...

2008-07-28 12:00:42

By Kimberly White, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Jul. 28--DEFUNIAK SPRINGS -- Fido's days of free-spirited joy riding in an open-bed pickup truck are numbered in parts of Walton County. Parts of a revised ordinance that takes effect Friday applies only to unincorporated areas and owners of cats and dogs. The law prohibits carrying those animals in open-bed trucks or similar vehicles unless the animals are restrained by at least two tethers. The ordinance also states...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Kimberly White, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Jul. 22--FREEPORT -- Habitat for Humanity of Walton County is restoring the ReStore. An army of volunteers, made up partly by staff from Sacred Heart Hospital, will descend on the ReStore from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to give the facility a much-needed face-lift, including painting, patching up holes in the walls and basic cleaning. ReStore manager Shawne Shiflett said she's extremely grateful for all the help she's...

2008-07-12 15:00:15

By Sean Boone, Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Jul. 12--Private beach owners will now be responsible for items left on their property at night. The Walton County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday to approve an ordinance that would allow Walton County Sheriff's deputies to tag and ultimately remove items left on private beaches that do not have permits. A Remove It Or Lose It program was started last year by the county to cut down on items left on the beach such as chairs,...

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