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CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Feb. 9  Walton Sun

All area codes are 850 unless specified. Senior Citizen Prom: The wisdom generation may enjoy the Senior Citizen Prom, hosted by the South Walton High ...



CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Feb. 2  Walton Sun

All area codes are 850 unless specified. Americana Music Concerts: Enjoy the music of Pierce Pettis from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Lodge at Camp Helen State ...



ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Feb. 6  Destin Log

To list your event, email pgriffin@thedestinlog.com or news@thedestinlog.com at least two weeks prior to event. StoryTeller Series Emerald Coast Theatre ...



Stephens leaves Walton after 6 seasons to join Spurrier in Orlando  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Jimmy Ray Stephens is ending his six-year run at Walton High School. He's headed home to fulfill a dream. Stephens, the Braves ...



Walton County School District Ranks Among Best High Schools in the Nation  My Panhandle

Even though school is almost out for the summer, one school district is getting national attention.



Walton County Storm Information  WJHG-TV

Here's the latest information for residents and visitors in the Walton County area as it relates to Hurricane Michael.



Many residents heading to local hurricane evacuation shelters  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — An influx of people deciding late to seek shelter from Hurricane Michael, combined with the upgrading of the storm to Category 4, ...



First of two town hall meetings addresses customary use issues in Walton County  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Members of the public and elected officials come together to discuss public and private beach concerns in DeFuniak Springs on Monday night.



Young Braves look to reclaim winning ways  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — After nearly a month on the job as Walton's football coach, Bobby Moore finds himself operating on the W.I.N. principle: What's ...



Walton County Customary Use meeting on November 3 – Parking, Traffic, Security & Procedures  DeFuniak Springs Herald

From Walton County. The Walton County Customary Use Hearing on Saturday, Nov. 3 will be held at South Walton High School, located at 645 Greenway Trail, ...



Followup leads to more charges for DeFuniak Springs man  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — An investigation that began with the Sept. 16 arrest of DeFuniak Springs resident Joshua Stewart Young has resulted in additional ...



“High Impact Teachers” honored at Walton County School Board Meeting  DeFuniak Springs Herald

Story and photo by JENNA BAILEY On Tuesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. the Walton County School Board held a regular meeting at the South Walton High School ...



Walton County to hold customary use public hearing  DeFuniak Springs Herald

By DOTTY NIST. Scheduled for Saturday morning, Nov. 3, at South Walton High School is a Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting and ...



PHOTOS and VIDEO: Walton High School graduation  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Graduating seniors at Walton High School walked onto the field on Thursday for commencement. The school gave diplomas to 133 ...



Safe Water for Walton stays busy with Drew Brees hurricane relief check, several school district partnerships  DeFuniak Springs Herald

SAFE WATER FOR WALTON 2019 BOARD: The 2019 Board for Safe Water for Walton was recently announced: charter boat Capt. Hunter Ray of Freeport; ...



South Walton teacher suspended for cursing at students  The Northwest Florida Daily News

SOUTH WALTON — A South Walton High School teacher was placed on administrative leave just before noon Tuesday after a video was publicized of the ...



Storm-related announcements  The Northwest Florida Daily News

8:20 p.m.. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will resume full operations beginning Thursday morning at 7 a.m. The hospital sustained only minor ...



The DeFuniak Herald – Beach Breeze 2018 Christmas Family: The Thomas Family – The Defuniak Herald & Beach Breeze  DeFuniak Springs Herald

By JENNA BAILEY. Meet the DeFuniak Herald – Beach Breeze's 2018 Christmas Family — the Thomas family! Lifelong residents of DeFuniak Springs and ...



Walton County Commissioners Continue Fight Regarding Customary Use  My Panhandle

The battle for public beaches continued over in Walton County as a public hearing was held to discuss the controversial topic.



Brad Drake town hall meeting focuses on customary use, HB 631  DeFuniak Springs Herald

STATE REPRESENTATIVE Brad Drake (second from right) addresses approximately 350 people at his town hall meeting on July 17 at South Walton High ...



Walton Holds Hall of Fame Night Friday Oct. 13  DeFuniak Springs Herald

By PATRICK CASEY. The Walton High School Sports Hall of Fame will induct their fifth class this Friday (Oct. 13) morning at 11 a.m. at McLain's Restaurant and ...



Locals question lawmaker on public's access to Walton County beaches  WJHG-TV

Some locals concerned about the public's right to beaches in Walton County questioned one state lawmaker at a town hall Tuesday.



Walton prepped for round 2 of Thursday night football  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Bobby Moore isn't a fan of Thursday night football.High school games played on Thursdays upset the routine. It's one fewer day of ...



3-peat: South Walton rolls over Walton again  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Junior quarterback Drake Roberts threw for almost 400 yards and three touchdowns to lead South Walton to a 38-6 win over county ...



Walton schedules 2nd beach hearing  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Walton County officials were not acting in an abundance of caution Tuesday when they sent out two releases announcing a Nov. 3 public hearing to discuss ...



Safe Water for Walton brings Operation Medicine Cabinet back January 26-27  DeFuniak Springs Herald

If you don't have expired and unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medicines to bring to free community collection tents during the last weekend of January ...



No happy ending for banned prom girl  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Hannah Cooper said few words but cried many tears Monday morning as the reality of her highly anticipated prom night sunk in.



Shelters opening across Northwest Florida ahead of Hurricane Michael  WEAR

(WEAR) — As voluntary and mandatory evacuations are being issued across Northwest Florida, counties are opening shelters for residents seeking safety.



Property owners, commissioner question legitimacy of customary use hearing  The Northwest Florida Daily News

SANTA ROSA BEACH — Walton County coastal property owners and at least one county commissioner are questioning the legitimacy of Saturday's scheduled ...



Hurricane Michael Openings and Closings in the Panhandle  My Panhandle

This is a live updating list of shelter opening, school closing and other information released by government agencies about Hurricane Michael. Information that ...



2018 graduations dates and locations  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Here are the graduation dates and locations for high schools and colleges across the Panhandle: May 5Northwest Florida State College: 10 a.m. for graduates ...



Two local students arrested for shooting threats/pranks  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Among the arrested was a 13-year-old Pryor Middle School student who sent a Snapchat of an M4 assault rifle and stated in the social media post: "I would kill ...



Walton County Customary-Use Leaders Playing a Dangerous Game  Sunshine State News

Nowhere in Florida is the new law dealing with beach access the firestorm it has become in Walton County. The reason is complicated. But many folks along the ...



Barnett shares hope, urges activism for water resource protection  DeFuniak Springs Herald

CYNTHIA BARNETT, award-winning environmental journalist and author of several books concerning water resources, issues, and challenges, was featured ...



New nonprofit organization focuses on customary use of the beach  DeFuniak Springs Herald

By DOTTY NIST. Florida Beaches for All, a newly-formed nonprofit organization, has set the goal of preserving and perpetuating the doctrine of customary use of ...



Officials make speaking time decisions for customary use public hearing  DeFuniak Springs Herald

By DOTTY NIST. With the Walton County public hearing on customary use of the beach scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sept. 8 at South Walton High School, the county ...



Walton County seeks declaration of customary use  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Attorneys for Walton County filed a complaint in Circuit Court this week seeking affirmation of its claim that the dry sand areas behind ...



Walton High School students toured our studio  WJHG-TV

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - About 15 students from Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs stopped by WJHG/WECP for a station tour Friday ...



Freeport Veterans Memorial annual Veterans Day ceremonies  DeFuniak Springs Herald

The Freeport Veterans Memorial (FVM) committee would like to extend a welcome to all to the annual Veterans Day ceremonies and the unveiling of the ...



Poole Party: Walton pitcher tallies 1,000th strikeout in shutout victory against Freeport  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Hannah Poole tried to pull herself away from her friends and family.In the twilight of a cool Thursday evening, they were as unrelenting ...



Whos the man that can end the drought?  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Picture it.The Baker football team was the class of 1A, and Walton hoisted a state championship banner.Niceville reached the mountaintop, too, as did Choctaw ...



MSE student recognized for academic achievement at WCSB meeting  DeFuniak Springs Herald

Story by JENNA BAILEY. On Tuesday, August 7, at 5 p.m. the School Board of Walton County, Florida (WCSB) met for a regular meeting at the Tivoli ...



Freeport Football Heartbreakers  DeFuniak Springs Herald

By BLAKE McCORMICK. As long-time DeFuniak Springs sports guru Sonny Yates used to exclaim, “You can smell it in the air!” as we enter the final week of July ...



YEAR IN REVIEW: HB 631 sparked intense debate on publics customary use of beach  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Florida Gov. Rick Scott handed Walton County its own personal nightmare in 2018 when he signed House Bill 631 into law.The bill was intended to protect the ...



One year later, Destin Aquatic Center doing swimmingly  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — Nearly a year after reopening, the Destin Aquatic Center is operating in the black and recently welcomed a new high school swim team.



Paranormal brothers to headline 2018 Florida Chautauqua Assembly  WTVY, Dothan

Brad and Barry Klinge will help kick off the 2018 Florida Chautauqua Assembly with their exciting presentation to those attending on Friday, January 26th, 2018 ...



A look at Walton County candidates  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Candidates for public office in Walton County were asked to provide information concerning their candidacy. The following individuals responded to the Daily ...



Finish strong  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — No excuses and finish strong.Those have been the two themes for Walton football this spring.“We always talk about finish,” Braves ...



In the minority: Diversity lacking among areas elected officials  The Northwest Florida Daily News

No person of color has ever served the three counties on its county commissions or as sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, supervisor of elections or clerk of ...



SPRING FOOTBALL: SoWal with plenty of new faces  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Side by side, Cade Rowland and Jon Porter dropped back on South Walton's practice field Monday afternoon, the contrasting quarterbacks working on their post ...



Oozing Querisma: Walton grad overcomes hardship, earns tryout with Jacksonville Jaguars  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Of the seven tattoos spread around Jonathan Querisma's six-foot, 193-pound frame, three that span the length of his right forearm offer a peak behind the façade ...



WCSB celebrates essays and speeches by local youth  DeFuniak Springs Herald

By ALICIA LEONARD. Commander of VFW Post 4437 Wade Wilmoth presented local students with awards for the national competitions of the Voices of ...



Top 10 colleges, high schools with underage spring break arrests  The Northwest Florida Daily News

There are some top 10 lists that colleges, universities and high schools would love to be a part of. This list is probably not one of them.



SCHOOL SCOOPS: Academy students take classes during break  Crestview News Bulletin

Having one week left it its Jan Term program, the Rocky Bayou Christian School's Academy presents students to classes such as Introduction to Criminal Law, ...



FACES OF THE FUTURE: The Class of 2017  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Meet a few of the graduating high school seniors who will become our next doctors, contractors, teachers and leaders. The class of 2017 is made up of many ...



A pageant for princesses  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Mia Bennett got the idea to start her own pageant in 2012 when a little girl with special needs tugged on her dress, looked at her crown ...



Walton teachers receive grants, Cowie honored for achievements  DeFuniak Springs Herald

By ALICIA LEONARD The Walton County School Board (WCSB) held their regularly scheduled meeting on Jan 19, 2016 at South Walton High School at 5p.m.



SCHOOL SCOOPS: Silver Sands starts Angel Xpress  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Silver Sands School invites the public to participate in the 8th annual Silver Sands School Angel Xpress.The Angel Xpress allows parents, businesses and ...



Meet the 2016 Bulldog Hall of Fame inductees  Crestview News Bulletin

CRESTVIEW — Five Bulldog alumni have joined Crestview High School's Hall of Fame for their athletic accomplishments. Here's a look at each inductee: Chelsi ...



Walton hires former Shelton State coach Barry Mohun to lead basketball program  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Barry Mohun's résumé speaks for itself. It includes six years coaching high school basketball — including a team in Walton County and a state-title contender in ...



Demond Wilson comes to DeFuniak Springs  WJHG-TV

Florida Chautauqua Assembly participants and Walton High School students came out to hear this year's keynote speaker, Demond Wilson, of the hit TV series ...



New Dairy Queen to serve breakfast  The Northwest Florida Daily News

"We feel Freeport is a fast-growing community and we are excited to be able to offer the DQ brand food and treats to the community."



NWF residents crochet plastic bags into sleeping mats  The Northwest Florida Daily News

CRESTVIEW — Not all people crochet sweaters or fuzzy socks. Some Northwest Florida residents use plastic bags to make sleeping mats for the homeless.



Local basketball alum Jeremy Dunbar signs with top German club Phoenix Hagen  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Jeremy Dunbar has heard the naysayers. He's not the best defender. He's not the quickest. He's not the most athletic. All that may be true, but Dunbar — a 2006 ...



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