Grand Boulevard Launches New Website

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin has gone live with a newly designed website that has been developed for easy navigation on mobile devices as well as on PCs. The new site showcases all aspects of the mixed-use Town Center,...

What Artist Justin Gaffrey Has Learned About Inspiration and More

When he was 25 years old, Justin Gaffrey quit his job, threw away his watch, got rid of all his keys and vowed never to work for anyone else again. This year, he celebrates...

Electronic Cigarette Explodes in User’s Mouth

Last week, South Walton Fire Department crews responded to reports of a burn victim in the Miramar Beach area. Upon arrival crews encountered a man with significant facial trauma after an electronic cigarette exploded...

Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar Raises $1,000 At Sold-Out Wine Dinner

Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar in Seaside, Florida, saluted the end of summer with a special charity wine dinner called Summer’s End Harvest held October 1. The sold-out event raised $1,000 for Food for Thought, a...

Jon Ervin Details New Beach Rules For 2016

Jon Ervin, director of marketing and communication with Visit South Walton, sits down with 30A Radio to talk about some new rules on the beach this summer. We also get to know Ervin, an active...

Walton Commissioners Postpone Meeting to Discuss Privatizing Tourism Council

Walton County Commissioners have postponed an upcoming meeting to discuss organizational options for the South Walton Tourist Development Council, including privatization. The meeting was scheduled for November 10. It will be rescheduled some time in...

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...

Tourism Council Provides More Than $1 Million For Off-Season Fall Events

Visit South Walton, the marketing branch of Walton County's Tourist Development Council, is once again providing funding for events during South Walton's shoulder season, considered the day after Labor Day through the day before Memorial...

What Can We Do Better in an Emergency? Take this Survey

It's critical for our community to connect with official, accurate and timely information during times of crisis. Visit South Walton encourages industry partners to take and share the Walton County Emergency Management Public Survey to allow...

Local Companies Team Up to Fight Extreme Poverty

Three companies — The 30A Company, YOLO Board and 360 Blue — have joined forces to support The Sonder Project, a new non-profit organization that’s focused on high-impact, sustainable projects aimed at ending extreme poverty and...

SOLARIS Yacht Wins Best of Weddings Award

For the seventh year in a row, SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS yacht earned the Knot Best of Weddings Award and  was awarded the 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award. Both awards represent the highest-rated wedding professionals throughout the nation as reviewed...

Young Man Charged in Fire That Injured Firefighters

A bonfire at a construction site turned into a multi-story fire has led to one arrest for arson. On February 6, South Walton Fire District responded to a fire on Jans Way in Santa Rosa...

Blue Giraffe Owners Celebrate Five Years of Joy, Whimsy and Inspiration

Five years ago, Christi Sheffield and her mother Debbie Taylor opened the Blue Giraffe, a beloved art gallery and gift shop in Watercolor. Since then, the Blue Giraffe has been a must-see for visitors who...

August Fire Calls Remain High, Include 17 Fires

Even with school back in session nation-wide and many visitors returning back home, South Walton Fire District did not experience a large reduction in calls for service for the month of August, which included 17 reported fires. In...
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