Walton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the history of Walton County

Train Depot Museum

Walton County Courthouse

Growing to meet the needs of the community

Courthouse

Lake DeFuniak

One of only two perfectly round lakes in the world

Fun and relaxation

Hotel DeFuniak

Built in 1920, completely restored, the perfect place to stay!

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JARED HEADY wins Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair Special Award

JARED HEADY, eighth-grade student at Walton Middle School, won a special award at the 62nd Annual State Science and Engineering Fair on March 28-30, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida. Jared won the Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair Special Award for Earth and Environmental Sciences. Project Title: “Invasive Plants vs. Oil Spills.” In December, Jared won 1st place in the Junior Environmental Category at the Walton County School District Science Fair and he also placed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair in February. Congratulations!

DeFuniak Springs Marvel of Flight helps kids imagination fly

ZANE WOODHAM from West DeFuniak Elementary School spent some time in a cockpit, with Tiger Flight pilot Joel Megginson (l) as guide. The Tigers were part of the Marvel of Flight event that was held in DeFuniak Springs March 31 and April 1. (Photo by Bruce Collier)

Strong line of storms move through Walton County

A STRONG LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS came through Walton County and DeFuniak Springs on Monday, April 3. Most of the area escaped major damage but this awning over the Sunoco gas pumps was damaged. The affected area was adjacent to Whataburger on U.S. 331 South. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

Freeport Middle School (FMS) Career Day

CHARLIE THE GOAT was very popular with students. Charlie was at the Freeport Middle School (FMS), which hosted its annual Career Day on March 9. Students were exposed to a variety of vocational and educational opportunities. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

WHERE IN THE HERALD????

WHERE IN THE HERALD are Herald – Breeze editor Bruce Collier and his daughter Grace? Bruce, his wife Kim, and Grace spent last Friday touring Epcot park at Walt Disney World in Orlando. They are seen here in front of a floral exhibit of a scene from the film “Fantasia,” with Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. This was Grace’s first visit to Epcot. (Photo by Kimberly Collier)

Walton County HIGH IMPACT TEACHERS RECOGNIZED FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE

HIGH IMPACT TEACHERS RECOGNIZED FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE: Walton County School Board Chair Kim Kirby; Walton High School, Leigh Lawson; Curriculum and Instruction; Lauren Moore; Maude Saunders Elementary, Jessica Anderson; Paxton School, Susan Rockman,; Walton Middle School, Nina Thornton; Freeport Middle School, Martin Vickers; WCSD Superintendent Russell Hughes. Not pictured ESE Department, Gail “Cam” Hudson. (l-r)

Van R. Butler Elementary students get schooled by South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWCMCD)

STUDENTS OBSERVE live mosquitos. In an effort to teach young people about proper mosquito prevention practices, South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWCMCD) personnel visited two Van R. Butler Elementary School second grade classes on March 1. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

Walton County 4-H Safety Day

MCGRUFF, SMOKEY BEAR, and 4H members stand together for safety. Walton County 4-H partnered with multiple local businesses and organizations within the community in February to present the second annual 4-H Farm Safety Day to youth and families in the community. (4-H photo)

Mayfield honored as the seventh Woman of Light by the DeFuniak Springs Woman’s Club

ELLEN MAYFIELD (center) AND FAMILY, following the unveiling of her marker. Ellen was honored as the seventh Woman of Light by the DeFuniak Springs Woman’s Club on March 3. (Photo by Gary Woodham)

SOUTH WALTON PITCHER ALYSSA SELVEY throws a perfect game

SOUTH WALTON PITCHER ALYSSA SELVEY threw a perfect game in a 10-0 win over Panama City Bay on Saturday and had 11 strikeouts against Freeport on Monday night in a 13-0 win as the Lady Seahawks improved to 7-3 overall on the year. (Photo by Patrick Casey)