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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Nick’s, Catfish, and Kids

TOURNAMENT ANGLERS GATHER for a post tournament photo at Nick's Kids Catfish Tournament. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

TOURNAMENT ANGLERS GATHER for a post tournament photo at Nick’s Kids Catfish Tournament. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

Juneteenth celebration

FORTY-FIVE ATTENDEES in all gathered on the steps of Walton County Courthouse to celebrate Juneteenth. In Florida, the Emancipation Proclamation was read on May 20, 1865 when Brig. Gen. Edward McCook proclaimed in Tallahassee that the Emancipation Proclamation was now in force in Florida. Juneteenth commemorates that event.

FORTY-FIVE ATTENDEES in all gathered on the steps of Walton County Courthouse to celebrate Juneteenth. In Florida, the Emancipation Proclamation was read on May 20, 1865 when Brig. Gen. Edward McCook proclaimed in Tallahassee that the Emancipation Proclamation was now in force in Florida. Juneteenth commemorates that event.

FHS places second in team camp

THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL football team attended a 3-day team camp at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College last week and finished in second place out of eight teams.

THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL football team attended a 3-day team camp at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College last week and finished in second place out of eight teams.

Photos of the week 6.16.16

 

McKnight

COMPETITIVE FLORIDA GRANT COORDINATOR Bob McKnight and Economic Development Committee members discuss where the city is in the process as they approach the second year of the grant the city was awarded from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

DEPUTY CHRIS WHATMOUGH AND K9 FARO. K9 “Faro” and handler Deputy Chris Whatmough finished top 15 in the country this week at the National USPCA Canine Field Trials. (WCSO photo)

DEPUTY CHRIS WHATMOUGH AND K9 FARO. K9 “Faro” and handler Deputy Chris Whatmough finished top 15 in the country this week at the National USPCA Canine Field Trials. (WCSO photo)

 

 

 

Photos of the week 6.7.16

EMERALD COAST YOUNG MARINES Gunnery Sgt. Michaela Cantwell places a wreath at Gulf Cemetery to honor those that have fallen in battle. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

EMERALD COAST YOUNG MARINES Gunnery Sgt. Michaela Cantwell places a wreath at Gulf Cemetery to honor those that have fallen in battle. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)

HIGH SCHOOLS honored to be recognized

FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION, students and staff were happy and honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report - Best High Schools in 2016’s publication as a silver recipient. Paxton and Walton High School were also recognized by the publication and the district.

FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION, students and staff were happy and honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report – Best High Schools in 2016’s publication as a silver recipient. Paxton and Walton High School were also recognized by the publication and the district.

 

Spring Football

 

Spring football is underway with Freeport playing at Bozeman on Thursday night while Walton will travel to Chipley on Friday night with South Walton making a visit to Baker for spring contests. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

Spring football is underway with Freeport playing at Bozeman on Thursday night while Walton will travel to Chipley on Friday night with South Walton making a visit to Baker for spring contests. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

 

Photos of the Week 5.12.16

 

 

WALTON SENIORS Koleman Truett (left middle) and Danny Hicks (right middle) inked football scholarship offers on Thursday at Walton High School. Truett is off to Ave Maria University while Hicks will attend Huntingdon College. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

WALTON SENIORS Koleman Truett (left middle) and Danny Hicks (right middle) inked football scholarship offers on Thursday at Walton High School. Truett is off to Ave Maria University while Hicks will attend Huntingdon College. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

 

 

AVID MEMBERS pose with their patriotic signs for the Vietnam Veterans’ Honor Flight. The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program at Walton High School is completing its fourth year at Walton High School. Throughout the year, AVID classes participate in a diverse selection of activities which prepare students to be outstanding citizens and successful adults in selected career paths. (Photo by Teresa Bogart)

AVID MEMBERS pose with their patriotic signs for the Vietnam Veterans’ Honor Flight. The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program at Walton High School is completing its fourth year at Walton High School. Throughout the year, AVID classes participate in a diverse selection of activities which prepare students to be outstanding citizens and successful adults in selected career paths. (Photo by Teresa Bogart)

Photos of the Week 5.5.16

RYAN THOMAS IS SHOWN with his kidney donor, Terri Thomas, two weeks post-op. Ryan, a Paxton resident, received a new lease on life when he underwent a kidney transplant on April 5. Doctors say that Ryan is above the curve and doing better than most transplant patients. There is no cure for kidney disease and a transplant is a treatment; however, Ryan is expected to resume a normal life.

RYAN THOMAS IS SHOWN with his kidney donor, Terri Thomas, two weeks post-op. Ryan, a Paxton resident, received a new lease on life when he underwent a kidney transplant on April 5. Doctors say that Ryan is above the curve and doing better than most transplant patients. There is no cure for kidney disease and a transplant is a treatment; however, Ryan is expected to resume a normal life.

WHERE IN THE HERALD IS

Where in the Herald?

..President Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Herald-Breeze Editor Bruce Collier spent part of last Saturday in the role of FDR, including the reading of a “fireside chat” on the Rural Electrification Act and the founding of CHELCO. CHELCO held a well-attended annual membership meeting as part of its 75th anniversary providing power to the area. (Photo by Kim Collier)