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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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)

CHARLOTTE FLYNT recognized for service on Walton County Code Enforcement Board

CHARLOTTE FLYNT was recently recognized for her service since 2002 on the Walton County Code Enforcement Board by Bill Williams, county code enforcement manager, and his staff. Flynt was presented with an honorary plaque and desktop recognition in appreciation for her work on the board. As a Florida certified contractor since 1989, the Miramar Beach resident has brought that expertise and knowledge to bear with review and decisions on code cases coming before the county volunteer board for the past 15 years.

Mardi Gras comes a little early to DeFuniak Springs

KING ROBIN AND QUEEN TERESA of the Krewe de Yak. Mardi Gras came a little early to DeFuniak Springs when the Krewe de Yak, Krewe of Patriots and Krewe of St. Andrews paraded around Circle Drive, dancing, singing and tossing candy and beads to spectators.

Walton County Courthouse shuttle service

WCSO BUREAU CHIEF Russell Beaty (l) and Arc shuttle drivers Christopher Johnson and Tiffany Graham. Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) has partnered with Arc clients to provide a Walton County Courthouse shuttle service to help those in need of a lift. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)