Chef Jim Shirley Honored as 16th Van Ness Butler Jr. Award Winner

In 2020, Chef Jim Shirley received two honors, the first was becoming the 16th recipient of the Van Ness Butler Jr. Hospitality Award.

The award honors and recognizes excellence in the hospitality, service, travel/tourism, advertising and promotion industries, as well as contributions to the local community. Shirley’s contributions to the community throughout the years make him a natural choice for the honor.

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club Renovation Underway

Named “Best Golf Course” by Visit South Walton and Destin Magazine, Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club is excited to announce that the best golf course in town is getting even better with its 2021 renovation underway.

Two weeks into construction, the new and improved look for Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club is coming together. The three-million-dollar renovation will set apart this popular golf club from every course in the area as a semi-private course destination.

Planet Secure Specializes in Smart & Secure Homes and Businesses

The seed was planted for Planet Secure in 2005 when Ken Richard’s business in St. Louis was burglarized.

“When I went looking for a burglar alarm/security system, everyone wanted to charge me an arm and a leg,” explains Ken. “I just knew I could offer a good, reliable system for a fraction of the cost, so I started Skyeye Security in St. Louis. When we moved to SoWal in 2009, Planet Secure was born.”

Walton County Mobility Plan Workshops Feb 2 & 4

The Walton County Planning Department will conduct three workshops to discuss the Proposed Walton County Mobility Plan. There are two identical sessions on February 2nd at 1PM and 6PM, both focused on the Scenic 30A Corridor. There is a third session on February 4th at 6PM, focused on Miramar Beach and other parts of South Walton.
Join our community and let's work together on this impactful plan for the future of Walton County.
Proposed Walton County Mobility Plan Info >

Community Garden to Begin at Padgett Park

Cultivate Community Gardens (CCG), the first community garden in South Walton, announced the organization is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the J.W. Couch Foundation.

The funds will be used towards the initial construction of the community garden to be installed this spring at Padgett Park in Santa Rosa Beach.

“We are thrilled to help construct the first community garden in South Walton and believe it will be an amazing source of nutrition, education and wellness for all.” said Sean Couch, President of the J.W. Couch Foundation.


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