By Jeff Hinkle Since beginning my campaign, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of great people and hear about challenges and opportunities facing our communities. I’ve noticed a common theme: people are seeking a great economy, good home values and a family-oriented environment. Our education system plays a prominent...
By Peggy Brockman, Author and Speaker, Executive Director, United for a Good Cause, Inc., Hope Squad Master Trainer Certified On February 26, I received that call no parent or grandparent ever wants to receive. One of my grandsons had attempted to take his own life – he attempted to commit suicide....
It’s a new year, a new decade, and all over the place, it seems birthdays, weddings and romance are in the air with more holidays coming up! It’s a good thing there’s flavorful and fun sweets, artful jewelry and clothing, unique fabulous finds, healthy pampering and uplifting experiences that...
Heisman Award Best College Player Joe Burrow, LSU Maxwell Award Player of the Year Joe Burrow, LSU Walter Camp Award Player of the Year Joe Burrow, LSU Home Depot Award Coach of the Year Ed Orgeron, LSU Jim Thorpe Award Best Defensive Back Grant Delpit, LSU Davey O’Brien Award Best Quarterback Joe Burrow, LSU Rimington...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin Nestled back on Stahlman Drive near our Destin Community Center lies a small house-like building showcasing the history of fishing in our beach town, known as the Destin History and Fishing Museum. January is a great time to visit and see first hand...
December 14th was a great day to be in Destin. The city Christmas parade in the morning delighted young and old alike. The afternoon honored those who paid the price for our freedom to celebrate. The American Legion family at Post 296, joined the community in a Wreaths Across...
Enrollment and Fundraising Donation Opportunities Now Underway Many in the Destin community have been watching and learning about Destin High School (DHS), a tuition-free public charter high school opening in August 2020 at the nine acre site of Destin United Methodist Church (DUMC) on Beach Drive in Destin. And now, parents...
By Lori Leath Smith, Destin Forward Class Member I value serving alongside friends, colleagues and community leaders who take the time to get involved. The benefits to our quality of life, our profession and, yes, even our emotional satisfaction come into play when we are concerned with our community’s success. What...
By Bill Allison, Director, Strategic Workforce Solutions at Northwest Florida State College We don’t know much about Steven Hurst’s background, but what we do know is at some point he made a poor decision that landed him in Sheriff Michael Atkinson’s jail in Walton County. Steven’s actions resulted in him becoming...
I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday season. I know I did! It’s a brand-new year and as I reflect on 2019, I am extremely thankful for my family and for the opportunity to serve as your mayor of this great city. I truly...

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