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Sunday, October 21, 2018
By Josette Rhodes As a citizen of the United States we are promised certain inalienable rights; Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness. These are endowed by our creator and guaranteed to us by the Constitution. There are no exceptions. As a country we so strongly believe in these rights...
By Scott Miller It’s finally here! Yes, the 2018 College Football season is underway. No more “off season” to wait faithfully through; the 2018 football season has begun. And here in Destin, we take our football seriously. Our favorite teams are lacing up their cleats, buckling up their chinstraps and laying...
It is with great pleasure to introduce a true, community-oriented newspaper to the locals of Destin. Destin Life has joined the South Walton Life family with the publishing of this new edition. Residents and business owners—you have been asking for it, and we are now providing Destin its own...
By Heather Bennett Kay Fant has been an interior designer for 42 years and for many years, owned a design center in Destin. In early August, Kay closed the doors to “The Interior Design Center” in order to dedicate more time to her non-profit organization, Set Free to Be...
By Heather Bennett As you might know, currently there is an opioid epidemic in America. Opioids are becoming more and more prevalent in rural areas and small towns, including the Emerald Coast and even in Walton County. Addiction does not care about economic status, social status, race, profession, etc. It...
South Walton Life Releases its first Summer Program Guide The perennial question for parents for the upcoming season is the following: How do I keep the kids busy for summer? The beach is great; backyard barbecues are fun as well; or perhaps there’s a trip “north.” But 10 weeks is...
By Maurice Stouse Years ago, as a representative for a major investment firm, I was excited to learn that one of the many benefits my firm was offering was a pension at retirement. It was so great to learn because, as a young trainee, retirement planning was drilled into our...
At March 27 Walton County Commission meeting to recognize the first-ever "Operation Medicine Cabinet" in Walton County, from left: SWIX's CEO, Gene Jones; Commission Chairman Bill Chapman (back); Commissioners Tony Anderson and Cecilia Jones; Schools Superintendent Russell Hughes; Commissioners Sara Comander and Melanie Nipper; and Safe Water for Walton...
By Heather Bennett   Westonwood Ranch, founded by Lindy Wood, is a non-profit organization located in Freeport that will offer a farm-based learning program for individuals with autism.  They will focus on providing functional learning opportunities to prepare young individuals and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder a transition into the workforce. Lindy...

Easter Reflections

By Guery Clendening It is Spring! The flowers are blooming and Azalia’s have been beautiful this year. I love this season. To me Spring speaks of new beginnings. When I lived in Illinois, the winters could be harsh at times. I remember during one winter, looking out my office window...

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