Walton & Beyond

Walton & Beyond is a valuable resource for keeping Walton County residents and visitors connected. By providing engaging content, we are bridging the gap between different areas of our county and beyond. We are continually providing information that is relevant to both locals and visitors alike, with the purpose of creating a strong community bond.
Shaping Futures, One Student at a Time

Shaping Futures, One Student at a Time

As The Seaside School continues to make strides in education, it opens its doors for enrollment from January 5th to February 15th. Prospective students and their families are invited to join a community where innovation, excellence, and a commitment to the whole child have been the driving forces for over two decades.

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Episode 11: Connect with Leigh Moore

Episode 5: Connecting Walton County Music Scene

Partners in Southern Sound Music Alliance, Jennifer Sundal and Naomi Alvarado help us to make a connection to the Walton County music scene. We talk about 30A Songwriters Festival, choosing venues and performances, a micro-festival happening simultaneously called Stinky’s Swamp Writers and how live music can bring energy, add economic, cultural and social significance for our community.

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The Gift of Comfort

The Gift of Comfort

Freeport teenager LaRae Smith has a community service initiative that provides safe and simple Christmas gifts for such children in need. Through Comfort at Christmas, LaRae collects new pajamas, slippers and blankets for children in Florida’s foster and kinship care system.

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Who is Behind Hwy331.com

Who is Behind Hwy331.com

The founder of Hwy331.com is Kerri Parker, a Walton County resident for over 25 years who lives in the city limits of DeFuniak Springs. Throughout her corporate career, Kerri was responsible for marketing and communications. In her various roles, one common denominator brought her the most satisfaction, creating digital marketing to support community objectives.

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Freeport Sees A Building Boom

Freeport Sees A Building Boom

Within the past 10 years, Freeport has become the fastest growing city in the fastest
growing county in Florida, according to the city’s Planning and Zoning Department. “We are
very well located for employment opportunities,” says Samantha Graves, senior planner for
the department. “For those who work at the beach or who work for the county, for the
military, as we are close to two military bases (Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field).”

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Say Hello to Art & Marty Dees

Say Hello to Art & Marty Dees

Marty and Art Dees are all smiles as they celebrate homecoming during the Walton High School parade. Art, having broadcast the football games for Walton County from 1980 to 2014, is being inducted into the Walton High School Sports Hall of Fame. “Not for my physical abilities,” he jokes. “Marty deserves the award too, because she had to do the legwork behind the scenes before the games.”

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T’s Catch Seafood Market

T’s Catch Seafood Market

Destin native, Trent Wallace, opened T’s Catch Seafood Market and Steamer in Freeport, FL this year. While looking to fill a niche in the quickly-growing town of Freeport, Trent discovered the need for places to eat and especially a place to buy fresh, local seafood, steamed fresh shrimp, steaks and grab-n-go items.

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Top 10 Reasons to Love Hammock Bay

Top 10 Reasons to Love Hammock Bay

Have you heard of the Hammock Bay development in Freeport? It’s a popular place to live for good reason. With a general store, farmers markets, and a brewery it’s also easy to see what it’s like before making the leap to live there.
There are 20 different neighborhoods and the Infinity apartment complex.

So why, exactly, do people love it so much?

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Welcome to the All-New Highway 331 Website!

Welcome to the All-New Highway 331 Website!

We are thrilled to welcome you to our brand-new Highway 331 website, where adventure awaits around every bend! Whether you’re a local resident, a traveler passing through, or someone seeking the best of Florida’s charm, this platform is your gateway to exploring the...

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