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Things are getting petty out in South Walton

Good morning! Just 6 days ago I sent out a Daily Rundown praising Walton County for making good on th
Things are getting petty out in South Walton
By Get The Coast • Issue #10 • View online
Good morning!
Just 6 days ago I sent out a Daily Rundown praising Walton County for making good on their promise to buy property for public beach access.
The property that was to be purchased was the closed Highlands House bed and breakfast for $3 million. Walton County would have been able to use the property it occupies to create access to nearly 1,000 feet of public beach.
But, a group of angry residents blocked county officials from buying beach front property…because THEY BOUGHT IT!
That’s right! According to the Walton Sun, residents on Spooky Lane and Shell Seekers Cove in Santa Rosa Beach prevented Walton County from purchasing the Highlands House because they paid $300,000 more for the property than what the county had negotiated.
That brings the total to $3.3 million for the property. And according to reports, the county was not given the opportunity to counter.
Talking with MyPandhandle.com, David Demarest of Visit South Walton said,
“We’ll once again bring them before the board and it will be public and we will announce the amount that we spend, as is required by law. We will hope that we will get them. We have been very successful in buying parcels of beach front land over the past three years but, we missed out on this one.”
Now over to you. What do you think of this deal? Hit the reply button and let me know!

Some quick vitals
Weather: Mostly sunny. High of 63F.
Stat:  $10.95. That’s how many much the Thanksgiving Turkey burrito from Burrito del Sol costs.
Do: Check out Fubar Pizza Bar on Okaloosa Island’s Friendsgiving ALL DAY LONG today!
Watch: Have you seen our Bikes or Bust videos? This year we are trying to help collect 3,000 bikes! The videos are on our FB page.
Event Raised $23,012 for Hurricane Relief
A wine, beer, and spirits walkabout fundraiser on November 10th
A wine, beer, and spirits walkabout fundraiser on November 10th
Remember the Cheers for Charity event that we promoted earlier this month? Well, on Saturday, November 10th, over 400 people attended a Hurricane Michael fundraiser hosted by The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island and helped raise $23,012. One-hundred percent of the event proceeds benefited Panhandle Prayers and Pawsitive Love Foundation.
What’s amazing is that the event was pulled together in just two weeks!
Misty Rae Ruthrauff, Marketing Director for Saltwater Restaurants, Inc. said,
“Like most of the community, we immediately felt the need to assist those affected by the storm with hot meals and supplies, but felt a strong urge to make an even bigger impact utilizing our resources. When the opportunity came to pull together this event in such a short amount of time, we knew it was going to be a lot of work, but absolutely worth it. It’s amazing how many volunteers will come together and make things happen when the simple goal is to help our neighbors. Our Emerald Coast community is full of so much love and compassion, and it reflected at the Cheers for Charity event. We are so grateful to have raised over $22,000 in this short amount of time!”
Well done everyone! 🙌
Bay County approves $50 million bond, creates task force to address hurricane recovery priorities
Places to eat on Thanksgiving + some events
Thanks to our partners at Eglin Federal Credit Union for making this show happen!
Places open on Thanksgiving + weekend events!
Places open on Thanksgiving + weekend events!
If you don’t feel like going through the hustle & bustle of cooking, we covered some places that are open or doing something special for Thanksgiving on this week’s show! We also highlight some events that are happening this weekend :)
Ok, that’s all I have for you today! If you think a friend would love this Daily Rundown, would you do me a favor and forward this to them? This little morning newsletter is getting really great feedback and engagement and I would love to have as many people on here as we can get!
See ya tomorrow!
Jared
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