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Fort Walton Beach Northwest Florida Daily News (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Day wins Canadian open sports i Northwest Florida rescues filling up As owners abandon pet pig weird news a9 Scenic Highway 30a photos by Nick Tomecek daily new motorists Park along Scenic Highway 30a near Gulf place in South Walton county. Below motorists Park along the Side of the Highway next to a full parking lot at a Beach Access in Dune Allen Beach. Where to Park tic gets creative to find More room by Tom Mclaughlin 315-44351 Tommny ten tmclau9hlm@nwidailynews.c0m Santa Rosa Beach a South Wal ton has a Good problem. Its beaches Are packed and visitor numbers Are growing by 14 to 15 percent annually according to a study done for the tourist development Council. The Good problem has inevitably created some not so Good problems. A primary one a for a location touted As a drive to destination is parking. Walton county spokesman Louis Svehla said parking in South Walton county particularly along popular beachfront Scenic Highway 30a, has been discussed by county officials since he started his Job three years ago. But it has come under even greater scrutiny More recently. This year a couple ventures have been undertaken to improve the parking dilemma and armed with $1.26 million in county Money tic director Jim Bagby is laying plans to do still More before Spring break 2016. A a we re working As fast As we can to get engineers and others to work a Bagby said. This year the county has worked a Deal with Topsail Hill preserve state Park to allow Day visitors to Park for free in the too to 120 spaces there. Trams run to the state Park Beach but its about 2 Miles from to the amenities on 30a. Park officials said some who Park at Topsail Hill choose to Bike that distance. Bagby said the state Park parking option was popular Over memorial Day but Isnit being used As often this summer. A i think we need to do Over our pm push a he said. The tic also has spent $11,000 to lease a lot across from de Wahine Park. The lot adds 60 parking spaces to the 42 already available according to numbers from Svehla. South Walton parking by regional Beach Access a Miramar Beach Bra �?140 main parking spaces plus 50 auxiliary spaces paved lot a fort panic Dune Allen Bra a 30 main parking spaces red Walline Bra a 42 main parking spaces plus 60 auxiliary spaces dirt lot a Gulf View estates Bra a 46 main parking spaces a Blue Mountain Beach res a 22 main parking spaces a Van Ness Butler Bra �?102 main parking spaces a Santa Clara Bra 35 main parking spaces plus 30 auxiliary spaces North of 30a a Inlet Beach Bra -120 main parking spaces the county gave the tic $1.26 million in March to a fund parking improvements identified As priorities in South Walton. But As tic Board member Art Miller pointed out there Isnit a whole lot of space the county can lease or Purchase along crowded 30a. While they re looking out for available places Bagby said the tic also is doing what it can to exploit existing parking resources. The managers of Seaside have negotiated with a nearby Church to use its parking lot during the week for employees Bagby said. He intends to ask resurrection Catholic Church and to the destiny worship Center about using their lots during the week to Park Beach visitors and trolley them to the Beach. Local schools also might see parking ia2 air Force enlisted Village new ceo prepares for future by Kelly Humphrey 315-44431 Shalimar a when Brooke Mclean retired from the air Force he knew he wanted to return to Northwest Florida. Mclean once had been the command chief for the 1st special operations Wing at Hurlburt Field and both he and his wife Maria who also was a chief master sergeant loved the area. They took a leap of Faith and a ifs difficult fallowing a legend. But having worked with the chief so closely made the transition much 99 Brooke Mclean development director for air Force enlisted Village on taking Over for Jim Binnicker. Moved to fort Walton Beach without knowing what the future would bring. That Gamble paid off when Mclean was hired As the development director at the air Force enlisted Village where he worked under the Tutelage of former pal sit chief master sgt. Of the air Force Jim Binnicker. A the chief was a great Mentor and a great Leader a Mclean said. A the was not just a great Boss but a great when Binnicker died in March Mclean stepped in to serve As the of eve a interim director. The organizations Board of directors selected him for see future ia2 weekend manhunt ends with arrest of murder suspect by Jennie Mckeon 315-44341 fort Walton Beach a a weekend manhunt ended with the arrest of a Man connected to the january killing of a Crestview teenager the Okaloosa county sheriffs office reported sunday. Lawmen took into custody 37-year-old Marvin Wilkins the reputed head of a local gang and marijuana distribution operation known As the a Money Wilkins also known As �?oo.g.,�?� had Active warrants for racketeer Marvin ing related to narcotics violations Wilkins and the shooting death of 18-year charged with old Mark Williams of Crestview lib i degree murder the sheriffs office said in a press release. He was charged with two counts of racketeering and first degree murder for the death of Williams. Wilkins was found by the fugitive warrants unit see manhunt a2 inside Navarre youth sports association adds playground at 8840 High school blvd. I a3 Here s where to find your favorite Content social Media classified b9k lottery b3 comics b7 obituaries a4 dear Abby b6 puzzles b6-7 editorials a8 sports by 4 local i state a3-6 weird news a9 a it twitter weather partly sunny today winds North Northwest 4-8 mph. Partly Cloudy tonight. 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