By Donna Thornton/News EditorForty years later, David Burgess continues to keep fresh one of his fondest memories.“When I go down to Fort Walton Beach, I always pull off on that road to Florala. I still pull up to the stadium and get out and look at the field and I think about what we did there.”The above field is where
Niceville's Liz Schaick goes up for a block from a hit by Fort Walton Beach's Kat Williams during the District 1-5A volleyball final at Fort Walton Beach. The Vikings won in five games. Daily News file photo, Oct. 21, 2005.
L'Rena Anderson leans into the wind as she walks along the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Anderson was among many local residents who turned out to watch the effects of Hurricane Isaac as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landfall in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)