Jan. 6 - 12
35 years ago — 1978
Destin boat captain Neil Robinson was lost at sea when the 90-foot crewboat Candy Bar was sliced in half by the 560-foot tanker Stolt Viking southwest of New Orleans.
Two other Destin men, Daniel Pascoe and Jim Miles, jumped clear and were rescued.
Tons of rubble from the old Destin Bridge was dumped into the Gulf to renew an old fishing reef off Destin.
Temperatures in Destin plunged to 26 degrees and an early morning power outage chilled the inside of homes as well.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held for the new Destin Medical Clinic at the foot of the Destin Bridge.
30 years ago — 1983
The popular ’70s band Three Dog Night performed at Destin Nightown, drawing a crowd of more than 600.
The state Department of Environmental Regulation conducted a systematic check of Destin Water Users’ sewer lines and any active septic tanks in an attempt to pinpoint the source of pollution entering Old Pass Lagoon.
25 years ago — 1988
Destin Water Users’ announced it would be irrigating the grass at Destin Airport, disposing of up to 300,000 gallons of treated wastewater.
20 years ago — 1993
New Superintendant of Schools Bernadette Cover announced her plan to sell School Board property and funnel some of that money toward a Destin Middle School.
Destin Water Users hopes to move its administrative building in about five months to the site next door, with construction costing approximately $300,000.
A fuel spill behind the Destin Yacht Club, under investigation by the Florida Marine Patrol, begins to break apart after measuring 150 by 150 feet.
10 years ago — 2003
A bulldozer and backhoe from the site of the Destin East Pass dredging project were stolen and found the afternoon of New Year’s Eve in the surf of the Gulf of Mexico at the east end of Okaloosa Island.
If the Beach Walk Café doesn’t find more parking places by April, it could face fines of up to $250 a day, Destin officials said.
More than a 1,000 snowbirds sign up at The Roost at the Destin Community Center.