The Log's own Tina Harbuck leads this year's Christmas parade


Where everybody knows her name: That’s the docks for Tina Harbuck, who has chronicled the catches of the day in Destin for decades.

Kathy Harrison | The Log
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 02:26 PM.

After years of reporting on Destin's annual Christmas Parade, The Log's own Tina Harbuck will be leading it this Saturday morning.

Tina first came to Destin in November 1984, when she came to work at The Destin Log. In her 30 years as a Log reporter, she has been witness to most of the changes in the area.

"We weren't even a city yet," she said.

Tina grew up in Wewahitchka, just east of Panama City. She's an alumnus to Gulf Coast Community College and University of Alabama, where she studied journalism. She still continues to cheer her alma mater's Crimson Tide.

At The Log, Tina broadened the paper's sports coverage reporting on Little League games. She's a regular at school games for Destin and Walton County teams.

"What I like about sports reporting is that the seasons change," she said. "From football to basketball to baseball — and then fishing all year round. It doesn't get much better than that."

Tina's other home away from home is the fishing docks. She carries the torch of the fishing column from former Log reporter, Helen Wren.

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