FEMA delays crunch budget



Gulf Breeze News Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy returned home from Washington D.C. last Wednesday with a sense of precautionary optimism about both the prospect of seeing significant recovery reimbursement funds from FEMA and getting traffic concerns heard. But he still urges that the city and county could be facing some very tight financial times in the coming […]

City encourages large turnout for bridge meeting



and Chris Chatelain Gulf Breeze News City leaders are asking for a large turnout at the March 9 meeting at the Alabama-Florida Transportation Planning Organization meeting in Milton. That’s because the Florida Department of Transportation is asking the panel to endorse its plan to replace the existing three-mile bridge over Pensacola Bay with a six-lane bridge following the same path. […]

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Brown asks for more tax relief



Chris Chatelain Gulf Breeze News Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown sees more and more numbers every day… numbers that point to how devastated Santa Rosa County homes and property were, and how much it will impact the county’s tax rolls. Staring at an estimated loss of over $500 million in assessed value to date, Brown is again asking […]

Santa Rosa teachers give thumbs up to raise proposal



Gulf Breeze News The Santa Rosa County School District teachers recently voted to ratify the contract between the Santa Rosa Professional Educators and the Santa Rosa School Board, which includes a five percent raise for teachers as well as all school district employees. The teachers approved the contract with 80 percent in favor to 20 percent against the contract, according […]

Bova sisters tickle ivories like seasoned veterans



Gulf Breeze News Like “two peas in a pod” might best describe Cynthia (17) and Stephanie (15) Bova, daughters of Larry and Emilie Bova of Gulf Breeze. Not only do they look very much alike, but also they have the same likes and dislikes, interests and talents, even the same month of their births. “We share a lot of the […]

Tax, FEMA deadlines are this week



The deadline for property and home owners to file for a tax reimbursement and to register with FEMA and the SBA are at hand. The deadline for homeowners who suffered damages from Hurricane Ivan to register for disaster assistance with FEMA is Monday, Feb. 28. The deadline for property owners who were out of their homes because of Hurricane Ivan […]

Arraignment set for GB students in Valentine’s dance brawl



Gulf Breeze High School students involved in the Las Javanas Valentine’s Dance brawl last Friday will be in Escambia court for their arraignment on March 2. On that day, a judge is expected to determine what charges will be brought against the students and whether the students will be charged in adult court or in juvenile court. Additional court dates […]

We’re moving!



The Gulf Breeze News will be relocating its offices this week from Suite 40 in Harbourtown to Suite 35.

Gulf Breeze Ford earns award for service and experience



Gulf Breeze Ford has captured the Ford Motor Company’s highest award, winning the 2004 President’s Award. The President’s Award acknowledges those Ford and Lincoln Mercury Dealerships that lead the nation in exceptional service and vehicle ownership experiences for their customers. Ford Motor Company’s President’s Award is earned by an elite group – only 420 out of nearly 5,000 Dealerships receive […]