Until next year…

GBES says goodbyes

Gulf Breeze Elementary School staff said their last farewells to their students on Friday at noon. School officially let out for the year, ending the 2013-14 school year. More inside To see more end of school photos, photos of graduation ceremonies, and reader-submitted photos, see 4, 5, 7A.

Still fabulous at 102

Not many can say they are over 100 years old and still fabulous. Meet Martha Frederickson. The Blake resident spent most of her life narrating children’s plays and traveling all over the United States. Now, the retired local enjoys the little things in life, like her husband, who she lives with at the retirement home. Frederickson celebrated her 102nd birthday […]

County makes a ditch effort

Work that was done back in 2005 in The Ranchettes Subdivision has alleviated flooding concerns did not hold up during the April 29 storm. Many neighbors in the subdivision allege that the water levels they experienced two weeks before the April 29 flood and after the heavy rainstorm was worse than what they experienced back before the county did work […]

Flood task force focusing on north end of county

It’s business as usual for the county. After the heavy flooding that occurred all during April in the southwest part of the county, commissioners are back to addressing the ongoing county courthouse debate and smaller county issues—not flooding. Two weeks prior to the April 29 flooding, The Ranchettes experienced some of the worst flooding in its history. According to residents, […]

City giving residents break on utilities

Those who have been displaced from their homes because of the April 29 flood will have utility charges waived by the City of Gulf Breeze for the time being. The resident must not be living in the home and only return to the home for cleaning purposes in order to have their charges waived. City staff will be conducting a […]

Visitor drowns at Navarre

Red flags, high winds and rough surf were to blame for the drowning death of an out-of-town teenager Wednesday afternoon. The deceased, Nathan Hughey, 19, went missing at around 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday on Navarre Beach near Beach View Condominiums. The call went out to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, and other local agencies that assisted in the search […]

Calendar of Meetings

thursday, june 5 GBA Chamber Business DevelopmentCommittee, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., GBA Chamber monday, june 9 Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., SRCAdministrative Center, Board RoomLocal RESTORE Council, 3 p.m., SRCAdministrative Center, Board RoomGulf Breeze Public Workshop, 4:30 p.m.,City Hall, Council ChambersSSRUS Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Gulf BreezeCity Hall, Council Chambers tuesday, june 10 School Board Meeting, 9 a.m., SRCSuperintendent’s OfficeBudget […]

Despite heavy rain, mosquito count down

As rainfall pummeled the area, many residents worried about something else dropping in on them­­— mosquitoes. But despite the 30 plus inches of rain the area received in April, Keith Hussey, the Programs Coordinator for Mosquito Control for Santa Rosa County said that mosquito counts are down for this time of the year. “We spray from the Alabama line to […]

More courthouse woes

County discusses future of courthouse at TPCC

As discussed at their April 21 Judicial Center workshop to consider an East Milton Judicial Center location, Santa Rosa County Commissioners held a similar workshop at the new Tiger Point Community Center May 27. Sixty-seven citizens jammed the facility’s meeting room, prompting commission Chair Jim Melvin to say “I wish we had a crowd like this at all our regularly […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff ’s Office.

Felonies 5/29/2014 Coniglione, Joseph Vincent, W/M, 42, 1000 block Stanford Rd., Gulf Breeze, larceny Hurst, Gary Jeff, W/M, 45, 2000 block Ensenada Ct., Navarre, battery 5/31/2014 Irby, Kyle Martin, W/M, 24, 300 block Valencia St., Gulf Breeze, cocaine possession Rager, Joanie Marie, W/F, 32, 2000 block Nina St., Navarre, out of state fugitive Phillips, James Ray, W/M, 18, 6000 block […]