Teacher of the Year



Stephanie Duffy, right, gets a hug from her son, Connor, after getting the surprise visit from School Board officials to name her the Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year. The article is on Page 8A.

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Mayor eyes Tourist Devopment Board



The city receives about $100,000 a year in Tourist Development Funds coming from bed taxes and other sources, and Mayor Matt Dannheisser wants to create an advisory committee that will help to determine protocol and how to most efficiently use that money to attract more tourism in the City of Gulf Breeze. Dannheisser said that in the late ‘90s the […]

Bidders vie for bay bridge job





Last week, Florida Department of Transportation District 3 Consultant Project Management Engineer Kerrie Harrell updated the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce on the current status of the Pensacola Bay Bridge replacement project. Currently, the FDOT is under a “cone of silence,” and Harrell is the only person designated to discuss the $470 million project with the public. The current […]

George uses the force to promote ‘Star Wars’





Nearly two decades ago, local lad Jackson George left Florida for California. “When I told my parents I was heading west to start my professional life, I had no idea if it would work out — what I’d be doing, where I’d be working or even if I’d be staying more than a year,” he explains. George, now Senior Vice […]

Calendar of Meetings



Jan. Thursday 21 SRC School Board Meeting 9 a.m., Board Room, 5086 Canal St., Milton SRC School Board Workshop – Growth Mgmt noon, The Russell Center Friday 22 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:30 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria Monday 25 Commissioner Committee 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room Wednesday 27 Gulf Breeze Toastmasters Noon, Dining Hall First Baptist […]

Flashbacks

January 21st

One year ago this week The Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce awarded the title Business of the Year to Gulf Breeze News. Five years ago this week The City of Gulf Breeze celebrates the dedication of the Mayor Lane Gilchrist Memorial Grove. Seventeen trees, a combination of live oak magnolia were planted along Shoreline Drive representing Gilchrist’s seventeen years of […]

Stuller to serve 20 years for habitual felonies



State Attorney Bill Eddins announced on January 8 that Shawn Thomas Stuller, age 27, was sentenced on January 7 by Circuit Judge John Miller to 20 years in state prison as a Habitual Felony Offender. Stuller entered a plea on October 5, 2015 to Trafficking in Oxycodone and Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling, Petit Theft and Criminal Mischief. The sentence […]

Gulf Breeze Optimists host Youth Appreciation Week

Students shadow city leaders and take over the city



If the city council and department heads look a bit younger this week, it’s because students from Gulf Breeze Middle School are getting a hands-on civics lesson by shadowing city department heads and some will even cast votes as members of their council counterparts. The Gulf Breeze Optimist Club has sponsored this citywide takeover for more than 25 years and […]

SSRUS to consider exposed pipe repair





An unsightly irrigation pipe that has been exposed on the thirteenth hole on the east course at the Tiger Point Golf Course for years will be repaired in the near future, but it first has to go to the South Santa Rosa Utilities Board for approval. “It’s been that way for 10 years, I don’t see the sense of urgency,” […]

Red light camera gets software upgrade





For those of you who have gotten a Gulf Breeze greeting card, also known as a red light camera ticket, it’s about to get a little more convenient to pay your fine. The city’s red light camera vendor, Sensys America, Inc., will be upgrading the software that supports the system. This free upgrade will provide new features, such as a […]