Students start new school year




Students poured in to Oriole Beach Elementary School Monday morning as doors opened on a new school year. Parents, many pushing strollers, helped their school age kids find their classrooms. With all the activity, the first hours of school were very smooth, with the drop off line flowing, the new bus system seeming to work well and very few tears, […]

County OKs 2 GB subdivisions




Santa Rosa County Commissioners last Thursday approved developers to move ahead for two new subdivisions in the Soundside area of Gulf Breeze. Some residents of Soundside are raising concerns about the additional 105 homes proposed causing even more confusion and traffic issues, and are hoping the county can find a different access road for at least one of those subdivisions […]

Candidates talk issues at GB News forum




Two candidates who have never served on the school board are running to fill the District 1 seat currently held by school board chair Diane Scott, who is not running for re-election. Roderick Gracey and Linda Sanborn are competing in the non-partisan race in the Aug. 28 Primary and both participated in the Gulf Breeze News candidate forum last week. […]

Santa Rosa Shores residents ask County to help get Army Corps to fix canals




Residents of the Santa Rosa Shores community are concerned because the sea grass in their canals is dying. Some representatives told county commissioners last Thursday that they need help from the county in getting the Army Corps of Engineers on board to help save the sea grass. Rodney Miller, representing Santa Rosa Shores homeowners, told commissioners that the group has […]

Calendar of Meetings

Friday, August 17 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club 7 a.m., 1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze Monday, August 20 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m., 6495 Caroline Street, Milton City of Gulf Breeze City Council Regular Meeting 5:30 p.m., 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze Wednesday, August 22 Santa Rosa County Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board 8:30 a.m., 6051 Old Bagdad Hwy., […]

FLASHBACKS

August 16

1 Year ago this week – 2017 Teachers in the Santa Rosa County School District were awarded a raise with retroactive bay, but the raise was not as large as requested nor the back pay as much as asked for. The teachers’ union insisted the Highly Effective teachers should get a 2.68 percent increase instead of the 2.20 percent increase, […]

Soundside Drive residents concerned about lack of access




Santa Rosa County Commissioners last Thursday approved developers to move ahead for two new subdivisions in the Soundside area of Gulf Breeze. Some residents of Soundside are raising concerns about the additional 105 homes proposed causing even more confusion and traffic issues, and are hoping the county can find a different access road for those subdivisions to use when heading […]

Streetscape improvement will accommodate stadium parking




Gulf Breeze City Council has asked staff to show them a new design for the project that will affect the Daniel Drive-Joachim Drive Streetscape Improvement Project this year. The original facelift concept called for placing sod in the area around the high school football field where fans had previously enjoyed parking spots. But when the preliminary drawings were presented a […]

Emerald Coast Woman’s Club helps the hungry

Donates $1,000 to Weekend Food Program

Emerald Coast Woman’s Club President, Dorothy Hayes, presents a check to Michelle Abrams, for the Weekend Food Program, which provides backpacks of food for needy children in the Navarre area. Each year the Emerald Coast Woman’s Club raises funds for scholarships and for local charities. The members choose one charity to receive the majority of the funds they have raised […]

Hundreds support ARC’s Crab Cake Cookoff


Even a late afternoon summer shower wasn’t enough to keep supporters of The Arc Gateway’s Crab Cake Cook off away. The 17th annual event once again proved to be a community favorite. Thanks to the support of all of our sponsors, teams, volunteers, and attendees, the 2018 Crab Cake Cook off set a new record for the second consecutive year, […]