2019-07-03 E-Edition

Back to Nature

Multi-use path will encourage biking, walking

At a time when the focus appears to be on automobile traffic and the attendant congestion this visits on a waterfront community such as Gulf Breeze, City Council members are talking about projects that will not only encourage activity and make it user-friendly and safe but also beautify the community for those who enjoy walking, running, biking and exploring the […]

Ban on texting while driving is now in effect

As of July 1, it is unlawful to text while driving in the state of Florida. In an effort to protect motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users, the Florida Legislature enacted a ban on texting while driving. That means law enforcement officers can stop your vehicle if they see you texting, emailing or instant messaging on a wireless communications […]

Courthouse design chosen

Architects for the new Santa Rosa County Courthouse presented the county commissioners June 24 with three options for design. Commissioners all agreed that the third option — called the Plaza Option — was the concept to move forward. It is the same option the executive steering committee, involving all the stakeholders who use the building, wanted to see adopted. The […]

City has a recycling contract

County is still looking for permanent solution

When it comes to recycling, Gulf Breeze has “got it goin’ on.” That interest in recycling and the careful disposal of items deemed acceptable by the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority materials recovery or materials recycling facility (pronounced “murf”) is helping to keep a new recycling fee low for city customers. According to information provided by City Manager Samantha Abell and […]

Robotics competitors

Mallory Proctor wins BBB Scholarship

Your Better Business Bureau® Serving Northwest Florida Foundation announces the three recipients of the 2019 BBB Student Ethics Scholarships in District I (Escambia and Santa Rosa counties). they are Caleb Confusione, a senior at Pace High School; Jordana Jernigan, a senior at Tate High School; and Mallory Proctor, a senior at Gulf Breeze High School. The program was created to […]

Arnold recognized at LaGrange College commencement

LAGRANGE, GEORGIA — Emily Arnold of Gulf Breeze graduated from La- Grange College with a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Summa Cum Laude. Georgia’s oldest private institution of higher learning, LaGrange College is consistently ranked among the South’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report. A four-year liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the United […]

Laenger, one of Florida’s Top STEM Students, honored at Sunshine State Scholars Conference

Bickston Laenger of Gulf Breeze High School is one of 103 of Florida’s highest achieving 11th grade STEM students at the 2019 Sunshine State Scholars conference. With a focus on Florida’s workforce needs, the conference highlights the wide variety of high-demand, high-wage STEM jobs available both today and in the future. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said, “Florida has the best […]

Bougher named to Dean’s List at Boston University

BOSTON — Christopher M. Bougher, a resident of Gulf Breeze, was recently named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the spring semester. Each school and college at Boston University has its own criterion for the Dean’s List, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent […]