2021-06-03 E-Edition

Skanska fixes barge blunder

Commuters, businesses see relief as Pensacola Bay Bridge reopens



Observe the speed limit. ‘Zip’ up the merge. Exercise caution, patience and civility. Pensacola Bay Bridge is open, but traffic is not quite back to normal, yet. A portion of the newly-repaired bridge will be down to a two-lane stretch for a few more weeks. While crews work toward a future complete four-lane opening on the first span of the […]

Hospital volunteers return as COVID-19 threat diminishes




About a third of the 95 Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary members are back on duty at the local hospital. Their return is cause for celebration by hospital staff, patients, patients’ families and loved ones and Auxiliary members, themselves. The Auxiliary has been part of the hospital’s multi-dimensional family of healthcare providers since June 1985, about the time the hospital opened […]

Check your evacuation zone, county advises

Hurricane Season runs through Nov. 30

In preparation for the 2021 hurricane season, Santa Rosa County recently updated the evacuation zone map as part of a statewide evacuation zone study through Florida Department of Emergency Management. The revised evacuation zones are based on updated storm surge models created by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and distributed to Santa Rosa County through the Emerald Coast Regional […]

Midway FD asks LOST for $500K




Midway Fire Chief Jonathan Kanzigg asked the members of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Board last week for $500,000 per department for 13 fire departments in the county to enable each to purchase new fire engines in 2022. The LOST board was reviewing and discussing where money from the local options sales tax should be spent over the next […]

GBHS Mock Trial Team shows well at state

Members of the Gulf Breeze High School Mock Trial Team claimed sixth place in state competition recently. Prior to that success story, the team also won the championship for the Florida High School First Judicial District Competition. During the latter, Margaret Ann Vinson, team captain, won Best Attorney in the District and team member Abigail Bordelon won Runner Up for […]

Hallie Hill named to Troy University Provost’s List

TROY, AL — Hallie Hill of Gulf Breeze was named to the Provost’s List at Troy University for the Spring Semester/Term 4 of the 2020/2021 academic year. The Provost’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of at least 3.65.

Harrison O’Daniel named to Troy U. Chancellor’s List

TROY, AL — Harrison O’Daniel of Pensacola Beach, was been named to the Chancellor’s List at Troy University for the spring semester/Term 4 of the 2020/21 academic year. The Chancellor’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0.

Huntingdon announces Spring Dean’s Lists

Montgomery, Ala.— The Huntingdon College Office of the Registrar announced the names of students who achieved distinction in their academic studies during the spring term 2021 in both traditional day and Evening Studies programs. George Matthew Setser and Colin Noland Whibbs, both of Gulf Breeze, were named to the Dean’s List. Traditional day program students may earn recognition on the […]

Spring 2021 graduates announced at UA

TUSCALOOSA, AL — The University of Alabama awarded some 5,860 degrees during its spring commencement ceremonies April 30-May 2. Local graduates are: Benjamin Dobry of Gulf Breeze: Bachelor of Arts. Ella Finley of Gulf Breeze: Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration. Whitney Gierz of Gulf Breeze: Master of Arts. Skyler Haynes of Pensacola Beach: Bachelor of Science. Jay […]