2023-06-08 E-Edition

Wayside park to open as U-turn zone

Don’t launch your boat or touch the equipment stored underneath the Pensacola Bay Bridge, but you can use it to reverse direction on Highway 98 and access the hotels, restaurants and other merchants at the gateway to Gulf Breeze after the council voted to open the area to traffic only. Gulf Breeze City Manager Samantha Abell told the council at […]

Baybridge owners seek relief

The Gulf Breeze City Council voted to solicit a professional services fee proposal from one of the three firms currently under master services agreements with the city for the replacement of water services to the Baybridge commercial and residential complex. According to a staff memo, the current water system at Baybridge is causing water loss, service reliability and potential system […]

Gathering for Mr. Singleton is Wednesday

The booming voice is quiet now, the cowboy hat possibly in a chair or closet now that the man who, for 30 years was the PE teacher at Gulf Breeze Elementary, finished his final lap. Jim Singleton passed away on May 21 at the age of 80 after suffering from dementia. Singleton shaped generations of Gulf Breeze residents, encouraging them […]

County claiming eminent domain in lawsuit

The county is going to court with a lawsuit naming 12 property owners with the county asking for court permission under state statutes to use eminent domain to take pieces of these properties for easements. It is part of the project to get effluent off Navarre Beach and out of the Sound and onto Eglin Air Force land. County Attorney […]

Oriole Beach Elementary honors top Accelerated Reader achievements

Oriole Beach Librarian Katie Gibbs honored the readers in each grade level who achieved the most points in the Accelerated Reader program. Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer-based reading management and motivational system designed to complement existing classroom literacy programs for grades K-12. AR’s goal is to motivate students to read using a point system. Students choose books to read […]

Emerald Coast Review seeks submissions

Both novice and seasoned writers and artists are encouraged to submit to the Emerald Coast Review, an anthology which has published the voices of regional writers since 1989. This year marks the 22nd volume published by Emerald Coast Writers (formerly West Florida Literary Federation). The book will feature quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, contemporary, emerging, and experimental works along with the […]

Some demand Calkins’ resignation

The one-hour long public forum session before the regular Santa Rosa County Commission Committee meeting Monday, June 5, drew 23 people to speak at the microphone. Five of those speakers, with three from one family, were not protesting the comments made at the last county meeting by Commissioner James Calkins when he refused to vote for a marine biologist to […]

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, June 8 SRC Commission Public Forum 8:30 a.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton SRC Commission Regular Meeting 9:30 a.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton SRC Zoning Board Meeting 6:00 p.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton Monday, June 12 Gulf Breeze Regional Water System Meeting 5:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall Tuesday, June 13 City of Gulf Breeze Staff Selection Committee Meeting 11:00 […]


June 8

1 Year ago this week – 2022 The longtime director of Gulf Breeze’s parks and recreation program, Ron Pulley, retired. 5 Years ago this week – 2018 The ribbon was cut on Dolphin Island Splash Pad at Sunset Kids Park in Gulf Breeze. 10 Years ago this week – 2013 Gulf Breeze Schools scored among the highest in Santa Rosa […]