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By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

The Driftwood Garden Club and The City of Gulf Breeze celebrated Arbor Day on January 15 at the Gulf Breeze Community Center. The program began with Presentation of Colors by GBHS Air Force Junior ROTC followed by the Invocation by Pastor Dan Morris of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Director of Parks […]

Parker stirs up controversy, cries racism

By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

County Commissioner Sam Parker of Pace ended last Tuesday’s county planning meeting questioning whether County Clerk Don Spencer’s comments about refusing to “write the check” for a donation from the county to a Milton athlete’s trip to compete overseas were based on “personal discriminatory feelings toward people of different skin color.” Parker was interrupted more than once in his comments […]

Decorated woodland tree brings joy each year

By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

The glimmer of the decorations catches the driver’s eye while traveling through the Naval Live Oaks, and once again, someone has decorated the woodland tree for the holiday season. Who carefully decorates a tree each year? Why do they do it? Most of the people who responded to the Gulf Breeze News Facebook query said they’d rather not know for […]

Hurricane debris still mars Deadman’s Island

By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

Gulf Breeze resident Mark Kirby asked Gulf Breeze Director of Parks and Recreation Director Ron Pulley about plans the City of Gulf Breeze might have to tackle Hurricane Sally debris on Deadman’s Island. Kirby said his family visited the area several times since the Sept. 16, 2020, storm and had noticed large amounts of debris, presumably from destroyed docks and […]

COVID-19 vaccinations are here and are in demand

By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

“Did you get the vaccine?” Many senior citizens are asking each other while jockeying for appointments at a growing number of locations throughout the area. Baptist Health Care partnered with Santa Rosa County to administer 522 vaccinations on Jan. 13 to residents age 65 and older from Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach and Navarre. “It was a great event that ran […]

In the time of COVID, GBHS Debate Team learns to spar electronically

By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

Gulf Breeze High School Debate Team has been coached for and has participated in multiple tournaments this year, according to the team’s Congressional Debate captain, Erin Kane. All have been online. Kane, a sophomore, gives credit to GBHS speech and debate coach Stacey Allen and to the opportunities afforded by technology for the team’s success. The Gulf Breeze High School […]

City to consider 3-unit commercial project on Andrew Jackson Trail

By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

The Architectural Review Board will meet this evening – Jan. 21 – at 5 p.m. to discuss a new three-unit development on the vacant parcel on the south side of Gulf Breeze Shopping Center. Listed as the Pedego Project on the meeting agenda, the building will be situated on a lot between the Child Neurology Center and the new Holiday […]

School district updates county on CARES act

By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

Santa Rosa County Public School District came to the county during the commission’s planning meeting last week, asking if there would be a possibility of helping the schools with the cost of the deputies needed in 33 schools to fulfill state law. Commissioner Sam Parker added that he would like to see the county help private schools, also, in paying […]

Calendar of Meetings

By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

Thursday, January 21 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 8:30 a.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force 1:30 p.m., 6051 Old Bagdad Hwy., Milton Santa Rosa Democratic Party Monthly Meeting 6:00 p.m., Info 850-396-1935 or SantaRosaDems@gmail.com City of Gulf Breeze Architectural Review Board 5:00 p.m., Council Chambers and Accessible on YouTube Tuesday, January 26 City […]

FLASHBACKS

By Gulf Breeze News | January 21, 2021

1 Year ago this week – 2020 • Guyland W. Thompson, a former mayor of Milton and ex-executive director of the United Way of Santa Rosa County, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion. 5 Years ago this week – 2016 •GBHS math teacher Stephanie Duffy was named Santa Rosa […]