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Century mayor petitions CTA for bigger share of bond fund profits

In response to a proposal from the City of Century, Capital Trust Agency is working on an amendment to the current fee schedule which dictates the amount Century earns on each new financing initiative undertaken by CTA. Century was instrumental in the formation of CTA by the City of Gulf Breeze and, currently, must sign off on any bond proposals […]

Rude commissioner hampers zoning board, member says

Kerry Smith of the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board appeared before the county commission last week asking commissioners to help “rein in” one of their own. Smith told commissioners he was there on behalf of not only himself but three other zoning board members who had come to him complaining. “One of you five – and I won’t use names […]

City keeps millage rate steady at 1.9 mills

The Gulf Breeze City Council approved, at a Sept. 20 public hearing, a millage rate of 1.9723 mills for Fiscal Year 2022, which will generate $1,514,040 in General Fund revenue and $317,054 in CRA revenue, based on a collection rate of 96.5%. The millage rate of 1.9723 mills is 1.49% greater than the rollback rate of 1.9434 mills. Last year’s […]

Local man wins Disney award

“I just want to help people.” That is how Rob Vickers of Gulf Breeze, who was recently honored as a Disney Magic Maker, explains his goal in life. While the honoree actually made a tangible commitment to that mission early on when he set out to serve his country as a U.S. Marine, fresh out of junior college, the drive […]

Dolphins beat Milton

GBHS looks to go 5-0 for first time ever; play at Pace Friday night

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins’ game at Milton last Friday looked a little like a reenactment of Rocky IV. For a quarter and a half, the Dolphins were Apollo Creed, getting battered by Ivan Drago and the Milton Panthers. For the last two and a half quarters, the ­Dolphins turned into Rocky Balboa as they ­rallied for a 28-21 win in […]

Gulf Breeze Remembers 9/11

Ceremonies mark 20 year anniversary of attack

The flags were raised and ceremonially lowered to half staff at Gulf Breeze High School as the Air Force Junior ROTC held a solemn ceremony to commemorate a date which occurred many years before their birth. However, they understood the significance. A poem was read. “Taps” was played. The crowd of people who were assembled watched in silence. At the […]

Arneault’s life was spared by mere moments

“Y ou could see them for at least 20 blocks,” says Jonathan Arneault, pastor of The Rock Church in Gulf Breeze for the past 13 years. “It is normally very damp and the skies are never clear there, but that day, it was crystal clear and you could see everything. That shocked me. You knew it was people falling. You […]

Apartments will not house refugees

Have you heard the rumors about the apartments being built behind Center for Sight on Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze? One rumor says these apartments are Section 8 housing that will be used to accommodate Mexican and Central American immigrants or even Afghanistan refugees. However, those rumors are untrue, the developer assures Gulf Breeze News. Joe Leibold, a managing member […]

Woman accused of murdering husband

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s officers are investigating a murder in Gulf Breeze after a 34-year-old Navy Chief at Naval Air Station Pensacola was arrested and accused of killing her husband. Bree Kristin Kuhn, 34, is accused of killing her husband after an argument about custody over their children. Johnson said Kuhn shot and killed her husband, Collin Turner, Wednesday evening at […]

Officials seek remedy for derelict boats

Escambia County commissioners are hoping to add code enforcement officers to the list of authorized and empowered officials who can relocate and remove derelict vessels in area waterways. They view the effort as one small way to make the process less complicated. Simplifying the task has significance because of the recent sinking of a boat presumed to be derelict on […]

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