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Driftwood Garden Club dedicates tree and bench to Dick Fulford’s legacy

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

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

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

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

“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 […]

Hurricane Sally debris still floats in Santa Rosa Sound

Remnants of what appears to be Hurricane Sally debris are floating in the Sound. Gulf Breeze News is attempting to determine whether the materials are truly from the hurricane or whether they come from some other source. The newspaper is also interested in whether the debris is affecting businesses that operate on the water and is trying to figure out […]

County considering changing meeting procedures

Some folks in Santa Rosa County are concerned with some of the proposed rule changes affecting the way county meetings will be run and the way public input will be permitted. Discussion and debate on two proposals to change some of the procedures in the county’s voting meetings took up an hour of the county’s six-hour meeting Jan. 7. That […]

FDOT: Pensacola Bay Bridge repairs will be done by March

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors set multiple beam spans and were to begin pouring concrete for the deck on the Pensacola Bay Bridge this week. Beams and decks are part of the bridge superstructure that supports traffic and bears the load passing over it. The decks, the surface of the bridge that will serve as a roadway for vehicles, […]

Double Bridge Run starts, ends at Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Sports announces the course for 2021 Double Bridge Run, presented by Publix, which will go on as scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 6. The longer race will keep its normal 15K length, but to accommodate the necessary course changes and to have the same start and finish areas for both races, the usual 5K races will become a very unique […]

Tiger Point traffic and roads concern resident

Rodney Miller of Gulf Breeze asked county commissioners last week for help with the development happening at the Tiger Point Golf Course, citing it as a potential source of extra traffic issues. He was one member of the public to address the Santa Rosa County Commissioners on Jan. 7 about something other than the new rules being proposed for county […]

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