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

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

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

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 City of Gulf Breeze Architectural Review Board 5:00 p.m., Council Chambers and Accessible on YouTube Tuesday, January 26 City […]


January 21

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 […]

Navarre Chamber announces 2021 board of directors

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has named its chair of the board and chair-elect for 2021. Sarah Skelly, DO, a physician at Dr. Bawa and Associates, is now serving as chair of the board and Gretchen Carter, owner of Organized Occa- sions and Grocery Concierge, has been named chair-elect. “The Chamber is honored to have such wonderful business […]

GB Chamber hires new president/CEO

Grace Arneault, who recently graduated from the University of West Florida with a master’s degree in Business Administration, is the Gulf Breeze Chamber’s new president/CEO. She will work closely with outgoing Chamber president Kristen Rhodes over the next 30 days to ensure a strong and smooth transition, according to a press release. The focus of her degree is hospitality and […]

‘Mt. Trashmore’ debris pile is removed

The pile of Hurricane Sally debris that was soon amended by household trash, mattresses and discarded furniture is gone, thanks to efforts by Santa Rosa County. Workers began clearing the pile on Broxson Station on Tuesday afternoon, before the newspaper was printed, thanks to a reader who called it to the Gulf Breeze News’ attention. After a few reporter’s phone […]

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, January 14 Capital Trust Agency Board of Directors Meeting 12:00 p.m., 315 Fairpoint Dr. and Accessible on YouTube City of Gulf Breeze Architectural Review Board 12:00 p.m., Council Chambers and Accessible on YouTube Santa Rosa County Zoning Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton Tuesday, January 19 Santa Rosa County School Board Meeting 9:00 a.m., […]


January 14

1 Year ago this week – 2020 • Gulf Breeze is a 30-year Tree City USA as named by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. 5 […]

Beware of vaccine scams

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is warning consumers to beware of COVID-19 vaccination scams. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), consumers may notice an increase in suspicious texts or emails claiming to have information about the vaccine in exchange for personal information. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “As the state works to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination […]

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