Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, January 27 Capital Trust Agency Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m., 315 Fairpoint Ave. Gulf Breeze SRC Commission Regular 9:00 a.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton SRC Commission Special – Rezoning Meeting 5:00 p.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton Tuesday, February 1 SRC Law Library Board Meeting 12:00 p.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton Wednesday, February 2 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Meeting […]


January 27

1 Year ago this week – 2021 Gulf Breeze Middle School eighth-grade students, Michael Fink, Abigail Minchin and Jenna Kerr were winners of the ­Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4407, Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. These students wrote heartwarming and patriotic essays related to the theme “What Is Patriotism to Me?” 5 Years ago this week – 2017 Tyler Phelps, who […]

City to pay bulk of DEP fine in kind

Gulf Breeze City Council members voted 4-1 at a re-scheduled business meeting on Jan. 18 to follow a City staff/ City attorney recommendation related to a judgment by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the matter of a cross-connection by a private contractor. That error resulted in a disaster for multiple homes in South Santa Rosa County last fall. […]

COVID cases decline; GBHS #3 in district

COVID-19 omnicron cases are lessening in the Santa Rosa County Schools, according to county health department reports. The school district publishes results from the health department each morning, updating throughout the day, on the number of new cases of COVID detected and the number of new symptomatic cases and exposures. Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, new positive case numbers in the […]

Florida TaxWatch examines higher education rates

Tallahassee – Florida TaxWatch is ­releasing a policy brief entitled The ­Economic and Fiscal Impacts of ­Education and Training Beyond High School in Florida. It is the first ­installment in a two-part series, ­examining educational achievement rates across Florida’s ­demographic populations to identify current ­achievement gaps and their impacts on the state economy. While current estimates from the U.S. Census […]

Attorney explains whether Skanska ruling will impact businesses, residents

Local attorney Joe Zarzaur, who represents multiple economic loss clients locked into battle with Skanska, the international company building the new Pensacola Bay Bridge, says recent Federal Court rulings related to damage caused to the bridge and other property by Skanska barges during Hurricane Sally have left many people confused about the future of their claims. A simple answer to […]

Low income families may qualify for high speed internet

GULF BREEZE, FL – Mediacom Communications announced its participation in the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new program designed to help more Americans lower the monthly cost of home internet service. The ACP is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Qualifying households can receive a credit of up to $30 off their monthly internet service bill. Eligibility […]

Inspections department at low staff

The Santa Rosa County Building Inspections Department is currently experiencing low staffing levels due to illness. Customers may experience delays in permits, returned calls and inspections. Inspections will be prioritized and are not guaranteed for the day in which they are requested. Roof permit inspections may experience longer delays than normal. Those needing to visit the office are asked to […]


An online story in Gulf Breeze News recently referred to Thomas Lambert by an incorrect title. Lambert, a longtime employee of the City of Gulf Breeze, is its public works director. The same article mistakenly described the cross-connection or a sewer and water line affecting residents of Soundside Drive. The mistake, made by a private contractor with Brown Construction, actually […]

Commission carves out exception to noise ordinance

A final agreement was made between Santa Rosa County commissioners and Southern Raceway on hours of operation for races allowed. The raceway received a variance on the new county noise ordinance. Commission Chair Bob Cole met with track owner Tom Lowery last week and brought the agreement back to county commissioners at the regular meeting, Thursday, Jan. 13. The noise […]

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