2006-02-16 E-Edition

Cameras focus on motorists

Motorists driving through Gulf Breeze may notice a few additions to the new Highway 98/Daniel Drive intersection: cameras. These cameras are scheduled to begin snapping away at drivers who commit traffic infractions such as running a red light. way to go. It’s being done around the country,” said Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy. He also said with the […]

Ft. Pickens to open portions of park

National Seashore personnel say fort visitation can happen as early as April After receiving several devastating blows during the last couple of active hurricane seasons, Fort Pickens’ staff is optimistic about providing public access, though limited, as early as April. “[Ft. Pickens] is open to boats, cyclists and walkers from the park entrance west to the ranger station at this […]

County denies impact fee waiver

Santa Rosa County Commissioners stood by their guns Thursday, Feb. 9, shooting down a formal request to waive impact fees for a local business. Owners of Island Style Retail Center asked to have their impact fees waived because hurricanes delayed construction, costing the company large sums of money. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously denied the request. Board members explained […]

GBES student participates in Relay for Life

Two years after surviving a tumor scare, Gulf Breeze High School student Alyssa Werneth is helping raise money locally to help in the fight against cancer. Along with being a leading participant in ROTC at GBHS, Werneth is also a team captain for this year’s Relay For Life at Gulf Breeze High School April 28 and 29. “I haven’t had […]

Midway donates tanker to Jay FD

Midway Fire District (MFD) board members decided on Feb. 7 to donate a tanker truck that can hold 1800 gallons of water to the Jay Fire Department, in addition to discussing the logistics of fire rescue impact fees. Jay Fire Department supervisor Tony Simmons expressed nothing but gratitude as Midway Fire Commissioners agreed to give the rural department the heavy […]

Vandals strike Swenson Park

Swenson Park, a well-known landmark for the Santa Rosa Shores community, has been vandalized with graffiti. The park recently received funding from the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners, giving the park a much-needed upgrade. In addition to new fencing, the park received new adult exercise equipment and a gazebo for community residents

‘Iron Cop’ competition scheduled for Feb. 25

The 2nd Annual NAS Whiting Field Law Enforcement “IRON COP” Competition is scheduled for Saturday, 25 Feb. The event will commence at 8 a.m. with opening comments by Captain Joan Platz, Commanding Officer, NAS Whiting Field. Participants will compete in nine events throughout the day with points being awarded for each event. The scheduled events are: 1.5 Mile Run, Bench […]

Banquet will honor principal

The community will bid farewell to Gulf Breeze High School Principal Cherry Fitch, who was named Florida’s Principal of the Year for 2005, with a banquet Sunday, April 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Community Life Center, 4115 Soundside Drive in Gulf Breeze. Fitch is retiring at the end of the school year. Proceeds from the banquet will […]

Recycle your Mardi Gras beads for special kids


Every year at this time local Krewes, civic organizations and law enforcement agencies join together to provide a mini Mardi Gras Parade for the students at the Westgate Center. These children experience various degrees of developmental disability and cannot attend our area’s public Mardi Gras parades. The paraders take time from work, school and other activities to bring the spirit, […]