2017-04-20

2017-04-20 E-Edition

EPA Lab on Pensacola Beach offers Earth Day tours



This Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day and what better way to honor our environment than to tour the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf Ecology Division, which is located on Pensacola Beach? The EPA will open its doors to the public for an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so the public an see how research at […]

Crashes snarl traffic on Bay Bridge

City eyes solutions to keep vehicles moving



Any increase in traffic, the number of automobile breakdowns or accidents on Pensacola Bay Bridge can be explained by the annual rush of tourists during Spring Break, Deputy Chief of Police Sharon Armstrong says. The much-discussed bridge construction project that will be taking place over the next three years has not begun to contribute to any such difficulties, as far […]

POP! Goes the art



GBHS Digital Design I students completed Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art projects. See story, page 7A.

Council ‘flooded’ with concerns about drainage





Following the Wednesday, April 12, executive meeting of the Gulf Breeze City Council, Jim Doyle said he intended to send informative letters about a tax increase on their property to his neighbors in the area of Plantation Hill Road. He was concerned they are unaware of the changes being looked at by the Storm Water Task Force. That group is […]

City honors longtime manager Eddy with fish fry on Sunday





On Sunday afternoon, April 23, Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy will be honored at a retirement benefit fish fry from 4- 6 at Gulf Breeze Community Center. Eddy has been Gulf Breeze’s city manager for 25 years and, following his official retirement May 1, he will continue to serve the town he lives in as a consultant to […]

County encouraged to use LOST funds for rec fields





More recreational parks, like soccer and baseball fields, seem to be high on the wish list for residents from both ends of the county, according to Santa Rosa County Commissioners. Nothing has been decided on how to spend the LOST (Local Option Sales Tax) monies from the proposal that won at the polls last fall. But commissioners are encouraging input […]

Calendar of Meetings



Thursday 20 Gulf Breeze Elementary School Advisory Meeting 7:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Elementary Friday 21 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria Monday 24 Commissioner Committee 9:00 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline St, Milton Tuesday 25 Board of Adjustment 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers, 1070 Shoreline Dr, Gulf […]

FLASHBACKS

April 20

1 Year ago this week – 2016 County revives push for 1-cent sales tax “The most expensive thing you can do is nothing.” That was the warning given to Santa Rosa County taxpayers last week by County Commissioner Don Salter at the special meeting to discuss a proposed 10-year one cent Local Option Sales Tax. 5 Years ago this week […]

Literacy Month



Gulf Breeze High School Librarian Margaret Whibbs receives flowers from Dean Sean Tomey, Assistant Principal Jon Watts and Principal Danny Brothers for Literacy Month.