2019-12-26 E-Edition

2019 The Year in Review

Church rallies to help single mom and daughters after Thanksgiving Day fire Concord Presbyterian Church in Gulf Breeze responded to the needs of a mom and two daughters after their apartment burned. $5 toll? State Sen. Doug Broxson told Gulf Breeze News he and others with a concern about an increase to $5 for the toll proposed for Garcon Point […]

GBMS Builders Club collects toys

The Builders Club at Gulf Breeze Middle School collected over 75 gifts for Team Make a Difference, an organization that helps foster families who serve children in Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties. The gifts were given out to the children at a Breakfast with Santa.

AT&T rep allays fears of 5G technology at city council meeting

Ray Walker, regional director for external affairs for AT&T, presented the company’s plans for 5G service in Gulf Breeze and answered questions from Gulf Breeze City Council members at the Dec. 16 business session. Both AT&T and Verizon were invited to address residents’ concerns on the issue, but Verizon was unable to send a representative to the meeting and suggested […]

Calendar of Meetings

Friday, December 27 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club 7 a.m., 1110 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze


December 26

1 Year ago this week – 2018 Gulf Breeze Mayor David Landfair presided over his first City Council executive session, whose purpose is to provide Council members an opportunity to get relevant information and pose questions to staff about matters. Landfair, who was previously mayor pro tem and a member of Gulf Breeze City Council for several years, won election […]

GBE learns about Diwali

Mrs. Rexer and Mrs. Foley taught students about eight different multicultural holidays around the world, transforming their classrooms to delve into the traditions of families around the globe. Students were encouraged to look for similarities and differences with each environment compared to their traditions. Focusing on social studies standards, the classes used a compass rose for real life problem solving. […]

Tiger Point resident dodges bullets from burglary suspects

A resident stumbled upon what appears to be a burglary in progress near Tiger Lane and Tiger Point Blvd. on Sunday night, Dec. 22. The unidentified person who filed the report told Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies that they were returning home in the early morning hours when they saw a white vehicle in front of their residence. Inside the vehicle […]

Mary Adele Hampton May

MaryAdele Hampton May, born March 3, 1929 in Ellaville, Georgia to Reverend and Mrs. Bernie H. Hampton, passed way on December 13, 2019. Oldest of three girls, sisters Sue Marie Hampton Brooks, and Bernice Hampton Sims (deceased). She moved extensively around the south due to her father’s church appointments. Mary attended Huntingdon College and graduated from the University of Tennessee […]

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

Film captures Fred Rogers’ spirit and goodness

Fred Rogers, the “Mr. Rogers” in “Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood” was, probably, the single most important famous person in my life before I was 7 years old. I loved him. I believed, inherently, in his absolute goodness and kindness and patience. I feel, pretty confidently, that I would be a completely different person today if I wasn’t such an avid fan […]