2020-01-23

2020-01-23 E-Edition

Arbor Day

Making shade



Mid-January is the best time of the year for tree planting in Florida, so local garden clubs choose to do just that each year on the third Friday of the month. That makes the state one of the first places in America to celebrate Arbor Day, which is officially observed on April 10 around the world. On Jan. 17, Dogwood […]

City plans to expand low cost irrigation plan




Staff members of the City of Gulf Breeze are looking at new ways to meet the ever-increasing needs of utility customers in the area, while pledging to honor those commitments already made to reclaimed water customers east of the City, in particular. One such option involves a modeling study focusing on means of increasing supply and pressure for current reclaimed […]

Former Milton mayor headed to prison

Guyland W. Thompson, a former mayor of Milton and ex-executive director of the United Way of Santa Rose County, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion. Thompson, 65, of Milton, was ordered to forfeit $221,868.28 seized from his bank accounts and pay an additional money judgment of $430,132.33. Restitution will […]

Butterfly house asks $500,000 grant




The Panhandle Butterfly House hoped to leave the Tourist Development Committee meeting with at least enough money to purchase the Milton property — just over $100,000 — where they want to move the Butterfly House from Navarre. But after almost an hour of questions and discussion from committee members, the Butterfly House representatives were told they would not hear anything […]

It’s My Job




Sarah Westrick of Pensacola is a graduate student in social work putting herself through school by working as a server at Flounder’s Chowder House on Pensacola Beach. She says the flexibility offered in her work schedule is one of the things she values most at the job she has held for about five years. “I’m in school, so the fact […]

Virginia Murray Graduates from ENMU

PORTALES, N.M. – Virginia Murray of Gulf Breeze graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on Dec. 14, 2019. ENMU is a state institution offering associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree options.

Morgan Wingo named to Berry College Dean’s List

ROME, Ga. – Morgan Wingo of Gulf Breeze was named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at Berry College. The Dean’s List honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.

Students named to Tallahassee Community College Dean’s List

TALLAHASSEE – Over 1,400 students were named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at Tallahassee Community College. These included: Aspen Candelaria of Gulf Breeze Brooke Walter of Gulf Breeze Mercedes Moore of Gulf Breeze To qualify, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Tallahassee Community College reveals President’s List

TALLAHASSEE – More than 1,800 students were named to the Fall 2019 President’s List at Tallahassee Community College. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade point average of 4.0. Included were: Lauren Stokes of Gulf Breeze Marisa Hart of Gulf Breeze