2021-06-24 E-Edition

Teens clean closets to quench a need for Midway firefighters

Jenna, Lauren and Whitney got the idea for a yard sale as a way to “clean their closets.” But, then, the plan grew and took on a purpose: “Let’s show appreciation to people who help our community.” And that’s how Midway Volunteer Fire Department ended up with $300 worth of bottled water and Gatorade to help fight off the effects […]

Seahorse discovery

Brody Trevino, 6, loves to catch outdoor creatures and is always catching and showing things to family. They were surprised to see that he caught a seahorse while swimming in East Bay on Sunday, June 13. He went on to catch and release one more, and his brother Mikey, 4, caught one, as well. To make the story even more […]

Football field to get artificial turf

FEMA to pay 75% of cost

Gulf Breeze City Council approved three projects Monday night that have been of interest and concern to residents. Two of them are tied to Hurricane Sally. Thanks to Council action, the community football/soccer/lacrosse field will soon have a synthetic turf covering. While there have been proponents of such a move for some time, damage to the field that came about […]

City borrows $12M to improve infrastructure

Funds will be used for undergrounding utilities, providing Hwy. 98 walkovers and initiating West Basin stormwater project

Regions Bank was the only respondent to an RFP (Request for Proposal) initiated by Gulf Breeze Community Redevelopment Association/City of Gulf Breeze to cover the cost of three important City projects: undergrounding Hwy. 98 utilities from the state park to the bridge, providing Hwy. 98 walkovers in the CRA and initiating the West Basin Stormwater project. The 20-year $12 million […]

GB Elementary students find joy in reading and earning AR points

Students who learned to read for fun also got rewarded by earning Accelerated Reader points. Some readers were so good at it, they got recognition from the Gulf Breeze Elementary School principal and assistant principal. AR is a computer program that helps educators manage and monitor children’s independent reading practices. Children select a book at their independent reading level and […]

Sunshine State Young Readers are honored at GBES

Gulf Breeze Elementary students celebrated the Sunshine State Young Reader Award program with a “Battle of the Books” to test their knowledge of this year’s 15 books. Teams of 3-5 students from each third, fourth and fifth grade-class competed with their grade level by answering trivia questions about the books. Congratulations to the winning teams! Sunshine State Young Readers Award […]

Dean’s, President’s Lists students named for UA Spring 2021 Term

TUSCALOOSA, AL– A total of 11,813 students enrolled during the spring 2021 term at The University of Alabama made the Dean’s List with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), or the President’s List with academic records of 4.0 (all A’s). Lucy Barrow of Gulf Breeze, President’s List. Chandler Burtt of Gulf Breeze, Dean’s List. Madeliene Carter […]

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, June 24 Santa Rosa County Commission Special – Rezoning 6:00 p.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton Friday, June 25 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club 7 a.m., 100 Daniel Dr., Gulf Breeze


June 24

1 Year ago this week – 2020, During their first budget workshop this week, Santa Rosa County commissioners were told by County Administrator Dan Schebler that they are facing a shortfall in revenues for the Fiscal Year 2020 budget — perhaps as much as $7.7 million short, , 5 Years ago this week – 2016, Santa Rosa County public school […]