2023-11-23 E-Edition

Businesses feud over parking

Fence will divide hotel, pier lots temporarily

The Development Review Board voted to let the owners of Bay Beach Hotel, located at 51 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., erect a fence that will divide the north side of the common parking lot belonging to Pier One Marina, Inc. and the south side belonging to the hotel, while the circuit court decides if a prescriptive easement would prohibit the fence […]

Scout’s goal: repurpose used soccer equipment

On any given day in the Gulf Breeze area a soccer game played by people of all ages can be found. As a game that requires a decent amount of equipment that often needs to be replaced mid-season, the expenses can add up quickly. That is why Gulf Breeze High School teen and avid soccer player, Emma Fulford, is doing […]

Optimistic about Christmas

Volunteers were out tagging holiday trees on the Optimist tree lot on Friday, Nov. 17 in preparation for the Christmas rush. The trees range from tabletop varieties to large trees. The Optimist Club of Gulf Breeze returns all proceeds to youth programs in the Gulf Breeze area. Pictured, from left, are Chris Moller, Betty Moller, Rhonda Depro, Diane Skelton, Linda […]

Oyster farmer wins lawsuit against errant Skanska barges

Pensacola law firms Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR) and Vernis & Bowling law firm obtained a $1.689 million verdict in the first Skanska damages trial, Deluna Oyster Company Inc, a Florida For Profit Corporation vs. Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc., a foreign Profit Corporation (2020 Ca 001679). Plaintiff Travis Gill, the owner, operator, and sole employee of the oyster farm, claimed […]

Gulf Breeze Elementary students share their gratitude at Thanksgiving

GBHS swim & dive team receives donation

The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce presented the Gulf Breeze High School swim and dive team with a $1,400 check the team earned for helping at the Taste of the Beach event.

Groundbreaking for new South End High School is Wednesday, Dec. 6

The new high school being built in the south end of the county will be officially started with a ground breaking the first week of December – and you are invited! The school board was told last week that the ground breaking would be Wednesday, Dec. 6. it will take place at the site on Hwy. 98 where the ex-Flea […]

Parents grill school board over ‘graphic’ library books

With 74 books listed for “reconsideration” from Santa Rosa County school libraries between May 23 this year and Nov. 15, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Barber asked Assistant Superintendent Mike Thorpe to give the school board an update last week on where the process of reviewing the books stands currently. She also asked the county attorney to explain to the […]

School district gets $1.4 million internet connectivity grant

More students in Santa Rosa County will soon be able to connect to the internet art home even if they are in an area of the county that has limited connectivity. The school board heard Tuesday morning, Nov. 11 that the district is receiving a $1.4 million grant labeled the Emergency Connectivity grant. Assistant Superintendent Mike Thorpe told the board, […]