• Man initially denied U.S. entry accused of repeatedly raping a Santa Rosa student

    Jose “Brandon” Prado Garnica, 21, according to law enforcement, was initially denied entry into the United States but eventually arrived in late 2017 and reportedly started raping a 12-year-old girl until she fled for California in May 2019. The suspect was booked June 13 into Santa Rosa County Jail, where he is being held without … read more

  • Portion of Venetian Way to be temporarily closed

    Venetian Way from Gondolier Boulevard to Coronado Drive in Gulf Breeze will be closed to through traffic, beginning Thursday, June 20  for drainage improvements as part of a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HBGP) project, per Santa Rosa County.   Construction on the estimated three-month project will be weather dependent, stated a county news release.   … read more

  • Gulf Breeze Council discusses $850K in projects and favors new fire station to serve Elkhart Drive school

    Gulf Breeze’s City Council during Monday night’s council meeting discussed the proposed budgets for some major projects, favored a suggestion for a new fire station in Midway and approved a measure which will restrict personal open burnings, among other issues. During the meeting the council convened as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors to … read more