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Community

Dec. Calendar of Meetings

Friday19 GB Optimist Club Breakfast6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria Tuesday23 Board of Adjustments6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, CouncilChambers Wednesday24 More...

St. Ann eyeing sale of property

St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze is reviewing with the diocese the possibility of selling a 5.3 acre parcel located just north of the church campus on Joachim Drive that the church currently owns. More...

FLASHBACKS

30 Years AgoDecember 20, 1984 Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted the week prior to discuss a 20-year lease of Santa Rosa Hospital with HCA and Baptist Medical 20 Years AgoDecember 22, 1994 More...

News

Three locals busted for meth possession

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies busted a meth house on Diplomat Street in Gulf Breeze on December 5, leading to the arrest of two Gulf Breeze residents and a Navarre resident. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff ’s Office.

Felonies 12/9/2014 Bush, Douglas Blackshire, W/M, 53, 5000 block Spruce St., Gulf Breeze, probation violation 12/10/2014 More...

GBPD stays busy with DUIs

Gulf Breeze Police

Friday, Dec. 12 Police conducted a traffic stop at 12 a.m. at the 50 block of Highway 98 for suspicion of DUI. The stop led to the arrest of the driver, 25-year-old Rover Lundberg of Pensacola for DUI. Saturday, Dec. 13 More...

Sports

Dolphin hoops snap skid

GBHS uses big fourth quarter to win at Choctaw

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team, 24 hours after suffering a heartbreaking loss at home to Fort Walton, used a 25-point outburst in the fourth quarter to win 62-51 at Choctaw Friday. More...

GBHS still in 5A - for now

School still weighing options

The Florida High School Athletic Association ­released its tentative 2015- 18 Football State Series ­Assignments on Monday. Gulf Breeze remains in District 1-5A, which now includes only three ­Panama City schools ­instead of four. More...

Dolphins to play in PSA All Star Game

Four members of the 2014 GBHS Dolphin ­football team will get to don the football pads one last time as high ­schoolers as they’ll play in the ­Pensacola Sports ­Association’s All Star ­Football Game tonight at ­Niceville High School. More...

Seniors

Birthday Celebration

Beth Major who came to Gulf Breeze 40 years ago with her beloved husband, David, celebrated her 99th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 6 at her home on Montrose Blvd. More...

Home & Garden

Garden Club donates Tulip tree to city

It was almost a perfect day on December 10. The sky was clear, the temperatures were in the mid 60s, and a new tree was planted. More...

Miracle of life lives in all things that grow

Officially winter starts December 21. The winter solstice is actually a start of lengthening day light hours. Christmas is a coming of light into the world. More...

What I want for Christmas...

Tucker Gibson, 3, tells Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas inside the Midway Fire Department last Wednesday. More...

Man found guilty in beach murder

A man accused of fatally shooting a Milton man last year on the white sands of Pensacola Beach has been found guilty of second degree murder. More...

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Island News

Watching hand surgery inspires writer to use same principles

Today, I witnessed the most amazing thing! From the observation room at Andrew’s Institute, I was able to watch a surgery as it was performed. More...

Crooning for a Cause

Riley Payne sings in the Children's Choir during Momentum Church's third annual Christmas for a Cause Sunday at the Gulfside Pavilion. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment

WEEK OF December 18 - December 24

Beaches, Creatures and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters Now - Feb. 5, Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. T. T. Wentworth, Jr. More...

Clay Bloodworth’s Top 10 Films of 2014

10. Obvious Child - A funnybecause it’s-true type of comedy that overflows with charm. Jenny Slate is funny and heartbreaking all at once. (Available on DVD) More...

School

Students give back to foster children

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. That could have been the theme inside the hallways last Friday at Gulf Breeze Elementary School and Pensacola Beach Elementary School. More...

Nickelson wins GBMS Geography Bee

The final round of the National Geographic Bee was held at Gulf Breeze Middle School on Friday, Dec. 12. There were ten finalists who participated in the bee on Friday. More...

Kindergartners build gingerbread houses

Kindergartners at Gulf Breeze Elementary School put their home building skills to the test last Friday when they constructed gingerbread houses inside the school cafeteria. More...

Faith

Momentum Church to celebrate the Christmas season

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Momentum Church with four special gathering times: 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Gulf Breeze Middle School and 7 p.m. at Navarre High School. More...

Obituaries

Robert Albers Whitmire

Robert Albers Whitmire (Bob) died suddenly in his Gulf Breeze home on December 9, 2014 at age 62. More...

Business

What’s smarter: Paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you may have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? More...

Opinion

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What’s holding up your plan?

Starting a business can be a challenge in Santa Rosa County. More...

America is heaven on earth

Compared to other major nations of the world, America’s a young country and the strongest. Many citizens of other countries envy what we have. How could we be so lucky? More...