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FEMA and state fund hurricane preparedness

State officials kicked off the My Safe Florida Home program, a $250 million mitigation program to help Floridians strengthen their homes against hurricanes and to reduce property losses in Florida. The program, which started Aug. More...

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Andrews Institute 'ahead of schedule'

Dr. Jim Andrews joined the Andrews Institute "team" in celebrating the "topping off" of the Andrews Institute main building, located at Highway 98 and St. Francis Drive. More...

GBHS Coach Nemith talks about teamwork

President-Elect Paul Stanley inducted new members, Lee Rogers and Lee Cartledge, in the club. Cherry Fitch will be rejoining the club in a few weeks. More...

Hannalora, a five-month-old Weimaraner, was only nine weeks old when this photo was taken on June 2. Parents Mike and Karen Jurkowich say she has all the wonderful traits of her breed. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7 p.m. on DISN High School Musical: It's cheesy, it's Disneywholesome, and the kids love it; the soundtrack album is still a hot seller months after this musical comedy's premiere. More...

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' tickets on sale tomorrow

When the curtain rises on "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at The Pensacola Saenger Theatre Wednesday, October 4, at 7:30pm, audiences will be dazzled not only by the bright, technicolored spectacle, but also by the blending of various More...

Clark & Company returns for 'Evenings'

Audience favorites Clark & Company return for their traditional encore concert from 7- 9:30 p.m. on Thu., Aug. 24 to the Evenings in Olde Seville Square. This concert is sponsored by Pen Air Federal Credit Union. More...


Ready for some football

Dolphins open regular season Friday against Choctaw

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins will being its quest for its fourth consecutive winning season when they host the Choctaw Indians in their season opener Friday night at Dolphin Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. More...

2006 Gulf Breeze High football team

Second row (from left): assistant coach Greg Hundley, Greg Tober (4), Doug Baldwin (5), Mike Tugwell (7), head coach Chris Nemith, Brad McGuire (8), Brandon Dykes (9), Tyler Gross (10) and assistant coach Bobby Clayton. More...

2006 GBHS varsity cheerleaders

Front (from left): Cookie Echsner, Kadee Kennedy, Michelle Hampton (captain), Lauren Ladd (captain) and Brittany Loudon. Back (from left): Brittany Anderson, Ali Furlow, Christie Atchison, Kyle Messer, Sarah Morgan and Sarah Sepulveda. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, August 24 School Board Meeting, 10 a.m., 5086 Canal Street, Milton More...

Home & Garden

Firebush is a hot addition to any landscape

Firebush-the name says it all. This tropical perennial is known for two attributes. More...

Get ready for fall tree planting

The gardener's urge to plant is greatest in the spring, but fall is perhaps the best time to plant trees. Since our Gulf Coast soils remain relatively warm during the winter, root growth continues. More...

A recipe for good watermelon slush

A refreshing, colorful drink for those dog days of summer. If you have extra watermelon, you can freeze it for more slushes. More...



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Accepting applications for the following: . Recording Clerk I (9031) . More...


The second public hearing for the following proposed Ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., September 14, 2006, in the Commissioners meeting room at the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline S More...

Brown addresses Navarre Beach leaseholders

Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown appeared before an audience of concerned members of the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association Aug. 19 to defend his decision to tax property on the island. More...

City urges tax vote

Residents of Gulf Breeze can expect to receive a formal letter from city council urging for a vote in favor of the County Local Option Sales Tax which will appear on the Sept. 5 ballot. More...

Congressman Miller presents guitar to student

As 11-year-old Sydney Dawson prepared for school Friday, Aug. 18, she had no idea she would meet a congressman and receive an autographed guitar- all in time for her twelfth birthday Aug. 20. More...



Island News

Just like Harry would like it

Traditional barbecue benefit for Pensacola Beach School honors founder

If Harry Gowens were around Friday night, he would have welcomed the crowd, arms open wide, with his huge smile beneath his bald head. More...

Pensacola Beach lifeguard season winding down

Lifeguards at Pensacola Beach are gradually returning to college. Therefore, the More...


I spent the last week in the state of Maine. Maine would have made a great southern state. Too bad it borders "the state of confusion" and is west of nowhere. More...


GBPD wins Florida Law Enforcement Challenge and Traffic Safety Award

The Gulf Breeze Police today announced they are the category winners of the 2006 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge and Traffic Safety Awards, a competition among Florida law enforcement agencies and traffic safety organizations to be named the "best More...

Miller visits Midway Fire District

Congressman Jeff Miller visited Midway Fire District on Friday, Aug. 18 to speak with Chief Stephen Demeter regarding National Fire Service issues. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

FELONIES 8/14/06 Byles, Nicholas Wayne, 23, W/M, 8200 block of Lucena Street, Navarre, aggravated assault More...


Gulf Breeze middle schools rank top in state

Education Commissioner John L. Winn announced Monday the top highperforming schools in Florida for outstanding academic achievement. Highperforming More...

Woodlawn Beach Middle School hires 16 new teachers, staff

WBMS to be first teaching job for seven

Woodlawn Beach Middle School (WBMS) welcomed a new collection of educators into its classrooms for the 2006-2007 school year, giving WBMS a total of 15 new teachers and one new assistant principal. More...

Parents meet teachers at Gulf Breeze High School Open House

Parents and students circulated the halls of Gulf Breeze High School, attending each class and meeting instructors along the way. Some teachers had good news and some teachers promised to challenge GBHS students even more than before. More...



CRISP Douglas James Crisp, Sr., 64, passed away on August 1, 2006 in Pensacola, Florida. Douglas was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He had been a resident of Gulf Breeze / Pensacola for the past 15 years. More...


Remembering dance club

One of the big thrills of junior high school (grades seven through nine in my day) was being able to join the after school clubs. These ranged from sports to dance clubs, as well as language-oriented groups. More...

Council on Aging of West Florida receives seven state PR awards

Florida Public Relations Association awarded Council on Aging of West Florida seven awards, including three first place Golden Image Awards, for its public relations efforts at the association's 2006 Golden Image Awards held in conjunction with its r More...

Seniors dance held this Saturday at GBUMC CLC

A seniors dance co-sponsored by Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Community Life Center (GBUMC CLC)and Lions Pride Senior Solutions will be held More...


Tourist angels do exist

I knew that my desperate call to my favorite Pensacola Beach watering hole would be met with some grief. More...


We need better roads now

Our Santa Rosa County roads are in dire need of help. On September 5th, Santa Rosa voters will decide whether to increase the county's sales tax by 1 penny for 10 years, dedicating that revenue toward transportation infrastructure only. More...

My Two Cents

There's nothing glamorous about war

At the time my Marine unit landed on Okinawa, I was just two months past my 18th birthday, having joined the Marine Corps after I turned 17. I was full of the "John Wayne fighting spirit," not having the slightest idea of what real combat was like. More...