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Smith ends 28 years on school board

BY PAM BRANNON Gulf Breeze News

K e n n e t h Smith was first elected to the Santa Rosa County School Board in 1978. He has served every single year and won More...

County rejects grant bids, city rethinks sewers

The city's proposed plan to extend sewer service may undergo changes due to lack of popular support and recent action by the board of county commissioners. More...

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Caring and Sharing in need of volunteers

Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County is looking for more needed Volunteers for the holiday season. Volunteers are encouraged to contact Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa, Inc., P.O. Box 5521, Navarre, Fla. 32566. For More...

Emerging Leaders discuss city future

The state of the City of Gulf Breeze was the topic as City Manager Edwin "Buz" Eddy addressed members of the Gulf Breeze Emerging leaders at last week's monthly "Lunch and Learn" program. More...

City residents receive free child seat check

The Gulf Breeze Police Department conducted a car seat check at City Hall on Sept. 30. This was a free service the police department provided residents of Gulf Breeze to ensure motorists have properly placed child safety seats in their vehicles. More...


'The Departed' hits home run

"The Departed" Running time: 105 minutes MPAArating: R

Wow. Just ... wow. I can't remember the last time I was blown away by a Martin Scorsese movie, but he really hit the ball out of the park with this one. More...

Italian born Sophia Loren won beauty pageant at 14

Q: I've always wondered about Sophia Loren. Would More...


Today 11/2 Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub Traditional Irish Music Session, More...


Tigers beat GBHS on Senior Night

Win or lose Friday, Gulf Breeze's game at Navarre will be their last of the season. More...

Dolphins win cross country district

Girls finish second

The Gulf Breeze boys cross country placed five runners in the top 13 and six in the top 20 to capture the District 1-2A championship Saturday at the University of West Florida. More...

Sports Schedule

Nov. 2 Boys S vs. Niceville in Preseason Classic at More...


Crowds convene at Calvary Chapel Harvest Festival

Hundreds of area residents gathered at last weekend's Harvest Festival held by Calvary Chapel at Sunset Park. More...

St. Ann celebrates with treats

Felecia and Ricky Sonnier, with their son John David, hand out treats at St. Ann's annual Trunk of Treats on Sunday, Oct. 29 More...


GBUMC announces children's 'Market Place' Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church's preschool "Children's Place" is announcing their annual Market Place. The event is November 2 and 3 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. More...


Sacred Heart named top hospital by area consumers

National Research Corporation (NRC) has named Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola as one of the nation's top-rated hospitals recognized with the 2006 Consumer Choice Award. More...

Dear Doctor:

Gulf Breeze plastic surgery office up and running

Dear Dr. McCollough: I heard that you were opening an More...

Teen volunteers needed at Gulf Breeze Hospital

The Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary will hold an orientation for teenage volunteers on Tuesday, November 7, at 3 p.m. in the administration conference room of the hospital. More...



All Board of County Commissioner Meetings and other county department meetings are held at the County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida, unless otherwise indicated More...


The reading and adoption of the following proposed Ordinances by the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., November 9, 2006, in the Commissioners meeting room at the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline Stre More...


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Five year plan: no new schools

School board members surprised 5-year plan doesn't include new schools; Superintendent says need could change

Santa Rosa County School Board is filing its new five-year plan with the state. More...

Band room ransacked

Break-in threatens Soundwave's trip to Orange Bowl

Last week's shattered glass from the Gulf Breeze Soundwave band room break-in didn't shatter the dreams of the young musicians planning to perform at the Orange Bowl. More...

'Bark' park opens Saturday

Grab Fido's favorite tennis ball and get ready for the grand opening of the Gulf Breeze Dog Park this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

'Roast the Raiders' pep rally tonight

The Gulf Breeze High School Quarterback Club is planning a community pep-rally tonight in celebration of the football team's last home game against Navarre tomorrow. More...



Island News

Witches, ghouls prowl Pensacola Beach, looking for treats

It was fun being scared out of your mind last weekend. More...

Full moon walk Saturday night at Ft. Pickens

On Saturday, November 4th, Gulf Islands National Seashore will offer an opportunity to enjoy moonlight from the beach at Fort Pickens, Superintendent Jerry Eubanks said. More...


Lishous and I both have motorcycles. We love to ride. She looks real cute on her bike, and I like to ride behind her! We both follow the rules of the road and have motorcycle licenses, and we enjoy the rides for the various charities in the area. More...


School Board expels five from Gulf Breeze High school

Santa Rosa County School Board approved five expulsions at their last meeting, and every one was from Gulf Breeze High. More...

Builder accused of fraud escapes from Miss. work detail

Santa Rosa Sheriff's deputies are keeping an eye out for James Claude Heckman, a man accused of bilking area homeowners out More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

FELONIES 10/23/06 Logan, Robert Andrew, 18, W/M, 100 block of Camelia Circle, Gulf Breeze, criminal mischief, burglary More...


SRC School Board, educators agree on raise

"I regret the process took so long into the school year to be completed. The school board did its best to provide as much salary increase funding as financially feasible." Ed Gray III District 5 School Board Member

The Santa Rosa County School Board awarded the second largest raise to its employees in over a decade. More...

Winning honors

Above: The GBHS Color Guard won a Distinguished award at Saturday's Emerald Coast Marching Festival/Contest at Choctawhatchee High School. More...

Gulf Breeze schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week

A sea of red shirts filled the Gulf Breeze Elementary School (GBES) cafeteria Wednesday, Oct. 25 as students recognized the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) Red Ribbon Week. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, Nov. 2 GBUMC Market Basket, Nov. 2,3, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze. This is a one stop shop for all your holiday needs. More...


Senior Scene

Halloween still generates memories

We all look back fondly on that magic day that ends the month of October. We used to have 'Mischief Night' the night before Halloween, though that seems to have disappeared completely as Halloween becomes more commercially popular each year. More...

The Villas wants to help you keep the blues away during holiday season

Feelings of sadness can be normal, appropriate and even necessary during life's setbacks, losses and even during holidays. Feeling blue or unhappy for short periods of time without reason or warning is normal and ordinary for seniors. More...

Home & Garden

Tips for great container gardens

Gardening in large containers is one of the hottest gardening trends today. Mixed plantings in large pots or other creative containers are often used as focal points at building entrances and on decks and patios. More...

In the beginning, let there be light

When should you think of the lighting in your home? The best time is at the drawing board before the shovel even hits the ground to begin construction. More...



Should we re-elect a do-nothing government?

In 1948, President Harry S. More...

From the Editor's Desk

Thank you for the continued service

I know I'm often a blatant cheerleader for the great things about Gulf Breeze, and I've even received some hate mail in the past for writing "Disney stories," but I recently encountered another real-life scenario I'd like to share with you, the reade More...