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Science Olympiad teams will get supplement from school district

Gulf Breeze Science Olympiad teams from the high school and middle school will get some financial help from the county school board toward attending the national competition May 30-31 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. More...

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Andrews Institute provides free physical exams to GBHS athletes

Alex Lincoln was widely known for his aggressive, hardnosed style of play during a standout football career at Auburn University. More...

Bike Day with mayor planned May 9

May is National Bike Month, and Gulf Breeze Mayor Lane Gilchrist will help mark the occasion by participating in the fifth annual Ride With The Mayor on Friday, May 9. The ride, from 8-9 a.m., promotes Ride Your Bike To Work Day. More...


Tiger Point early registration open for football, cheerleading Early registration for 2008 football and cheerleading participation is now open through May 31 for boys and girls ages 5-14. More...


Prom Night can't deliver screams or suspense of true horror genre


"Prom Night" Running time: 88 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 "Prom Night" is the latest in a long line of milquetoast horror movies that don't deliver much in screams or suspense. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 5/1 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 5/2 Sandshaker Lounge Mighty Mudsharks, 8 p.m. More...


Naval Aviation Museum Foundation's Annual Symposium lands next week Astronauts, POWs and military officers are all part of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation's 22nd Annual Symposium May 7- 9 at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Pensacol More...


Double play

Kasler wins state singles title, teams with Pfeifler for doubles crown; finishes season 42-0; girls team third; boys fourth

When the next school year starts, Jackie Kasler may be known as 'that new girl who looks awfully familiar.' She'll also be known as something else - a state champion. Make that a two-time state champion. More...

Santiago, Tryon win bronze medals at 2A state meet

Gulf Breeze boys go 6-for-6 in medals, led by Thomas' three

Gulf Breeze track and field athletes medaled in 10 of the 11 events they took part in at the 2A state meet Saturday in Winter Park. More...

Dolphin baseball season ends

Jaguars score eight of 12 runs with two outs

For the third time this season, West Florida put together a late inning scoring surge to beat Gulf Breeze. But this time, they didn't really need it. More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, May 1 Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments, 5:30 p.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Friday, May 2 Saturday, May 3 Sunday, May 4 Monday, More...


Tumble into creek made excursion more memorable

At a certain point, my assistant Brownie Scout leader and I decided we had had enough of visiting 'points of interest' and local places in the city of Philadelphia. More...

Home & Garden

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in GOOD TASTE

This Cinco de Mayo, gather the whole family together and enjoy a true Mexican fiesta like Mama Ortega would have thrown over 100 years ago. More...

RE/MAX on the Coast to move to Sea Shell Collections Center

Sherlyn Waghalter, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX on the Coast, announced Friday that she will be moving her Gulf Breeze office to the Sea Shell Collections Shopping Center by December first of this year. More...

Pulmonaria provides cool spots of color

Exult in the pulmonaria. The colorful spring show of this outstanding herbaceous perennial continues well into June. The species originated in Central Europe, but it was discovered in Russia and Asia. More...

Local principals support 3-tier plan

Gulf Breeze Middle School students will hear their first school bell ring each day at 7:15 a.m. beginning next August, while Gulf Breeze Elementary students will start their school day at 8:15. More...

Relay celebrates life

Joanie and Denny Ristow sat proudly underneath the Survivors' tent prior to the start of the fifth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Humble Ferguson takes Honor Flight

"I've been to Washington before, but I've never seen the World War II Memorial," says WWII veteran Jack Ferguson. More...



Island News

Escambia deputies pepper spray unruly crowd

Crime on Pensacola Beach rising with temperatures

Several alarming incidents have occurred on Pensacola Beach during the month of April. The most recent being an unsanctioned and non-permitted party on the public beach near the Fort Pickens gate Saturday night, April 26. More...

Pensacola Beach OptimIsts enjoy FANTASY ISLAND

The Relay for Life and the rescheduled Elton John Concert had some Pensacola Beach Optimists worried that their annual fundraiser would have a sparse turnout, raising over $5,000. More...

Robinson eyes tax + lease conundrum

E s - cambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson appeared at the Santa Rosa Island Authority's last meeting to express his dedication toward finding relief for Pensacola Beach businesses. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 04/21/2008 Lemaster, Jennifer Marcanio, W/F, 39, 2800 block of Sandy Ridge Road, Gulf Breeze, larceny. More...

County to get 209 new school buses; drivers address concerns

Santa Rosa County School buses will be brand-new from the factory next August, and have a new name on the side, also. More...


PBES Honor Roll released

Mr. Jeff Castleberry, Principal, and the faculty and staff of Pensacola Beach Elementary School congratulate the following students for making the third nine week Honor Roll: More...

WBMS third nine week Honor Roll released

Mrs. More...

Soundwave Band members make All-County Honor Band

Thirty-one Gulf Breeze High School band students were recently honored by being selected as members of the 2008 Santa Rosa All County Honor Band. More...


DONALD W. HURD SR. 1937 - 2008

Donald W. Hurd, Sr., 70, of Gulf Breeze died at home April 24, 2008, after battling Progressive Supranuclear Palsy for six years. Hurd was born Nov. 22, 1937, in Fairview, Ohio. More...

PATRICIA A. FENNER 1944 - 2008

Patricia A. Fenner, 63, of Gulf Breeze, passed on April 24, 2008, after a courageous fouryear battle with cancer. Fenner was born Sept. 20, 1944, in St. Louis. More...

RANDY JOYNER 1956 - 2008

My best friend, my love, my soulmate, left for his final adventure April 20, 2008. Randy was a selfmade man of many talents. He was an exemplary businessman, salesman and homebuilder. More...


Pensacola Beach businesses announce events, discounts for Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month, and Pensacola Beach businesses are abuzz with activities and events to honor our servicemen and women. More...


Political Cartoon


Tiered school scheduling a good move

A raging debate lately has prompted this question: Are we in a recession? Experts and pundits have argued for months that our country is in an economic slowdown, halting just short of declaring a bona fide recession. More...

Letters to the Editor

Accident assessment makes no sense So, let me get this straight. I live in Navarre and work in Pensacola. I drive through Gulf Breeze 10 times a week, sometimes more if I need to go to Pensacola on the weekends. More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DELORIS RIVERS holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...