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Teacher cuts not as bad as previously feared

There will be 70 fewer pink slips sent to Santa Rosa County school teachers this week than originally planned. Twenty-seven more support personnel will be added back to the ranks of the employed within the district. More...

Navarre Beach Pier construction to begin


The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners, Ed Waters and Sons Contracting Co., and PBS&J will celebrate the progress of construction of the much-awaited new Navarre Beach Pier at 1:30 p.m. today, May 28. More...


Pam Brannon/Gulf Breeze News Gulf Breeze schools are getting two new principals next school year. Richard Cobb (left) will be the principal of Gulf Breeze Middle School, replacing retiring principal Jennifer Granse. More...


The Club Scene

Thursday 5/28 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 5/29 Paradise Bar & Grill Sauce Boss, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Kee Creek, 9 p.m. More...

Ali, Frazier again thrill viewers

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK "Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier" — The "Thrilla in Manila" was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. More...

Naval aviation museum hosts 'Go Fly Zone'


Friday, May 29 Pelicans open series against Grand Prairie The Pensacola Pelicans open a three game series against the Grand Prairie Air Hogs on Friday at 6:35 p.m. at Pelican Park. The Saturday and Sunday games are at 6:05 p.m. More...


Class of '09 earns $7.4M in scholarships

The Gulf Breeze High Class of 2009 raked in more than $7.4 million in scholarships, it was announced during their GBHS Senior Awards banquet last week. More...

Giving for a good cause

Brie Perdue, age 12, recently donated her hair for Locks of Love, with the help of her stylist, Wann Doan at Salon Allure in Gulf Breeze. Brie donated her hair in memory of her Mamau, Margaret Childers, who passed away three years ago. More...

Way to go

Woodlawn Beach Middle School teacher Paige Irving congratulates Jackson Walker and Aly Coleman for taking second and third place, respectively, in the recent Navarre Rotary Club Four-Test contest. Courtesy Photo More...




Jessie Mason "Macy" Jones, 91, a lifelong resident of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, passed away Friday, May 15 in Pensacola. Jones was born in Pine Barren on April 19, 1918, the daughter of Murdock Baker and Gasque Ward. More...



Bobbie Jene Littleton, 79, of Gulf Breeze, passed away May 17. Littleton was born July 22, 1929 in Lineville, Ala., the daughter of Z.R. and Eva East. She was the ninth of their 10 children. More...


Supply, demand do not justify costs

The national average retail price of gasoline increased 11 cents per gallon in the past week as wholesale prices and retail prices both rose in advance of Memorial Day Weekend. More...

Home & Garden

GBUMC begins 'All-Women Build' Habitat house

Women of all ages gathered at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, to begin a project that had never before been done in our area, when construction of the first Habitat for Humanity Home to be built by all women began at 1959 America Avenue. More...

GBHS graduates produce and star in musical

Two Gulf Breeze High School graduates of the class of 2006 produced and starred in Jason Robert Brown's musical "The Last Five Years" at Pensacola Little Theatre on May 21-24. More...

Prepare your landscape for hurricane season

Florida's hurricane season begins June 1, so now is the time to survey your landscape and identify potential hazards. It is extremely important to check your trees early. Determine now if they need to be trimmed or taken out. More...



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

Project Graduation numbers disappointingly down

About 80 fewer seniors expected for Monday night's event

Organizers of Project Graduation at Gulf Breeze High School hope seniors wavering on whether to attend Monday's all-night, chemical-free celebration will decide to participate. More...

Good Samaritan delivers joy

Phoenix man advocates kindness during 48-state tour

Bob Dolven knows he can't change the whole world. But the Phoenix, Ariz., resident figures he can make a small difference in the lives of many on a nationwide kindness tour. More...



Island News

A Point of Light

Governor Crist honors Pandora de Balthazar for her efforts to help foster families

Hosting a birthday party for local foster children in 2007 changed Pensacola Beach resident Pandora de Balthazar's life. The party inspired her to learn as much as she could about the needs and helping children in foster care. More...

Freedom Fest honors efforts of military

Jubilee International Ministries of Pensacola sponsored Freedom Fest 2009 on Pensacola Beach on Saturday, May 24, honoring the efforts of the U.S. Servicemen and women with dance, theatre, art, music and ministry. More...

Fish fear local military anglers

The second annual Military Fishing Trip had to be postponed till Tuesday due to inclement weather on Saturday, and the anglers got the picture perfect day they wanted. Col. Jim Knell, himself retired from the U.S. More...


Web solicitation lands man in prison

A Gulf Breeze man will spend at least the next three years in prison after being sentenced last week in Collier County on two felony counts of using a computer to seduce and/or solicit a minor for sex. More...

Busted water main blocks 98 traffic

Water shot 60 feet into the air as electrical power lines arched in a surge of water flooding U.S. Highway 98 in Midway from 6 p.m. until after 9:30 p.m. on Memorial Day. More...

Swine flu verified in county; ID protected

Santa Rosa County registered its first case of H1N1 (swine flu) last week when a sample from an adult female was confirmed positive by testing at the Florida Department of Health Pensacola Branch Laboratory. More...


GBHS wins Rafferty Cup again

GBHS' strong showing in spring sports was enough for them to repeat as Rafferty Cup champions, it was announced last week. More...

Dolphin football in jamboree tonight

The weather held up long enough Friday for the Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team to get its final scrimmage in before tonight's jamboree in Milton. More...

GBHS honors strong spring season with award banquets

Gulf Breeze High sports teams celebrated arguable its best spring ever with their awards banquet, most of which took place last week. Baseball The Dolphin baseball team celebrated its historymaking season with their awards banquet May 18 at St. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 28 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Commission Special Rezoning 6 p.m. More...


Things got twisted when I visited my cousin Dot

I spent Sunday morning reminiscing as I was reading through an article my niece sent, cut from the Travel section of the Philadelphia Inquirer. It was all about my mother's birthplace - Lititz, Pa. More...


Tour de Cure raises $90K

Bicyclists focus attention on diabetes research, cure

In April, 333 cyclists gathered at Andrew's Institute in Gulf Breeze to ride in the Inaugural Tour de Cure. More...

'After Baby Comes 4Dads' is Saturday

The Baptist Mother Baby Care Center is now offering a parenting class for new fathers. The "After Baby Comes 4Dads" class will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Baptist Medical Park - Nine Mile, 9400 University Parkway in Pensacola. More...


Author enjoys article about WWII veteran


What a great article ('Navy nurse did angelic duty, April 23, GBN) about one of my favorite people! More...



Responsible decisions will save money

This year, Florida faced the worst budget environment in the state's history. With an unprecedented deficit, an uncertain economic outlook and the coming federal stimulus flameout, the budget process took a few days longer than normal to conclude. More...