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Milton principal transferred to GBES

¦ Buddy Powell returns to Gulf Breeze in role of assistant principal

Gulf Breeze Elementary School is getting a new assistant principal, and many parents will recognize the man filling the position. More...

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Local exotic bird owners, enthusiasts launch new club


The Emerald Coast Exotic Bird Club will begin monthly meetings starting Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Bird House of Montague, 3487 Gulf Breeze Parkway, at Tiger Plaza in Tiger Point. More...

Goodin speaks optimistically about future

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin brought his insights, forecasts and opinions to the United Peninsula Association's June meeting. More...

Senate candidate Rubio to address local economics club Wednesday

Marco Rubio, former Florida House Speaker and a Republican candidate for the United States Senate, will be the guest speaker Wednesday, July 15, at the luncheon meeting of the Gulf Coast Economics Club. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. More...


'Public Enemies' pleases crowds

The prospect of Johnny Depp playing a 1930's gangster is probably all that was required to sell most people on Public Enemies (now showing at The Breeze Cinema 8), but with director Michael Mann (Heat, The Insider) at the helm, no one really knew w More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 7/9 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 7/10 Paradise Bar & Grill Wildwood, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge The Shiz, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Help organizers bring ice hockey back to Pensacola

If you are a salesperson, you have probably told yourself, at some point in time, that you are so good, "…you could sell ice to Eskimo's". More...


Movies to reveal Biblical truths

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church continues with its sermon series "Summer Blockbuster" with a different movie each week with a powerful Biblical truth revealed. More...

God's powerful message sells itself

I was working in my office several days ago when a man walked in and asked if he could have a moment of my time. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 9 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Blue Angels Practice Air Show 2 p.m. More...


Prices continue slow retreat

Florida fuel 4 cents a gallon cheaper than it was last week

Contrary to popular belief, gasoline prices don't always increase going into major travel holidays. This year, the national average price of gasoline decreased between July 1 and July 4 by 1 cent a gallon. More...

Millay retires after 26 years as city's Financial Director

Gulf Breeze City Hall financial recording didn't exactly utilize quill and ink when Nancy Millay began her job as Financial Director in 1983. The practice did, however, move light years forward under her guidance the past 26 years. More...

Andrews-Paulos R&E Institute earns prestigious accreditation

The Andrews-Paulos Research & Education Institute (APREI) at the Andrews Institute earned a strong national endorsement when it recently earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educators (ACGME) for its Orthopaedic 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...

Zimmern becomes city's 11th mayor

Three hopefuls have thrown their hats in ring for vacant Council seat

Beverly Zimmern was sworn in Monday as the 11th mayor of Gulf Breeze and the first woman to hold the post. Zimmern had been acting as Mayor Pro Tem since late former Mayor Lane Gilchrist was hospitalized in mid-June. J.B. More...

Road rage

Two people arrested for pointing guns at drivers in Gulf Breeze

Two drivers found themselves staring down the business end of a gun last weekend as temperatures rose, traffic slowed and tempers flared. Lt. Rick Hawthorne of the Gulf Breeze Police Department said at 1:36 p.m. More...



Island News

Remembering Hurricane DENNIS July 10, 2005

Area suffers setback as unthinkable happens 10 months after Ivan

Four years ago, shell shocked residents learned that a new threat was forming in the Gulf of Mexico, just 10 months after the "100 year storm" named Ivan rolled ashore. More...

Plateaus help us continue climbing

Years ago I had the opportunity to go on week long bike tours in Wisconsin with our junior and high school youth. We would trailer the bikes to the Wisconsin border and then ride for five or six days ending at New Glarus. More...

Keep summer fun going with these recipes

Summer Plum Tart A satisfying finish to a summer meal -- fresh, sweet plums in a delicious crumb crust topped with crushed gingersnaps. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 6/30/2009 Gazoo, Tyler Ross, W/M, 20, 2200 block of Ortega Street, Navarre, violation of probation. Latham, Teresa Ann, W/F, 49, 1800 block of El Paso Trail, Gulf Breeze, larceny. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department.

Weekly Activity Report For the week of June 27 through JuLY 3, the Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 10 emergencies. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Department Incident Report

Information provided by the Gulf Breeze Police Department.

Lt. Rick Hawthorne reported that Gulf Breeze Police responded to the following incidents between June 22 and July 6: ¦ A traffic crash with injury on July 5. More...


GBSA 9s take second at state

The Gulf Breeze 9-under All Stars finished second at the Florida Dizzy Dean State Tournament July 1 at Seminole Park in Largo. Gulf Breeze, who had lost to eventual champion Northwest St. Pete 9-7, were leading Bill Bond 11-0 when the rains came. More...

Chip's 24 Hour FItness Center has more than barbells

Chip Holston has been known for a lot of things - from being an Olympic bobsledder to a world record powerlifter. While he's still the latter, his business, Chip's 24 Hour and Fitness Center, has more than just barbells. More...

Five Questions with girls cross country coach Tom Aldridge

The third in our summer-long series Five Questions continues this week with girls cross country and track coach Tom Aldridge. 1. More...


Knowing 'why' is not always necessary

I have often mentioned spending the summers at my grandparents' rectory. But my grandfather was not only a rector - he also was an "accident specialist" for the Reading Railroad. More...

Home & Garden

Using weed killers can be tricky, so hand pull if you're unsure

Lawn weeds drive some people up the wall, while others couldn't care less as long the yard is green. Unless a lawn is properly maintained, weeds will creep in. More...




Beach trolleys pack 'em in like sardines

In the June 25 issue of Gulf Breeze News, I wrote about the wonderful trolley system on Pensacola Beach. More...

Transplanted Texan has coyote advice


Regarding your June 11 story ("Coyotes preying on cats") on the coyote problem in Gulf Breeze, I just moved back home to Gulf Breeze after a 16-year hiatus in Texas. More...