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Consent decree to stand

A federal judge last week barred a Christian educators association from seeking to overturn a consent decree requiring school officials in Santa Rosa County to stop promoting their personal religious beliefs in public schools.   More...

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Idea sprouts for community garden in Tiger Point area

Where does food come from?   Many children and young adults are quick to answer that food comes from the grocery store, because potatoes come from Idaho, grapes come from Chile, apples come from Washington and mangoes come from Mexico.   More...

Emerald Coast Women set events

The monthly meeting of the Emerald Coast Woman’s Club will be Thursday, March 4 at the beautiful, new Soundside Club at Hurlburt Field.   Doors open at 11:30 a.m. More...


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Fire destroys vacant home in Paradise Bay neighborhood

Firefighters from Midway Fire District, Gulf Breeze, Holley-Navarre, Navarre Beach, Escambia County and Avalon responded to a raging house fire in the 3000 block of Paradise Bay Drive in the Tiger Poi More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   February 16   Krossman, Vincent Andrew, WM, 31, 2796 Venetian Way, Gulf Breeze, larcency, fraud, possession of controlled substance without prescription   February 17   More...

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week of Feb. 13 through Feb. 19, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 11 emergencies. More...


Ramirez seventh at state

Loses first and last matches; finishes junior season 31-2

GBHS junior R.C. Ramirez finished tied for seventh out of 16 wrestlers in the 125-pound class at the 2A state wrestling meet Friday and Saturday in Lakeland. More...

Gunn to swim for Florida Atlantic

Ross Gunn became the second GBHS swimmer in as many years to sign with Florida Atlantic University when he put pen to paper Thursday. More...

Dolphins rally to beat Catholic 5-3

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team went to Catholic Thursday and edged the 3A powerhouse Crusaders 5-1 before returning home to lose their home opener to Pine Forest 5-3. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 25 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   Santa Rosa County School Board 9 a.m., District Headquarters, 5086 Canal Street, Milton   More...


Gasoline costs nickel more at local pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 4.9 cents a gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61 a gallon on Monday. More...

Andrews, Hoxengs honored by Pensacola Chamber

Dr. James Andrews and Dave and Mary Hoxeng were among the top business and community leaders honored during the 50th Annual PACE Awards hosted by the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

UWF offers business seminar

The University of West Florida Small Business Development Center (401 E. More...


At last! Winter Olympics just about over

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will come to a close this weekend, and admittedly, it won’t be soon enough for this son of the South.   More...


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Luring business not always one-size-fits-all

The goal of the TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council is to create jobs and sustain existing business.  More...

Sansom vacates State House seat

¦ Special election to fill District 4 position is March 23, April 13

Gulf Breeze News   Former House Speaker State Rep. More...

Shoemaker earns Keyes Spirit Award

Chamber honors top businesses, leaders during annual Gala

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce honored its top businesses and local leaders during its 2010 Awards Gala ‘An Evening in Paradise’ on Saturday night at New World Landing. More...

‘Human error’ skewed rating

Erroneous data contributed to FDOT’s November finding that Three Mile Bridge was alarmingly deficient

The Pensacola Bay Bridge remains deficient – just not as deficient as the Department of Transportation reported a few weeks ago. More...



Island News

Precision and performance

Pensacola Beach resident revs up her driving skills at Porsche Driving School

NASCAR drivers aren't the only ones with racetrack experience under their belts. Even regular folks can feel the thunder at the Porsche Driving School USA which is located near Birmingham, Ala. More...

A special moment is made better

I officiated at the wedding for a young 20-year-old sailor and his bride on the sand between Crabs Restaurant and the Gulf. They brought along three sailor buddies to take pictures, hold the rings, etc.– to share in the happiness of this day. More...

Beach chamber plans Irish celebration in March

The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual Go Irish on the Island celebration March 12-17.   More...


Designer to offer an inside look at Hollywood

The Pensacola Symphony Guild will present Hutton Wilkinson as the speaker for its annual Magnolias and White Linen luncheon fund raiser on March 3, at 11:30 a.m. at New World Landing.   More...

‘Precious’ coming to DVD March 8

Couch Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of March 8, 2010.   PICKS OF THE WEEK   More...

Weaving guild to meet in Santa Rosa Beach

Strictly Weavers is an organization promoting the love of making handwoven fabric. It is an art that many people do not know about and those who are handweavers, especially those new to the art, find it hard to find other weavers locally.   More...


WBMS students excel at Spelling Bee

Lavigne overall county champion; Seabrooke wins sixthgrade competition

Two Woodlawn Beach Middle School students, Callum Lavigne and Jamie Seabrooke, were winners at the recent Sandy Sansing Spelling Bee.   Lavigne, a seventh grader, was the overall winner, while Seabrooke won the sixth grade competition.   More...

Gulf Breeze High School forms debate team

GBHS Debate team Front Row: Bobby Clay, Elliott Cooper, Ari Ames, Claire Caillouet and Tucker Reese. Second Row: Ian Jeffery, Shelby Hobbs, Christina Mukas, Morgan Floyd and Elle Wade. More...

Pair finishes third in first-ever meet

On Saturday, February 6, the newly-formed Gulf Breeze Forensics Team, sponsored by Mr. Stephen Stanquist, attended its first tournament at Niceville High School. More...


Beach church plans Snowbirds potluck


The Pensacola Beach Community Church will have its annual Snowbird Appreciation potluck this Sunday, Feb. 28, immediately following the 10 a.m. worship service. More...



Jo Blacklaw of Little Rock, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.   Blacklaw was married for over 50 years to Leonard Blacklaw. They have one son, Rev. Jerry Blacklaw of Gulf Breeze, and one grandson, Josh, of Charlotte, N.C.   More...



Dr. John P. Fairchild, 81, of Luray, Va., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.   Fairchild was born Dec. 25, 1918 in Washington, D.C., the third of four children to Vera Ward Fairchild and Iler J. Fairchild. More...


1935-2010 Arlene Smith Jervis, 74 of Gulf Breeze, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.   More...


Council on Aging’s Nall gets key appointment


Jeff Nall, vice president of marketing communications with Council on Aging of West Florida, has been appointed by the Florida Department of Health to serve on its Public Health and Medical Preparedness Strategic Planning Team.   More...

Home & Garden

Fly Away Home

Ultralight-aided whooping crane migration ends in NW Florida

During one of the coldest winters on record 20 juvenile whooping cranes and several chilly pilots undertook an ultralight guided migration to Northwest Florida’s St. More...

Make your house clean and green

(ARA) - When you clean your house in the spring, you really want it to be clean. Dirt, dust and germs are banned, and all appliances, floors and walls are scrubbed clean. More...

Crab cakes, without the fat

These golden crab cakes are baked, not fried in butter, and the tartar sauce, a lighter-than-ever version of the classic fish topping, is made with reducedfat mayonnaise dressing and a little mustard to zip it up.  More...



NOTICE OF   APPLICATION   FOR TAX DEED   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DICK N OR BETTY N RILEY TTEE OF THE RILEY TRUST holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...