April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Teacher pay still up for debate

The battle over teachers’ pay in Santa Rosa County might not be over. Both the teachers’ union and school district are consulting attorneys to decide how teachers should be paid after this school year ends. More...

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ECWC to talk ‘Kentucky Derby’

The Emerald Coast Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 6, at the new Sound Side Club on Hurlburt, AFB. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon, with a program and business meeting following. More...

GB Hospital thanks its volunteers

The Gulf Breeze Hospital recognized its Auxiliary and volunteer chaplains during an appreciation luncheon at First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze on Wednesday, April 21.   More...

Forgiveness eases mom’s pain

DUI felon addresses students about fatal decision ¦ Renee Napier, Eric Smallridge share stage, tears at Gulf Breeze HS

Call it the ultimate act of forgiveness. More...


AppRiver moves on without Avalex

AppRiver CEO Michael Murdoch confirmed last week that Avalex Technologies of Pensacola has withdrawn from a proposed $20 million coexpansion project in Gulf   Breeze.   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   4/21/2010   Fuller, Scott Michael, W/M, 35, 50 block of Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, battery.   Owens, Kara Danyelle, W/F, 28, 5900 block of Capitol Drive, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation.   More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending April 23, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 16 emergencies. More...




Jaqulon “Jackie” Owen, 75, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, April 25.   She was born Jaqulon Williams on Jan. 22, 1935 and married her lifelong love and soul mate, Billy Owen, on July 9, 1952. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Monday, May 3 Gulf Breeze Town Hall Meeting 5 p.m., City Council Chamber, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze   Gulf Breeze City Council 6:30 p.m., City Council Chamber, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze   Tuesday, May 4   More...


Our homeless, jobless deserve more help, less pity and censure

My recent trip from Gulf Breeze to St. Petersburg, a large city with 300,000 happy residents, transported me in memory to the late 1930s. More...


New clinic eases back, neck pain

Spinal decompression therapy offers non-surgical pain relief

A new approach to treatment of chronic neck and back injuries is now available in Gulf Breeze. More...

Get out and play ... the skin-safe way

Spring into action:

(ARA) - Spring has sprung, bringing with it more daylight hours and warmer temperatures. The great outdoors once again welcomes those who hibernated from the brisk winter air. More...

Enjoy unique ways to get fit

(ARA) - One of the toughest challenges to losing weight and staying fit is boredom. More...



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

Weather cancels Relay for Life

Organizers consider ‘mini-closure’ event; $88,000 raised easily tops initial target

It was big. It was purple, and it came Friday night.   Only problem was, ‘it’ was a storm system from the west that hit Gulf Breeze just minutes before the opening ceremony of the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life. More...

FEMA approves $15M in GB projects

Fishing bridge removal should be completed by fall

Now that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given final approval for $15 million in alternative projects, the challenge is no longer “show me the money” but “where do we begin?”   More...

Garcon Point toll going up to $4

Chances are you’ve heard the catchy sandwich company advertising jingle on TV: ‘Fivedollar foot-long.’   Well, Santa Rosans soon will be humming another ditty, and it won’t be a happy tune. More...



Island News

Hurricane season is approaching

... is your home ready?

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, and experts are predicting 8 named storms for the 2010 season. As anyone who experienced a major storm can tell you, it only takes one storm to change your opinion about the threat of hurricanes.   More...

A kindness is a touch of grace

Ralph Milton has an Internet site called “Rumors” that contains lots of good articles. I was reading one recently in which he had spoken of being at a beach in California to watch a solar eclipse. More...


New NHS members

More than 80 students from Gulf Breeze High were inducted into the National Honor Society Thursday. More...

Kaps for Kids Day May 5

Woodlawn Beach Middle School Junior Optimist Club through its various fundraising efforts slates May 5 as “Kaps for Kids” day with 100 percent of proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House. More...


Softball team makes history

With one swing of the bat, Gulf Breeze’s best player put them into the playoffs. Her teammates did a lot of bat swinging to make history.   More...

Third at state

Mario Villegas, shown here with GBHS weightlifting coach Chris Nemith, took third place in the 169-pound class at the 1A state weightlifting meet Friday in New Port Richey. More...

Tennis teams state-bound again

The Gulf Breeze boys and girls tennis teams qualified for the state tournament for the third consecutive year by beating Panama City Bay and Arnold, respectively in last Thursday’s regional finals. More...


No kidding: Average prices down 3.4 cents in week


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze fell 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.82 a gallon Monday. More...

Home & Garden

Renters take note: patch and repair to reclaim your full deposit

(ARA) - Whether you're renting a truck or paying for movers, costs can add up quickly when you're changing residences. If you've been renting, the full return of your security deposit may come as sweet relief as you move from one place to the next. More...

Spring clean to find hidden villains

(ARA) - Who doesn't love spring, with the fresh breezes and the bright sunlight? Warm weather arrives to signal a new beginning. Inside the home, spring cleaning is a fresh start as well.   More...

Conquer closet creep with these time-saving tips

(ARA) - Closet creep is real. No, your possessions aren't multiplying in the middle of the night, though it may seem that way. More...


Town meetings and toll-bridge hikes

The annual Gulf Breeze Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Gulf Breeze City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive.   More...


Full Story

Residents can hear pros, cons of UPA plan

The United Peninsula Association (UPA) is hosting several workshops in south Santa Rosa County along the Fairpoint Peninsula to obtain feedback from residents and business owners regarding UPA’s proposal for the designation of U.S. More...