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Gulf Breeze High School graduate on road to stardom

Derik Lawson, a 2009 graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, became a student of the University of Central Florida in Orlando and majored in Musical Theatre.   More...

Science Olympiad team poised for journey

BRIEFS

The Gulf Breeze High Science Olympiad team will load onto buses and head toward Ohio this week. They are competing in the National Olympiad competition, an opportunity earned by placing first in the state last month.   More...

Relay for Life: Better late than never

The show goes on in fight against cancer

Gulf Breeze News   As promised, the American Cancer Society and event organizers capped off the 2010 Gulf Breeze Relay for Life by hosting a mini-Relay on Friday, May 7 at Gulf Breeze High School.   More...

News

Wiggins’ strategy: Appeal sentence

¦ Alleged accomplice in Billings murders changes bigamy plea

A Gulf Breeze woman facing accessory to murder charges in the 2009 killings of Escambia County residents Byrd and Melanie Billings will be sentenced June 30 on an unrelated bigamy charge.   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   5/11/2010   Faretra, Sunny, W/F, 24, 1900 block of Archer Street, Navarre, 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 May 14, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 17 emergencies. More...

School

School re-assignments just got tougher

If you want your child to attend a different school in Santa Rosa County next year, you have until June 15 to apply for school re-assignment. More...

WBMS releases third nine-week Honor Roll

Mr. Victor Lowrimore, Principal, and Mr. More...

Faith

Unity dinner, auction to help pay mortgage

Unity Church of Gulf Breeze plans a Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at Harbourtown Unit 26, next door to Elite Repeats. This is a fundraiser to help the church complete paying off its mortgage. More...

GOD’S WORD

“For all that is in the world — the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions — is not from the Father but is from the world.” 1 John 2:16   More...

Obituaries

JOHNNY ALEXANDER

1948-2010

Johnny Alexander, 62, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010.   Alexander was born Sept. 1, 1948 and served in the United States Marines for seven years. After leaving the Marines, Johnny dedicated his life to his family and God. More...

ROBERT BROWNING

1928-2010

Robert O. Browning, 81, of Pensacola Beach, passed away   on Saturday, May 8, 2010.   Browning was born in Independence, Mo., to Fred C. and Rose Pearl Browning. More...

CHRISTINE S. CHILDS

1950-2010

Christine Ann Sall Childs, 59, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Monday, May 17, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer.   Childs was born in Boulder, Colo., on June 12, 1950. More...

Opinion

Oil-free but by no means worry-free

Today marks the one-month anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Cartoon

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On the Spot:

What do you think of the proposed ordinance to ban alcohol from all public areas of Pensacola Beach?
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Negative effects make ad campaign necessary

State gets $25 million grant to reassure potential tourists

As oil continues to leak into the Gulf of Mexico, state and local officials are preparing a marketing campaign to inform tourists that Northwest Florida beaches are open and oil-free in an attempt to curtail diminishing tourism activity.   More...

Wheeler’s purgatory proved to be saving grace

¦ Illness kept sailor off ill-fated sub during WWII Pacific service

Some Americans, it seems, are born to serve this great country. Their families leave legacies of sacrifice and service.   More...

Events

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Island News

Fishing with a mission

Imagine being a service member based in Pensacola and never getting the chance to get out in the Gulf of Mexico on a boat and catch a fish.   More...

Beach may get upscale motor court

Luxury motor homes may have a place on Pensacola Beach, now that the Santa Rosa Island Authority amended the lease of the Tiki House Inc. on Pensacola Beach.   More...

Many of the things we believe may be wrong

For years, even centuries, people thought the Earth was the center of the universe. More...

Entertainment

Pelicans open 2010 home schedule May 21

Welcome back the 2009 South Division Champions at Pelican Park on Friday night.   The Pels home opener is on May 21 against Grand Prairie. All fans in attendance will receive a Pelicans 2010 magnet schedule.   More...

Belmont Arts Center offers ‘Hot Glass Cold Brew’ May 21

The Belmont Arts and Cultural Center is offering "Hot Glass Cold Brew" on Friday, May 21.   From 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy some cold beer and try your hand at blowing a glass masterpiece. More...

Exploreum makes Sunday an affordable fun day

Break out of your Sunday rut without breaking the bank! The Gulf Coast Exploreum is offering a 50 percent discount on all admission prices every Sunday through July 4.   More...

Sports

Dolphin football team in spring jamboree Friday at Fort Walton Beach

Bennett leads Blue to 34-24 win over White in Blue and White game; teams rack up 724 yards in 32 minute-long game

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team put on a show for the fans at Dolphin Stadium as the Blue beat the White 34-24 in the annual Blue and White Game. More...

Kasler wins again – this time in the classroom

Five-time state tennis champion named Overall Winner at PSA Scholar Athlete Banquet

On Thursday, Jackie Kasler was back to doing what she does best – winning. More...

Tiger Point holds second annual golf tournament

Tournament raises $7,800 for Tiger Point sports program

The Tiger Point Sports Association held its second annual golf tournament Friday at Tiger Point Golf Club. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 20 Gulf Breeze Architect Review Board 6:30 p.m., City Council Chamber, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze   Monday, May 24   Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, 5247 S More...

Business

Fuel prices dip nearly 7 cents in past week

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area have fallen 6.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Woodlawn Beach students empowered by fishing field trip

Claire Youngman’s facial expression spoke volumes as she studied the squishy piece of bait placed on the hook of her fishing reel. More...

Get the most out of hosting

(ARA) - Dazzling guests with a perfectly prepared meal is always the goal when deciding to open your home to friends and family, but it sometimes can be a stressful experience. More...

Organic products: better for you and the earth

(ARA) - Protecting the earth means using it wisely, a concept that extends to virtually all aspects of life, from the emergence of renewable fuels to the conservation of plants and species.   More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE OF SALE   A NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that AAA Towing and Recovery of Santa Rosa County, Florida, under Subsection (5) of FL Statute 713.78 has levied upon the following property: FORD 1999 VIN# 1FAFP53S2XA334122 FGB 1 1995 VIN# FGBL0750G More...