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Navarre Pier opens with very cruel twist

¦ Locals wait five years for new structure, and then there’s an oil threat

After waiting five years for a fishing pier to be rebuilt on Navarre Beach, many people were concerned that oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe would start floating ashore and fishing would be halted at the worst possible time.   More...

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Community

Grads persevere to reach high school’s pinnacle

Three-hundred sixty-three students who braved years of tropical storms, an economic recession, a swine-flu outbreak and, incredibly, an oil spill in the nearby Gulf of Mexico ended their high school careers by being awarded diplomas as graduates of More...

Council gives green light for red-light litigation

The Gulf Breeze City Council authorized City Attorney Matt Dannheisser to proceed with negotiations and potentially litigate against TraffiPax, the Maryland-based company that installed and operated the red-light cameras at Daniel Drive and Gulf Bre More...

‘Friends’ install new board, plan fundraiser

Gulf Coast Friends installed the members of the 2010-2011 Executive Board on May 13 at New World Landing in Pensacola. President Bev Shepard opened the meeting by thanking her 2009-2010 board and presenting them with a yellow rose.   More...

News

Summers at ‘Momo’s’ meant fun

Remembering Betty Holmes Radcliffe

It was a big mistake to underestimate Betty Radcliffe. She might have been a tiny lady, but her physique hid a huge heart and mind and an activism that may go unrivaled in south Santa Rosa County.   Radcliffe passed away on Tuesday, June 1. More...

Council sets final hearing for Comp Plan changes

CITY HALL Maximum height limit could change in commercial areas

After months of discussion and debate, the Gulf Breeze City Council will make a final decision regarding Comp Plan Amendments after a June 21 final public hearing. More...

City moves forward with alternative project purchases

More than $1.5 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursements are already in the city coffers, and the Gulf Breeze City Council has approved nearly $500,000 in additional alternative projects purchases.   More...

School

GBHS seniors earn $11.8M in scholarships

The Gulf Breeze High Class of 2010 held its Awards Night on May 18 at the St. Ann’s. More...

Newest class of grads enjoys Project Graduation

More than 200 seniors from the GBHS Class of 2010 participated in Project Graduation Friday night. The destination, which remains ‘classified’ until they arrive, was at The Hangout in Gulf Shores.   More...

Faith

Whole lotta singin’ planned for area churches

Concord Presbyterian welcomes melodic quartet

The Master’s Men Quartet will launch the 2010 Summer Concert Series at Concord Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

REV. JACK FOREST

1927-2010

Rev. Jack Donald Forest, 83, second pastor of the Pensacola Beach United Church of Christ, passed away June 2, 2010.   Rev. Forest was born May 10, 1927 in Oklahoma. More...

BETTY H. RADCLIFFE

1935-2010

Betty Holmes Radcliffe, 75, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010.   Radcliffe was born Feb. 25, 1935 in Dothan, Ala. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church. More...

Business

Visits to pump continue to get more friendly

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze have fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58 Monday. More...

Home & Garden

Yes Virginia - you can control Virginia buttonweed

Growing among your grass blades may be a weed that is quickly spreading and taking hold. Virginia buttonweed is an aggressive weed that forms a dense mat that can quickly cover large areas of the lawn.   More...

Home decorating: the cool, clean whites of summer

(ARA) - There's nothing like white to add a cool, clean look to your home. From linens and pillows to china and cabinetry, a splash of white not only adds light to your interiors, but can lighten your mood as well. More...

Opinion

Is someone watching out for us?

Over the past weeks I have been calling the Joint Information Center for Deep Water Horizon Response Unified Command (JICDWHR). More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Federal government subsidies needed

In the past six years, the central Gulf Coast has experienced the worst series of hurricanes in a century, the devastating retrenchment of the hurricane insurance industry, and the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression.   More...

Oil arrives, but did we get lucky?

¦ Winds, currents appear to be taking oil away from Gulf Breeze

The effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill flooded the sands of Pensacola Beach last weekend.   The national media came. The politicians, celebrities, experts and concerned citizens – they all came, too. More...

Breezers get proactive by stuffing absorbents

‘This’ is Gulf Breeze, one resident says about latest volunteer effort

Residents ranging from 21 months to 80 years of age were part of the community volunteer effort to manufacture homemade oil-absorbent boom Saturday at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. More...

Events

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Island News

Five Flags flutter as Pensacola celebrates

Fiesta of Five Flags, the annual celebration of Pensacola’s heritage, began last weekend and culminates this weekend. More...

Faithful invoke prayer against oil threat

Followers of Christ gathered by the shore on Pensacola Beach Sunday evening, lifting their voices in prayer for the preservation of the Gulf of Mexico, its wildlife, and God’s majestic beaches.   The Rev. More...

Hotels still 90% booked despite oil on beach

The hotels are 90 percent full on a sunny June afternoon, and it would seem that all is well on Pensacola Beach. More...

Entertainment

Awe-inspiring show hits the Emerald Coast

Visitors and residents of Northwest Florida are now able to enjoy an international entertainment attraction unlike any other offered in the region. More...

The Arc hosts first Blueberry Bash

The Arc Santa Rosa, Inc, will be celebrating their blueberry harvest this year with their 1st annual "Blueberry Bash" on Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.   The event will kickoff with a 5K Fun-Run at 8 a.m.   More...

Tim Jackson makes BIG waves on local music scene

Tim Jackson, Master musician, bassist, tubist, and everything music, is the subject of this week's featured entertainer.   More...

Sports

Boys track team wins academic state title

Baseball, boys tennis finish second; girls tennis third

The GBHS boys track team was crowned the State Academic Champions in class 3A by the Florida High School Athletic Association last week. More...

Nemith looks to right ship

After three disappointing seasons, where the Dolphins won three games in three years, head football coach Chris Nemith talks about the upcoming season.   1. More...

GBSA 8s win championship

The Gulf Breeze 8-under softball team won three games, including two over Gulf Shores to win the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance championship Monday in Perdido. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 10 Leadership Santa Rosa: Curriculum Committee 8:30 a.m., SRC Chamber Boardroom, 5247 Stewart Street, Milton   Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee 8 a.m., Chamber Conference Room, 409 Gulf Bree More...

Seniors

Seeing train’s flames kept me in line

At one time, I spent most of my school holidays at my grandparents’ home in Reading, Pa. I have mentioned before that my grandfather was a rector of the Brethren Church, thus we lived in the rectory. More...

Health

Find personalized rehabilitation therapy at Bay Breeze Nursing

Innovative, patient-centered care programs:

Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and it's great to know there is a place that offers superior care at a location ranked among the best in the state. More...

Healing the injured ACL

The knee is the largest and most complex joint in the body. It depends on four ligaments and other muscles and tendons to function properly.  More...

Covenant Hospice receives award for Tuck-in Program

Covenant Hospice received the Award of Excellence in Program Innovation for its Tuck-in Program.   More...

Legals

Legals

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...