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County schools to get $850K

Federal Race to the Top grants to be doled out over 4-year period

Florida was selected Tuesday as one of the winners of the U.S. Department of Education’s $4.35 billion in Race to the Top education grants.   Santa Rosa County schools are in line to receive up to $850,000 over a four-year period.   More...

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Pensacola Music Study Club plans eventful year

The Pensacola Music Study Club was formed in 1919 and has continuously supported music participation and scholarship by presenting informative programs and making yearly scholarship awards for deserving students. More...

New hours for Development Services


The Santa Rosa County Development Services will begin new office hours at the South Service Center located at 5841 Gulf Breeze Pkwy starting Wednesday, Sept. 1. The new hours will be 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.   More...


PSC Visual Arts Gallery features collection from Kiln Walk Society

As part of the 2010-2011 Lyceum Series, the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts at Pensacola State College presents a collection from the Kiln Walk Society; which opened August 23 and runs through October 8.   More...

Beaches to Woodlands Tour schedule of events released

The 7th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County will once again showcase the area's diversity with more than 40 events and venues featured in late September and throughout the month of October. More...

‘Restrepo’ chronicles one of the most dangerous Afghan outposts

Deep in eastern Afghanistan lies the rugged Korengal Valley – an epicenter of the current conflict and one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.   More...


Dolphins in Kickoff Classic tonight

Team unity, selflessness key characteristics to 2010 varsity squad

The Dolphin varsity football team had just completed its intrasquad scrimmage Friday night when Sammy Hagar began belting out a Van Halen classic over the public address system: “Come on turn, turn this thing around Right now Hey! More...

Milam to play softball for FAU

The saying goes that there’s no place like home. For Alison Milam, she’ll be doing just that as she gave a verbal commitment last week to play softball for Florida Atlantic University. More...

Lady Dolphin volleyball dreaming big in 2010

Five of six starters back from last year’s 24-3 team

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team will open the regular season Tuesday at home against archrival Navarre. They play in Tallahassee Saturday against Leon - the defending 5A state runners up - and Fort Walton in a preseason classic. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 26 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   Local Mitigation Strategy 1:30 p.m., Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton More...


Local accredited compounding pharmacy now accepts insurance

Pensacola Apothecary, the only PCAB Accredited compounding pharmacy in Northwest Florida, has just made access to compounded medications easier for physicians and their patients. They are now billing health insurance for prescription medications. More...



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Late Col. Hoffman giant among men

I did not know Col. George Earl Hoffman Jr., but I wish I had. The stories that have been swapped around the Gulf Breeze News offices since Hoffman’s death on Aug. More...

School funding a ‘political tug of war’

Santa Rosa ranks 67th among Florida’s 67 counties in state monies

Doug Dillon, Assistant Superintendent for Finance in the Santa Rosa County School District, has worked for the district for 36 years. More...

Peden elected to school board

Scott Thomas Peden emerged from a tight contest with Thomas Naile to claim the District 5 seat on the Santa Rosa County School Board being vacated by Chairman Ed Gray III. More...

Bodovetz case might not reach jury trial

Defendant stands ground as prosecutor hints at resolution

Monday was to be Joseph Bodovetz’s day in court, but it appears the state's burglary case against the Gulf Breeze resident might not be the slam dunk some anticipated. More...

Dinner to benefit Baronas

¦ Fed Barona suffered spinal injury in diving accident

Twenty-ten brought a wave of good fortune to Fed Barona’s family. His wife, Heather, was named Teacher of the Year at Gulf Breeze Middle School, and eldest daughter, Kristen, signed a soccer scholarship with Jacksonville University.   More...



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Pensacola Beach school back in session

The school bells signaled the beginning of a new school year for Pensacola Beach Elementary School, and Principal Jeff Castleberry is pleased with the way things are going so far.   More...

SRIA stage purchase hits snag

Before making the final decision to purchase a half million dollar professional stage, SRIA members wanted more details on how it was to be used. More...

Pedestrian killed by hit-andrun driver

A 26-year old man is dead after attempting to cross the street on Pensacola Beach.   The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Ian M. Smith of Pensacola lost his life in the early morning hours Tuesday, Aug. More...


BP convenience store sustains $10,000 in damage

  A Florida Highway Patrolman and emergency responders from Midway Fire District observe damage inflicted to front window and wall of the Nugget Store (BP station) at 2967 Gulf Breeze Parkway after a vehicle slammed into the building on Thursday More...

County zoning board expected to adopt water protection law

Santa Rosa County residents should have more peace of mind concerning the protection of their drinking water after tonight (Thursday, Aug. 26).   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   8/17/2010   Brooks, John Dixon, W/M, 20, 2600 block of Shoni Drive, Navarre, possession of an antishoplifting or inventory device countermeasure, petit theft. More...


‘Future’ Pelicans meet stars of today


St. Ann Catholic Church Discovery School summer campers got a treat when several members of the Pensacola Pelicans baseball team visited with the group at the Gulf Breeze High School softball field on Wednesday, Aug. 16.   More...




David Charles Brown, 50, of Gulf Breeze, died suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at his home.   Brown was born in Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Oct. 13, 1959. More...



Gloria Oetgen Dillon, 88, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2010.   Dillon was born in Savannah, Ga., on Sept. 14, 1921, to the late Walter F. and Pansy V. Bragg Oetgen. More...



Retired U.S. Air Force Col. George Earl Hoffman Jr., 88, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 after a brief illness.   More...

Home & Garden

Greatness is measured in many ways

How does one measure greatness in a man?   Some say by professional accomplishments. Others assert that family is a man's greatest legacy. Many hold that kindness and the willingness to help others defines greatness. More...

AFROTC program exposes cadet to team building and personal growth

For Conner, there were few lazy days of summer

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. – For a Gulf Breeze native, summer vacation meant rising at four a.m. each day to start a rigorous, daily routine that most sophomore and junior college students would cringe at the thought of having to do.   More...

Here come the sun-flowers

Gardeners are rediscovering dual-purpose flowers that not only make the garden beautiful but can also be used to bring the beauty of outdoors inside. One such flower is the sunflower.   More...



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