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Dixon’s Smith is county’s Teacher of Year

Annette Smith of Dixon Intermediate School in Pace is Santa Rosa County’s Teacher of the Year.  More...

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Community

‘Hope 4 Pope’ fundraiser brings in $10,000 for cause

Anna Pope couldn’t be in Gulf Breeze for Saturday’s “Hope 4 Pope” fundraiser, which raised $10,000 to help the local resident offset some of her expenses as she recovers from a closed brain injury suffered during an October au More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

What were some early uses of the Live Oak reservation on U.S. 98?

In the early 1920s, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America established camps in the Live Oak reservation. The Boy Scout camp – Camp Big Heart – was located near Santa Rosa Sound. More...

Debate team plans Feb. 12 rummage sale

The Gulf Breeze High School debate team will hold a Rummage Sale on Saturday, Feb. 12 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the front high school parking lot. The squad is raising money to fund its travel to the state tournament and other competitions.  More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   1/25/2010  Broxson, Cody Lee, W/M, 28, 7200 block of Bonnie Lane, Navarre, failure to appear.  Drinkwater Jr., Frederick Pete, W/M, 53, 200 block of Firethorn Road, Gulf Breeze, burglary and larceny.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 15 emergencies during the week ending Jan. 28. More...

Navarre men jailed for burglary

Information from Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department

Two Navarre men were arrested Tuesday, Jan. 25 and charged with multiple counts of burglary, weapons possession and dealing in stolen property after an alleged break-in of a residence on Vineyard Street.  More...

Obituaries

OPAL JUANITA CADY

1926-2011

Opal Juanita Cady, 84, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.  More...

GEORGE BOHN

1939-2011

George William Bohn, 71, of Flowery Branch, Ga., and formerly of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.   Bohn was born April 4, 1939, in Carson N.D., to Walter and Julia Hanson Bohn. More...

SCOTT BRODIE

1917-2011

Scott Brodie, 93, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.  More...

Business

Slight relief found at pump

Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area fell 7.5 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.03 a gallon Sunday. More...

Health

Flu-like symptoms escalating

Sacred Heart Hospital continues to see a large increase in the number of flu cases and other upper respiratory illnesses. The Emergency Department has seen record numbers of patients in the past week – more than 300 people per day. More...

Home & Garden

Southern Breeze

One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating

Southern Breeze will make you feel fine . . . More...

Students spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s 1 letter at time

EDUCATION

The Sandy Sansing 35th annual Spelling Bee was held last week in the Ashmore Fine Arts Center at Pensacola State College. Sponsored by the popular local automotive dealer and philanthropist, high school students gathered to compete for top honors. More...

2011 is prime time for living

2011. Other than being the current calendar year, it is the 305th prime number. That means that it is a number only divisible by itself and one. More...

City ponders gateway area development

¦ Ordinance guidelines would put ‘good face’ forward

For years, Gulf Breeze City Council and staff have been working to fine-tune design and land-use standards in the business core along U.S. Highway 98 and in the gateway districts, or entrances, to the city.  More...

Apathy might be 1st obstacle to quality

¦ Forum regarding community life fails to draw many people

A large, white easel paper pad sat conspicuously in front of the dais in the City Council Chamber at the Jan. 27 Gulf Breeze community forum. The pad read: “What could improve the quality of life in the community?”  More...

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Entertainment

Harlem Globetrotters bring razzle-dazzle to Pensacola

Hot on the heels of the most successful year in franchise history, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters basketball team is celebrating its 85th consecutive season with its dazzling 2011 “4 Times the Fun” World Tour.  More...

Christ Church hosts 54th Antique Show February 4-6

Christ Church, Pensacola will hold its 54th Antique Show on Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 6.  Twenty two vendors from as far away as Illinois and Kentucky and across the Southeast are expected to show wonderful antiques including s More...

Mardi Gras revelry begins this week

The official Mardi Gras celebration is scheduled for the first week in March, but the February calendar is overflowing with balls and other events. Les Petits Enfants Mall Ball Cordova Mall: Feb. 5, 8 p.m.  More...

Sports

Another soccer shocker

Dolphins to miss playoffs for only second time in 19 years

The West Florida boys soccer team scored a pair of goals in the final 12 minutes to upset the Dolphins 4-2 in a District 1-4A semifinal match Jan. 26 at Choctaw High School.  More...

Lady Dolphins bounce back, win 3-1 at Wakulla

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team rallied from a goal down to beat Wakulla 3-1 in a Region 1-4A Quarterfinal matchup Thursday in Crawfordville.  “I honestly think we had them on their heels a little bit because who we are,” co More...

Sports Briefs

Double Bridge Run Saturday, Feb. 5   The 14th Annual Pensacola Double Bridge Run presented by Publix is scheduled for February 5. Now in its 14th year, the race is expecting over 3,000 runners to participate. More...

Seniors

Column ideas harder to peg, but thrill of writing continues

Editor’s note: Today (Feb. 3) is Bette Boyle’s 95th birthday. Happy birthday, Bette!  ¦  Over the many years I have been writing for newspapers, I have been fortunate enough to receive a few appreciative letters. More...

Baptist Health Care

provides quality, convenient care in Gulf Breeze, Navarre

As the area’s only community-owned health care system, Baptist Health Care is serious about putting the needs of our communities first – including Gulf Breeze and Navarre. More...

Bay Breeze Assisted Living may be right choice for you

While passing through the stages of life, there comes a time when we still value and want our independence, but need the security and comfort of having somebody nearby to assist and encourage us.  More...

Opinion

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Ian Lockwood’s spirit will live forever

Issues that deserve our attention and reflection:  More...

Facts, faith & forgiveness transcend all

With reference to Pam Brannon’s Jan. 27 article ‘Communion controversy casts cloud on local church,’ I would like to address three areas: facts, faith, and forgiveness.  More...