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County trash collection meeting tonight at Community Life Center near Tiger Point


A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. More...

Hizer addresses GB Rotary, Chamber


The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce February Breakfast, sponsored by Breezy Boat City and Wellspring Advertising, was held Thursday morning at Andrews Institute.  More...

Laenger wins middle school Geography Bee

Jessica Laenger, a straight-A seventh grader with lots of worldly knowledge, recently won the Gulf Breeze Middle School Geography Bee and soon will learn whether she will qualify for the state competition in Jacksonville.  Laenger emerged from a More...


Capture state parks’ beauty in annual photo contest

Have you ever experienced the natural beauty of the “real Florida?” The Florida State Parks in Northwest Florida boast some of Florida’s most sublime scenery.  More...

February Mardi Gras fun continues

The official Mardi Gras celebration is scheduled for the first week in March, but the February calendar is overflowing with balls and other events.  Mystic Mafia’s Gangster Night Out, Feb. 12, 8 p.m.   More...

‘Kid,’ ‘Woman’ to rock civic center next week


Two exciting musical performances at the Pensacola Civic Center headline the next week’s entertainment lineup.  On Monday, Feb. 14, Kid Rock brings his musical talents to the civic center at 7 p.m. More...


Lady Dolphin soccer season ends

GBHS avenges district final loss to PHS, loses in regional final to Ponte Vedra

As a thick fog rolled into Ponte Vedra Friday night, it brought with it the end of the Lady Dolphin soccer team’s season, as the Sharks shut out GBHS 4- 0 in the Region 1-4A final. More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 10 Baseball at Pace Preseason Tournament Softball at Escambia (JV 5 p.m., Var. 7) Friday, Feb.  More...

Dolphin football players sign with Division I schools

Three local residents inked pacts last week to play college football in the fall. More...


Pump prices 47 cents higher than at same time a year ago


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09 a gallon on Sunday. More...

Gen-Xers must consider needs of three generations

If you’re a member of Generation X – the age group born between 1963 and 1981 – you might well be in the busiest time of your life. More...

Chamber awards gala is next Saturday

2010 Chamber gala fun

Join the community of Gulf Breeze as it celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce members and volunteers from 2010 on Saturday, Feb. 19 at New World Landing in Pensacola.  More...



Full Story

It’s time to get to work on 2011 budget

Monday, I unveiled Florida’s first “jobs budget” – a budget that is designed to reduce state spending, lower taxes and hold your government accountable.  More...

On the Spot:

What should the state legislature’s top priority be this year?

“Making health care more affordable.” Katie Hall Gulf Breeze More...

More than 1,000 turn out to celebrate Ian Lockwood

¦ Celebrities, family, friends honor late NHS student

Ian Lockwood’s memorial service at Navarre High School stadium last Friday was a celebration of his life. Several speakers assured the crowd that ‘Ian would not want us to cry. More...

WBMS’ Koger thrives in family atmosphere

¦ Sixth-grade math teacher took opportunity and made best of it

First in a series  Woodlawn Beach Middle School teachers chose fellow teacher Brandon Koger as Teacher of the Year for their school this year.  More...



Island News

Residents at their limit

Residents, business owners say ticketing is excessive

Why are so many Escambia County deputies parked on Pensacola Beach in the off season, trying to catch speeders? That’s what some Pensacola Beach residents and business owners would like to know.  More...

Triathlon prevails

SRIA denies DeLuna Fest date request

Santa Rosa Island Authority’s administrative committee denied the request by DeLuna Fest organizers to move their event to Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, two weeks earlier than their event in 2010.  More...

We all advertise something

Doritos claimed that they can clean fish tanks or even raise the dead. Eminem blessed the urban plight of Detroit as he drove a Chrysler through the motor city. More...


Oh, baby! Demolition might bring donut shop

Gulf Breeze City Council Monday unanimously approved the expenditure of up to $20,000 from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to offset developer Mitchell Rice’s demolition and removal costs to level the Benson Building in the heart of Gu More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   2/1/2010  McCants, Brandon Keith, B/M, 22, 2800 block of Sherwood Drive, Navarre, violation of probation.  Midling, Matthew Eugene, W/M, 46, 1900 block of Presidio Street, Navarre, violation of probation.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Feb. 4, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 13 emergencies. More...


OBE students hitting the books

Second-graders at Oriole Beach Elementary School are following the Accelerated Reader (AR) program "by the book", and after reaching the program’s established goals, the awards are now "in the books."  More...

Gulf Breeze Middle unveils second nine week Honor Roll

Mr. Richard Cobb, principal of Gulf Breeze Middle School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the second nineweeks grading period of the 2010-11 school year.   A Honor Roll  Sixth Grade  More...

GBHS announces second nine weeks Honor Roll

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the second nine-weeks grading period of the 2010-11 school year.  More...




Charles Daniel Merritt, 89, a resident of Gulf Breeze for 66 years, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 6 in Tennessee.  More...



Norma Jeanne DePew Scott, 80, formerly of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, in Yorba Linda, Calif.  Scott was born Jan. 3, 1931 in Missouri. She married Carl Y. Scott on April 9, 1950, and they raised four children. More...


Gulf Breeze’s Taylor celebrates 100th year

Gulf Breeze resident Mary Marguerette Spires Taylor turned 100 years young Feb. 6, surrounded by 57 members of her family and other close friends.  More...

Rose Lawn ensures respectful final care for family, friends

Do you have your plans made?

Funeral arrangements may not be on the top of your mind today, but it’s nice to know that in your time of need, you can count on Rose Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery.  More...

Home & Garden

Spinach and Rice combine in a tantalizing salad

Looking for a new side dish? Try the combination of Spinach and rice salad. Blended with red and yellow pepper and mixed with a tangy dressing that includes Balsamic vinegar and dry yellow mustard, this dish will be the star of the show.   More...

For greater variety, grow your own transplants

Most gardeners know there is a greater selection of vegetables available in seed catalogs than can be found locally. More...

How to make your deck an outdoor living room

(ARA) – Nothing beats relaxing in the shade or entertaining a group of guests on your own private deck. More...