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State drops charges against ex-Speaker

Corruption charges against former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom were dropped last Friday in Tallahassee after the judge in his trial rejected a key witness.  More...

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Community

Anticipation builds as ‘Relay’ nears

The Gulf Breeze Relay For Life is only 30 days away!  Teams of volunteers have been gearing up for what promises to be another exciting American Cancer Society event on April 29-30 in Dolphin Stadium. More...

Supercuts’ Cooper benefit is April 2

BRIEFS

The Supercuts hair salon in Gulf Breeze will host a fundraiser on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Meets former Sec. Rumsfeld

Gulf Breeze News sports editor and history buff Jason Thompson stands alongside former two-time U.S. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies   3/22/2010  Giese, Luke Steven, W/M, 18, 2800 block of Dunsmuir Drive, Navarre, burglary and larceny.  3/24/2010  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   More...

Police report quiet week in crime

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

The Gulf Breeze Police Department reported a relatively quiet week in crime, but did receive one unusual call.  On March 24 around 1 p.m., GBPD received a call from a Coastal Bank and Trust employee, who stated a customer found a bag containing More...

Sports

Wildcats stun Dolphins in extra innings, 5-4

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team had a chance Friday to clinch the top seed in the upcoming district tournament, but that was put on hold as Washington upset the Dolphins 5-4 in eight innings.   More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, March 31 Baseball vs. Escambia (JV 4:30 p.m., Var. 7) Softball vs. Navarre (JV 5 p.m., Var.  More...

Dolphins weighlifters compete at sectional meet

The lifting is over – now the waiting begins. Eight members of the GBHS weighlifting team competed at the sectional meet Monday in Panama City Beach. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 31United PeninsulaAssociation 5:30 p.m., TigerPoint Country Club, Gulf BreezeMonday, April 4Gulf Breeze City Council6:30 p.m., Council Chamber,City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive,Gulf BreezeWednesday, April 6 More...

Business

After much-needed reprieve, pump prices rebound slightly higher

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49 gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Me-oh, My-oh, Gulf Breeze loves gumbo!

Rotary Chicks, Bayside Manor take top honors

Hundreds of patrons helped the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club raise thousands of dollars for college scholarships Saturday during the annual Gumbo Cookoff at sun-baked Shoreline Park.  Zydeco music blared over the loudspeakers and the aroma of Cajun ro More...

Save water and money by evaluating your sprinkler system

In Northwest Florida, rain has been scarce since March 9th. This lack of rainfall accompanied by strong spring winds and warmer temperatures mean lawns are experiencing some drying. More...

Digging soon? Make a call to 811

(ARA) – It's that time of year again. All across the country, homeowners can finally put away the snow shovel, put on a pair of shorts and venture out into their yards with a digging shovel for an adventure in home improvement.  More...

County not ready to repeal noise ordinance

The noise ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms in south Santa Rosa County will not be repealed in the immediate future.  More...

Industry brings wealth to SRC

¦ Tour shows how businesses, jobs are on rise in our area

The wealth-builders of any economy come from industry. That’s what Cindy Anderson, Executive Director of TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council, told the 60-plus participants in last week’s Santa Rosa Industrial Park tour.  More...

Breezer unhurt in Japanese earthquake

¦ Farley took refuge 230 miles away from devastated area

In the world of make-believe, Peter Pan has magical powers that enable the young boy to fly and defy aging.  But Guerin Farley of Gulf Breeze – who personifies Peter Pan at Disneyland in Tokyo – had no magical power to prevent the un More...

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Island News

New dune walkover may cost $80,000+

Imagine a walkway that leads to the Gulf of Mexico that ends abruptly behind the dune line, forcing the walker to either trespass on private property at the two neighboring hotels, or illegally traverse the dunes to reach the other side. More...

Trolleys will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily under new plan

Trolley ridership is expected to increase this year on Pensacola Beach.  More...

CFO visits Northwest Florida

Cliff Long, director of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, meets with Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater about how the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is continuing to affect real estat More...

Entertainment

JazzFest is here!

Free event is this weekend in downtown Pensacola

The 2011 Pensacola JazzFest will be held from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., April 2-3 in Seville Square, a beautiful park located in the center of historic downtown Pensacola.  More...

Drama troupe brings home hardware

Will Patrick and Claney Outzen show the awards they won for being Outstanding Drama Students. The two performed in ”The Drowsy Chaperone” which won second place out of the southeast in the South Eastern Theatre Competition. More...

New IMAX film ‘Born to be Wild’ opens April 8 at aviation museum

Join IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures on a miraculous journey of second chances when “Born to be Wild” opens on Friday, April 8 at the National Naval Aviation Museum.  More...

School

Technical Honor Society inducts 18

EDUCATION

In a technologically advanced society, business professionals are expected to stay up-to-date with ever-changing technology. More...

Teacher Appreciation Day

Mike Droogsma of Varsity Barbecue and Catering Company prepares heapin’ helpings of pulled pork and chicken as part of the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club’s Teacher Appreciation Day lunch on Mo More...

Faith

United Methodist Women invite community to sale

It’s time to do some spring cleaning for missions.  The United Methodist Women from the Fairpoint, Soundside and Worship at the Water campuses are preparing for a huge garage sale on Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. More...

Obituaries

TRENTON ADAMS III

1961-2011

Trenton “Trent” Earle Adams, 49, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 in Mobile, Ala.  Adams was born in Birmingham, Ala., on June 17, 1961. He was raised in Warner Robins, Ga., and graduated from Warner Robins High in 1979. More...

CLAUDE DUNLAP JR.

1944-2011

Chief Claude B. Dunlap Jr., 66, of Bagdad Volunteer Fire Department, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011. A volunteer fire fighter since 1972, he held the position of fire chief since 1995.  More...

IRENE TORREZ

1925-2011

Irene Torrez, 85, of Gulf Breeze and long-time resident of Pensacola, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2011.  Torrez was born Aug. 8, 1925 to Joseph Kirby and Julia Sutkaitis in Lawrence, Mass. More...

Opinion

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Don’t stop being ‘squeaky wheel’ in claims fight

An important anniversary is coming up, and it isn’t one we want to celebrate.  April 20 marks the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the one that eventually dumped millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexi More...

Student Success Act will improve education

WEEKLY ADDRESS TO FLORIDIANS

Last week, we learned Florida’s unemployment rate in February moved in the right direction. However, 11.5 percent is still unacceptable. This is more evidence we must make Florida No. 1 for private-sector job creation.  More...