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Weeks next principal at GBHS

¦ New top administrator no stranger to south end county schools

Jason Weeks, an assistant principal at Milton with 15 years of experience in Santa Rosa County schools, was expected to be named the new principal at Gulf Breeze High School today.  More...

Harris cleared in ethics probe

A former Andrews Institute employee was cleared last week of violation Florida ethics regulations charges. More...

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GB Relay For Life smashes 2011 goal

¦ Wrap-up event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 on Bayview

The Gulf Breeze Relay For Life event, held April 29-20 at Dolphin Stadium, far exceeded its fundraising goals. Oneh undred- twenty survivors participated, and the event raised $111,000 – $19,000 more than the 2011 goal of $92,000.  More...

2-day Optimist fishing tourney set


The Gulf Breeze Optimist Club is hosting its 36th Annual Fishing Rodeo this weekend at Shoreline Park South, May 14-15 from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The tournament is open to everyone with a $20 entry fee. More...

50th anniversary events being planned


The City of Gulf Breeze is planning many events for its 50th anniversary celebration. If you would like to nominate an individual for recognition, please contact Francine Neal at (850) 932-1876 or Leslie at City Hall, (850) 934-5100. More...


Historian to reveal Air Force secrets

Military aerospace historian Michael Schratt will present a lecture titled ‘That’s Classified: Air Force Secrets Revealed’ about mystery aircraft and classified propulsion systems at 2:30 p.m. More...

Art Cars roll into Pensacola

Mobile masterpieces wheel into Art in the Park 2011 as the Pensacola Museum of Art introduces Art Cars to its annual two day juried arts festival May 14-15.  These drivable sculptures are labors of love for the artists who modify and restyle the More...

Military service men and women star in PLT show

Pensacola Little Theatre celebrates Military Appreciation Month with the hard-hitting drama "A Few Good Men," which will be performed May 13-15 and 19-22 by a cast of real service men and women.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. More...


Sweets and song

Rabecca Cowen, Nina Staviski, Grayce Hoskins, Alynna Woodall, and Sabrina Burns invite music fans in for One Sweet Night. More...

And thanks for your support

Megan Hoffman and Bailey Berry pose with a poster thanking all the sponsors of their recent One Sweet Night. More...

GBMS band preparing for next week’s Spring Concert

Gulf Breeze Middle School Band students are gearing up for their annual Spring Concert to be held at the Saenger Theater on May 17 at 6 p.m., according to Band Director Susie Smithey. More...


Concord Prez welcomes Becker


Concord Presbyterian Church of Gulf Breeze will install its new pastor, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Becker, at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Concord Church, 4191 Gulf Breeze Parkway about a mile east of the Tiger Point Walmart. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 12Santa Rosa CountyCommission Regular 9 a.m.,County Administrative Center,Commissioner's Board Room,6495 Caroline Street, MiltonSanta Rosa County SchoolBoard 9 a.m., School BoardBuilding, More...


A year ago, fuel prices were $1 a gallon cheaper


Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area fell 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.87 a gallon Sunday. More...



Full Story

Santa Rosa County’s garbage deal stinks

Whether it is an Invitation to Bid or Request for Proposal, the competitive procurement process is intended to protect the public against collusion, fraud, bias and favoritism.  The First District Court of Appeal explained the public benefit of More...

On the Spot:

How does Pensacola Bay Bridge traffic affect the Gulf Breeze economy?

“If I’m heading this direction over the bridge, I will stop and shop here.” Bill Dempsey Pensacola Beach More...

Breaking News - 5/19/2011 12:03 PM

Harbourtown Business After Hours Tonight

5:30 - 7:00 pm, Visit Gulf Breeze News and adjoining businesses

Harbourtown Business Owners are hosting an open house tonight, Thursday, May 19th , 5:30 - 7:00pm. More...

Fishing tournaments abound!

Mark Wilson of Navarre shows off his first-place 7.7-pound King Mackerel at the 6th Annual Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Tournament, held May 7 at Shoreline Park South. See full coverage on Page 1B. More...

How should we replace Bay Bridge?

Traffic models, studies ‘not the final answer’

|width=250|height=144|link=node|align=left]Gulf Breeze residents and business owners, speak now or forever hold your peace. More...



Island News

Is Pensacola Beach taxable?

The First District Court of Appeal decided that in their opinion, land on Navarre Beach is taxable. But is land on Pensacola Beach? More...

Forgetting to take out garbage can cause a stink

Today is “garbage day” for my neighborhood. Each Tuesday morning that big noisy truck comes down the street and empties everyone’s garbage can. A second truck comes by a little sooner or a little later to pick up the recycling bin. More...

Zero, zip, zilch, nada

¦ No PAHs in local waters

Those monitoring the water quality along our coast are coming up with such insignificant amounts of oil residue, they are considering stopping the effort.  More...



On Sunday, a Chanteclaire Circle resident backed into the brick wall that runs between the road and Gulf Breeze Parkway. No one – only the wall, itself – was injured. Scott Page/Gulf Breeze News  More...

Gulf Breeze Burger King abruptly closes doors

Gulf Breeze residents will now have to drive more than 10 miles into Pensacola to “have it their way.” The Burger King restaurant at the Gulf Breeze Shopping Center abruptly closed on May 5.  Officials from the company apparently did More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending May 6, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 10 emergencies. More...


Wein eighth in pole vault at state meet

Sophomore Droogsma scratches out in discus; Lewis ninth in high jump

The feeling was close to unanimous among the athletes that represented GBHS at last week’s 3A state meet – that they had fun, but all wish they had done better.  More...

GBHS intrasquad game Friday

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team finally got to hit each in other in practice as they donned full pads for the first time Thursday. More...

GBSA, Tiger Point teams compete in Midseason Tournament

Rec softball teams from GBSA and Tiger Point are taking part in the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance’s Midseason Tournament in Navarre.  8-under  Tiger Point Russell 15, GBSA Burkholder 5: Lilly Branton and Morgan Russell bot More...




Joan Elaine Hermann Gunn, 84, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011.  More...


With gas so high, it might be time to dust off buggies

My daughter-in-law sent me a cartoon the other day that featured an Amish buggy with a hand-printed sign reading, “Energy-efficient vehicle, runs on oats and hay. Caution - don’t step in the exhaust.”  More...

Home & Garden

Time to dive into your own pool

Summer is approaching fast, and the weather in Gulf Breeze is warm. Those who are lucky enough to have a pool are no doubt excited about the opportunity to enjoy it.  So too is Mike Esmond of Gulf Breeze Pools & Spas.  More...

Local fishing tournament reels in record numbers

Arecord number of anglers set out in search of a big catch at the 6th Annual Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Tournament. One-hundred and forty fishermen and women competed in two divisions – Inshore and Offshore. More...



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