May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials look for missing Breezer

¦ 23-year-old’s car found at Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Authorities with the Grand Canyon National Park are searching for a missing Gulf Breeze man, Adam Clayton Lyle Jones, 23, who was last seen by his family on March 31, 2011. More...

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JROTC shakes bonds of misconceptions

¦ Rising freshmen can find a niche in GBHS’ Junior ROTC program

Middle school parents recently met with representatives from Gulf Breeze High School about all the opportunities their children have as they enter high school, and many were especially wowed to hear about the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Trainin More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

Let’s explore the Duncan family’s lineage to the present day

Nelson Duncan married Cloie Belle Finley and had six children. The children and their spouses were Dallas Duncan (Beatrice Munday); Lizzie Duncan (Judge Will L. Johnson); Eliza Duncan (Captain William V. McDonald); Cloie Belle Duncan (George A. More...

Monsignor Hunt hosts brother’s anniversary gig

Monsignor Luke Hunt, Pastor of St. Ann Catholic Parish in Gulf Breeze, hosted a 40th wedding anniversary party for his brother and sister-inlaw, Peter and Maureen Hunt, on Friday, May 6, at Our Lady Of The Assumption Church on Pensacola Beach.  More...


Help raise money for Yancy Spencer memorial

Innerlight Surf and Skate Shop is hosting a memorial fundraiser on May 27 from 5-10 p.m. More...

Local events show Military Appreciation

May is Military Appreciation month, and the communities and organizations along the Gulf coast are honoring the sacrifices and celebrating the achievements of our nation’s service men and women with events all month.  Here are a few this w More...

Explore the ‘World Below our Watery Backyard’ next Tuesday

UWF Historical Archaeology grad student Eric Swanson has investigated projects that date from 1559 to the last 20 years. More...


GBHS’ King happily parts with beloved ties

¦ Honor Society namesake raises funds for future scholarship

Gulf Breeze High School’s Claiborne King, who teaches Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition and Advanced Vocabulary, is retiring this year and is sure to leave a mark.  More...

Clinic introduces fishing, outdoors to young teens

¦ Gulf Breeze Middle follows Woodlawn’s lead with grant-supported event

Gulf Breeze Middle School seventh graders participated in a twoday fishing clinic on May 16-17. More...

2011 Gulf Breeze High School Arts Festival Student Art Show winners

Best In ShowJohn MayesDrawing Black & White1. Ansley Lindstrom; 2.Grace Stewart; 3. BlakeRandall; HM. Hayden Davis,Shannon Kehoe, CatherineScully, Elizabeth Scully.Drawing Color1. Mary Grice; 2. GraceO’Connell; 3. More...


National Cancer Survivors Day is Sunday


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were nearly 11.7 million cancer survivors in the U.S. in 2007. These numbers provide hope for the many individuals who are diagnosed each year.  More...



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Want to trade places with school peeps?

Leadership at the Santa Rosa County School District is under extreme pressure these days dealing with a multitude of issues – appointing new principals, changing school schedules to six periods, determining how to deliver the best education des More...

Move over Texas, here Florida comes!

This month, Florida’s business environment was ranked third in the nation by ‘Chief Executive’ magazine. That is three places higher than the sixth-place ranking we received last year.  More...

Schools switch to 6 periods for 2011-12

¦ Teachers union OKs move necessitated by loss of $11 million in state funding

Santa Rosa County School District’s middle and high schools will go to a controversial six-period class day with teachers teaching all six periods beginning in August.  Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Bill Emerson said the decision More...

City, Midway Water dispute accidental tap

¦ Entities negotiate bill for 5 million gallons of water attained after mix-up

After it was discovered early in April that city workers had accidentally tapped into a Midway Water line to serve a customer, Beach Express Car Wash, negotiations began over the value of the accidentally accessed water.  Though the billable ret More...

GB driver’s license office closing down

The way you get a driver’s license is changing, and so is the place.  Starting in mid July, the Santa Rosa County Tax Collector’s office in the South Santa Rosa County Service Center will begin performing driver’s license renew More...



Island News


for a good cause

On Tuesday, May 17 a group of Pensacola-area  Armed Services Veterans honored 36 local active duty members from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard by sending them out in the Gulf of Mexico for a day of deep-sea fishing aboar More...

Laguna’s opens with panache

Tray-bearing servers offered delicious tidbits to passersby on the Portofino Boardwalk Wednesday as a way of introducing the fare at Laguna’s Restaurant & Bar. More...

This weekend, remember our fallen veterans

“They didn’t die to give us a day off from work or to boost the economy with tourism dollars. They died serving their country.”

The kids will be out of school on Monday. Barbecue grills will be working overtime this weekend. Sea Turtles and shorebirds won’t be the only wild life at the beach this weekend, either. It is Memorial Day Weekend.  More...


Bridge accidents nearly double in 2011

The Gulf Breeze Police Department is dealing with a 90-percent increase in traffic accidents and an increase in speeding on the Pensacola Bay Bridge.  Lt. More...

GB Police recover car stolen in Daytona

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

On May 22, Gulf Breeze Police officers recovered a stolen vehicle in the Bay Beach Inn parking lot. The vehicle, which was reported stolen in Daytona Beach, was towed to the GBPD impound where the owner will pick it up. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   5/18/2010  Albin, Christopher Glenn, W/M, 39, 2700 block of Country Breeze Boulevard, Navarre, drug possession and trafficking methamphetamine.  More...


Dolphins shine in spring game

Score game’s first 14 in first spring win in five years; younger players give up only one offensive touchdown in second half

While the final score may have read Catholic 24, Gulf Breeze 14, Dolphin fans left Dolphin Stadium Thursday feeling nothing but pride and excitement for what’s to come in 2011.  The varsity squad beat Catholic 14-8, holding the Crusaders o More...

Wahoo!! Pensacola names future Double-A baseball team the Blue Wahoos

Pensacola Professional Baseball today announced the team's name–Blue Wahoos! More...

Gulf Breeze UMC Run for the World Saturday

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church’s Run for the World 5K is Saturday, May 28 at 8 a.m. The registration fee includes a T-shirt and pancake breakfast as well as a chance to win a weekend stay in New Orleans. Registration fee is $25. More...



“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these [are] the beginnings of sorrows.” – Mark 13:8 More...


Prices dip significantly prior to Memorial Day


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.76 a gallon on Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Harbourtown courtyard fills for social-networking event

For the third year, the Harbourtown Property Owners Association welcomed the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce members and the public to its annual Business After Hours.  More...

Pearls should be found in sea, not ground

Most of Northwest Florida is currently in a severe drought. Many people compensate for the lack of rainfall by increasing the irrigation to their lawns. More...



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