June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizens reject Navarre Town Center Plan

¦ One hundred people attended town hall meeting, no one defended current plan

Most of the 100 residents who showed up at the Navarre Conference Center Monday night want the 2004 version of the Navarre Town Center Plan which regulates development along Hwy. 98 and Hwy. 87 shelved or permanently thrown in the trash can. More...

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GBHS Drama Camp June 20-July 1

The Gulf Breeze High School Drama Camp will take place at the high school June 20-July 1, from 9 a.m. More...

State BOE names John Winn Interim Education Commissioner

The State Board of Education today unanimously approved John Winn to serve as Interim Education Commissioner as the Board conducts its search for Florida’s next Commissioner of Education.  Winn previously served as Florida’s Commissi More...

Local couple checks Greek Island-hopping off bucket list

Jim and Margaret Cunningham went island hopping in Greece in the Aegean Sea for most of the month of May. More...


Breezer performs at Evenings in Olde Seville Square tonight

Those who attend the June 16 Evenings In Olde Seville will be treated to an extra-special event – a two-CD release party for area native Kitt Lough and her two horn players, New Orleans clarinetist Tim Laughlin and cornetist Connie Jones.  More...

The Hooks Band rocks the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

This past weekend The Hooks Band brought some good family fun to the beach as they preformed at the Quietwater Shell on the Boardwalk for the “Sounds of Summer” concert series.  The Hooks Band is a family band from Gulf Breeze consis More...

Blue Angels continue to practice for air show


Free movies and concert events keep the fun rolling through this week. Evenings in Olde Seville Square hosts Gulf Breeze Resident Kitt Lough tonight, June 16 from 7-9 p.m.   More...


McCarthy to join GBHS boys soccer staff

Broderick to succeed Nowling as Gulf Breeze High tennis coach

The old adage is ‘if you can’t beat them, join them.’ Dave McCarthy is twisting that saying somewhat, joining a team he beat less than four months earlier.  More...

GBSA 8-under All Stars win postseason tournament

The Gulf Breeze 8-under softball All Stars scored 12 runs in the top of the sixth to beat Navarre 24-14 in the championship game of the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance tournament June 7 at Tiger Point Park. More...

Wave 13s, 14s take second at GBHS Summer Classic

The Gulf Breeze Wave 13- under and 14-under teams both took second at the GBHS Summer Classic June 5 at Shoreline Park.  14-under  More...


Gas prices falling, still higher than one year ago


Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.55/g on June 12. More...



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Overall health of Gulf still a mystery

It has become a common conception that no lasting effects of the BP Oil Spill are still present in the Gulf of Mexico.  From a human viewpoint, I don't think there is a great risk.  More...

Scott aims to make Florida best state for biz

This week I led a delegation of Florida business leaders to Canada – our state’s number one economic partner. While there, the delegation met with more than 120 companies that want to invest in Florida.  More...

City parks to get much-needed facelift

¦ FEMA alternative project provides $300,000 for new playground equipment

Gulf Breeze City Council last week took one step closer to replacing the playground equipment in four area parks, funding $4,400 for professional services to be provided by Bay Design Associates Architect’s to expedite the plan.  The $300, More...

City to seek sanctions for Deadman’s Island cases

¦ City council may also ask for disciplinary action against Copes’ attorney

Over the past three years, efforts by the City of Gulf Breeze to protect the local historic landmark, Deadman’s Island, were met by multiple pleadings and motions filed by Highpoint Dr. residents David and Cynthia Cope.  More...



Island News

Beach may get new slogan

How well do you know Pensacola  Beach? Is the attraction the white, sandy beaches, or the fact that only a few footsteps separate the Bay from the Beach? Is it the emerald green water or the squeaky “singing” sand? More...

Oil-free water still a priority

Although  University of West  Florida professor Dr. More...

School’s out, and students make tracks for the beach

When Santa  Rosa schools let out early on  Thursday, June 9, many of the students and their parents took the opportunity to head to Pensacola Beach. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   6/7/2010  Gostomski, David Glenn, W/M, 24, 8400 block of Racing Lane, Navarre, violation of probation.  6/8/2010  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending in June 10, GB Fire & Rescue responded to 27 incidents. They included 19 medical, 1 brush fire, 1 unclassified fire, 2 mutual aids, 1 fire alarm, 1 vessel fire and 2 public assistance.  More...

Residents report rash of break-ins

¦ Man threatens swimmers at condo complex pool

Several residents reported break-ins at their homes but there was very little, if anything missing.  On June 6, a James River Road resident reported that fishing rods and reels valued at $500 were taken from an open garage.  More...


OBES releases fourth nine-weeks Honor Roll

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Joshua McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students:  A Honor Roll   First Grade  More...

PBES fifth grade Honor Roll released

Mr. More...

GBES: Final Honor Roll of school year released

Krossman – Theresa Almind, Destin Engel, McKayla Guest, Zachary Meaux, Brennan Nickelsen, Lilli Walker, Terrence Wood  Proctor – Chloe Bourgeois, Henry Ferrin- Wynn, Jake Heseman, Nick Jensen, Emma Quigley, Tripp Richardson, Kamren S More...




Dorothy (Dori) Sawyer Brown, 43, of Nashville, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 after a determined fouryear battle with leukemia.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Monday, June 20 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Gulf Breeze City Council 6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Cit More...

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Summer sun safety tips for seniors

Here comes the sun and we all need to prepare for it. Skin cancer has become an epidemic in our country. Sun safety should be an important part of our lives regardless of color, gender or age.  More...

Gulf Breeze’s gnarly grandpa

¦ 79-year-old Gulf Breeze man learns to surf at Innerlight camp

Last Friday morning, several dozen campers gathered under a tent on Pensacola Beach and listened to Innerlight owner J.B. More...