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City firearms ordinances soon to be amended

¦ Law scheduled to take effect Oct. 1 preempts local goverments from ‘impingement’

The City of Gulf Breeze will amend its code of ordinances to avoid conflict with a controversial new law taking effect Oct. 1 that will prohibit local governments from regulating or impinging upon the use of firearms.  More...

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50th Anniversary Magazine has space for YOU

As Gulf Breeze prepares for its 50th anniversary, Gulf Breeze News readers are preparing for their place in the 50th Anniversary Magazine, commemorating the unique slice of peninsula they call home.  More...

Height variance granted for GB Rec Center

Final plans for the Recreation Center expansion and renovation required a height variance from the Gulf Breeze City Council.  More...

Why didn’t leaders incorporate earlier?

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze history

According to Jimmy Lay, there was no need for incorporation prior to 1950 because the population was too small. But the Gulf Breeze area started to change when the Casa Blanca Co. filed its first subdivision plat on Dec. 12, 1950. More...


Red Snapper quota could be met by midnight July 17

There is absolutely no time to waste if you want to get out and catch a tasty Red Snapper.  The National Marine Fisheries Service has determined that with the increase in the number of recreational fishermen and the increased size of the Red Sna More...

Construction continues on Blue Wahoos stadium

If you drive down Main Street in Downtown Pensacola, you’ll notice some new beams rising up from the dirt.  They represent the framework for the new baseball stadium and amphitheatre at Maritime Park that will be home to the Pensacola Blue More...

JSOP event features local blues group

The monthly Jazz Society of Pensacola Blue Monday event will take place on July 11 at the Five Sisters Blues Café in Pensacola, starting at 6 p.m. This month's event will feature Trad Degree, saxophonist Joe Occhipinti's Blues Group.  More...


Hardee’s ‘welcome wagon’

Gulf Breeze High School Guidance Secretary Beth Hardee is one of the first people newcomers to the school meet and one of the last staff members students interact with before graduation. More...

Guidance secretary aids transition

New residents enrolling their children in school at Gulf Breeze High can rest assured they will be greeted by a veteran administrator with a warm smile.  More...


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Grief support available at GB Methodist

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church has two upcoming support group meetings to help those in the community who are suffering from the loss of loved ones.  More...


Pump prices continue slow retreat


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43 a gallon Sunday. More...



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Get to know YOUR Florida Supreme Court

With the Fourth of July having passed and all the attention the holiday focused on our freedom and American way of life, I thought it would be appropriate to remind Gulf Breeze News readers just who their state Supreme Court justices are.  More...

On the Spot:

What do you like most about the Blue Angels Air Show?

“It gives me a sense of hometown pride. I’m proud that the Blue Angels live and train right here in our community.” Sherri Bell Gulf Breeze More...

SRSD settles religious lawsuit

¦ Action ends legal battle that would have gone to trial Monday

The Santa Rosa County School board voted Tuesday to accept a settlement that strengthens and clarifies a court-approved 2009 Consent Decree agreement that ended school-sponsored religious activities by the District and its employees.  More...

Bankrupt Garcon Bridge stays open

¦ Authority (what’s left of it) defaults on July bond payment

The Garcon Point Bridge officially went bankrupt Friday, July 1.  The payments due to the bond holders for the bridge could not be paid. More...

‘GBN’ reels in honors at statewide contest

¦ Community service, sports, photos heralded

Gulf Breeze News earned 11 awards for journalistic excellence in the 2010 Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper Contest last week in St. Petersburg.   More...

GB, south-end schools excel

Gulf Breeze schools continue to lead the way in Santa Rosa County and the state on school accountability reports released last week by the Department of Education.  More...



Island News

Dennis provided sucker punch


On July 1 of 2005, things were beginning to look up after the devastation of Hurricane Ivan the previous September. Then, along came Hurricane Dennis.  More...

How did you spend the day after?

Tuesday felt kind of weird to me. It was July 5. There were no special celebrations. The leftovers from Monday’s cookout were put neatly in the refrigerator. The fireworks had all been shot. The grill cooled down. More...

Pensacola Beach is big winner with Florida Lottery drawing

Lady luck was smiling on Pensacola Beach this weekend as the Florida Lottery brought chances for fabulous cash and prizes to Pensacola Beach.  More...


City looks to bury U.S. 98 power lines

¦ Businesses could foot bill for work that would be expensive

The Gulf Breeze City Council voted Tuesday to further study the placement of electric and cable wiring underground along the core business area of Highway 98 in the city.  According to City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy, several steps are More...

City recognizes Spearing

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue Lt. Frances Spearing (right) receives a commendation June 29 from Mayor Beverly Zimmern and the City of Gulf Breeze for Spearing’s six years of service. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   6/28/2010  Barrineau, Samantha Elizabeth, W/F, 32, 1600 block of Kalakaua Court, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation.  6/29/2010  More...


Navarre girl to get royal treatment at MLB All-Star Game

¦ Kallie Anderson to compete in National Pitch, Hit and Run competition; will get to shag balls during Home Run Derby

Players gifted with athletic ability may try for years and years to make it to the ‘big time,’ but Kallie Anderson is making it there at the age of 10.  More...

Gulf Breeze 8s take second at North Florida State Tournament

The Gulf Breeze 8-under All Stars lost to Lynn Haven 12-6 in the championship game of the Dizzy Dean North Florida State Tournament June 28 at Exchange Park.  Gulf Breeze needed to beat Lynn Haven twice to win the title. More...

Getting into the swing of things

More than 100 area youth converged on the tennis courts at Shoreline Park last month for the 34th annual Pensacola Sports Association’s Racquet Roundup. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 7Gulf Breeze ChamberBusiness DevelopmentCommittee 4-5 p.m., ChamberConference Room, 409 GulfBreeze ParkwaySRC North End TouristDevelopment Committee 8:3 More...

Home & Garden

Here come the Blues!

It’s the second week of July, and you know what that means: It’s time for the Blues to fly!  More...

Black sooty mold a sign of insect infestation

At certain times of the year, particularly during the summer months, you might notice a plant or two in your landscape where the leaves are covered with a dark black coating. More...