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Parking lot drug bust alarms passers-by

¦ Some people thought local bank had possibly been robbed

A Navarre resident faces multiple felony drug and weapons charges after the car in which he was a passenger was stopped by a Santa Rosa deputy Monday afternoon on U.S. More...

Community

Zaleski can get you fit with ‘Zumba’

Who says getting in shape can’t be fun? Certified Fitness Instructor Janette Zaleski, owner of Janette’s Rhythm and Fitness, uses dance routines to help her clients shed those unwanted pounds, get in shape for summer and enjoy doing it! More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

What brought the Hoffmans to Gulf Breeze?

Most of the male Hoffmans and the spouses of female Hoffmans worked for the railroad. George Hoffman (born May 8, 1870 in Mississippi) and Margaret Anastasia Giblin (born July 6, 1869), were married on Sept. 3, 1890 in Mobile, Ala., at St. More...

Biggs, O’Leary set date

Denise and William F. Biggs Sr. of Gulf Breeze are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Chelsie Marie Biggs, to Matthew James O’Leary of Gulf Breeze. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct. More...

Entertainment

Laguna’s offers southern comfort food with a flair

Want a uniquely tasty meal in a fun, waterfront setting? You have got to head out to Laguna’s on the Portofino Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. More...

Florida Trail Association has great August schedule

FUN BRIEFS

The Florida Trail Association is here to help you get out and enjoy the natural resources of Northwest Florida through several great programs this month. All activities are free except otherwise noted. More...

August brings Bushwackers and ‘P-Funk’

BEST BETS

August brings lots of fun!Thursday, July 28Evenings inOlde Seville Square7-9 p.m., Seville Square Park,Downtown Pensacola850-438-6505Friday, July 29Sounds of Summer More...

Sports

Dolphins win South Alabama 7-on-7 camp

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team capped off its summer preparations for the 2011 football season by winning the University of South Alabama 7-on-7 Camp Friday in Mobile, beating Robertsdale 38-14 in the championship game. More...

Hicks repeats as Divot Derby champ

Recent Gulf Breeze High graduate Sarah Hicks edged Fort Walton Beach senior Rachel Struzinski by two shots to win her second-consecutive Divot Derby title last week. More...

Up to the challenge

ABOVE: Ken Jones prepares to squat 550 pounds Friday during the Jones Challenge. The challenge, put forth by Jones, gets competitors to squat 10 times their weight and bike their age in miles. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 28Santa Rosa CountyCommission Regular 9 a.m.,County Administrative Center,Commissioner's Board Room,6495 Caroline Street, MiltonSanta Rosa CountyCommission Special More...

Seniors

Quality Care

Bay Breeze Nursing & Retirement Center may be the right choice for you

For all of us, whether its part of the natural aging process, or for rehabilitation following surgery, there comes a time when special care is required. More...

Planning ahead protects family and friends, saves money

Funeral arrangements may not be on the top of your mind today, but it’s nice to know that in your time of need, you can count on Rose Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery. More...

You can maintain a youthful look, and do it naturally

(ARA) – Age means different things to different people. What some might think of as "old", others may view as "young." To present a youthful image to the world, making adjustments to your appearance is key. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

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Corporate media influence affects Democracy

Government by democracy is under threat in America. The commercial media, interest groups, and constant campaigning with its fundraising have skewed our political focus and agenda. More...

Santa Rosa Democrats continue to register new voters for 2012

Despite new laws that are already hindering Florida voter registration efforts, Santa Rosa Democrats will stand their ground and continue to sign new voters in the coming election season. More...

Long gets her day in court

GB woman prosecuted as accomplice in Billings murders

The fate of Pamela Long of Gulf Breeze was placed into the hands of a six-person jury Tuesday after testimony and closing arguments concluded in her trial connected with the 2009 Billings murders in Escambia County. More...

Baldwin inks pact with NFL’s Seahawks

¦ After going undrafted, ex-GBHS star signs free-agent contract

Doug Baldwin became the third Gulf Breeze Dolphin football player in history to become a professional football player when he signed a free-agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks Monday night, the day the 135- day lockout between the NFL owners and pla More...

GB water is not flouridated

Parents beware: If you and your pediatrician assume that Gulf Breeze water is fluoridated, you need to know it is not. More...

Island News

Land tax + improvement tax + leases?

Land tax ruling is being appealed to the Florida Supreme Court

It’s not over till it’s over, and the Accardo group from Navarre Beach, led by Attorney Danny Kepner of Shell, Fleming Davis & Menge is keeping the fight alive by asking the Florida Supreme Court to hear their case. More...

Take the time to learn to speak another language

The official language in Zimbabwe is Shona and I can’t understand a word of it. The folks in South Africa spoke Afrikaans and I couldn’t make any sense of them either. More...

Fla. CFO collecting data about GCCF claims

TALLAHASSEE—Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is asking the state’s business community and BP Oil Spill claimants for their suggestions and any concerns regarding the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and Fund Administr More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 7/19/2010 Clemons, Jeremiah Jason, W/M, 35, 4900 block of Mason Calle Road, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. 7/22/2010 More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue For the week ending July 22, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 16 emergencies. More...

Woman claims sexual battery

Police Report

A Gulf Breeze woman reported that she was the victim of a sexual battery more than a week prior. More...

School

Lessons in citizenship start early

Groth understands students’ anxieties

Gulf Breeze Elementary School students traditionally rank among Florida’s brightest in the ‘three Rs’ – reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic. More...

2011-12 SANTA ROSA CO. SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Space Camp graduate

John Learned is shown with his diploma after his recent graduation from Space Camp. He is the son of Marcy Vlachos and Bill Learned. More...

Obituaries

NORMA GSCHWIND

1948-2011

Norma Jean Windham Gschwind, 62, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Born Dec. 8, 1948 to Bradford Windham and Emma Coleman, Gschwind was a native of Ripley, Miss. She lived in the Gulf Breeze area for almost 20 years. More...

DAVID NELSON

1918-2011

U.S. Army Sgt. Major (retired) David Alexander Nelson, 83, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011. More...

LOUISE PRESSON

1935-2011

Louise M. Presson, 76, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011. More...

Business

Local prices rise higher than national average

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74 a gallon Sunday. More...

Save time, money with a hi-tech pool

Business spotlight: Blue Haven Pools & Spas

Pensacola-area homeowners want more than just a pretty pool. They also want a pretty pool that’s easy and affordable to own. More...

Sales Tax Holiday set for Aug. 12-14

The Florida Department of Revenue announced that a 2011 Sales Tax Holiday will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 and last through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14 to help the public with back-to-school shopping. More...