January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Alabama claims 14th national crown

Alabama fans erupt with joy Monday night at Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill as their Crimson Tide scores against the LSU Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game. More...

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City invites all to enjoy Chili Lunch

The City of Gulf Breeze invites the public to its third annual Relay for Life Chili Lunch fundraiser on Thursday, Jan. 19.  More...

Legislators take concerns to Tallahassee

The 2012 Florida Legislative Session began this week in Tallahassee, and Northwest Florida’s representatives will be trumpeting the region’s interests that were clearly stated during a luncheon last Thursday cosponsored by the Pensacola B More...

Means sets sights on becoming Navy SEAL

Breezer accepted into training program

Luke Means, an 18-year-old Gulf Breeze High School senior, is on the fast track to becoming a United States Navy SEAL. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  1/3/2011  Gibbons III, William Benjamin, W/M, 18, 10 block of High Point Drive, Gulf Breeze, burglary and marijuana possession.  1/4/2011  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Jan. 8, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue responded to 11 emergencies. More...

Police Report

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

A Gulf Breeze man celebrating his birthday got an unwelcome gift, a charge with DUI.  Corey Molett, 23, of Gulf Breeze, was stopped Jan. More...


Wrestlers dominate Andrews meet

Manfredi, Doerr win weight classes; GBHS wins meet for third time in five-year history

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin wrestling team dominated the fifth annual Andrews Institute Invitational Saturday, winning the 12-team meet by 75 points over runner up Milton.  GBHS has won the meet three times in its five-year history, winning with 222 More...

Baldwin’s rookie season among best ever

The Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs last season and nearly made it again this season – with a lot of help from Doug Baldwin.  The 2007 GBHS graduate, who went undrafted in this year’s draft, signed a threeyear, free agent deal wit More...

GB cagers win three more; improve to 10-2 on season

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team won three games last week to improve to 10-2 on the season and 5-1 in District 1-5A play. More...



Full Story

Tide defense delivers game for ages

Congratulations to alumni and fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide, which won its second college football national championship in three years and 14th overall Monday night with a 21-0 crushing of the Louisiana State Tigers.  More...

Trends suggest $4 a gallon coming in ’12

Retail gasoline prices already have consumers concerned about $4 a gallon after prices jumped 10 cents in the first week of 2012.  The new question is whether or not the national average will rise to $4.20 by spring or summer.  More...

Hit-and-run driver found guilty of DUI manslaughter

¦ Peter Felix Armstrong could be sentenced to 15 years in state prison

The owner of a Midway recording studio has been convicted of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after the car he was driving struck and killed a bicyclist on the night of Nov. 26, 2010.  More...

New PSC campus open for business

South Santa Rosa Center welcomes 341 students

Students who commuted through dense fog last Friday morning to Pensacola State College’s South Santa Rosa Center for the campus’ first day of classes saw their educational prospects brighten like the eventually emerging midday sun.  More...



Island News

Entertaining Gulf Breeze Drama students present Cabaret fundraiser

The award-winning Gulf Breeze High School Drama Department is bringing dinner theatre to a local restaurant.  The Unique Café, 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway, located inside the Quality Inn, is hosting “A Cabaret at the Café” with two shows More...

Impact 100 invites potential members to beach event

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, invites interested, giving women to join in its annual membership drive for 2012. More...

Park waives entrance fees for MLK weekend

In honor of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Gulf Islands National Seashore will join national parks across the country by celebrating with a fee free weekend. The fee free period will be from Jan. 14 through Jan. 16. More...


Barnum Bash hits Pensacola Civic Center


The second full weekend of January brings a huge event to the area – Ringling Brothers’ and Barnum & Bailey’s Barnum Bash, Jan. 12-15 at the Pensacola Civic Center. Thursday, Jan. 12 More...


Baugus is SRC Teacher of Year semifinalist

Woodlawn Beach Middle School math teacher Jeffrey Baugus is one of five semifinalists selected by the Santa Rosa Education Foundation for Santa Rosa School District’s Teacher of the Year.  More...

Halpin awaits ‘Rudy Award’ results Sunday

‘Parade’ Magazine on Sunday, Jan. 15 will reveal the winner of the 2012 High School Football Rudy Award that celebrates outstanding young athletes based on their ability to inspire teammates, classmates, families and communities.  More...

Woodlawn ‘Renaissance’ events attract 500-plus

On Dec.9-10, Woodlawn Beach Middle School cafeteria was transformed into a “Renaissance Castle” complete with draw bridge and stone walls. More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, January 12 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Zoning Board 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, More...


Avalex plots success through true north

Surveillance equipment manufacturer shows off Gulf Breeze headquarters

Several hundred visitors made their way through the shiny new Avalex Technologies headquarters at 2665 Gulf Breeze Parkway on Saturday as the rising international company marked its move to Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa County.  More...

Dunkin’ Donuts delayed; County eyes TP Center architects

Though the popular fast food restaurant has been delayed by protracted contract negotiations, Dunkin’ Donuts will be coming to Gulf Breeze – eventually.  “We will be opening in Gulf Breeze,” Chad Danser, District Manager More...

Horton takes reins at PSC Midway campus

Michelle Horton has been promoted to director of the new Pensacola State College South Santa Rosa Center in Gulf Breeze.  More...