March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Morris leaving GB City Council

Charles Dana Morris, local attorney and Gulf Breeze City Councilman, announced this week his decision to step down from City Council effective March 28.  More...

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Community

City’s ‘Relay’ fundraiser lunch set for March 16

The City of Gulf Breeze is hosting it’s annual Relay for Life St. Patrick’s Day Lunch featuring grilled corn beef sandwiches at City Hall on Friday, March 16 from 11:30 a.m. More...

Library ‘Friends’ hear about newspaper

The annual Friends of the Library meeting, held in January, featured two guest speakers from the Gulf Breeze News – Co-Publisher Vici Papajohn and Editor Joe Culpepper.  Papajohn introduced the mission and objectives of the Gulf Breeze New More...

Transition committee touts Ogletree

TEAM Santa Rosa in flux

The 15-member transition committee for Santa Rosa County’s economic development organization recommended Monday that Shannon Ogletree immediately be appointed interim executive director.  More...

News

Fighter jet traffic roars over GB, Midway

The noticeable increased fighter jet traffic residents of Gulf Breeze, Tiger Point and Midway have noticed recently should subside after Saturday.  More...

$4 million from unnamed donor making impact on NW Florida

Was it Oprah, Brangelina or Warren Buffet who dedicated millions to help restore the states impacted by the oil spill? More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  2/28/2012  Foss, Frederick David, W/M, 43, 2200 block of Lost Bottoms Lane, Navarre, violation of probation.  2/29/2012  More...

Sports

Fogged out

Dolphins’ baseball game with Navarre called in sixth inning due to fog

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team went 2-1 last week, with their loss being a 7- 4, fog-shortened game against Navarre Thursday.  Sandwiched in between that loss was an 18-8, six-inning win over Arnold and a 10-6 win at Milton on Friday.&nbs More...

On the move

Matthew Hawkins heads to first base for the Gulf Breeze Marlins during Sunday’s Battle of the Bay at Shoreline Park. More...

School before school

Offense meeting twice a week; practice starts in May

While many of their classmates are just getting up, members of the Dolphin football team are already at school, continuing to learn the Tony Franklin offense for the 2012 season.  Quarterbacks began going to ‘Quarterback School’ in J More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, March 8 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline St., Milton SRC Zoning Board Meeting 6 p.m., Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, 64 More...

Health

Stubblefield stepping down from Baptist; Faulkner tapped

HEALTH

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Andrews to host concussions seminar

Traumatic brain injuries have increased 60 percent in the last decade, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

We do try hard to get the answers

We do love it here at the Gulf Breeze News when we hear our readers’ questions – because we try hard to get the answers!   Q - Every year, we enjoy taking our kids to the Quarterback Club Spring Carnival during Spring Break. More...

FDOT should provide funding to nix toll, taxes

I thank those of you who have expressed concerns over the possibility of a toll to finance the Pensacola Bay Bridge replacement.  More...

SWAT team arrests 3 for carjacking truck at car wash

Truck, handgun recovered from Pensacola hotel

Santa Rosa Sheriff's deputies arrest three men in connection with an armed carjacking in Gulf Breeze. More...

Toll opposition mounts

County Commission to oppose issue today

Santa Rosa County com- missioners on Monday broke their silence regarding ‘definite signs of tolling’ on the replacement Pensacola Bay Bridge and were expected to vote today (March 8) on a resolution opposing potential tolls.  More...

Neighborhood Market to spice up competition

Gulf Breeze shoppers soon will have another downtown store serving their grocery, pharmaceutical and general merchandise needs.  More...

Events

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Island News

Island celebrates St. Paddy’s Day Monday to Saturday

The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Go Irish on the Island celebration March 12 through 18.  More...

College fans, here’s a festival for you

Whether you are dedicated to Auburn, Alabama, Florida State or Florida, if you love LSU, Georgia, Mississippi State or are a died-in-the wool Ole Miss Rebel, you will get your chance to share your passion with other college fans this August.  More...

Entertainment

Gulf Breeze ready to ‘Celebrate the Arts’

On March 10 and 11 the City of Gulf Breeze and Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. More...

Time for a beach break

Spring Breakers from the University of North Carolina and UT Martin enjoy a day in the sun together. More...

University Spring Break dates

March 5-9 Florida | Florida State Memphis | Georgia Tech South Carolina | Vanderbilt March 12-16 Georgia | Troy | Alabama Auburn | Miss State Ole Miss | Southern Miss March 19-23 Tennessee | UAB UWF | More...

School

ESE students enjoy access to gardening at Chamber plots

¦ Community Garden partners with school to teach valuable lessons

The Gulf Breeze Community Garden has recently partnered with the Gulf Breeze High School Exceptional Student Education program in order to help develop job and social skills through gardening and donating their produce to local non-profit organizatio More...

PSC student Prather mows down bowling legend Williams

Santa Rosa County proudly boasts its share of elite professional athletes. More...

Project Graduation seeks support for annual celebration

BRIEFS

Each year, Project Graduation creates a safe, substance-free, all-night celebration for graduating seniors. More...

Obituaries

PATRICIA BRUMFIELD

1926-2012

Patricia Brannon Brumfield, 85, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.  Born July 27, 1926 in Sperry, Okla., Brumfield was the first of three daughters born to Arlie Faye Brannon and Audene Jack Brannon. More...

STEPHANIE O’CONNOR

1948-2012

Stephanie McCormick O’Connor, 63, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Gulf Breeze Hospital.  More...

Business

April Fools might result in digusting reality

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.66 a gallon Sunday. More...

Outstanding individuals, businesses recognized

Business of the Year wasn’t the only category honored by the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce during its 2012 Gala on Saturday night. More...

Home & Garden

Butterflies for Bethany

Friends, family create art in memory of Bethany Haveard

Bethany Haveard was only 34 years old when she passed away last fall. For friends and family, it’s still impossible to believe. More...

Kindergartners learn the ‘1-2-3s’ of heart health

Kindergartners at the Pensacola Beach Elementary School got a fun, hands-on lesson about how their hearts work last week during an event that correlated with their recent American Heart Association “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser.  More...

Camellias give back for all your TLC

One of Northwest Florida’s most reliable and rewarding shrubs is the camellia. Providing dark green leaves throughout the year, gardeners are rewarded in late winter or early spring with a variety of beautifully colored and shaped flowers. More...