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Burglars 2, K-9 units 0 this week in Gulf Breeze

Two burglars escaped K9 units this week in Gulf Breeze.  More...

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GB resident Heatley gearing up for cross-country Bike and Build trip

Sidelines to donate percentage of sales April 16 for 2010 GB grad’s journey

Brynne Heatley, a 2010 GBHS graduate, is back in town, but she won’t be here for long.  A character animation major at the University of Central Florida, Heatley is headed to Charleston, South Carolina in two weeks to participate in the 20 More...

Local celebrity coming home

Masters champ Watson to be at Friday’s Wahoos game

Bubba Watson, 2012 Masters champion and Milton High School graduate, will throw out the first pitch Friday as the Wahoos open a five-game homestand against the Birmingham Barons. More...

Chamber thanks teachers with a barbecue lunch

The Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee showed their appreciation for school personnel Monday.  They provided a barbecue lunch for 430 educators at Gulf Breeze Elementary, Gulf Breeze Middle, Gulf Breeze High, Oriole Beac More...


Country stars come out for BonfireJam

“Toes in the water, fanny in the sand” is the slogan for BonfireJam Pensacola Beach, kicking off Saturday at Gulfside Pavilion and featuring country music superstar Ronnie Dunn and four additional artists.  More...

Civic Band kicks off final season of ‘Evenings In Old Seville Square’

The Pensacola Civic Band opens the 25th and final season of the Evenings In Olde Seville Square on Thursday, May 17th starting at 7 p.m.  The 72-piece band is celebrating its fortieth season this year and this concert is a celebration of that ye More...

Art in the Park, Chalk it Up! and BonfireJam headline weekend


Today, May 10Disney on Ice7 p.m., Pensacola Civic Center,201 E. More...


Double titles for Droogsma

Wins state title in discus and shot put; first multi-event champion in school history

GB STATE CHAMPS The following is a list of GBHS male trackathletes that have won statechampionships:1972 David Whitmire (mile – 4:30.8)1976 Scott Dixon (two mile – 9:32.2)1983 Michael Droogsma (discus – 182-8) More...

Football Dolphins don the pads

GBHS’ Blue and White game Friday; host jamboree May 17

Approximately 85 rising sophomores, juniors and seniors broke out the full pads for the first time Monday for the Gulf Breeze Dolphin football program. “We really got a lot of work done today,” coach Chris Nemith said.  More...

Fishing, golf tourneys on the horizon

With the high school seasons winding down, the more summer sports, golf and fishing in particular, become more prevalent.  Optimist Fishing Rodeo next weekend  The 37th annual Gulf Breeze Optimist Fishing Rodeo is May 19-20 at Shoreline Par More...

Calendar of Events


Today, May 10Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., SantaRosa County Administrative Building, Commission BoardRoom, 6495 Caroline Street, MiltonSanta Rosa County Zoning Board 6 p.m., CEOSelection Committee Meeting, Info: 850-623-0174, 6491Carol More...

Home & Garden

Letters to Moms on Mother's Day

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Stinging caterpillars can inflict painful injury

I encourage people to pay attention to caterpillars and to nurture the ones that turn into beautiful and beneficial butterflies.  More...

Third candidate breaks stalemate

¦ Robert Cleveland agrees to serve in open council seat

Last Wednes- day’s executive meeting ended with Councilman Joe Henderson alleging media misrepresentation and Councilman David Landfair questioning the need for new procedures to fill vacated Council Seats. More...

The Club may have a new owner, if bank accepts

The Club of Gulf Breeze may not close, if the bank and a local doctor who is a current member of the Club, come to terms on a purchase agreement.  The California bank who owns The Club planned to lock the doors end of business day Tuesday, May 8 More...



Island News

Beach Symphony

. . Music to Mom’s ears SRIA presents free beach concert

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will present a special Mother’s Day concert, “Symphony by the Sea,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 at the Casino Beach Gulf Side Pavilion on Pensacola Beach.  More...

Blue Angels Air Show will go on, thanks to unlikely benefactor

Although their reputation is tarnished by the 2010 oil spill, BP is helping to ensure the Blue Angels Air Show goes on as planned.  The popular event was in question for a time because Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Buck Lee coul More...

Remember to use your turn signal

The sheriff deputy expressed his frustration with me. He was standing there, directing traffic at the entrance of the West Navarre Primary School, with both hands outstretched as he wore a puzzled, but condemning glance. More...


State attorney clears Wyrosdick of criminal election misconduct

The State Attorney’s office announced last week that Santa Rosa County School Superintendent Timothy Wyrosdick will not be facing any criminal charges due to complaints filed by another candidate running for the Superintendent’s job this More...

School board decides against offering chamber of commerce site for sale

The property that is home to the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce is not for sale. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  5/1/2012  Adams III, Edgar Gerald, W/M, 37, 1100 block of Shady Lane, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation.  Bowman, Robert Douglas, W/M, 36, 3500 block of Ginger Lane, Navarre, violation of probation.  More...


Simmons is County Rookie Teacher of the Year

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Joshua Simmons of B.C. Russell Elementary School as the Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year 2012 during a reception on Wednesday afternoon.  More...

Juniors NHS inductees

ABOVE (from left): Alex Ryan, Anamarie Wright, Matt Gubernat, Katherine Farmer, Eliza Jones, Marina Johnson, Hailey Philips, PJ Dunne. More...

GBHS inducts 91 into National Honor Society

More than 90 GBHS juniors and seniors were recently inducted into the National Honor Society. More...




Gregg Coylee Jordan, 44, was born on May 25, 1967 and went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 4:20 a.m. after fighting a courageous, two year battle with pancreatic cancer. He died at his home in Gulf Breeze, Fla. More...


Sylvia Young Appointed President of HCA's Continental Division

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) today announced the appointment of Sylvia Young as President of HCA's Continental Division, effective June 1.  More...

Pump prices continue to decrease


Pensacola, May 7- Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola have fallen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.59/g yesterday. More...


Political Cartoon

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Legislature intentionally delayed Congressional map to get two more years of unfair districts

Tallahassee, FL — In response to today’s ruling by Tallahassee Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis, League of Women Voters of Florida First Vice- President Pamela Goodman issued the following statement:  More...

Citizens deeply concerned over council impasse


Open Letter to the Mayor of Gulf Breeze:  I would say that like the majority of the citizens in Gulf Breeze I am not comfortable in providing an opinion to those of you who have worked tirelessly for our overall benefit while we simply enjoy the More...