July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page


Blue Angel jet No. 2, piloted by Lt. John Hiltz, performs a high-speed turn during one of last week’s shows. More...

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In the belly of the whale

‘GBN’ reporter experiences thrill of C-130 ‘Ernie’

Our seatbelts tightly secured, engines getting louder as the acceleration increased and our hearts pumping with anticipation, we lifted off at a steep 45-degree angle into the clouds. More...

Pensacola State College offers GED test on computer

In striving to provide more adult learners throughout the state with high school credentials, Pensacola State College is partnering with GED Testing Service to offer the GED test on computer.  Registration and scheduling is under way, and testin More...

Schools’ budget presentation set


Presentation of the 2012-13 Santa Rosa District Schools’ budget has been rescheduled from today (July 19) to Thursday, July 26 at 5 p.m. More...


14th-Century Spanish Festival comes to Pensacola

Pensacola Welcomes the Running of the Bull, Ole!!!

The Fiesta de San Fermin en Pensacola is a blend of Pensacola’s Spanish history and culture with the daring and whimsy of a traditional Encierro (Bull Run).  More...

Classic movies return to the Saenger Theater

The Saenger Theatre will showcase a summer jam-packed full of classic hit movies and movie musicals shown on the big screen-the way movies were meant to be seen!  Every Saturday night beginning July 14 the Saenger will feature a classic movie on More...

Art and bulls in the street

Join the Travel Channel as they film the opening ceremony and festival of Seville Quarter’s Running of the Bulls.  Seville Quarter “Gallery Night Art in the Streets” & the Running of the Bulls Opening Ceremony will take pla More...


GB 8s use stiff defense to win USSSA title

The Gulf Breeze 8- under All Star team avenged a loss to Carrollton Blue, beating the New Orleans-based team 12-1 in the championship game of the USSSA Coach Pitch All- Star World Series July 14 in Mandeville, La.  Gulf Breeze, along with three More...

Dolphin football beats Escambia again in 7-on-7

GB looks to defend S. Alabama title this week

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team continued its strong summer campaign last week, beating Escambia 60-49 in a 7- on-7 game July 11 at Dolphin Stadium.  The win improved the varsity team to 5-1 on the summer, while the junior varsity squad st More...


GBHS JROTC cadets (from left) Shelby Pliska, Robyn Miller, Katherine Lyster, Parker Vantassel and Ian Skewes present the colors at the July 4 Blue Wahoos game. More...


Stay healthy with the right amount of salt

¦ Latest science contradicts U.S. dietary guidelines

(ARA) - Many Americans are becoming increasing frustrated with medical reports that advise avoiding certain foods like fats, coffee, alcohol and then later say that these things are actually good. More...

You can lose weight!

Gulf Breeze weight loss clinic celebrates a great first year  Let's face it – we’ve all had weight to lose at some point. Maybe it’s just a few pounds, and maybe it’s over 100.  More...


Political Cartoon

Full Story

Death of newspapers highly exaggerated

What you are holding in your hand or reading online is a newspaper.  More...

Midway Fire Commission raises millage rate

The Midway Fire Department wrapped up their Tuesday, July 10 meeting with a decision to increase their millage rate from 1.4 to 1.6 for the 2013 fiscal year. More...

Gulf Breeze schools tops in county, state

¦ Despite the tougher FCAT 2.0 proficiency standards, local schools rank among best in Florida

Gulf Breeze’s four pre-high schools scored coveted A ratings on the 2011-12 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests that saw many other schools in the state struggle with attaining increased proficiency levels. More...

Civility prevails during candidates forum

¦ Contentious race for Superintendent of Schools mellows

Gulf Breeze resident and teacher at Gulf Breeze High, Dr. More...



Island News

Blues battle gray skies

Blues fly despite stormy weather

The show must go on, and the Blue Angels didn’t disappoint the crowds who endured showers and thunderstorms in hopes of seeing the precision stunts of the U.S. Navy’s finest aviators.  More...

SRIA ponders creating vision statement

There’s no better time to create a vision statement for the Santa Rosa Island Authority, Pensacola Beach resident Jim Cox said.  Vision statements are used by organizations to define strategy or direction and allotting resources. More...

What time zone are you in today?

Last week I spent time in four different time zones. I started out in our own central time zone, but then flew to Atlanta, which put me an hour ahead as we had a brief layover in the Eastern Time Zone. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies and DUIs  7/10/2012  Hogan, Athena Danielle, W/F, 31, 7000 block of Frankfort Street, Navarre, probation violation  Laszlo, Danny Paul, W/M, 58, 2000 block of Avenida De Sol, Navarre, probation violation  More...

Weed, drug arrests rise

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

On Wednesday, July 11, a 31-year-old Pensacola man stopped for traveling 80 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone at 1:15 a.m. on the Pensacola Bay Bridge was arrested for possessing a small amount of marijuana. More...

GB Fire & Rescue

For the week ending July 15, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 19 emergencies. More...


Summer students are catching up, getting ahead

If you stroll through the hallways at Gulf Breeze High School this summer, you might think it’s a regular school day. More...

New GBE wing will be ready for school’s start

Goodbye portable buildings. More...


GBUMC Vacation Bible School is next week

Vacation Bible School at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will be July 23-27 from 9 a.m. More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, July 19 Santa Rosa School Board Budget Presentation 9 a.m., 5086 Canal Street, Milton Santa Rosa Electrical Code Board of Adjustments 3 p.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton  More...


Uptick in pump prices minimal


As expected, the price of both oil and retail gasoline increased from last week. However, gains at the pump were minimal compared to the initial spike motorists saw in the first week of July.  More...

Invest in companies, not ‘Wall Street’

If you’re an investor, you might be shaking your head in dismay after looking at your recent brokerage statements. In fact, you might even be thinking about giving up on Wall Street altogether. More...

Home & Garden

New church experiences ‘Momentum’ in Gulf Breeze

In an area where churches are on every corner, why would there be a need for another one? That’s the question many of Momentum’s team asked before moving to Gulf Breeze, Florida, to start a new church.  More...

The ‘face’ of today’s older adult can be one filled with joy!

Over 1000 people a day move to Florida and the majority of those people move into retirement and assisted living communities.  More...