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June bullying incident remains teachable moment

IT’s funny sometimes how recent events seem to have happened long ago. More...

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Wins tickets to Big Kahuna’s

  Christelle Redden accepts four tickets to Big Kahuna’s Water Park from Gulf Breeze News co-publisher Lisa Newell. Redden’s name was drawn from a group of new and renewing subscribers. More...

Enzian, Leenig attain scouting’s highest honor as Eagle Scouts


Adam Enzian and Greg Leenig of Gulf Breeze were awarded Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor, the rank of Eagle Scout on Saturday, Aug. 11.  Scout Troop 104 held a Court of Honor Ceremony at St. More...

QB Club selling smoked pork for $30

The Gulf Breeze High School Quarterback Club is offering smoked Boston Butts for sale for $30. Deadline to order is Wednesday, Sept. 4, and the meat will be available for pickup at the GBHS Field House on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. More...


Fitch announces for City Council Seat A

Cherry Fitch last week announced her candidacy for Seat A on the Gulf Breeze City Council. The election will be Tuesday, Nov. More...

1,000 street lights for U.S. 98 proposed


A Florida Department of Transportation spokesman told Gulf Breeze News on Tuesday that the agency is exploring the possibility of adding as many as 1,000 new street lights on U.S. More...

Semi truck stolen from church lot

Someone made off with a Freightliner diesel tractor truck between Friday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 12.  The owner of the truck parked it at the site of the old St. More...


Oriole Beach plans orientation for Friday

Friday will be a busy, happy day at Oriole Beach Elementary School as Principal Dawn Alt welcomes returning and new students and their parents/ guardians on Friday, Aug. More...


Blessing of Backpacks is Sunday

GBUMC gets youth poised for first day of new school year

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will hold its Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, Aug. More...




Michael Joseph Braun, 61, of Gulf Breeze, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.  Braun was born July 19, 1951 in Santa Monica, Calif. He worked in California at the construction company he founded for many years. More...



Manning Harold Hanline Sr., Ph.D., 92, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10 in the company of his family.  Hanline was born Jan. 31,  1920 in Toledo,  Ohio, to Mary  More...


Stovall new Sacred Heart prez

Sacred Heart Health System has appointed Henry Stovall as the new president of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.  Stovall replaces Carol Schmidt, who recently left Sacred Heart to accept a promotion within Ascension Health in St. Louis. More...

Home & Garden

Cederquist counting on infectious disease program in Uganda

¦ August 10 departure halted due to Ebola outbreak

After over a half year of preparations, visa applications, inoculations and intensive planning, Yale Physician Assistant (PA) student Kelly Cederquist got a surprising email.  More...

GB Area Chamber expo weekend brings in food, music

Rotolo’s general manager George Daly and employee Ashley Pate serve pizza at Friday night’s Taste of the Expo. Rotolo’s was one of 11 food vendors showcasing at the event. More...

Smart solutions for busy parents

(ARA) - Many parents are busy these days juggling everything from work, car pools, soccer practice, and cooking dinner. But a hectic schedule doesn't have to mean poor food choices. More...

State brings charges against man in child-porn case

Joseph Robson previously pled guilty to federal charges of porn possession

Thursday, Aug. More...

School lunches will be healthier for students

¦ Nutritional requirements are increasing in county

Gulf Breeze parents are urged to encourage their students to try new menu items at school, as children will be required to take a serving of fruit and vegetables at lunch to satisfy new nutritional requirements starting at the beginning of this schoo More...

Recovery Act to help fund 700 new jobs at Navy Federal CU

¦ State law provides funds of $680,000 to area affected by 2010 oil spill

The Office of Economic Development and Engagement at the University of West Florida last week announced the funding of $680,000 for the addition of 700 jobs at Navy Federal Credit Union.  More...



Island News

Sandpipers head back to school Monday

Pensacola Beach Elem entary School students will report for orientation on Friday. Parents of kindergartners, first and second graders will have orientation from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Acts of random kindness can be contagious

My friend, Mickey, recently shared with my about a recent attempt at random kindness.  She was pulling through her favorite fast food restaurant and had finished her order. Mickey pulled to the second window and got her cash ready. More...

SRIA launches quarterly information breakfasts

If you want to know what is happening on Pensacola Beach, you can have breakfast with Buck.  More...


Lighten life’s load with Evening of Comedy

Covenant Hospice is proud to present the 18th Annual Evening of Comedy: “Roaring 20s,” a gala-style event featuring a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, prize drawing, theme-related activities and comedic entertainme More...

City of Pensacola to host NFL punt, pass & kick contest

Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the City of Pensacola Neighborhood Services Department hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. More...

Deluna Fest will donate $1 per ticket sold USO, with at least $10,000 pledged

DeLuna Fest organizers announced their plan to support the USO by donating a portion of proceeds from festival ticket sales.  More...


Can Gators get their ‘chomp’ back?

¦ Stout defense must get help from an improved offense for Florida to return to greatness

Fourth in a series   More...

Droogsma wins gold, silver at AAU Junior Olympics

Austin Droogsma followed up his two state championships in the discus and shot put with a gold and silver medal, respectively, at the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic Games August 1-6 in Houston. More...

Dolphin hoops looks to make another playoff run

Last in a series   Gulf Breeze High School coaches talk with GBN Sports Editor Jason Thompson about their respective sports and the outlooks for the coming seasons. Today’s guest: Basketball coach Von deKozan   More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, August 16 Library Advisory Board, 4 p.m., Pace Library City Budget Workshop, 3 p.m., City Hall Monday, August 20 Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa  More...


Disruptions contribute to spike


Last week, an unexpected refinery fire in California and a pipeline leak in the Midwest caused retail gas prices to spike. In addition, the price of crude oil continues to trade at more than $90 a barrel.  More...

Should you take a pension buyout? Consider these key issues

Have you recently received a pension buyout offer? If so, you need to decide if you should take the buyout, which could provide you with a potentially large lump sum, or continue accepting your regular pension payments for the rest of your life. More...


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New ‘SAVE’ initiative will combat bullying

The 2012-2013 school year is just around the corner, and Santa Rosa Schools are excited to begin another year. Expectations are high as Monday’s first day of classes approaches. More...

On the Spot:

What can be done to prevent bullying?

“Prevention begins at home. That is where children learn respect for others.” Ed Carson Pace More...