August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bahia-Paz condominums parking lot floods on Pensacola Beach

Children on Tuesday wade through about a foot or two of flood waters in the parking lot of the Bahia-Paz condominiums on Pensacola Beach as surge from passing Hurricane Isaac caused flash flooding in low-lying areas of Santa Rosa Island. More...

County expected to enlist economic recruiter today

Santa Rosa County Commissioners are poised to hire Shannon Ogletree as the county’s interim economic development director as a member of the county staff.  Commissioners approved a proposed contract with Ogletree at Monday’s county m More...

Seniors make grand entrance

Sara Papantonio and fellow GBHS seniors arrive in style on the first day of school. More pictures from Monday, More...

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Chick-fil-A construction moving along

The Chick-fil-A restaurant is starting to take shape on the corner of Gulf Breeze Parkway and Northcliff Drive in downtown Gulf Breeze. More...

GBMS Book Fair runs Aug. 28 to Sept. 5; SRC summer reading attracts 1,500-plus


Gulf Breeze Middle will host its 44th annual Fall Book Fair from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, from 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. each day to help raise funds for The Library  More...

Eyes on Caribbean, Atlantic on anniversary of Andrew

Friday marks the 20th Anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Andrew, a major turning point in Florida’s history and the nation’s emergency management system.  More...


Relive the 80s at Vinyl Music Hall

Vinyl Music Hall will be presenting 80s Prom: The Ultimate 80s Tour this Friday at 7 p.m. More...

Local favorite continues to please crowds

Get ready to have 'A Knee Slappin' Good Time' when the Sawmill Band two-steps onto Pensacola Beach from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Gulfside Pavillion. More...

Seville Quarter to host ‘Battle of the Bands’ for opening act of Deluna Fest

DeLuna Fest is proud to announce its “Battle of the Bands” competition and offer local and regional musicians a chance to join the official 2012 festival lineup with Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Zac Brown Band and more. More...



GBHS seniors (above) arrive to school in style Monday, while two siblings are ready for Day One at GBES. More...


Grebe cares for souls of community

St. Ann Catholic Church has welcomed their newest staff member with open arms and high hopes for his future in the community.  Father James Grebe, Parochial Vicar, 27, from Marietta, Ga., graduated with his Master’s of Divinity from St. More...




Mary Louise Gilliat, 87, of Pensacola, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, peacefully at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, with her daughters at her side.  Born Mary Louise Stevens in Neosho, Mo., on Sept. More...



Vincent dePaul Sarra, 79, of Gulf Breeze, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side.  More...


Local prices up 32 cents in last month


Both the price of oil and retail gasoline increased again last week. Motorists now pay more for a gallon of gas than they did this time last summer.  More...


Baptist Health’s Family Expo is Sept. 8

Building stronger families for a healthier community is the theme for the 20th annual Baptist Health Care’s Family Expo. The premier health and wellness event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

‘Put on Your Pink Bra’ to fight breast cancer

Kickoff party is planned for next Thursday

Join the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) and “Put on Your Pink Bra.”  The pink bra is a symbol of just how personal this fight is, and it's the new centerpiece for Making Strides Against Breast More...


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Are you ready for some football? We thought so


In the spirit of the approaching 2012 football season, retired veteran Associated Press photographer Fred O. More...

Isaac landfall coming within hours in Louisiana

This is the National Hurricane Center forecast track for Hurricane Isaac as of 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday. More...

Monster waves pound Fishing Pier at Pensacola Beach

Waves of 15 to 20 feet created by Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico pound the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier on Tuesday afternoon. Hundreds of curious sightseers visited the Casino Beach area to witness the rising surf. More...

Adams trodding on higher ground

Ex-Dolphin making noise with Duke

In Division I college football, there are only so many spots on the roster of each program in America. Beyond that, there are only so many scholarships available to those fortunate enough to be recognized as some of the best players in the nation. More...

Robson hit with additional charges

A Gulf Breeze man who pled guilty in July to federal sexual exploitation and pornography charges involving a minor now faces similar, more serious charges brought by the state of Florida.  More...



Island News

School starts, emptying beaches

The school year started Monday and by Tuesday, the crowds on Pensacola Beach were few and far between. More...

After 30 years, Island Style to leave Pensacola Beach

A fixture o n  Pensacola Beach is closing its doors after 30 years.  Island Style, the clothing and souvenir shop adjacent to Flounder’s Chowder House, is moving aside to make room for an expansion by master leaseholder Flounder&rsquo More...

Party ends with broken jaw, arrest

A man i s charged with aggravated battery after attempting to retrieve an intoxicated man from walking on Via de Luna. The two men were at a party when one of the men got upset and left the party. More...


Zimmern seeks 2 more years as city’s mayor

Mayor Beverly Zimmern has filed to seek re-election as Mayor of the City of Gulf Breeze. More...

Two earn Midway Fire District promotions

Midway Fire District publicly announced two key promotions during the Aug. 14 MFD Commission meeting. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  8/14/2012  Robson Sr, Joseph Richard, W/M, 72, 3000 block of Coral Strip  Parkway, Gulf Breeze, sexual assault, cruelty towards a child, obscene material possession, contribution to delinquency of a minor  More...


Is this finally the year for FSU?

Seminoles’ offensive line holds key to bid for ACC, BSC crowns

Last in a series   More...

Volleyball looks for third straight state appearance

2011 state runnersup home opener next Thursday against West Florida

The 2011 Lady Dolphin volleyball team entered preseason with a lot of questions. More...

Ready for some football?

The games may not count, but for the players and fans, they don’t care.  Whether it’s the Gulf Breeze Sports Association Mighty Mites, the Tiger Point Midgets or the Gulf Breeze High Dolphins, preseason football begins this weekend i More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, August 23 GBA Chamber Business After Hours, 5:30p.m.-7p.m., Tiger Point Golf Club Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administration Building Board Room  More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Coast Dermatology offers cutting-edge care

Gulf Breeze residents have a new option when it comes to skin care, and it could very well mean lives will be saved. Gulf Coast Dermatology is bringing Dr. Neil Sandhu to a new 2-part clinic now open at 3089 Gulf Breeze Parkway. Dr.  More...

Dr. Ervin opens Total Women’s Health in Baybridge Professional Park

Dr. John Ervin, M.D. OB/GYN relocated The Center for Total Women’s Health from Milton to Gulf Breeze on July 3 of this year. The office is at 97 Baybridge Drive, located in Baybridge Professional Park, just off the 3 mile bridge.  More...

Stay hydrated

Every day, more and more Americans are motivated to start exercise programs. And while few will ever attain the fitness of an all-star athlete, we can all benefit from increased physical activity and improved health. More...