September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Crash causes damage of $45K

¦ Driver cited for DUI with damage after 1:58 a.m. wreck

A Gulf Breeze woman was charged with DUI and property damage Saturday morning after the vehicle she was driving struck several items totaling $45,000 in damage.  More...

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Optimist Club assists GBHS swimmers

The Optimist Club of Gulf Breeze recently donated $500 to the Gulf Breeze High School swim team to help the Dolphins with expenses. More...

98/Green Briar signal installation begins


The Florida Department of Transportation continues to fund projects to improve safety along the U.S. 98 corridor in Santa Rosa County. Crews began work Monday to install a new traffic signal on U.S. More...


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Walk for autism this Saturday

Second Annual Steps for Autism Saturday, Sept. 22, 9a.m. - 12p.m. Pensacola State College Track Register and sign event waiver at:  More...

Movie night will bring together businesses

The public is invited to the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium for a free business networking event and movie on tonight, Sept. 20. More...

Santa Rosa County offers activities from beaches to rivers

Santa Rosa County and Navarre Beach offers a wide variety of activities for vacationing families. Known for its “beaches to rivers” scenery, there is something here for everyone.  More...


DREW program gets more vigorous

¦ Students will read material related to courses, display comprehension, understanding

Dolphins Read Every Week, or DREW, is a program that allows Gulf Breeze High School students to read independently for 15 minutes in each class period on the first day of the week.  More...

Breezers in Alpha Delta Pi at UWF

Gulf Breeze is well-represented in the Alpha Delta Pi social sorority at the University of West Florida. Members include (front row, from left): Savannah Deloach, Dorian Lennep and Devan Ellis. More...

Homecoming Spirit Week promises fun

Homecoming Spirit Week is next week at Gulf Breeze High School, culminated by the Friday, Sept. More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, September 20 Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administration Building, Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Electrical Code Board of Adjustments, 2:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 More...


Second case of West Nile Virus confirmed

The Santa Rosa County Health Department received confirmation of a second case of human West Nile Virus.  The possibility that other individuals might become infected with the virus remains extremely high. More...


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Amendment 3

State Government Revenue Limitation

Synopsis: Since 1995, Florida has set a cap for the amount of revenue it can spend every year from taxes and fees imposed on everything from gasoline and tobacco sales to business licenses and auto titles. More...

Amendment 4

Property tax Limitation; Property Value Decline; Reduction of Non-Homestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal

Synopsis: This proposal would extend tax breaks to property owners and to first-time homebuyers. More...

Child porn offender gets 30 years

Joseph Robson, 72, sentenced to federal prison; still faces more serious state charge

A Gulf Breeze man could spend the rest of his life in prison after being ordered Monday to serve 30 years behind bars for producing and receiving child pornography. More...

5 Gulf Breeze-area students are among nation’s elite academics

¦ National Merit Scholar semifinalists eye spring prizes

Four Gulf Breeze High School seniors and another at Pensacola High School from Gulf Breeze have been selected as National Merit Scholar semifinalists, signifying their status among the elite 1 percent of prep academic scholars nationwide.  More...

Santa Rosa establishes new RESTORE Act Council

Eleven Santa Rosa County residents soon will be reviewing projects and deciding which they believe to be the most important to be funded by BP oil spill-fine monies from the RESTORE Act (Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities More...



Island News

Patrons sip, sample and savor fare from Pensacola Beach eateries

Taste of the Beach offered a sample of wares from 20 Pensacola Beach eateries, with the Gulf serving up plenty of ambiance. Fare ranged from hot dogs to gourmet seafood dishes.  The event is sponsored by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. More...

Deluna Fest artists set to entertain

Pearl Jam kicks off the beach music festival on Friday night

After months of planning DeLuna Fest’s third annual music and beach festival is finally upon us.  Headlining the festival Friday, Sept. More...

Feeling fine? Get a checkup anyway

It was a drag, but I had to do it anyway. I hate having to take my kids to the doctor’s office when they are sick, but a “wellness check” is even more frustrating to my schedule. More...


Knowledge of amendments available from LWV

With 11 complex constitutional amendments on the November general election ballot, many Floridians are looking for information about what they mean and their potential impact, if passed.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 9/12/2012 Bourgeois III, James Irving, W/M, 24, 1900 block of Constitution Drive, Navarre, drug possession More...

Internet car too good to be true

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A Gulf Breeze man reported fraud on Sept. 12 after he agreed to purchase a vehicle advertised on the internet. More...


GBHS varsity cheerleading squad boasts four male cheerleaders, most in recent memory

Sam Wein said he wanted to stand out in a crowd. Safe to say – he did.  Wein, a senior, was the only male member of the GBHS varsity cheerleading squad last year. More...

Lady Dolphins suffer first loss

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, falling 25-22, 23-25, 15-13 to Hoover, Ala. in the semifinals of the Mosley Volleyball Tournament.  More...

Dolphins open district play Friday

GBHS hosts Arnold, West Florida also at home

‘Season 2’ of the 2012 Dolphin football season starts tomorrow night as GBHS hosts Arnold in its District 1- 5A opener. More...


Fed, Mideast unrest affect prices


Multiple factors pushed a barrel of oil to settle at its highest price since April. As a result, retail gas prices are expected to follow suit with an increase at the pump. More...

Home & Garden

Past to present...

¦ PLT raising the curtain longer than any other community theatre in the Southeastern United States

Pensacola Little Theatre has been providing live theatrical events to Pensacola for nearly 75 years. More...

Navarre woman spearheads sea turtle rehab facility with help of community

It is amazing how one person’s passion, compassion and effort can turn into a widespread community effort working towards a grand cause. More...

SR Kids’ House Festival of Trees needs teams

The Santa Rosa Kids’ House primary fund raiser is the annual Festival of Trees, raising funds to support the many outreach programs supported by the SR Kids’ House.  The Festival of the Trees is soliciting teams to compete in the dec More...