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2nd art project will make debut Wednesday

A new sculpture, “Starlight,” will be installed at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Gulf Breeze’s Woodland Park, the second in a series of public art displays funded by citizens and city government. More...

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Celebrating success

Karen Williams, Julie Smith, Cathy Duncan and Tappie Villane, all Breezer Bunko Babes, celebrate Villane’s election as Supervisor of Elections at her victory party, above. More...


Eight years ago  Oct. 11, 2004 GBN Gulf Breeze students started their first day back to school after Hurricane Ivan. More...

Oranges, yellows and pinks dominate the month

I n October, we begin to wait hopefully for a slight chill in the air and we see the premieres of new and old television shows. We get visions of autumn; plants turning many colors that range from red to yellow. More...


Monarch Madness is highlight of BTW events

The third week of the 9th annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour shows promise for those who enjoy festivals, from old-timey fun to fluttering butterflies, local art, German food and international fare, this week’s tour schedule has something for eve More...

Jazz Society of Pensacola’s Jazz Gumbo presents Walt Kattner and Friends

Walt Kattner has been on the Pensacola area music scene since 1991. More...

PSC presents free concert to public

Pensacola State College's Wind and Jazz Ensembles will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. More...


First half dooms Dolphins

Five first half turnovers lead to 27 points in West Florida’s 37-14 win over GB

A less than 100 percent Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team committed five turnovers Friday as West Florida turned them into 27 points in a 37-14 win over GBHS in Pensacola, giving the Jaguars (6-0) the inside track toward its second consecutive distri More...

Looking for silver linings

For about 45 minutes Friday night, it was like a nightmare for the Dolphin football team – one they couldn’t just wake up from and it’d simply end. Five turnovers – 27 points. More...

FSU loss adds to tough week all around

Florida State’s stunning loss to North Carolina State added more misery to all of the Gridion Gurus last week.  Terry Gross, like many in Seminole Nation, are feeling the pain from that one, but he’s the only one who picked West Virg More...

Home & Garden

GB native encourages healthy living

Gulf Breeze native Kristi Renfroe, owner of Ideal Weight Loss located on 85 Bay Bridge Drive in Gulf Breeze, also works as a registered diagnostic medical sonographer and echocardiographer. More...

In breast cancer detection, the test matters

¦ Important facts every woman should know

(ARA) - One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, early detection coupled with advanced treatment options has cut mortality rates by a third in the U.S. over the past 20 years. More...

String your ‘Bra Across the Bridge’ for breast cancer awareness

Don’t miss the third annual “Bras Across the Bridge” on Saturday, October 20, 8 a.m. Meet us on either side of the Bob Sikes Bridge. More...

‘Golden girls’ mark 30 yrs. of tennis and friendship

Every day you can discover something interesting; and this tennis group playing tennis on High Point Drive is more than just interesting; they are exciting. More...

Mother held accountable in 15-year-old’s fatal car crash

Victim was visiting for grandson’s graduation

On Friday, Sept. More...



Island News

The return of ‘Recyclemania’

Event offers free paper shredding, free ECUA recycling kits, and giant yard sale on Casino Beach

The “three R’s” to some people are “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic,” but in the recycling world they are “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.”  More...

Art and Wine Festival brings culture to beach

Sunny weather greeted visitors to the Art and Wine Festival Saturday on Pensacola Beach. More...

Failing eyesight keeps us from seeing clearly

I first noticed it happening about two or three years ago. However, over the last few months it has gotten worse in a hurry. My buddy, Bo, loves to pick at me about it and now even my more compassionate friends are tossing a few wisecracks my way. More...


County searching for economic director

Santa Rosa County Commissioners received proposals from nine firms wanting to help search for an economic development director for the county. More...

Roper challenges Hall for Santa Rosa Sheriff


Chris Roper is running for Santa Rosa Sheriff, challenging incumbent Wendell Hall.  Roper, 57 of Jay, also ran in 2004 and 2008. More...

Police give up high speed chase; FHP nabs suspect

The Gulf Breeze Police Department issued an arrest warrant for a 41-year-old Pensacola man on Thursday. At 11:08 p.m. police chased a vehicle traveling 80 mph westbound in front of Publix in Gulf Breeze. More...


Annette Charmian LeJeune Bailey

1936 - 2012

Annette was born in Margate, England in 1936. She moved to Bath, England when she was one year old. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Edith Lejeune.  More...

George M. Gardner

1924 - 2012

George M Gardner, 88, took his final journey on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Gulf Breeze, Florida.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 11 GBA Chamber Monthly Breakfast, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m., The Andrews Institute Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administration Building, Board Room  More...


CDC issues multi-state meningitis outbreak alert


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is coordinating a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who received a steroid injection (medication injected into the spine or other joints).  Some medications used in these treatments have More...

Sacred Heart Health System names new COO

Sacred Heart Health System has named Kerry Eaton, RN, as its new Chief Operating Officer.  Starting on Oct. 1, Eaton takes responsibilities for Sacred Heart’s hospitals in Pensacola, Destin, and Port St. More...


Political Cartoon

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Amendment 10

Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption

Synopsis: Most taxpayers are familiar with paying property taxes on a home. This proposed amendment is about taxes assessed on tangible personal property used in a business or to earn income. More...

Amendment 11

Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value

Synopsis: Amendment 11 authorizes cities and counties to grant full homestead property tax relief to low-income seniors who have lived in their home for at least 25 years. More...