October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Gulf Breeze man, former reporter, found dead in Ga.

A 30-year-old Gulf Breeze man, Sean Dugas, was discovered dead and buried in a concrete tomb in Winder, Ga., about 45 miles Northeast of Atlanta.  Dugas, a former reporter for the Pensacola News Journal, sported dreadlocks and a long, bushy bear More...

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Eight years ago  Oct. 21, 2004 GBN  The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin golf team had three of the top five golfers as they cruised to the District 1 -A championship at Defuniak Springs Country Club. More...

Marshall’s opens today in Pensacola

Marshalls, one of the nation’s largest off-price retailers with more than 880 stores currently operating in 43 states and Puerto Rico, will open a new store in Pensacola today, Oct. 18.  The public is invited on October 18 from 8 a.m. More...

You can help Santa Rosa students get ‘shoes that fit’

OnMedia, the advertising sales division of Mediacom Communications and its parent cable company are partnering with “Shoes That Fit,” a nonprofit community outreach program, to supply shoes to underprivileged elementary-age school childre More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 10/10/2012 Levesque, Ashley Nicole, W/F, 30, 7000 block of Nelson Street, Navarre, larceny 10/12/2012 Law, Sheena Rae, W/F, 28,  More...

Two Gulf Breeze residents report burglaries; suspects identified

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Two Gulf Breeze residents reported breakins this week.  On Monday, Oct. 15, a Chesapeake Drive resident reported property damage, burglary and criminal mischief. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, a Dolphin Street resident reported a similar incident. More...

New traffic light being erected

Workers install a traffic signal at the intersection of Country Club Rd. More...


GBHS offers new program for budding musicians

The Gulf Breeze High School music department is now filled with the sound of soaring voices as the chorus program has been resurrected after 15 years of lying dormant.  Chorus teacher Sue Morren said she is thrilled about the support of the scho More...




Vera Carson “Casey” Culpepper, 83, of Lake, Miss., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at her home.  Culpepper was born Aug. 15, 1929 in Newton County, Miss., to Quitman and Alice Carson. More...



J. Keane Taylor, 74, of Gulf Breeze, FL died Monday, October 8, 2012 after a short battle with cancer.  Mr. Taylor was born on February 19, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Penn. He was a resident of the Gulf Coast area for 16 years.  More...


Ronnie W. Neill, 62 of Gulf Breeze passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Monday, October 22 Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administration Building, Board Room Commission Special, 1:30 p.m., Economic Development Workshop, Commission Board Room Tuesday, October 23  More...


Amendment 12

Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University System

Synopsis: The state’s 11 public universities are part of the State University System, which is governed by a 17-member Board of Governors. More...

League of Women Voters of Florida rejects all 11 constitutional amendments

This November, Florida voters will see 11 of the most complex, confusing and, in some cases, misleading constitutional amendments proposed in recent memory. More...

On the Spot:

“How do you feel about the proposed bridge toll on Pensacola Bay Bridge?”

“It’s not fair, especially when you have to cross the bridge to go to work.” Schanta Blevins Pensacola More...

Golf courses will not close, staff vows

Tiger Point, Hidden Creek, Shalimar Point parent group loses financing

Tiger Point Golf and Country Club, The Club at Hidden Creek and Shalimar Point Golf and Country Club are not in bankruptcy as swirling rumors claim, but they do have only until November 28 to be sold or be transferred into the hands of an unnamed Bos More...

Santa Rosa Tax official accused of molesting kids ages 5-6, yrs ago

APace man was arrested last Wednesday for 10 counts of sexual assault to a victim under 12 years of age after two victims decided to come forward over 20 years after the incidents occurred.  Edward Collinsworth, 45, assistant to the Santa Rosa C More...



Island News

Standing-room-only crowd debates dog park

The issue of allowing dogs on Pensacola Beach brought a standing room only crowd to the Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting last week. More...

Enjoy spooky day of science at the beach

Enjoy a night of science Oct. 26 & 27 at the annual Science Spooktacular by the Sea event at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. More...

Local surf shop holding relay to benefit employee

The crew of Innerlight Surf and Skate Shop are asking the public to help support their Pensacola manager, John Russo, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.  More...


Last chance to see PLT’s season thriller

Viciously funny, horrifyingly theatrical and packed with adrenaline pumping narrative,  The Pillowman is a Brother's Grimm tale for the twenty-first century. It's the perfect Halloween production.  More...

Pensacola Opera kicks off season with ‘Sweeney Todd’

Pensacola Opera opens its 30th Anniversary Season with Stephen Sondheim's musical operetta, Sweeney Todd, on October 19 and 21 at the historic Pensacola Saenger Theatre.  More...

Spend the day with man’s best friend at Dog Daze in Fort Walton

This year’s annual Dog Daze festivities will move to Liza Jackson Park (318 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach), this Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., where there is more room for canine-centered activities and more parking for dogloving fa More...


Lady Dolphins win 12th straight

Gulf Breeze now 20-1 on season

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team will host Milton tonight at 6 p.m. More...

Mungai competes in national surf competition

Jace Mungai, a sophomore at Gulf Breeze High School, recently placed 18th at the Eastern Surfing Association’s Eastern Finals in Nags Head, N.C.   More...

Late field goal gives GBHS 23-20 win

Knight catches two TDs; Sarra records three takeaways

It was a feeling Lucas Zalar hadn’t felt this season – a missed extra point. More...

Home & Garden

GB Rotary Nets $6K for 2013 Scholarships, Worthy causes

Gulf Breeze Rotary scored a touchdown with its inaugural 5k Run and Tailgating Cook-off last Saturday, raising nearly $6,000 for more scholarships and worthy causes.  Gulf Breeze Rotary club’s crowning success is that over 120 scholarships More...

WOB-toberfest wows Pensacola

World of Beer waitress and beer connoisseur, Holly Pocket, above, serves a sampler to a customer during the WOBtoberfest, above. More...

Pizzas drop from the sky at Papa Murphy's

Take ‘n’ Bake pizza chain Papa Murphy’s of Gulf Breeze held a Halloween Costume Drive for the non-profit Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Pensacola last weekend in conjunction with its grand opening.  More...