November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wyrosdick: Schools in dire straits

Looking to cut $3.5 million

The Santa Rosa County School District needs to make some cuts before the 2013-2014 school year kicks in or the district is projecting that it would go just over $3.5 million in the hole.  More...

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Community thanks sports editor Thompson

Friends and family came to Sideline’s Sports Bar on Pensacola Beach Wednesday night to honor Jason Thompson’s dedication to covering local athletes. More...


Eight years ago November 18, 2004 GBN Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Ivan, all four sports offered to females at GBHS - volleyball, cross country, swimming and golf - all won district championships. More...

Bell Tower Plaza will be dedicated in Dec. 6 ceremony

A Plaza Dedication ceremony is scheduled for the Marine Corps Bell Tower.  More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  11/6/2012  Beck, Dylan Robert, W/M, 20, 2000 block of Heritage Circle, Navarre, obstructing justice  11-11-2012  More...

Gonzalez appeal set for Dec. 5

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that the First District Court of Appeal affirmed the conviction and sentence imposed on Donnie Ray Stallworth, Jr., for his conviction on First Degree Murder in connection with the murders of Byrd and Melanie Bill More...

Voters encounter delays on Election Day

Last Tuesday, votes and ounces of patience were being counted as floods of residents lined the Gulf Breeze Recreational Center parking lot to cast their vote for the 2012 general election.  Stress levels were up soon after voting got underway Tu More...


Freshman Bindi wins first two female swim titles in school history

Tori Bindi may not be old enough to drive a car yet, but she’s more than old enough to etch her name in the GBHS history books. More...

Raiders use big plays to beat Dolphins

GBHS musters only seven first half points off five takeaways; lose 28-14

At times, Friday’s game between Gulf Breeze and Navarre resembled more of a boxing match than a football game.  The Dolphins landed some body shots in the first half in the form of five takeaways. More...

Lady Dolphins fall in regional final

Volleyball team finishes season 27-2

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team took game one on Saturday before Bishop Kenny rallied for a 22- 25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21 win in the Region 1-5A championship match in Jacksonville.  The win put the Lady Crusaders (23-7) into the state More...

Home & Garden

New Attitude Salon marks 24 years of ‘beautification’

Just as fine wine improves with time, the hair coloring and styling expertise of Denise Williams, Salon owner of New Attitude Salon, continues to improve every year.  More...

Gulf Power hosts a wild party for sanctuary

Gulf Power Company hosted a 30th anniversary celebration for the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida last week at the company’s headquarters. More...

Diamond in the rough

Not many things hold sentimental value to Jessie Howie.  The West-Navarre Primary School teacher has lost many things, but nothing as irreplaceable as a ring she received from her mother over 25 years ago.  More...

City under contract to buy Tiger Point Golf Club

The City of Gulf Breeze is continuing to push for an expansion of its wastewater treatment facility onto the Tiger Point Golf Club.  And last Thursday’s county zoning meeting, a room divided was the only way to describe the standing-roomon More...

Holley-Navarre Water offers $2 million for Hidden Creek Golf

Holley-  Navarre  More...

‘Proud to be an American’

Russia native fulfills lifelong dream

When Olga Batova came to Gulf Breeze over 20 years ago, she never envisioned she would be where she is today.  The Russia native brought with her, her strong work ethic and eventually formed herself to be a strong Christian woman.  Over tim More...



Island News

Life is a lot like that bowl of mixed nuts

In the middle of our breakfast table sits a round red sculpted bowl. Typically, it holds seasonal fruit, easter eggs, miniature pumpkins, shells, or the like. Today, it holds mixed nuts. More...


Santa Rosa Kids' House to host 3rd annual Festival of Trees

The Santa Rosa Kids’ House (SRKH) will host its Third Annual Festival of Trees on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17.  SRKH is located at 5643 Stewart Street, in Milton.  More...

Community Maritime Park dedication offers activities for all ages

The Community Maritime Park Associates, Inc. and the City of Pensacola will host the dedication of the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park and festivities this Saturday at 11 a.m. More...

Award-winning author to be featured at ‘Discovery Saturday’

As part of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series, award-winning author and disabled veteran Bruce Gamble will make a presentation and sign his new book entitled ‘Swashbucklers and Black Sheep’ on Saturday, More...


Gulf Breeze High releases first 9-week ‘A’ Honor Roll

Mr. Jason W. More...

PBES first, fifth grade Honor Rolls released

Jeff Castleberry, Principal, and the staff of Pensacola Beach Elementary School, congratulates the following first and fifth graders for making the first nine weeks Honor Roll:  First Grade  A Honor Roll  More...



Marie Parker Coe, 92, of Gulf Breeze died November 10, 2012.  She was preceded in death by her parents, C. T. and Emilie Parker, and by her beloved husband, William C. Coe.  More...

Harriette R. Hess


Harriette R. Hess passed away on Nov. 5, 2012 after two weeks at home for hospice.  Harriette was born on May 6, 1959 in Memphis, Tenn. More...

Betty Sue Stamitoles

Betty Sue Stamitoles, 76, passed away to be with the Lord on November 5, 2012.She resided in Gulf Breeze since 1976. She was a devoted mother and loved her family dearly. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 15 Regular School Board Meeting, 9 a.m., School Board & Superintendent’s Office Library Advisory Board, 4 p.m., Jay Library, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay  More...


Political Cartoon

Full Story

Traffic calming device a good reminder

Okay, I’m going to admit it. I used to be “one of those people” who had a tendency to go a little faster in Gulf Breeze than I needed to. More...

New reporter Mat Pellegrino joins Gulf Breeze News staff

Mathew Pellegrino, our newest staff writer at the Gulf Breeze News comes to us originally from the outskirts of Washington, D.C.  Mathew moved to Pensacola in 2005 and attended the University of West Florida. More...