December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

City has list of chores in TP purchase

The City of Gulf Breeze plans to hit the ground running on improvements to Tiger Point Golf Club in 2013 after they finalized their purchase.  On Dec. More...

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Entities celebrate holiday season

Ah, the wonderful holiday parties!! Parties are happening all over cities, state and country. We have many here on the Golden Gulf Coast. More...


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St. Paul United Methodist Church gets outdoor classroom

A church school in Midway got an early Christmas present. Some volunteers from the Air Force’s Red Horse squadron from Hurlburt helped make a two-year project become reality the week of Dec. 17.  More...


Legislative Delegation wants public input

Members of Santa Rosa County’s state legislative delegation wants the public’s opinion.  That’s because the delegation is hosting its annual session to listen to public comments on proposals for the 2013 Regular Session of the More...

Police Report

Felonies  12/18/2012  Harpel, Christopher Howard, W/M, 46, 3000 block of Pardise Bay Drive, Gulf Breeze, larceny  Touhey, Eric Boyd, W/M, 35, 6000 block of Filburt Street, Navarre, fraud  More...

County keeps Gandy as Military Affairs Consultant

Pete Gandy will remain the Military Affairs Consultant for Santa Rosa County, after serving in that capacity for TEAM Santa Rosa for the past fourplus years. More...


Football, volleyball make it back-to-back Academic State Championships

GBHS boys swim team also wins state title; school leads Class 5A after fall sports season

The efforts of the Gulf Breeze football, volleyball and boys swim teams on the gridiron, court and pool have been matched off of it as all three sports were named Academic State Champions by the Florida High School Athletic Association last week. More...

Lady Dolphin hoops wins Jay Holiday Classic

Pliska scores 18, GBHS edges Central 64-60 in overtime final

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin basketball team, despite not having leading scorer Haydn Ilano, won consecutive games last week to win the Jay Holiday Classic. More...

For bowl game participants, the swag is in the bag

Lots of people around the country will be hosting, or attending, a New Year's Eve bash next Monday night. Some of the galas may include a nice parting gift.  More...

Home & Garden

Celebrate the New Year with holiday wine traditions

The holidays are the quintessential time to both enjoy and share wine. More...

Get active and get healthy

Love your heart tips for heart-healthy living

It beats about 100,000 times a day, 35 million times a year. It pumps blood through the body three times every minute, taking that blood on the equivalent of a 12,000 mile trek every 24 hours. More...

More Spice yanked

Additional synthetic drugs being pulled from store shelves

On Dec. 11, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi put an abrupt stop to additional chemicals used in the production of Spice and Bath Salts. More...

The buck starts here

City to install third red light camera at Fairpoint

The new redlight camera installed at the intersection of  Gulf Breeze Hospital and U.S. More...



Island News

Pensacola Beach rings in the new year

Twenty twelve was the year of the presidential election, the supposed end of the world and the year of Gangham Style, along with the tragic school shooting in Connecticut.  It’s time to put that year away and Pensacola Beach is the place t More...

Dr. Campanella elected as SRIA board chair

At its last meeting the Santa Rosa Island Authority board elected new officers for the coming year, heard that the Authority had passed their annual audit with flying colors, and welcomed new member Janice Gilley to replace retiring Vernon Prather.&n More...

Mardi Gras is early this year

Gather your beads and green, purple and gold boas because Fat Tuesday falls early this year, on Tuesday, Feb. More...


Pensacola Ice Flyers near top of standings heading into 2013

The Pensacola Ice Flyers are in familiar territory heading into 2013 – near the top of the Southern Professional Hockey League standings. More...

Pensacola offers variety of New Year’s Eve events

“The Light Before Christmas”  National Naval Aviation Museum's IMAX Giant Screen Through January 3, daily at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.   More...


Mediacom offering $60K in scholarships

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school students who are seniors and plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors.  More...

How do you spell winners?

The Final Round of the National Geographic Bee was held at GBMS on Dec. 14. From left is A.J. Duggan (2nd place winner), Gabrielle Ortiz (School Winner), and Michael Palermo (3rd place winner). More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Office closures on New Years Day  · Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners, including the library system, animal services, and the Central Landfill · Santa Rosa County Clerk of the Court, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and More...


Sacred Heart to provide free health screenings starting in January

Sacred Heart Health System will provide free heart-health screenings in Pensacola, Cantonment, Beulah, Century, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Bagdad and Gulf Shores, Ala., in January. More...

First pacemaker implant performed at Gulf Breeze Hospital

The first pacemaker implant has been performed in Gulf Breeze Hospital's new Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory, which opened in spring of this year. The procedure was done by Ian L.  More...

West Florida Healthcare to offer quit smoking classes

Beginning Tuesday, January 8, 2013, West Florida Healthcare will offer “Quit Smoking Now”, a FREE fiveweek course that also includes four weeks of nicotine replacement therapy at no charge. More...


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Holidays don’t have to have a tragic ending

Drunk driving takes the lives of over 10,000 people in the US each year and injures almost 350,000 more. Every single drunk driving crash is entirely preventable – all it takes not to drive drunk is to plan ahead.  More...

Anti-gun zealots continue to deny the facts

Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of “gun control” advocates?  The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. More...