January 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools have to cut $3.5M

3 The Santa Rosa County School District has to make cuts before the 2013-2014 school year kicks in or the district is expected to go $3.5 million in debt. The district announced the trouble in November. More...

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Community

Residents pull for Romney in election

5 Santa Rosans supported Romney for president The election was on the top of the list for stories of the year because of the overwhelming voter turnout and voting delays in the county. It was found that if More...

Third red light camera coming

6 The redlight camera installed at the intersection of Gulf Breeze Hospital and U.S. Highway 98 at the Live Oak Shopping Center has been active for almost a year, and city council approved pursuing a third at the intersection of U.S. More...

Rec center encounters delays

7Gulf Breeze residents who are looking forward to taking advantage of shiny new basketball courts, a banquet room and plenty of the other amenities the expanded Rec Center will offer are going to have to wait a few more months.  Construction cam More...

Sports

‘Brainiac Breezers’ named the top sports story of 2012

After finishing second in 2011, GBHS wins 2012 5A Academic State Championship

1Usually, the top sports story of the year is the team that does the best on the field.  This year, it’s a little different as the work of the biggest team in town helped bring home the biggest trophy.  Gulf Breeze High’s winnin More...

Droogsma, Bindi have history-making performances on track, in pool

2Gulf Breeze High has been in existence for more than 40 years. More...

Dolphin football team plays in postseason again

3The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team had lofty expectations for the 2012 season – the school’s first district title in 23 years and its first ever postseason win being among them.  More...

City buys Tiger Point course

1 The county gave a thumbs up to the City of Gulf Breeze on Dec. 13, granting them conditional use to expand their current sewage treatment facility onto three acres on the west end of Tiger Point Golf Course. More...

Bridge toll debate drags on

2 Nearly 130 people attended a Florida Department of Transportation information meeting in October to view FDOT information about a proposed Replacement Pensacola Bay Bridge.   More...

SRIA considers dogs on beach

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Island News

The gift may be right, after all

Some of the Christmas gifts this year were a little crazy. I got a roll of camouflaged toilet paper, although I think the hunter orange would have been better. The sock monkey skull cap was cute, but so was the mustache kit my 10 year old girl got. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  12/21/2012  Johnson, William Michael, W/M, 18, 2000 block of Shoreview Court, Navarre, property damage/criminal mischief  More...

County losing $2 million from budget

8The county found out back in August that they would lose $2 million from the budget for the 2013 fiscal year because of overall less revenues coming in.  Because of the cuts, the sheriff’s budget went down .01 percent from $29,757,024 las More...

Santa Rosa schools rank #2 in state

9 BRANNON Gulf Breeze’s four pre-high schools scored coveted A ratings on the 2011-12 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests that saw many other schools in the state struggle with attaining increased proficiency levels. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

Thursday, January 3 Board of Adjustments, 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers North End Tourist Development Committee, 8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Monday, January 7  More...