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Math instructor questions raises for teachers

The teachers union and the Santa Rosa County School District have a serious difference of opinion on whether the district will have enough money this school year to give teachers a salary increase.  More...

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Wings of Freedom Tour coming to Pensacola Airport

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour is coming to Pensacola in March featuring the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and P- More...


Eight years ago   More...

Local scout earns Eagle Scout Award

A Gulf Breeze resident has spread his wings by earning what only one percent of American men achieve in their lifetime— The Eagle Scout Award.  More...


Candlelight tours at Ft. Pickens highlights local history

The Candlelight Tours at Ft. Pickens that took place last Saturday “wowed” dozens of crowds as they took a walk back in time to learn the important role Ft. Pickens played during the Civil War era. More...

Kick off Mardi Gras season with several area parades

“A New Brain” Pensacola Little Theatre 400 S. Jefferson St. Downtown Pensacola Jan. More...

Pensacola Opera presents beloved performance of “The Barber of Seville”

Pensacola Opera presents one of the most cherished, comedic operas of all time, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the historic Pensacola Saenger Theatre.  More...


Four of five of Teacher of the Year finalists from south end of county

Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the five semifinalists selected from 33 nominees for Santa Rosa School District's Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations to Annette Nixon, Gulf Breeze Middle, Cheryl Thacker, Pace High, Ann Thompson, More...

Vaughn recognized as Senior Volunteer

Rochelle Vaughn, a senior volunteer at Oriole Beach Elementary was recently recognized as the Senior Volunteer for Santa Rosa County.  The retired 71-year-old works fulltime as the elementary school's bookkeeper. More...

GB Middle School crowns Spelling Bee winners

The annual Gulf Breeze Middle School Spelling Bee was held on Monday, December 17.  Thirteen to sixteen contestants per grade level competed this year for a chance to represent the school at the Sandy Sansing Spelling Bee on February 5. More...


Sarah Lawson Hombroek

Sarah Lawson Hombroek, 84, of Gulf Breeze died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at a local hospital.  She was preceded in death by her father, P.S. Lawson; her mother, Semie B. Hill; sister Clara B. More...

Patricia L. Schluter

Patricia L. Schluter, 79, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013.  Visitation was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 11 followed by an 11 a.m. More...


Battle those low rates - with three types of income

If you depend on fixedincome investments for at least part of your income, you probably haven’t been too happy in recent years, as interest rates have hit historic lows. More...

Home & Garden

Covenant Hospice marks 30 years of service to community

Covenant Hospice welcomed 400 guests to the Hilton on Pensacola Beach to mark its 30th Anniversary with a VIP reception and dinner featuring guest speaker Coach Bobby Bowden.  More...

What will 2013 bring to Gulf Breeze?

Edwin “Buz” Eddy, Gulf Breeze City Manager More...

U.S. 98 getting major facelift

Highway 98 will be getting a makeover beginning this year, as an 18-month project is under way to resurface Highway 98, add a bike lane, and install lighting along the entire length of Highway 98 in Santa Rosa County.  The initiative to install More...

Drama troupe places in district competition

High school sports teams have state-level competitions, as do high schools bands – as do high school drama troupes.  Gulf Breeze High’s Drama troupe led by teacher/director Margie Timmons took 40 students to the District One Festival More...



Island News

SRIA OKs dog parks on the Gulf

Pensacola Beach might get a dog park – or two – on the beach soon. More...

The flu, like other afflictions, can get you down

I got a call from the school last Friday that Emma was sick. Her head and throat hurt and she had a fever. “I hope it’s not the flu,” the nurse said. More...

IMPACT 100 Holds membership recruitment event

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is conducting our annual membership drive for 2013.  The group, established 10 years ago in 2003, has collectively used each $1,000 membership donation to give over $4.3 mi More...


Suspicious odor leads police to drug bust

Gulf Breeze Police Report

A car parked at the Rec Center at 11:36 p.m. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  1/8/2013  Green, Robert William, W/M, 34, 5000 block of Stage Coach Trail, Gulf Breeze, battery, drug possession, obstructing justice  1/10/2013  Greenlee, Matthew David, W/M, 26, Homeless, Navarre, child neglect withou More...

Crash victims thankful to be alive

Victims thank Midway FD for rescue after January 1 crash

Charles Wentz and Jesse Murray are thankful to be alive, and they give all the credit to the Midway Fire Rescue Team.  That's what they both told the Midway Fire Commissioners at their meeting last week.  More...


Lady Dolphins look to start new streak

GBHS to host district tourney this week

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team will look to start some new streaks when they host the District 1-3A Tournament this week. More...

GBHS to send eight weightlifters to sectional meet

Top three advance to sectionals at Choctaw

Gulf Breeze will send eight weightlifters to Wednesday’s Girls Sectional Weightlifting Meet at Choctaw High School.  The eight qualified for sectionals by placing in the top three at the Sub-Sectional Meet Jan. More...

Lewis, Ravens cost Gurus

The Baltimore Ravens’ stunning double overtime win in Denver Sunday against the Broncos costs all six Gurus in division play last week.  The loss eliminated this writer from winning the title this year as Terry Gross leads (Coach) Richard More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Friday, January 18 Law Library Committee, 12 p.m., SRC Courthouse, Room M9 Tuesday, January 22 Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center Board Room  More...


Residents called to contribute to historic cancer research effort

Residents have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.  Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to par More...

Covenant Hospice hosting first volunteer training seminar of new year Jan. 19

Covenant Hospice is seeking individuals and groups to join its award-winning volunteer team. A training workshop will be held from [9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More...

Chamber names new Workforce Development Director

The Greater Pensacola Chamber announced Wednesday that it has tapped Jennifer Allen McFarren, who is currently the Chamber¹s Programs and Events Manager, to serve as the organization's new Director of Workforce Development, a position that will be so More...


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A New Year’s resolution for Greater Pensacola

With a new year upon us, there is no better time to explore how events of last year may create opportunities for the months ahead.  More...

Survey: Americans plan to go vegan this year


Recent surveys show that many Americans plan to eat more vegan meals in 2013. More...