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Local K-9 Search and Rescue team earns leadership award

Southwest Panhandle Search and Rescue K- 9/Emotional First Aid Team, Inc. More...

Officials expect 4,000 at road race

On Saturday, Feb. More...

What’s trending on facebook?

Gulf Breeze News facebook followers offered their own comments on the storage of RVs, boats, and trailers in front yards. Go to the Gulf Breeze News facebook page to join in on the conversation.   More...

Entertainment

Get wild at Kigali birthday party at GB Zoo

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is celebrating the first birthday of its arguably most famous residents.  Kigali the Western Lowland Gorilla was delivered on January 23, 2012 via Cesarean section at the zoo with the help of Dr. More...

Go head to head with the GBHS Tennis Team at fundraiser

007 Tennis is proud to present a special "One-Off Night" to meet and play with the current Gulf Breeze High School tennis teams on Friday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at Shoreline Tennis. More...

Enjoy a night of ice after Flyers game

Pensacola Ice Flyers Pensacola Bay Center Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:05 p.m. vs. Columbus Cottonmouths Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:05 p.m. vs. Louisiana IceGators   More...

School

Middle School students take home crown in spelling bee

Gulf Breeze Elementary School students spelled their way to the top at their recent spelling bee competition. More...

Locals named to college Dean’s Lists

Patterson named to Dean’s List at University of the South   More...

GBHS track team holding Boston butt fundraiser

The girls and boys track team at Gulf Breeze High School are hosting a Boston butt fundraising event to help raise money to buy new equipment, uniforms, and to attend track meets for the athletes.  The Boston butts are five pounds and the team i More...

Obituaries

Wilma P. Scholtz

Wilma P. Scholtz, 89, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013.  Memorial Services to be announced. Rose Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.   More...

Rosalyn R. Moore

Rosalyn R. Moore, 85, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Services will be held in Roanoke, AL. Rose Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.   More...

Teen’s mother says older man is stalking her son

A 53-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he picked up a 15- year-old boy from his Navarre Street home without permission of the teen’s mother.  Gary Bauder of Greenbriar Circle was charged with a felony offense of interfering with cu More...

Had the flu? Fever, aches are sure signs

This year the flu has become more than just a three letter word. The local health department is closely monitoring the seasonal influenza that was reported in the area as early as October after it peaked in the area late last year. More...

Events

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Island News

Krewe of Nauga proves to be an island Mardi Gras favorite

The Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball has become an Island must go-to event during the Mardi Gras season, boasting over 900 members.  Since its formation in 1994, the Krewe of Nauga has become known as the Mardi Gras K More...

‘Heroes’ such as Lance Armstrong can disappoint us

This past week I watched the news keep up with Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace. There are those who were completely let down by the cyclist who admitted to living a life of deception. More...

Bay area tourism is setting records

Tourism in Escambia County is presently setting all-time lodging revenue records for FY 2012-2013 to date, with lodging revenues generated in October and November 2012 totaling $24.1 million, a 12 percent increase over revenues collected in the same More...

News

City taking steps towards more sidewalk installation

The City of Gulf Breeze is taking the steps to become more pedestrian friendly, as the city is considering going forward with the Fairpoint Sidewalk Project, which will pave sidewalks and crosswalk additions along the south side of Fairpoint Drive fr More...

Helton convicted of aggravated battery

State attorney Bill Eddins announced on January 17 that Timothy Donald Helton, 43, of Navarre was convicted of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Causing Great Bodily Harm and Battery by a Santa Rosa County jury.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  1/15/2013  Nelson, Billy Jean, W/F, 31, 7000 block of Blackjack Cir., Navarre, probation violation, failure to appear  Pendo, Cynthia Kaye, W/F, 56, 3000 block of Green Briar Cir., Gulf Breeze, larceny  More...

Sports

Back where they belong

Lady Dolphins score two short-handed goals for first district crown in three years

Fans of the GBHS Lady Dolphin soccer team already knew they have a fair amount of talent. They found out something else Friday – that they can handle (and thrive) on a little adversity. More...

Lacrosse fundraising in overdrive

While GBHS boys and girls lacrosse players have been busy running the past few weeks, its newly formed booster club has been busy running around soliciting funds from local businesses to fund the school’s newest athletic program. More...

Pensacola Women’s team wins state title; men’s team second

The Pensacola Men's and Women's USTA 7.5 Combo teams both reached the finals of the 2012 USTA Florida Section Combo Adult Championships, held Jan. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, January 24 Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room Local Mitigation Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room SRC School Board Workshop - Strategic Plan  More...

Opinion

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Resolutions for a New Year…

As we enter 2013, like a lot of folks I’m reflecting on the years past to find ways that we can add to our previous successes in helping Florida families. More...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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